Friday, April 8, 2016

Top 3 Best Moments From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story First Trailer

 The first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer is here, and it's glorious. With action, plot advancement, and at least one character getting an actual name, it's only a minute and 40 seconds, but it's a minute and 40 seconds of Star Wars excitement. Here are out top 3 moments we enjoyed from the trailer!

3. The Death Star
There are Star Wars moments, and then there are Star Wars Death Star moments. With a plot revolving around the latter, we knew we'd see it in the first trailer, but, like the Rebellion before it, there's something that just so instantly transports you back to a simpler time, the time of the Original Trilogy, when you see the Death Star. The massive planet-killing space station is just being completed when we see it in the trailer, which spells disaster incoming for the Rebel Alliance.

2. Grand Admiral
We don't know what Ben Mendelsohn's character name is yet, but at least now we know his rank. His Grand Admiral cloak drapes solemnly over him in the first introduction to this villain, and later as he walks through a body-strewn battlefield. Of course, Star Wars Expanded Universe (now "Legends") fans know one Grand Admiral, so for them it's especially exciting to meet a new one.

1. AT-AT Attack (Holy $#@!)
The end of the trailer sees a group of Rebels storming a beach, and the odds are long. Very long, as they going up against an entire squad of AT-ATs. It's an especially cool moment, after seeing them on the ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back, to get a much clearer view of them on this sandy shore, and so many of them clustered together. It also underlines how, especially this early on in the continuity, the Rebel Alliance was really, really out-gunned.