TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - November 20, 2017
From "BB-8, punch it!" to "It's calling me!" these two new TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi seem to be offering up a bit of contextualization for some intriguing new bits of dialogue. The first spot, seen above, mostly just features that new directive from Poe Dameron to everyone's favorite spherical droid, but hearing the classic Star Wars theme over some of the shots we've seen in other trailers makes it feel more, I don't know, Star Warsy.
It's the second spot, seen below, that brings some more context to some famous trailer moments. That "I've seen this raw strength only once before" scene where Rey splits the ground appears to be her attempting to resist a call to the dark side. No wonder Luke looks so terrified in all of the marketing materials.
We're a little more than three weeks away from TLJ's release date and I must admit that I'm still a fan of their marketing. It really seems like they're doing their best to keep most of the film under wraps, which will make that first viewing all the more sweet. Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi hits theaters beginning at 7pm on Thursday December 14.