Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker Trailer Thoughts

In honor of May The 4th 2019, I wanted to give my thoughts and predictions for Star Wars Episode 9: Rise of Skywalker

The trailer begins with Rey breathing hard on a desert planet, which I can assume to be Jakku. I think Daisy Ridley's acting has improved throughout the 2 films she's been in the Star Wars Franchise and she is a character that grew on me. Then we see a similar fighter to Kylo Ren charging at her. This cannot be Kylo Ren's as it has no blaster control's on the handles, which it did in TLJ. Then she turn on her lightsaber. It confuses me on whose it is or if they repaired Lukes. She starts running away and as the fighter catches up to her she flips over it. Then the OG theme kicks in to stir up some nostalgia. Star Wars music has been really great and I am excited to see new music added to this film. Then we get a shot of a Y-Wing flying and what seems to be a new planet. And then Kylo fighting with Storm Troopers. It is also strange the lightsaber did not cut through the person he is throwing down. Next is a shot of his helmet being fixed. I don't think it's Kylo fixing it but it could be. Then it's Finn and Poe on some rocky planet. Then Bb-8 and a new droid. I personally did not like BB-8 and I still am not too particularly fond of him and the new droid seems to be a new cash grab. Then next is one of my favorite shots. It's Chewbacca nd Lando piloting the Millenium Falcon. I am beyond excited of them bringing Billy Dee Wiliams back to play Lando. The orginal Chewie actor passed away a few days ago which is quite sad may he rest in peace Then it seems what is a speeder chase through the same rocky planet with Poe, Finn and C-3PO. Then a quick shot of the medal earned in A New Hope then Rey and Leia hugging. It is a true shame we lost Carrie Fisher, may she rest in peace. The we see C-3PO, Finn, and Rey along with BB-8 and Chewie, looking at the Death Star Remains. Then the chilling Palpatines Laugh and the title reveal. I personally think Luke will come back as a ghost, and Palapatine will too. The major death might be Kylo. I think Kylo may turn and join the good side and make a sacrifice and die. I don't think Rey will die as she could pass on the Jedi teachings. This trailer has made me really excited for what to come. There are many new characters, new planets and many OG things as well. The cinematography looks amazing. I have high hopes this film will not disappoint and bring the critics and fans back together again.


Akshaj Mehta