I’m not going to lie. It looks good.
I get a very Dark Empire vibe from the trailer.
Agreed. I wonder if they pulled it from the (now non-canon) books?
I have very little invested in Star Wars, beyond having enjoyed the original movies, but the sequels have improved steadily, and this one looks to be continuing the trend.
Have to disagree with improved steadily for the prequels. The two movies didn’t even seem to fit together stylistically or plotwise.
That said, this preview feels way more in sync with The Force Awakens, which fuels my hope that in the future I will be able to watch 7 and go straight to 9 and not miss anything by skipping Episode 8 which, in my opinion, is not just the worst Star Wars movie ever, but the movie I count as one of two I would erase from my memory if I could (hello Alien 3!).
I would put the sequels above the prequels, except for the non-prequel prequel Rogue One. I’m not especially attached to them, however. I’m quite happy with the original three movies, but if they turn out a good new one, I’ll watch it.
I would put every Star Wars movie above 8, but yeah, I struggle to watch Episode 1 too.
My hope is that 9 makes some cohesiveness with what was set up in The Force Awakens, and ends the story satisfactorily.
I just remember to this day how I felt at the end of Return of the Jedi after watching it the first time. I know Episode 9 won’t be that satisfying.
But I’m hoping theres something there, because right now I find myself more invested in the old EU than in this new universe and if 9 fails to come through, I will personally consider the EU cannon and Disney’s movies an alternate universe.
The things I didn’t like about 8 are mostly the things I already didn’t like about 7, so I may have been less disappointed, thus rendering an objective comparative evaluation of the movies completely impossible for me.
Yeah, those prequels. I’ve never had much good to say about the prequels.
That would have been an interesting movie. I share with you the belief that Episode I with and incredibly young Anakin was a bad place to start the prequels. He should have been at least a teen when Obi-wan met him.
I wrote it as part of a friendly contest where we requested specific writings of other participants. Someone wanted me to write a a review of a movie that was never made, so I reviewed a “good Star Wars prequel.”