If you left the cinema with a sour taste in your mouth after watching Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi, the new trailer release for Episode IX :The Rise of the Skywalker doesn’t come close to be the redemption release from Disney, many had expected.
The 2 minute clip reveals very little on what to expect after the escape from planet Crait (Salt Planet), the reel shows what looks like Kylo’s hunting party had found the rebels nothing to take notice off, and the only saving grace comes from Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) making a cameo. I’m not holding my breath for the final episode of the trilogy which Disney rushed into production, everything appears predictable and static. If the last two lacked emotional depth, this feels like a two dimensional plot with unhappy characters.
Now I will admit it’s too early to judge and 2 minutes isn’t enough to weigh in on the whole movie, but shouldn’t trailers leave you at the edge of your seat wanting more? Avengers End Game, GOT, Men In Black and even Netflix’s Umbrella Academy got it right. Being a Star Wars fan from 1983, I can be critical when something’s is not right and this surely underwhelms in terms of star attraction for the biggest sci-fi franchise ever!
Having killed off Han Solo and Luke with the unfortunate passing away of Carrie Fischer, the Star Wars saga is headed for a hopeless journey. None of the new casts lived up to the reputation, JJ Abrams failed, Disney squandered and millions of fans dreams dashed. While I hope I’m utterly wrong and the movie turns out better than what the trailer teased us with, suddenly Jar jar Binks and Episode I, II, III does not look that bad after all.