At first, I didn’t notice the downed X-Wing in the foreground. I only noticed the Star Destroyer. But then I watched the trailer again and immediately sought out this particular shot. It makes me want to write a novel about the people living on some remote planet. People that had no stake in the wars from the title, were neither rebels nor imperials. But a Star Destroyer crashed on their planet, just narrowly missing their tiny hut out there in the desert.
It was something like they had never seen. But it was there. And they just salvage the tech from the thing. Maybe some of their primitive scientists get their hands on it. Maybe this jump starts their entire civilization.
Anyway, I’m looking forward to the new movie. And I’ll admit I’m jaded by most blockbuster movies right now. I’m jaded. I’m tired of superheroes and the constantly retelling of their origins. I want original stories. But this is Star Wars. They have, hopefully, learned the lessons of the prequels. They are using physical models rather than total CGI. They are attempting to make us actually care about the protagonists this time. It’s Star Wars!
I don’t know. Sometimes it feels nice to not be jaded and just be excited for something. However, if it’s bad…