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Trailer for Rogue One

No more teaser trailers or trailer teases, this is the real thing. And here’s my HOT TAKE, basically my thoughts as they happened watching the trailer:

  1. Forrest Whitaker doing a weird breathy accent is super distracting. Is that supposed to be a British accent?
  2. Oh God, what if they try to make Ben Mendelsohn do a British accent?
  3. This looks every inch a Gareth Edwards film.
  4. It looks like they’re trying to set up K-2SO as the comic relief. If those are the best laughs they could pick out for the trailer, oh dear.
  5. Felicity Jones seems like she’s stuck in the Tomb Raider school of action acting.

Overall, I’m cautiously optimistic about this one. It looks great, really nailing the 70s aesthetic with a cinéma vérité feel. But Edwards’ last film, Godzilla, was let down by its characters and nothing in this trailer suggests things have improved.