The Last Jedi is getting so much closer!
People keep asking me what movie I am most looking forward to seeing this year, and all year I have been replying with, “You mean besides The Last Jedi?” I know a lot of people were underwhelmed with The Force Awakens and were fairly harsh on how it was essentially just a rehashing of A New Hope, which is true to some extent, but I have always contended that we are only seeing one chapter in a three-part series. What has always enticed me about Star Wars is how they understand the concept of not giving away all the goods at once. It’s like a horror novel or film that saturates the reader with the monster too soon and too often. Star Wars doesn’t make that mistake, well, the classic trilogies didn’t anyway.
So, a new chapter is upon us, and we still aren’t sure about a great many things. We have no idea who Snoke is, we have no idea who Rey really is. There is tons of speculation, and we know she is connected to Kylo Ren, aka Ben Solo. We are also left in doubt about the fate of Finn and even Captain Phasma. Given the shots in this trailer, I guess we can all see that both Finn and Phasma will be back, and we are teased with a notion that Rey will perhaps seek knowledge from the Dark Side, through Kylo Ren.
One thing is for certain, this film will answer some questions and most likely present us with new questions, because that is the classic Star Wars formula. And, this Jedi can’t wait!
So, to all the naysayers who cried after The Force Awakens, have some faith that this new chapter will further your love of the saga’s characters, because that is what this incredible franchise, that has ruled our imaginations for so long, deserves.
May the Force Be With You, Always!