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Observations on the Teaser

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by Pobody's Nerfect, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Pobody's Nerfect

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    • Love the title! We had Return of the Jedi and Revenge of the Sith, but now we get a title centered on something bigger and better than two sects fighting a religious war. The name "Skywalker" is visually descriptive. It's a title as much as a surname. It's a prophecy of great things to come, a legacy of great things past, a name that connotes redemption and courage and something magical.
    • Rey looks like she's hitching a ride on that low flying TIE, not trying to destroy it. The direction she's running kinda gives that away.
    • It was really cool hearing Luke narrate the trailer. Glad he's back.
    • I really enjoy the call backs to the previous episodes of the saga. The Death Star, the medallion, the Skywalker name, Anakin's lightsaber, Threepio holding on for dear life, and Palpatine's laugh. This movie won't just wrap up the sequel trilogy - it will complete the entire Star Wars story.
    • I actually got choked up seeing Leia. Carrie Fisher was my first crush and one of my favorite people in Hollywood. She'll always be royalty to me.
    • I get the impression that this movie will be more about the characters and the story than the last two movies. Although I liked them both, TFA was simply a character intro and the first 3/4 of TLJ was directionless. This one seems to bring all the characters that need to be in the story together.
    • I'm glad Hux wasn't here. He went from formidible baddie to punchline in TLJ. It's hard to take him seriously as a threat to the heroes anymore.
    • Damn, Daisy looks kissable! But that shouldn't surprise me, so did Carrie, Natalie, and Felicity.
     
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    I was thinking she was trying to dodge the TIE ship. But I think you may be right that shes trying to get a ride. She definitely looks like she is about to land on it.

    And speaking of Hux, yeah he definitely did not seem like Same guy in Ep8 compared to 7. I wouldn't be surprised if kylo kills him in the middle of the film. He is a buffoon . Totally botched every part of the DQar Battle . Hes not compelling or threatening anymore like he was in TFA and the Phasma novel. Doubt Kylo will take much nonsense from him at this point.
     
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    Funny how I never saw Hux as threatening in TFA. To me he was just a crazy fanatic of the FO who has daddy issues. The way he 'tried to act tough" around Ren only to swallow hard after Kylo threatens him if he doesn't find the droid. Or how Hux looks at Kylo sheepishly after he 'thinks' he convinced Snoke that not finding the map to Skywalker was Ren's fault. Hux is the first to leave control room like a coward once Starkiller Planet begins to implode. He walked around with an arrogance that just seemed over the top in TFA. And that speech. Nothing says crazy and unstable like that speech on Starkiller. Watch his face.... This is not how a stable professional behaves. In no way does Hux come across to me as a brilliant officer with a tactical mind in TFA.

    In TLJ he has his moments however. "We have them tied to the end of a string" was one, but was that even his idea? When with Phasma while he's dealing with the captured Finn and Rose, he is composed, on point and clearly in command. He even shows more smarts on the battle field then Kylo on Crait as he is the one showing composure and understands the end game better then Kylo who is fixated on his emotional battle.

    Hux getting sucked into Poe's stall tactic at the beginning of TLJ is something I can totally see him doing. He's so arrogant, that the fact he get's caught monologuing is of no surprise. He is so sure he's got them, he wants to rub it in. Yes he gets tossed around and talked about behind his back, but as Snoke says, he's nothing more then a rabbid cur, and most of the other officers probably think the same. The fact that those older officers are subordinate to Hux also suggests that his career had very significant political backing, which in turn suggests that he’s likely to feel both entitled and insecure about his abilities, with something to prove.

    So Hux does indeed show signs of promise, but his overwhelming traits and faults of being young, having obvious daddy issues, and jealous of Kylo always seem to rise to the top. He was written that way in TFA, and Rian simply continued that but amped it up more. "I can hear you, can you hear me", may not have been everyone's cup of tea, but to me it fits his personality set up in TFA, perfectly.

    And to me that is very compelling. It’s immediately apparent from Hux’s character that the First Order is not the Empire. Fanaticism tends to crop up in smaller and isolated communities, so we can reasonably infer that the First Order is - at least compared to the Empire, if not in absolute terms - fairly small and isolated. Hux’s inexperience also suggests that the First Order hasn’t been to war recently, or at least not against an equal opponent. Hux is a microcosm of the entire First Order IMO with the exception of a few experienced officers like Captain Canady.
     
    #3 Darth Chewie, Apr 14, 2019
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