AdvertisemenAbove all, Rey and her red folding lightsaber cause excitement in the net - but the new trailer for "Star Wars: Episode 9 - The Rise of Skywalker" gave me goosebumps for other reasons ...
Our headline on the new "Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker" trailer that struck the net like a Death Star laser yesterday is "Star Wars 9" with Wicked Rey? The new trailer for "The Rise of Skywalker"! I wrote this headline as an editor, not as a fan. As an editor, my job is to get as many people as possible to notice our articles. The headline plays a particularly important role in times of massive overstimulation, where each headline is just one of many, and I figured it would be the evil Rey at the end of the preview that many people are talking about. You do not have to be a master Yoda to get there.
THE BAD REY MEETS YOUR PURPOSE
The advertisers at Disney have deliberately cut "Darth Rey" into the trailer: they, too, knew that they would become THE THEME. Especially since heroine Rey seems to not only switch to the dark side of power but also with a cool folding double-bladed sword, which led to memes like this:
The meme is really funny. Double light swords I think cool anyway. Rey (Daisy Ridley) in "Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker" will be angry for a moment, probably in a powerful vision, a what-if scenario. Yes, for my sake. But what are these observations against the fact that the new "Star Wars 9" trailer is a party celebrating nine films that were created in completely different circumstances, at completely different times, and yet somehow make a whole?
A SAGA ENDS!
The trailer starts with the famous twin suns Luke sees in "Star Wars 4" from Tatooine. Longingly, he looks into the distance, wants to get away from this boring giant sand lump and pushes with this desire an adventure ... that will end more than 40 Earth years later, in "Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker". In the trailer we see famous settings of George Lucas' legendary original trilogy, which he got against all financial, technical and personal resistance, followed by scenes from the prequel trilogy, which are not really fitting with their CGI worlds and creatures the other films fit, but content is sometimes heard and to which in the final film "Episode 9" should be stronger than ever in the Disney sequels before...
... Sequels, by the way, for years, hardly anyone expected this form: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher actually returned, so that the new generation worked on them and the past to find their own way. Two film studios and creative minds of different generations complete what George Lucas probably dreamed of in the '70s: an epic space opera, "Flash Gordon" in a bit more serious.
A GREAT PLAN
Of course, that was not planned in the beginning. Not even George Lucas himself planned his original trilogy the way it did at the beginning (and since you just had no idea what the hell with Boba Fett was going to happen, he was thrown into the Sandmonster Maw). Of course, Disney wants to make "Star Wars 9" alone because of the event, because it can sell more cinema tickets as if the movie was just the next episode. A finding is drawn from the flop of "Solo: A Star Wars Story": "Star Wars" movies need the aura of the special to become hits - so the goods will be tightened in the coming years. The new trilogy, in which the Skywalker will play no role, will not start until 2022.
But what does it matter to me that the nine films do not end up as a whole, because they were not based on a master plan, and what do I care about Disney wanting to earn money like Fox did before? The new "Star Wars 9" trailer reminded me that in December 2019, a unique series of movies will be coming to a close, which, despite all the breaks, is somehow connected, linked by their plot motifs, by John Williams' music, and by the damn cool lightsabers. That's a big deal that makes me goosebumps. Darth Rey is just a meme.