I just want to start off by saying that, if I had a chance to leave my life to the galaxy far far way, I would leave in a blink. Maybe my life just sucks here compare to everyone else (hopefully not) or my crazy Star Wars addiction is kicking in again. But it doesn't change the fact that, this looks absolutely FANTASTIC. Seriously, jokes and Star Wars bias aside, the trailer really does look amazing. The previous trailer that came out was pretty decent, but I really think this one knocks the ball out of the park. It's funny because I actually saw the trailer after getting roasted yet again in class. But yeah, screw biology, this trailer actually got me ready to fire a blaster at my teacher and finally hyped me up for some Star Wars again.
The trailer stats slow at first then keeps on progressing to more action scenes. The first thing that caught my attention was the different planets. One thing that sort of bothered me in The Force Awakens was the planet Jakku, it was a carbon copy of Tatooine! However, from this trailer I can see a variety of different kinds of planets. I really loved the new tropical beach planet, it actually reminded me of the Philippines. Plus, the beach looked even more awesome with those gigantic AT-AT's just casually walking by.
We also see a very interesting easter egg in this desert like planet. This sand carving reveals Rogue One's first reference to a Jedi. This symbol could mean a thousand things, but it seems to be linked to one fan theory. This planet seems to be the homeworld of Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), a non-Jedi force user. It seems that this place is the holy planet for The Force. We're guessing that the Empire is going after the remaining artifacts of the Jedi. The crystals of lightsabers are said to power the weapons of the death star, which shows their importance to the empire. Just like Force Awakens, I like how Rogue One mixes new concepts with familiar ones.
We definitely also got more info on the main hero, Jyn Erso (Felicty Jones), with a flashback of her childhood. The trailer seems to put importance on her father, who was said to be "critical" to the development of the Death Star. This sets Jyn and a couple of rebel friends to find her father. This could be important news for all the Jyn Erso "will-side-with-the-empire" theories. But yeah, not a lot of characters enjoying following their fathers in this universe. I mean seriously, what's up with Star Wars and unknown parents? Does anyone in this universe actually know their parents?
Though there was no Imperial March song, the trailer still puts a lot of emphasis on the empire. They try to show that this rebellion is nearly impossible. I love the line "Make 10 men feel like a 100" , it really sets the Star Wars spirit of Hope. As a little kid, nothing
The short scene of Darth Vader rounds up the fantastic trailer. The scene was nothing too significant, he seems to be angrily walking to his director. But don't get me wrong, at least we can finally see something other than the back of his head. From the looks of it, Daddy Skywalker will probably have that Emperor type of role in this one. He isn't quite the main villain, but not just for cameo either.
With all the doubts during the summer of re-shoots and whatnot, I think it's safe to say that we're in for a great movie. The only thing that kept me from going geek crazy was that there was no sighting of a lightsaber. But c'mon, who needs lightsabers, when you got X-Wings on the beach!