If you wait patiently, I’ll have the review for It: Chapter Two out soon, but until then, one more trailer. And it’s a big one.
Do not say I don’t ever do anything for this site.
If you know me, you know one thing, Star Wars is everything to me. There’s so much that I love about it and I will always love about it. Unlike many, I loved The Last Jedi, though it was one of the best films in the series. So for me, The Rise of Skywalker has to accomplish a lot. It needs to continue the story of our three new main characters, it needs to live up to my expectations and needs to conclude one of the best sagas ever created. That’s a lot to ask for a film, but at the same time, it’s Star Wars so I expect nothing else than perfection at this point. With the D23 Expo that happened this weekend, it was just a matter of time before a trailer came out and this morning, we all woke up to this gem.
We’ve been waiting for this.
We, as a collective, maybe not you, but some of the internet definitely has been.
When I turned on my laptop yesterday morning, I didn’t think that it was going to be another case of Trailer Week ™. We didn’t get around to writing about The King’s Man but our brief thoughts are that while Golden Circle didn’t meet expectations, the prequel looks like it’ll correct its wrongs. That’s why we didn’t do a write-up, we didn’t have more to say.
Recently, Arianne and I were having a conversation and we came to a realization. As if it really makes that much of a difference, but, some of her favourite films of the years always come out of SXSW. And for myself, it’s always Sundance. There’s obviously over-lap but this marks to be true. And this marks another movie that came out of Sundance that is now on my list.
This is where the controversy might begin.
The Last Jedi is the best Star Wars film. You can have your own favourite, but on a technical level, it is the best. Both my opinion and probably as close to fact as possible.
I know, reboots are never great. And in an era where they seem to be everywhere, it’s hard to be excited for them. But sometimes, one sneaks up on you and you just can’t wait for it. I still have fond memories of the Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Cameron Diaz film of the 2000s but I just can’t help to be excited by this one. And the trailer might have been a generic action trailer but it still managed to get me excited.
Another day, another write-up for a trailer for a movie you’ve never heard of from a writer who’s been waiting for this moment for months.
James Gray may not be a name you’re really aware of, and that’s fine, he wasn’t a recognizable name for me until recently. But today, we’re going to change that. In 1994, he made his debut feature Little Odessa, and in 2000 he directed and co-wrote The Yards (with Matt Reeves, remember that name for a second).
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, the reason we watched an hour-long panel that while entertaining, gave us very little answers. But we expected as much anyway.
Without further ado, the trailer for episode 9.
The Rise of Skywalker.