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Review: "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" trailer

by George Boria - Copy Editor
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 09:00 pm

While it may be many months away (eight to be exact) Disney and LucasArts have at long last released the first trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". Akin to the original trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" there's many things hinted at but very little that's actually given away. The movie title equally reflects the same elusiveness as the trailer itself. 

The trailer opens up with a shot of Rey's hand gripping a rock on Ahch-To, the planet she found Luke Skywalker on at the end of Episode VII, with the first clip of audio from Mark Hamill in "Star Wars" since 1983. The video clips in the trailer suggest that Rey is being taken under Skywalker's tutorship, becoming his new apprentice. There are classic examples of "Star Wars" stigmata throughout the entire trailer. Spaceships exploding, a fleeing Millennium Falcon, lightsaber training and a villian seeking revenge. 

Perhaps the most exciting part revealed in the trailer is the cinematography. 

Aves much to Rian Johnson chose to stick to the style used in the original trilogy and readapted by J.J. Abrams. There are very minimal CGI effects being used. 

Granted, George Lucas may be a little disappointed in the movie's lack of CGI and tailoring to prepubescent audiences but the trailer leaves much to look forward to in the upcoming movie.