Hey Everybody and welcome to my first official editorial on Flickmuncher.com!
As a die-hard Star Wars fan, I was on the moon (no pun intended) when Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released last December. I loved every second of it and I think went to see it at least five times when it was in theaters. I had a blast watching the adventures of Rey, Finn and BB-8 as they fought against Kylo Ren and the forces of the First Order, and I can’t wait to see their new adventures in Episode 8.
But while we’re all waiting for that day to come, I found out that Lucasfilm had been working on something to tide us over. That something was a little film called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
And today, the first teaser trailer for Rogue One just dropped!
Check it out below:
One of the things that really excites me about this movie is that, while it’s still Star Wars, you understand that this is a very different story from the Star Wars movies we’ve seen. It feels more like a war story (ironic, I know) than the other movies bearing the title Star Wars. Gareth Edwards, the director of Rogue One, has cited films such as Saving Private Ryan as major influences on Rogue One and it shows.
It’s exciting to see new characters in the Galaxy Far Far Away interact with classic locations such as the secret Rebel Base from Episode IV and to see things like the Imperial Walkers in places we’ve never seen them before, like on a beach.
There are a couple of lines that kind of fall flat for me, such as Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones)’s line “This is a rebellion. I rebel”. That didn’t really work for me but just seeing all of this was such a rush that I cannot wait to see more about this film and who these characters are, good and villainous.
What did you all think of the new Rogue One trailer? Did you love it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below or follow me on twitter @Lightwielder524.
Have a great day and as always, May the Flick be with You!