“Did you watch it?”
I gave my co-worker a look, something like, no duh! Or, are you kidding me? Or, don’t you know me well enough to know that I’ve watched it at least a dozen times?!
Of course we were talking about the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It premiered last night during halftime of Monday Night Football. I started on the edge of my seat, unable to follow the instructions of the sports anchor, “Breathe, just breathe.” By the end of the trailer my knees were on the floor as I clenched onto the coffee table, shaking and trying to process all the new information.
I think I looked like a frightened porg.
It took me a few repeats to settle down and start making sense of the scenes that might be mismatched and misleading.
Rey Turns to the Darkside
It’s a bit unsettling. “I need someone to show me my place in all this.” The scene then shows Kylo Ren with his hand outstretched. Is Rey joining him, joining the darkside? No, uh-uh, not happening! Ren tortured Rey in The Force Awakens, and then they dueled, and it was clear that Ray didn’t like him. She wanted to find Luke Skywalker for a reason, and I don’t think she was giving him a meaningful look when handing over his saber because she wanted a cash reward.
Luke Refuses to Teach Rey Because of Her “Raw Strength”
“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before, it didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”
So, what does Luke chose to do when he encounters Rey’s power? Send her away? To what? The other choice she has is Ren, whom she doesn’t like. And why would Luke LET her go to him? That doesn’t make sense. I think that Luke tells her that he’s scared so that Rey knows to be careful. Beware the darkside.
I’m wondering if Rey had another vision, or a premonition here. She had them before when she first held Luke’s lightsaber. It scared her then and it’s scaring her now.
My thoughts are that after Rey has this vision, Luke sends her to find the book of Whills. I think they’re in a cave only accessible by swimming under water. When she comes back, and Luke is standing there, her will is resolved to help the people in her vision.
Kylo Ren is Struggling to “Let the Past Die”
“Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to.” People are still struggling over the death of Carrie Fisher. Do you really think we’ll have to watch Leia be shot down in front of our own eyes…in IMAX…in 3D? Gees, I hope not! Kylo paused before killing his father, this is his chance to decide not to kill his mother. Doesn’t he know that Uncle Luke has been found and that there’s going to be an encounter sooner or later? I’d leave Snoke behind and hope that his mother can forgive him.
Who is Snoke? What are his plans? Where does he come from? Is he a Sith? Will we find out? I think I have more questions about him than anything else.
Get Over Yourself, Porgs are Awesome!
I don’t give a fluffy Ewoks behind if you think the Porgs are annoying and loud. They’re adorable and cute, and I want one. Wait, I already have a Funko Porg. Well then, I want another and another. I want a whole army of Porgs!
I Think We Were All Surprised by the Ice Fox
Finn VS. Phasma
I’m on Finn’s side, but I think he’s going to get his rear end kicked. Phasma has got to be ticked off that he put her in a garbage compactor.
“This is not going to go the way you think.” Luke Skywalker has become very wise over the years. We should take his words to heart. Whatever happens in the glorious two and a half hours of The Last Jedi, it probably won’t happen the way we think it will.
Only 65 days until The Last Jedi hits theaters.