Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Final Trailer Review - 8 Ups & 5 Downs
6. The Music
Look, there's a full spectrum of skill required in making a trailer, and some of it is good old fashioned, spine-tingling fan-bait. If you can capture some sense of nostalgia, you're pretty golden - particularly when it comes to Star Wars. For further discussion on this point, look at literally any Internet thread dedicated to Why The Last Jedi Wasn't Star Wars, or similar.
This trailer does the nostalgia fuel very well, what with key positions for those darned droids, Lando Calrissian, the Falcon, the Emperor and a general understanding of what made Star Wars Star Wars, but on an even more simple level, the application of music is once more brilliantly, disarmingly affecting.
Building slowly, when it gets to the familiar fanfare, it's enough to make your cold heart grow three sizes, I don't care what you think. And when it's combined with shots like Rey and Leia hugging, it's just the right sort of charming.