Star Wars: The Last Jedi - 10 Concerns Raised By The Full Trailer

Are the Porgs destined to be the Ewoks of Episode VIII?

"I am legitimately torn. If you want to come in clean, absolutely avoid it."

Words straight from Rian Johnson himself, the man behind the next episode in the Star Wars saga. He's talking, of course, about the full trailer for the movie, which dropped on Monday and has since taken the world by storm. And yet, oddly, it's a trailer that the filmmaker isn't sure whether or not to endorse.

It's a bit strange for a director to comment on the marketing for any movie, but that goes doubly so for a product as huge as this one - especially since the picture was made under the watch of the world's biggest media corporation, Disney.

What Johnson's comment seems to suggest, however, is that for a number of reasons the trailer is giving away too much, or perhaps painting an image of a movie that doesn't exist in its final product. Whatever the reason, he's made the decision to step away, suggesting it might be better to come into The Last Jedi with a clean slate and no preconceived notions about what to expect.

Watching the full trailer, then, which depicts what looks to be an incredibly dark, serious and compelling action film, there are a number of moments that one could highlight as being somewhat "questionable." That's not to say that any are going to spoil the picture outright, but they do each raise a slight cause for concern...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.