Hello fellow Bleary-Eyed Friends!
It’s been a long time since your Uncle Darkmovienight had anything of substance to say, but waking up this morning to a brand new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer was just the kick in the pants this old reviewer needed to get out of bed, grab some coffee, oatmeal, and laptop and toss out a few hundred words!
So in this new and beautiful trailer, we’re treated to a little more of Jyn Erso and her rousing speeches, which will surely inspire the tiny Rebellion to take on the massive Empire in all out war. We also get a look at how the brilliant Mads Mikkelsen is involved in this prequel to the original Star Wars: A New Hope.
Just tiny bits of musing from the trailer:
- They said the name of the movie in the trailer! You know it’s going to be quality when that happens.
- Gotta love the menacing walk of Darth Vader to the nameless White Shirt. Will always admit, Vader walking full speed at anyone is just terrifying.
- Also, speaking of Vader, watching the character of Director Orson Krennic, portrayed by the talented Ben Mendelsohn, seemingly pleading and yelling at the Dark Lord of the Sith shows how passionate he is about this “technological terror”. Makes me wonder where he is when Tarkin is talking about it in A New Hope.
- The money shot of the trailer is really the hazy view we get of the completed Death Star rising above the clouds (it’s around the 1 minute mark if you want to see what I’m talking about, but it’s not like you’re going to watch the trailer multiple times or anything…
So there we have it, another fantastic trailer in the books from the House of Mouse and Lucasfilm. From all the hubbub about re-shoots and changing composers, I believe everyone needs to temper their expectations just a bit. I don’t think it’ll be a train-wreck, but I also don’t think it’s going to be anywhere near what J.J. Abrams accomplished with Episode VII. Remember, we’re watching a film directed by the young Gareth Edwards who only has 7 film credits to his name thus far, so we’ll see what he can do.
But if you’re like me, your butt is going to be firmly planted in a seat when Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases on December 16th.
PS- Need to apologize to all those that suckle at the breast of I Watch Too Many Movie‘s reviews. We’ve done a terrible job at keeping you up to date with the film world.
Although I also blame Hollywood since there really hasn’t been a film of note since Suicide Squad, and when that’s the benchmark, we all know this has been a lousy year of movie-going. But we’ll try to do our best to update things more and get everyone involved again, especially with a Holiday Season packed with a new Marvel film, some movie about talking to aliens, a new Harry Potter film, new animated Ethnic Disney Princess film, one based on a Video Game Series, and even a film featuring the voice of Liam Neeson! So we’ll keep you up to date and these films plus more reviewed in the next few months.