Counting Down My 20 Favorite Trailers: #10-‘The Rise of Skywalker’

I cannot tell you enough how excited I was to eventually see the teaser for The Rise of Skywalker and it beyond delivered! I sat in front of my television screen watching the Episode IX panel at Star Wars Celebration breathlessly, my heart pounding in my chest and my palms sweating. When it was time for the teaser I had to breathe calmly and prepare myself so I could soak up every second of the trailer. I wasn’t ready!

The first minute and eight seconds were breathtaking, filling me with such exhilaration as I was able to see my favorite heroine (at the time) again. The distinction between good and evil seemed clear as she was adorned in a crisp white version of her scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens.

Approaching her seemed to be none other than Kylo Ren, ominous and faceless in his TIE Fighter as he sought to run our Rey over. But oh no, what did Rey do? She flipped over the frickin’ ship!!!!

My head exploded. I exclaimed in sheer disbelief that I was seeing something so cool. It was an amazing experience. And then…we can’t forget about that chilling cackle of a villain us Star Wars fans never thought we’d see again on the big screen…Palpatine!

I screamed. And then I sat there with my mouth in disbelief. I rushed to watch the teaser again. Chills ran down my spine. My eyes were wide. I was just on another level of excitement.

Even now, despite having seen The Rise of Skywalker (and for the most part, hating it) I still watch this teaser with a sense of teary-eyed nostalgia. It’s a great trailer and there’s no denying it. The music is top-notch, the editing is exceptional, and yeah, I have to admit it, it’s still pretty great.

Oh, snap, the top ten trailers are coming up. So far, every trailer has been Disney-related in some way or another. Will that be the case for the next ten trailers? We’ll see…

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day. May the Force be with you.

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