‘Star Wars’ fans have been waiting with bated breath for a trailer showing footage from the upcoming ‘Episode VIII” film, subtitled ‘The Last Jedi.’ Finally, at the Star Wars Celebration convention this past weekend, the long wait came to an end, and fans were rewarded with the item they coveted: the first look at the next installment of the Skywalker saga. Most folks seemed generally pleased with what they saw, and die-hard fans around the world immediately got to dissecting each shot of the short clip.
One fan in particular, James Van Fleet, took to YouTube to show the world something he discovered: this trailer for ‘The Last Jedi’ shares a remarkable resemblance to the composition of the full ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer that was released prior to that film (note we’re not talking about the first-released “teaser” trailer for TFA, but the longer, more proper trailer released closer to the film’s release).
While there are a few blips in his theory – a shot of Kylo Ren’s smashed helmet referenced as Darth Vader’s, an erroneous labeling of the Jedi Order logo as an Alliance logo – on the whole, he certainly does seem to have a point, especially when you follow along with both trailers in his annotated video below. One of the major criticisms of ‘The Force Awakens’ is that is was too “formulaic” in following an already-established plot pattern in the footsteps of the original Star Wars movie, ‘A New Hope.’ Disney, who bought the Star Wars rights from Lucasfilm, has long employed the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, and it certainly does appear that this line of logic continues with the new ‘The Last Jedi’ trailer.
Have a look for yourself here:
‘Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ opens in American theaters on December 21, 2017.
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