Star Wars Episode 8 - Teaser Trailer is here!

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Seeing the Princess, I mean General and hearing "Help me Obi...." Awesome!
     
  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Only Star Wars teaser trailers manage to put a hell of a lot into next to nothing.
     
  3. kilcher macrumors 65816

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    I know it's a teaser and it's early but I was hoping for a bit more. I was super excited after seeing trailers for The Force Awakens and Rogue One. This one was a little underwhelming IMO.
     
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    The movie is still in post production so this is most likely all they can show.
     
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    Last movie with Fisher, right? I dislike teasers. They're either great and you're left wanting to see the rest or terrible and put you off from watching the movie when it comes out.
     
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    Reports are that Fisher will be in 9 as well.
     
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    In regards to Luke's question, yes, the Jedi should disappear.
     
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    I don't follow SW at all - like, it borderline irritates me how seriously some people take it - but I'm convinced Luke is on the Dark Side. Read up on it. Lucas even, in the early stages, I think even hinted at this.

    This further solidifies my opinion that he's turned out the lights and gone dark. The glimmer of goodness left in him is that he exiled himself rather than completely go bananas destroying everyone.

    While I don't follow the series as a going concern I really, (really really really) hope they don't play up the new girl and the guy as some magical negro*/all-powerful combo savior of everything. He's okay. And while she's pretty and she's hot, her character at the same time is so damn formulaic.**

    Along with Mini-Darth she's one of the least interesting characters in these follow-up golden goose eggs from DisneyWars.

    *Yes that's a real term they use to describe some films. **Well, isn't everything about the sequels?
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Realistically teasers are usually of a shorter nature--around a minute or so. This one seems to be closer to a trailer in terms of its length, although in terms of content its certainly more consistent with a teaser.
     
  10. MrGimper macrumors 68040

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    I had read rumours that indicated this would be a full trailer instead of a teaser, so was a bit underwhelmed when it arrived. I'll obviously still be first in line tho. Uncanny parallel to my love of Apple really.
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    I believe the Jedi must end bit is in fact Benicio del Toro's character speaking, not Luke.
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    This has now been contradicted unfortunately. From IMDB:

    A few days ago Carrie Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher, said he and his niece Billie Lourd had given their permission to Disney and Lucasfilm to use pre-existing footage of the late actress for use in Star Wars: Episode IX. However, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has now revealed that Fisher will not appear in Episode IX after all.



    Speaking with Good Morning America, Kennedy stated that: “He [Todd] was probably confused. We finished everything in The Last Jedi and Carrie is absolutely phenomenal in the movie. We’re so happy we were able to complete shooting in the summer. Unfortunately Carrie passed away so by the time we were well underway with Episode IX in our thoughts, we had not written a script yet, but we’ve regrouped and started over in January. So, sadly, Carrie will not be in IX. We’ll see a lot of her in VIII which is great.
     
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    I like what I saw, but I was underwhelmed a bit. I know its a teaser but it seemed they used the same format as the Force Awakens and just pasted in Episode's 8 scenes.
     
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    This just pushed me completely away... I just do not care anymore.

    In one ear and out the other. Thank goodness I found other genres/folks to pour my fan heart into.

    Enjoy folks.
     
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    Yup, that news broke right after I posted it. Seems she won't be in IX. Was hopeful though.
     
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    Deffo ... hope she is written out in an appropriate way :(
     
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    I guess they had to rewrite the script once she died.
     
  16. Huntn macrumors G5

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    If they fight another Death Star/Planet, I might Scream! ;)
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They would have to go bigger. Perhaps Death Solar System.
     
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    Care to elaborate?
     
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    This is a repeat of my previous critique, but this trailer sparked it. I was thinking back on an Episide 7 comment that someone made (would you step forward ;)) about what they resented most was stealing Lea, Luke, Han and basically the entire Galaxy's happy ending. With the similarity of Episide 8 trailer, I'm really agreeing with this now.

    Instead of having the Empire collapse, and say a reorganization and maybe 10 years of relative peace, then coming up with a new threat/conflict, breaking new ground, they basically chose to keep the current conflict going especially with that recycled Episode 7 abomination. I think there could have been a better way to push the series forward. Unfortunately real creativity was needed, not just feeding us from the same troff. Recycled critiques for your entertainment: ;)

     
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    Since The Force Awakens my nearly life long love of Star Wars has been on life support. For me, the new films, comics and other media do not have the same heart, characterization or fun to me the pre-Disney content did (as awful as some of that could be.) I just do not care what happens to existing -and especially- the new characters. I wanted to love Finn as I like John Boyega but he was completed wasted. There are so many new places they could go (as pre-Disney media did) and well they did not.

    It is okay. Not my Star Wars. It does not have to be.:p

    Probably a strong reason why I am so utterly psyched for Thor Ragnarok: that feels like a silly, rousing and OTT 80s Marvel Thor comic with a tiny bit of the mythology mixed in (and a pinch of Planet Hulk to boot.)
     
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    You don't feel an attachment to Rey?
     
  22. kazmac macrumors 601

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    No Rey. :p She was the biggest turn off (please do not ask me to elaborate.) As a woman, I look for characters of any gender, etc. just to be great characters to follow. Leia was a perfect example of how to create a character who fit perfectly in that universe; she just was. So were Han and Luke. None of these new characters just are a part of that universe to me.

    Well okay, so I kind of liked the Captain and the droid in Rogue One while watching the movie, but I'll be darned if I remember anything about that now except for Vader's moment.:D Modern Star Wars is the equivalent of most current blockbusters for me: in one ear and out the other.

    I am glad people enjoy them, I've found other pastures to lose my fan woman mind in.
     
  23. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Instead of the golden opportunity to break new ground in Episode 7, they chose to milk what came before. It's sad. I found nothing memorable to remember in it. Then they killed off everyone in RO. It's past time to move beyond the same old Sith, Jedi competition. Maybe, it's just not possible to do that and call it Star Wars? Then just let it go Disney... fat chance. :p
     
  24. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Oh... that is a good catch if true! Didn't think of it that way.

    I for one am looking forward to this. I know others are not as excited about this, but I am. Although I do have to say Rogue One is probably one of my favorite SW movies.

    I will probably watch one more trailer and then hold off until the movie comes out. Trying to remain spoiler free!
     
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    RO was exactly that though, a story beyond just the Sith/Jedi competition.

    And I was fairly surprised at the outcome of the story, to be honest. With Hollywood usually of the mindset of "let's see what happens and make more if needed", killing off the entire cast without even a hint of a possibility for a sequel is not something I would have expected from Disney.

    I would have expected that from Lucas however, with a huge ridiculous retcon somewhere in the Rogue One sequel to explain the fact that none of these characters had been seen in the SW universe before.

    And as an added bonus, one of the final scenes of the movie restored Darth Vader to legendary status, after Lucas himself completely destroyed the character in the prequel trilogies.
     

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