As soon as it was announced that Rian Johnson would be writing and directing The Last Jedi, I was sold on this movie. Johnson’s past films include: looper and Stoneboth of which are incredible, action-packed indies.
We got a glimpse of the movie in a teaser trailer, but we get a pretty concentrated dose in this behind-the-scenes video that shows off some cool fight scenes (Rey with a lightsaber!) creatures (WTF is that glassy-looking fox? ). It’s also always nice to hear John Boyega, who plays ex-Stormtrooper Finn, use his real British accent. We also see some great footage of Carrie Fisher (hard not to get a little choked up there).
One of the themes of this video seems to be that Johnson’s script is going to be a little jarring. Considering there is a chase scene in looper who haunts my dreams to this day, I can absolutely believe there will be a few unhinged moments in The Last Jedi.
This video is the perfect, non-spoilery glimpse of the movie – just enough to get you insanely excited.
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