Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer Breakdown

Yesterday at the Star Wars Celebration they revealed the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.  In this post, I will breakdown everything that happened in this incredible preview.  You can watch it real quick before we start…


So we start out with Rey falling on her hands and knees struggling to catch her breath.

After which we here the first words spoken in the trailer, and guess who speaks them…surprise!  Its Luke Skywalker!  So as we see the mountain that Luke has been living on, he says, “Breathe…just breathe.  Rey looks out over the ocean.  “Reach out,” Luke commands as we see Rey forcing small pieces of rocks up.  “what do you see?”

Rey replies, “Light.”  And we see some people looking at what looks like a map of the galaxy.  Rey continues.  “Darkness.”  And we see Kylo Ren’s smashed helmet laying in pieces on the floor.  Next we come to an odd scene.  It looks like the branches of a large tree or something, but in the middle of the branches there is what looks like a bunch of scroll.  “A balance,” Rey says.  Someone runs their hand over a picture of the Jedi symbol. Then we see Rey training to use a lightsaber on a hilltop as Luke says, “Its so much bigger.”

Next we see a strange looking planet with even weirder looking ships that are flying towards what I think are Imperial walkers with large poles into the ground, causing red smoke to go everywhere.  Then we cut to Finn looking like he’s in a recovery pod, or something.  Next, Poe runs alongside BB-8 into a large hanger where everything is exploding, and it looks like his ship is exploding too.  And then there’s the Millennium Falcon shooting down TIE Fighters.  Next, Rey is running at night with her lightsaber then turning to Kylo Ren as Luke says, “I only know one truth.”  We see Luke fall to his knees next to R2-D2 as he watches a building burning down.

I think that that must be his Jedi Temple after the First Order demolished it.  And then out of the fire we see Captain Phasma walking with some stormtroopers behind her.  Next we come to the Resistance Fleet battling the Empire over an interesting looking planet.  Finally, we end with Luke saying, “Its time for the Jedi…to end.”

So there you have it!  I really want to see Rey’s origins revealed in The Last Jedi, as well as Supreme Leader Snoke’s.  And what about Luke’s Academy?  That has to be explained as well.  Is there anything you’d like to point out about this trailer?  You can tell me in the comments.


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