The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released last night during Monday Night Football, which turned out to be bad timing for us, so we had to wait until this morning to watch it.
We had to get going extra early this morning in order to sit down to watch the new trailer on YouTube since the kids had choir practice. We are so ready for this movie to come out!
Too Much in the Trailer
I was excited to watch this new trailer and made sure I didn’t get a sneak peek before we sat down this morning, but it seemed very disjointed to me, not as fluid or conducive to storytelling as the previous trailers, almost as if the filmmakers were trying to fit too much into it without revealing any more of the plot than they did previously. I feel like final trailers give you a better sense of the story line and character development of a movie, and this one seemed to do the opposite.
I have to wait to watch this when the kids get up in the morning, but for the rest of you, here you go!— 365MagicalDaysofTravel (@365MagicalDays) October 22, 2019
PS–I bought our tickets to see it on opening day at the Cine Capri. Can't wait! https://t.co/Il69Zug6Nf
Previous Reaction Videos
You can watch our reaction videos to the previous two trailers below, and my previous article here.
Tickets Available Now
I had to eat my words about going down to the box office to avoid the fees on the tickets since they didn’t go on sale until the TV spot aired during the game. I was at work and it was too close to bedtime, so I just paid the extra $6.00 convenience fee to make it a bit more convenient and make sure we got good seats. I wish I would have thought of it sooner because we were hoping to see it on Thursday evening instead of Friday afternoon, but that showing only had seats around the edges left. We had our pick of seats for the Friday showing, plus the kids are out of school early that day, so it should be a good time to see it, so long as all of the moviegoers from Thursday night don’t spoil it for us!
I was touched and wondered if it was intentional that the final trailer was released on Carrie Fisher’s birthday. This has been a long, 40+ year journey, from the original trilogy to the prequels to the current trilogy and the two Star Wars stories in between, that is coming to fruition. It’s sad to see it end, but at the same time, I know that the Star Wars legacy will endure, especially since we can look forward to a new chapter in the stories. We are just having a hard time saying goodbye to our beloved Jedi, Skywalkers, and other characters we have come to know and love over the years.