Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Review

Star Wars

Sean Hancock, Reporter

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here and it is amazing! It has many surprises, twists, and details to see. The new movie will take place right after the last one, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, left off. The movie will focus on Rey’s training with Luke and Kyle Ren’s struggle with the Light and Dark Sides. Here is a complete shot by shot review of the trailer.
The trailer begins with Kylo Ren staring out of a window, looking at what appears to be a large hangar. We can see a lot of equipment and First Order vehicles. There are a lot of vehicles and it looks like the First Order is preparing for war.Kylo Ren in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Then, we hear Supreme Leader Snoke speak: “When I found you, I saw raw, untamed power. And beyond that, something truly special.” It is unclear who he is talking to. During his lines, we see a large group of machines similar to AT-AT’s. These are new, however. They are called AT-M6’s. They are supposed to be much more dangerous than the AT-AT’s.
They are attacking the planet of Crait. This is a new mineral planet being used by the Resistance. They are clearly ready to attack it. Next, we see Ren leading a legion of Stormtroopers into a rocky place. This might be Crait, but it also might be some other place.

Then, we see Ren in a red room. He reaches down and grabs his famous three-bladed lightsaber. Up until this point, the trailer is showing us Snoke seemingly complimenting Ren and telling him of his power.
Then, we see Rey igniting a blue lightsaber. This is most likely the lightsaber we see her handing Luke at the end of The Force Awakens.

We see another shot of Ahch-To, the planet Rey found Luke Skywalker on. She hands him the lightsaber, and he takes it in his robotic hand. This is amazing, because we didn’t get to see Luke take the lightsaber in The Force Awakens.

Luke looks down at it and up at her, uncertain. He was not expecting her, or he may be sensing something else in her.
We hear Rey start talking: “Something inside me has always been there. But now it’s awake. And I need help.” While she says this, we see her approaching an old tree in the fog on the island. This is dark and mysterious and Rey seems to have been sent by Luke.
Then, we see Rey approaching a small bookshelf with a few old books. There is a small beam of light shining on them. These books are extremely ancient. There are many theories surrounding these books. Whatever they contain, Rey apparently needs to find out.

Next, we see Rey training with her lightsaber on a cliff while Luke watches. She is very intense and focused. She swings the lightsaber and stops inches away from a rock showing great control.
Suddenly, the ground beneath her and Luke cracks. This is immense power, and Luke looks down at it in fear. He is apprehensive and concerned.

We see Rey’s hands on the ground and the pebbles around her starting to float. Rey’s eyes are closed in concentration as she feels the Force. Luke speaks: “I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then. It does now.”

While he says this, we see a flashback of Luke’s hand coming out of a pile of destroyed wood. He then falls down next to R2-D2 as they watch his Jedi Temple burn. This is the shot we saw in The Force Awakens in Rey’s vision.

Luke turns away from Rey, leaving her alone on the cliff. He was clearly talking about Ren when he talked about “raw strength” as this is similar to what Snoke was saying to Ren. Luke is obviously scared of training another Jedi because of how his last experience turned out.

Next, we see doors opening and Ren wearing his mask. Then, he is standing in a room with his mask off. He has it in his hands and angrily smashes it against the wall.

Ren now has some sort of black bandage on his scar which he received at the end of the last movie.
Next, we see a bunch of First Order TIE Fighters attacking some Resistance cruisers. They are led by Ren flying his TIE Silencer. This is a new ship and is clearly more advanced than the typical TIE Fighters. Kylo Ren starts to talk: “Let the past die. Kill it if you have to. That’s the only way to become what you were meant to be.”
We see Ren expertly flying his ship around the cruiser firing on it. The First Order clearly has the upper hand in this battle. Suddenly, we see Leia Organa. She is looking up in a contemplative way. She appears to be on the ship Ren is attacking.
We see shots of Leia and Ren. Ren’s fingers hesitate on the trigger. He has the ship in his sights. He could kill his mother as he (spoiler alert) killed his father, Han Solo. We don’t actually see if he fires or not.
Next, we see the Millennium Falcon flying through a crystal cave followed by TIE Fighters. This may be Crait again, but it is unknown where exactly this is.

Then, we see the inside of the Millennium Falcon and see the cockpit. Chewbacca is in his usual chair and he lets out a roar. Then the camera pans over to reveal a porg (a small animal that lives on Ahch-To that is supposed to be the new cute creature of the movie) as it lets out its own chirp.

Next, we see another space battle taking place. A shot hits a ship and Poe Dameron looks out a window in shock. We see an X-Wing starting up and blasting away. We hear him start talking: “We have a spark. That’ll start the fire that’ll burn the First Order down.”

We see different shots of Poe flying and talking in a Resistance base.Poe Dameron in the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Next, we see Captain Phasma (out of the trash compactor of Starkiller Base) and Finn (out of his hospital capsule) about to fight. Phasma has a sharp weapon and Finn, wearing a red suit, has an electric weapon similar to the one a Stormtrooper fought him with on Takodana in the last movie. The two meet in the middle of a place that looks like a hangar that is on fire and looks like it is about to explode. This is going to be an amazing fight. Finn and Phasma have never gotten along. In the last movie, Finn dumped her down a trash compactor. She probably wants revenge.
Next, we see a space battle with different ships exploding. We see a shot of BB-8 in his spot on a ship. He is hit and static covers him temporarily.

We hear Luke talk again, and see Luke laying on the ground in the rain, soaking wet. “This is not going to go the way you think.”

We see sharp, crystal-like foxes on Crait running towards the Resistance base. They seem to be in fear.

We see Leia standing at the entrance to the base, staring out. She turns back, looking sad.
We see Rey plunging into a pool of water in a cave. She emerges and pulls herself out of the water. We see Luke hidden in shadow waiting to greet her. Then, we see Finn being led into a hangar full of First Order troops and vehicles.
We hear Snoke talking again: “Fulfill your destiny.” We see the AT-M6’s attacking Crait with TIE Fighters and Resistance ships defending the base. Next, we see Snoke. We finally get a look at the face of Snoke and not just a hologram. He is wearing golden robes. His hand is blocking part of his face.

He is using the Dark Side of the Force to torture Rey, who appears helpless at his power. Snoke is doing what Ren did in The Force Awakens to Poe, but much worse.

Everything goes to black. Then, we see Rey in some dark place with fire illuminating everything. “I need someone to show me my place in all of this.”

Then, we see Ren. He doesn’t have his mask and his scar is healed enough where he doesn’t have a bandage.

He extends his hand.

This was crazy! It looks like Rey is asking Ren for help and he is going to give it. But, this is just what it looks like. This trailer is clearly cut together. It is put together to be made to look dramatic. They want to get attention and catch your eye. But, when they cut it together, a lot of it is out of context. The two shots of Rey and Ren at the end may not even be at the time they are shown to be. They might not even be talking to each other. The words may not even be from that scene. Rey could be talking to Luke. It is hard to tell what is going to happen just from this trailer. All we can tell is that this movie is going to be amazing!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out in theaters December 15, 2017.