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Watch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

By Shawn Knight · 24 replies
Apr 12, 2019
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  1. Lucasfilm on Friday published the first teaser trailer for the final installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

    Rise of the Skywalker could be the last new Star Wars flick we see for a while. Disney CEO Bob Iger in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last year admitted that his company oversaturated the market with Star Wars films. “You can expect some slowdown, but that doesn't mean we're not going to make films,” he said, adding that “I think we're going to be a little bit more careful about volume and timing.”

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lands in theaters on December 20, 2019.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,458   +1,034

    The ending is a bit intriguing, but otherwise meh. Ep 8 left a sour taste in my mouth (though I did like Solo)...
    Lounds likes this.
  3. XtremeHammond

    XtremeHammond TS Booster Posts: 71   +51

    I think it's better to have Star Wars movies than not to have them :)
    Although, I agree that it's not always awesome as it was in my childhood.
    Again, we don't have Jar Jar Binks and these new series try to look more serious than 1-3 eps.
    lumbeeman likes this.
  4. Waikano

    Waikano TS Rookie

    I got chills....but, I'm probably one of the few that actually likes Rey, the latest Trilogy has had it's ups and downs, but I still like the movies/stories. Solo was meh, Rogue One was best of the newest. What I'm really hoping for one day is an Old Republic Movie (Trilogy) or a serious TV Show. And yeah I was 5 years old in 1977 and saw Star Wars opening weekend. ;-)
    mcborge, doomworm, lumbeeman and 3 others like this.
  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,979   +2,281

    Maybe they learned their lesson with Solo. IMO, it was almost as bad of a dog as Star Trek: Into Darkness. I tried watching Solo, but could only stand to sit there for the first 20-minutes.

    This trailer makes the movie look like it could be very good. Then again, I am drawn to the more mystical aspects. For me, The Force Awakens was nothing more than a boring rehash of IV. With the more mystical aspects, I found The Last Jedi to be far better.

    I also liked Rogue One.
    lumbeeman likes this.
  6. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Dang I was hoping that ship would just take Rey out. No interest in SW since I was a kid. Bring back Jar Jar Binks and maybe I'll consider watching again ;)
    avioza likes this.
  7. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Addict Posts: 180   +128

    They are working on the Old Republic movie right now.
    Waikano likes this.
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,979   +2,281

    Interesting you should say that about Jar Jar, even if you were being sarcastic.

    IMO, Jar Jar was considerably better (though still somewhat cringe-worthy) in "The Clone Wars". IMO, "The Clone Wars" is an excellent series, and, perhaps, better than all of the movies combined; however, after watching it, I re-watched episodes I II, and III. III, in the SW universe, is technically after the last of "The Clone Wars", however, it was obvious that in the real world, The Clone Wars was produced much later than Episode III.
  9. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 671   +561

    6 seasons of the Clone Wars is a lot of time to spend on character development, which the prequel trilogy utterly avoided.

    This trailer looks fairly interesting, and yeah... Solo. Still the only Star Wars movie I haven't seen. It's even on my movie server but I find watching Spirited Away for the 5th time notably more compelling.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  10. seeprime

    seeprime TS Guru Posts: 382   +409

    I cringed during the first ten minutes, or so, of Solo. It got much better once they moved past the childish build up.
  11. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Oh I was being 100% real about bringing back Jar Jar, I thought he was a great character and miss his face. The wink was me expecting to get murdered by the comments for liking Jar Jar.

    You're response is refreshing, My friends told me I was the only who liked him...
    wiyosaya likes this.
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,035

  13. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,237   +896

    Force Awakens and The Last Jedi were both TRASH.

    I don't think the directors bothered to watch Episodes 4, 5 or 6.

    Rey is a Mary Sue character that only the most liberal of hollywood Feminists could have come up with.

    It's pathetic how these people have ruined the Star Wars saga.

    Decades from now: 4, 5 and 6 will still be considered the best - especially 4 and 5.

    The story building in 1, 2 and 3 isn't bad, but it takes away too much from the imagination.
  14. avioza

    avioza TS Maniac Posts: 207   +160

    A friend of mine said it best: Episode 9 should end with Chewy waking up from a bad dream on the Millennium Falcon just after the battle of Endor.
    Mjswooosh, Fimbulvetr, m4a4 and 2 others like this.
  15. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,832   +677

  16. lumbeeman

    lumbeeman TS Enthusiast Posts: 25   +24

    I was 5 years old as well when I saw that in the theater. It was a huge deal back then especially for a small child's first time ever at the movies, at least it was mine anyway.
    Waikano and wiyosaya like this.
  17. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,979   +2,281

    Like @Lew Zealand said, there is a lot of character development in The Clone Wars that could never have been done in the films.

    To me, he is a good character with a good heart even if he bumbles a lot. His bumbling, though, sometimes ends up saving the day, and he is quite brave. Those who judge his character based on his appearances in the movies are missing most of what he is really about, IMO.

    Yeah, most people, being firmly grounded in the every-day physical world, do not get the mystical aspects of The Last Jedi. :D:laughing: I do agree with you about The Force Awakens. I have some hope for this next release, but I am not all that confident that JJ Abrams will do any of the series justice; he was, after all, at the helm of The Heart of Darkness, and The Force Awakens.

    Having watched I, II, and III after watching The Clone Wars, IMO, The Clone Wars was far better.
  18. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,979   +2,281

    My nephew was about that age. He is a BIG SW fan because of it.
  19. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,979   +2,281

    One could easily argue that the Mary Sue trope applies to Luke Skywalker, too, not to mention Anakin Skywalker, as his back story is told in The Clone Wars.

    IMO, all of the movies are more or less big-screen soap opera especially that part where Luke learns who his father is. From that viewpoint, it is easy to argue that subsequent movies had little basis to build on, not that I am defending it. Like other franchises, it seems all about the money, and unfortunately, those caught in the midst of such franchises seem to lack the understanding necessary to keep the franchise fresh.

    Part of what made IV, V, and VI so successful was that at the time, they were ground-breaking movies, IMO.

    I have not seen Star Wars: Rebels yet, but I understand that many like it as much as The Clone Wars. For me, The Clone Wars is the best of the SW universe that I have seen so far because it gives so much back story and does an excellent job of character development even if it really does not match the Anakin from III.

    However, if you do or have watched The Clone Wars, I cannot imagine what you would think of Asoka Tano based on your comment about Rey.

    For me, Rey and Finn are the best two characters in VII and VIII.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  20. avioza

    avioza TS Maniac Posts: 207   +160

    Luke Skywalker had to struggle quite a bit as I recall.

    He stumbled at training with Obee Wan, got lost and beat up on Hoth, failed at his love interest (fortunately), failed at training with Yoda multiple times, failed to rescue his friends, failed to defeat Vader and failed to defeat the Emporer.

    But he had a good attitude and continued to persevere, which is why I think he made a great character.
    QuantumPhysics likes this.
  21. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,237   +896

    In his rush to defend Mary Sue, he must have forgotten the real struggles of Luke, not to mention getting his hand chopped off by dear old dad.

    The "world building" of Episode 7 and 8 are ridiculous.

    The First Order popped up out of nowhere. We aren't even given a "Rise" like we were in Episodes 1 - 3.

    You mean Snoke just magically popped up with a fleet larger than the Empire's?

    You mean that the Empire went from total destruction in Episode 6 to a gigantic fleet with a "Death Star" planet capable of destroying 5 planets at once?

    In less than 30 years?

    Rey knows of Han Solo...but thinks of Luke Skywalker and the Jedi as myth despite living in a crashed Star Destroyer?

    Rey is the very definition of a Mary Sue. She earns nothing. She excells at everything. She doesn't struggle.

    Luke Skywalker turns on his sister's son because he thinks he "might" turn bad? Despite risking his life to save his Father's soul when his father was a literal monster?

    I could attack virtually every single other scene from Episode 7 and 8.

    Suffice to say: both films were TRASH.

    They bring in new characters, handle them poorly and then just kill them off.



    Han Solo.

    Admiral Ackbar???

    Darth Maul was easily the best dueler next to Dooku and although his defeat is hard to swallow, it was inevitable. Another poorly handled character but poorly handled with context.

    What worries me tho is that these pieces of garbage have high scores on Rotten Tomatoes?

    Who is padding these scores?
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  22. Fearghast

    Fearghast TS Addict Posts: 130   +89

    No one is really gone?
    Oh Hi Jar Jar!
  23. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 894   +497

    Rise of Skywalker?
    More like Fall of Disney.
  24. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 894   +497

    Have you seen the theory that Jar Jar is a Sith Lord? Now that might make an interesting story.
  25. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +313

    Yup! I'd pay good money to see that play out.

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