Sunday, 16 July 2017

Game of Thrones: Season 7 Predictions



I am so excited for tonight’s season seven premiere of Game of Thrones that I’m actually contemplating staying up to watch it when it airs at 2 am. I have been pondering these predictions since the last season came off the air over a year ago, and I’m using complete gut instinct so I could possibly be wrong.

Spoilers for the rest of the show are ahead, and I will also be using some book speculation to come to conclusions, so tread carefully.

Littlefinger plots too much


I have been predicting the death of Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) since the start of season six; part of me wants some justice for his antics, but the other part of me actually wants to see where his big plan will take him. I’m conflicted (which is where the show wants me to be), but I think after what he did with Sansa that it is now time.
Littlefinger will end up plotting too much this season; he will try to break apart the Stark family for his own gain, and he will suffer the consequences. I am positive that the Hound (who knew about the betrayal of Ned and is currently traveling North) will pass on this information to the Stark siblings and I hope he actually dies at Sansa’s hand.

I also really think the whole Jon v Sansa rift is actually put on, yes they haven’t really got on in the past but I really believe they are on the same page in this. Possibly looking as though they are working apart for payback for the Ramsey set up.

A Tarly (or two) will die


Remember Sam’s (John Bradley-West) horrible father Randyll (James Falkner) from the last season, well there may have been some images leaked of him going up against Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), some dragon fire, and her army. I don’t think Randyll will die during this battle, I actually think he will win this battle, but I believe he will lose his favourite son Dickon.

I know the actor has been recast, so they might just continue to use him in the story but I still cannot shake the feeling that the favourite son will die.

Dragon Riders



Well, there are three dragons; only one dragon can be bonded to one person, and it looks as though Jon (Kit Harington) will be visiting with Daenerys this season. We all know that his mother is Lyanna Stark; we also know that Baby Jon was being protected at the Tower of Joy by the best swordsman in the realm, so we can come to the conclusion that his father is of a certain lineage.

We also know that the Dragon has three heads, so if Jon is a Targaryen, does this mean we might get another Targaryen reveal this season, and we finally may see three dragon riders flying around Westeros.

The Night's King Revealed



I have been wondering who this dragonglass hearted figure is for a long time, is he an ancient figure who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, or could those time travelling powers Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) has been an indication that an older version of him travelled back in time to prevent the Great War from happening.

The latter is my theory but I do feel this is pretty far-fetched because Bran is one of the good guys, the Starks are my favourite family, and I want them all to be heroes. But it would be an interesting twist; it would also explain why the Night's King seems to have the upper hand, and be really shocking for fans to watch.

The Wall Falls


It has to, right?  It would need to in order for the White Walkers to become an imminent threat, and it will come down at the completely wrong time. Daenerys and Cersei will probably be too busy fighting each other to listen to Jon’s claims about the real war they should be facing.

Westeros has lost so much; every life lost is a life which could be used right now, and of course, the show would just wait until we had everything we wanted to take it away in one big shock turn. How it’s coming down is one thing I’m not sure about, the Horn of Winter will probably be used, but Bran’s mark could also be a factor as he makes it to the Castle Black gates in the trailer.

Also what better time would there be to make an entrance when you have a battle field full of dead soldiers you can bring back to fight for you.

Jon captures Coldhands


Jon takes a small raiding party north of the wall, they all seem to form a circle in the trailer, and then it looks as though Jon’s in a fighting pit as Wight’s watch him. I believe that some of the party will perish, but he will probably be saved by his Uncle Coldhands Benjen (Joseph Mawle), who Jon will then take to both Queens to prove his story.

I cannot think of a way he would be able to actually capture and keep a White Walker; that is unless Sam finds some vital information in Oldtown. I just think it would be easier if Jon managed to smuggle his uncle beyond the wall instead.

Hodor comes back


Yes I know he is dead, I don’t expect him to come back to his old self, but I do expect him to come back as a Wight or has been turned into a White Walker. Could you imagine a half giant White Walker? Because I really, really, want that to happen!

He did “die” in close proximity to the Nights King, so he could be used in his Wight army, or instead, he could plunge the dragon glass into his heart. But he will be back to torment Bran for warging into his past and present, hopefully.  

Jaime is the Valonqar


Now there is a further prediction in the book about Cersei’s (Lena Headey) future, but in the show, we do not hear this. I believe this has been kept out for a reason, we don’t know the conversation ended at this exact point as when we leave Cersei is still in the hut, and it would be a huge spoiler to how her story would end as all these predictions seem to come true.

Now I’ve been on the Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) valonqar train for quite some time now, as he is also her little brother but the books and show tend to forget this information while constantly shifting this status to Tyrion. I could be completely wrong about this, the show could have left it out for another reason, but it would make sense to wait to give us this information
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I believe a rift will form between the Lannister twins this season; be it Cersei’s lack of compassion when discussing their now dead children, her mad Queen antics, or by an alliance between her and Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), the love he has for her is just going to continue being chipped away as he sees who she has become and he will eventually crack.

Honourable Mentions

•    Yara will get captured and die this season.
•    Arya will be too focused on her list and her direwolf to actually go home until later in the season.
•    Jorah will travel to Asshai for his cure.
•    Jon’s parentage will be revealed in the crypts.

Did I miss anything? What do you think is going to happen this season? Please comment below and tell me your views.

Images courtesy of HBO

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Game of Thrones: Season 7 Trailer Breakdown



This trailer opens with the beautiful Light of the Seven by Ramin Djawadi - which you will remember from Cersei's trial last season - the first shot we see is Sansa (Sophie Turner) walking away from the Weirwood, she looks as though she is burdened by something (or possibly someone), and she begins to look around as if she wants to turn back but forces herself not to as a voiceover from Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) begins to talk over her.

   "Don't fight in the North, or the South, fight every battle everywhere, always in your mind,"

The next shot we see is the gate of Castle Black opening, if you look really hard you will notice that it is, in fact, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick) arriving at the wall, we then see a shot of Jon (Kit Harington) beyond the wall which could mean those specific rumours about them trying to capture a White Walker could be true.

The next thing we see is an army wearing Kingsguard colours marching into a crowded area with Lannister banners hanging on the walls, this is probably our first glimpse of Casterly Rock because I have never seen the Lannister clad castle in the background. Cersei (Lena Headey) looks around as she stands in the caves below the Red Keep, it is very dark and I can't make out much, but it almost looks as though she's standing in front of bone.

Next we see a clip of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) as drags her fingers along the map table in Dragonstone as she looks at her lost Kingdom, then we see a clip of a number of men with fishermen's nets getting into some row boats on the beach, and then Arya (Maisie Williams) on her horse looking towards something ominous in the distance.


Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is in his new black armour walking outside some castle which doesn't look like the Red Keep, by the look of the stone it sort of looks like a close up of Casterly Rock which we saw earlier, could this possibly mean that Jaime will be going back home this season? Next, we see that creepy shot of Littlefinger from the previous trailer - he does love snooping from dark places - then we see what looks like the sharpening of a blade, and Daenerys walks along the beach at Dragonstone as we begin to hear a voiceover from Jon.

"For centuries our families fought together against their common enemy, despite their differences together, we need to do the same if we're going to survive because the enemy is real, it's always been real,"

During this voiceover we see a clip of Daenerys ripping down Stannis' banner, the three Dragons flying towards Dragonstone, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is outside Dragonstone looking burdened, a clip of Theon (Alfie Allen) as a ship burns around him, Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) appears to be in a boat looking towards a small cave, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) are in the courtyard at Winterfell.

Next we see the Hound (Rory McCann) turning as he is covered in snow, then a clip of an unsullied falling dead on the floor, the Lannister army are then met by Dothraki riding horses into battle, a ship is on fire, as it is getting boarded it sort of looks as though Yara (Gemma Whelan) jumps into action with her sword but I cannot confirm it is her because of the angle and next we see the Lannister army being commanded by Jaime who has Bronn (Jerome Flynn) at his side,
 
A Crow becomes warged into - probably by Bran - as it flies beyond the Wall, the Night's King (Richard Blake) looks upwards as if these two scenes are connected but they might not be, Bran is then seen in a clip using his warging ability, then we see him in a wheelchair at the Weirwood tree in Winterfell and he is not alone, the Maester who served the Bolton's is with him.


Next we see a clip of Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) who is looking very Azor Ahai with his flaming sword, then we see the Greyjoy fleet heading towards Kings Landing (this is probably Euron), an army of Unsullied stand in formation, then we see a clip of them fighting with Lannister soldiers, and then a small group of Unsullied infiltrate what looks like Casterly Rock as they open the gates for the others (this is probably connected to the cave from earlier).

Daenerys is looking out towards the ocean at Dragonstone, Jaime is riding alone across a flaming battleground with a spear in hand, an explosion happens on a ship as someone tries to crawl up some stairs, Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) battles in the snow and Drogon flies across the battlefield above the Dothraki. Yara and Theon look up towards something bright, balls of fire hit masts, and it looks as though their ship is being boarded.

Lannister soldiers prepare for an attack, Jon, possibly Beric (flaming sword in the background), and the rest of his party get surrounded by an army of wights. Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm finally seem to be embracing their love, Tyrion looks shocked in Dragonstone, a warrior who has been blinded by the light unsheathes his sword in the Dragonpit (Cleganebowl?), Jon and Davos (Liam Cunningham) are talking at Dragonstone.

A White Walker fights with Jon in front of a cave entrance, Dothraki ride into the fire, the fishermen from earlier load the boats as a character (cannot make him out) falls into the water desperate for a drink, and Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) fights on Yara's ship.

Drogon sits menacingly outside Dragonstone (possible to greet Jon), as Jons raiding party beyond the wall tightens it's circle Sansa begins her voiceover:

    "When the snows fall and the white winds blow the lone wolf dies but the pack survives."  

We then see a clip of someone covered in furs beyond the Wall fleeing on his horse, we then see a clip of Jon fighting a Wight as a group of them just stand back and watch him.
 


Trailer Thoughts and Theories

This trailer has definitely gotten me excited for the season ahead, any trailer would but this one looks as though there is going to be a ton of battles which can be a good thing. I do love the politics of the show but sometimes you just want to watch a dragon riding into battle. I have a few theories when after watching this and also some moments which I would like to talk about.

Firstly the opening is beautiful, it looks as those Sansa is going to have some internal conflict this season which I sort of don't want this season, I want Littlefinger to think she is playing his game but for him to be double-crossed in a way similar to that which he did to Ned in the first season, and I really don't want the Stark kids to be fighting amongst themselves after all they've gone through alone.

I'm really looking forward to finally seeing Casterly Rock this season, from the tiny part we saw it looks beautiful, and if Grey Worm along with his small group of Dothraki infiltrate it through a cave (similar to how they won Meereen) like it looks in the trailer I will be so happy for spotting it beforehand.

During the shot of Jaime riding alone in the battlefield, he looks extremely dirty but also very ticked off, I believe that he will come head to head with Tyrion but hopefully, Jaime will eventually come over to his side and not become Dragon chowder. The clip of the lone rider beyond the wall is also bothering me because it looks like Jon and company will be unsuccessful in their attempts to capture a White Walker, how will they be able to cross the wall if they do anyway?  


I also believe that all living Starks will reunite this season, hopefully, Jon and Bran won't pass by each other again, and we will finally get to see them all together for once. I think the pack survival line means we will see the family as one, but I also really hope we see Arya run into Nymeria and her wolf pack this season because as we've learned from previous season the Starks need all the help they can get.

I am also desperate to know what character is running towards water desperately thirsty and what character is unsheathing his sword in the dragonpit; there are Lannister soldiers in the background but they can't show the face. I think something very important, which has been theorized and talked about online for some time is about to happen. Are we about to get some Cleganebowl please?

Did I miss anything? What do you think? Was this trailer great? Did you hate it? Comment below on and point out your favourite part of this trailer.  

Images Courtesy of HBO

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Could Ser Davos be the Saviour of Westeros?


Could the Onion Knight turn out to actually be the Prince that was promised? Reddit User FollowTheBeard seems to have some pretty convincing evidence that this could be the case. Spoilers ahead for everything Game of Thrones related so if you haven't caught up by now I urge you to come back when you are.

For those of you not familiar with the Prophecy of The Prince that was Promised or Azor Ahai as he is called by Melisandre (Carice van Houten) it states as follows. 

"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake the sleeping dragon." - Melisandre

This theory could apply to a number of characters, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) are both prime candidates for the Prince(ss) that was promised, but it wouldn't be Game of Thrones if it was predictable. 

Lightbringer


"In the Ancient Books it is written that a warrior will draw a burning sword from that fire, and that sword shall be Lightbringer." - Melisandre

During the second season premier, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) pulls the sword from the flames but he is unsuccessful when the sword sticks in the sand, a few moments later when no one else is around Ser Davos picks up the sword and casually walks away with it.

Born again amidst smoke and salt


The Battle of the Blackwater should have killed Ser Davos, in fact, most of Westeros believed him to actually be dead as wildfire took down the rest of his ship, but he wasn't. Instead, he managed to wash up on an island, he may not have technically died but water is used as a symbol of rebirth, the water could be the salt and the wildfire could be the smoke. 

Red star bleeds and darkness gathers



As most of you know a red comet appeared throughout the second season of the show, I do not know if it was still there during the season three premiere when Davos was shown to be on the island and is rescued by Salladhor Saan (Lucian Msamati). The darkness could be the white walker presence, or it could refer to The Battle of the Blackwater.   

Wake the sleeping dragon



This part of the theory is the most interesting for me, Davos was the one to rally Melisandre to try her magic to bring Jon (the dragon Targaryen) back to life, and she had completely lost her faith after Stannis turned out to be false. Melisandre said the ancient words, Jon still lay dead on the metal slab, but when Davos stayed behind to pray Jon had woken up by the time he stepped out the room. Was it a delayed reaction? Or perhaps was the Onion Knight more involved than we know?

Liam Cunningham has stated in interviews that George RR Martin told him a secret about Davos, no one else knows anything about what this secret could be, but he has said he was excited by it. Thanks to FollowTheBeard I now believe that Ser Davos could definitely be a contender for Azor Ahai, and I can't help but ponder who else could appear on that list.

What are your thoughts on this theory? Do you believe the Onion Knight could be in for some big reveals in the show's future? Comment below.

Pictures Courtesy of HBO  

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Why Wonder Woman was the Film that I needed.



SPOILERS AHEAD...


I've spent a long time away from writing, occasionally popping on to write or I'll write about something and end up not posting it because I have been very depressed recently. My mother got very sick right around the same time that I had a miscarriage, I also suffered trauma from the miscarriage itself, which I had no idea could actually happen but it does around 25% of the time. My head has not been in a very good place recently, with the tests and the panic attacks. I had lost my voice and forgotten how to write, but then I went to see Wonder Woman.

For two hours that film made me laugh, it made me cry, and it made me feel strong. I felt as though I had to power to do anything, be anything, I went through something terrible and I would make it to the other side stronger. For two hours I forgot about everything I'd been through and just focused on this fun action flick, at no point was I worried or anxious, I just got to see one of my childhood heroes in a movie and it was good.

From the start at no point was there a big deal made out of the fact that a society of warriors were women, they were just warriors, and there could have been a few stupid lines used in the film to comment on this and the fact that Diana (Gal Gadot) was female but there wasn't. It was also so refreshing to see women of all ethnicities living in this paradise, Themyscira is for all, and again it wasn't made a big deal out of or commented on, it just was.

Yes, when Diana goes off to London there is some uproar when she appears in a meeting, this is because it was historically accurate at the time, it was 1917/1918 after all, but it never deterred Diana from speaking her mind or doing what she thought was right. That's probably what I loved most about it, she did whatever she wanted to do and she committed to it. Even when she kept being told no (no don't look at the baby, put the sword down, no we can't save them, no Diana you can't go into no man's land) she was completely against it to the point where she just said screw you I'm helping and she became the hero she knew she could be and I cried.  


I needed to see that strength doesn't just come from being able to throw tanks in the air or being able to deflect bullets, and this is why the third act works for me. To have the strength not to kill Dr. Poison (Elena Anaya), not to turn her back on humanity when she finds out Ares merely just makes suggestions to us that we can choose not to listen to, both work so well for me as it is a testament to her character. She saw the goodness inside all of us, and she's been quite happy to sit in the shadows for the past 100 years as we discover it on our own.

Yes, part of me would like to have seen the alternative timeline where General Ludendorff (Danny Huston) was Ares and she turned her back on humanity because we continued to fight each other, but if that scenario was used would she actually come back to help us in future films? I liked the twist that a British Lord (David Thewlis) was actually Ares, not to say that General Ludendorff wasn't his own personal type of villain but it was refreshing to have the God of War disguised as an allied member secretly working to prolong the war.

I enjoyed how personal it all felt at the end, and we discover her true backstory (although I do like that the original story of her being created by clay still made it in there). She is the God killer, not the sword, not the shield, not the lasso, but her, because she is a God herself. She has to fight against her own brother, against herself for wanting revenge for Steve Trevor's (Chris Pine) death and against humanity for listening to Ares' weak manipulation.

This film works on so many levels, it has quickly become extremely important to me, and I now cannot wait to see more Diana Prince in Justice League. I am forever grateful to the movie for letting me take two hours away from some pretty heavy real life issues, enabling me to be brave and to fight to get my voice back. I also liked how they dealt with PTSD, it wasn't too heavy-handed, and it was respectful. Good job Patty Jenkins.

What did you think about Wonder Woman? Overhyped or Just Perfect? Comment below.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Amazon Pilots


It's that time of year again, you know when Amazon pits pilots against each other and only one can reign supreme (well except last year when the three shows got greenlight). This year the pilots were all very different from one another so we can only hope that all will be made as I really enjoyed them all in completely different ways.

Oasis



This show is based on the 2014 novel, The Book of Strange New Things, and is set in a poverty ridden London in the year 2032. It follows chaplain Peter Leigh (Richard Madden) who is unexpectedly sent for by David Morgan (Jonjo O'Neill) to go on a mission to the Oasis on the edge of our solar system which is currently under construction. This savior for the 1% is not quite what it seems and a series of unexplainable accidents keep happening.

The performances in this show are really good, at no point was I taken out of this show, the story is very interesting (even if it is a bit God focused for my own taste), and it ends on a really good cliffhanger which I really want to find out more about.

Budding Prospects



Set in San Francisco in 1983, this budding stoner comedy follows three down and outs who are fed up with their lives in the city. Felix (Adam Rose), Phil (Joel David Moore), and Gesh (Will Sasso) are approached by a very successful drug dealer named Vogelsein (Brett Gelman) who would like them to go out into the countryside and grow some Marijuana.

This one was a little bit slow for me, it may be because I read the synopsis before I watched it and it took the entire episode for them to realize that they wanted more for themselves. It is however very funny, the chemistry between the actor is very believable, and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

The New V.I.P.'s



This dark animated comedy is about some upset workers who work for an extremely greedy corporation, seriously the type of corporation which severely underpays but does nothing about it. The team gets into some severe, yet accidental hijinks, which could end up turning their lives around for the better.

With voice acting by Matt Braunger, Ben Schwartz, Jonathan Adams, and Missi Pye this comedy won't be for everyone but me and my sick sense of humour truly did enjoy it.

The Legend of Master Legend



One would think this show is about a Real Life Superhero, in some ways it is, but at its heart it is a story about Family, and a man trying to do right by his daughter. Master Legend (John Hawkes) is an aging man who just can't let go of his vigilante ways, even if it means losing his family, his home, and at times his dignity.
 
I really enjoyed this pilot, and I feel bad because it isn't getting the recognition that I think it deserves. The characters are all interesting, the story is good and well paced, and it ended on a very interesting note.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel



This show is set in the 1950's follows Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish housewife, who has to completely overhaul her life after a change in her circumstances. This is literally all I can say about this show without spoiling it so you'll just have to go with my vague outline.

This was my favourite out of all the pilots, it was so good I had to watch it twice, which is my highest form of flattery as it hardly ever happens. It is very funny, 1950's New York looks amazing, and I truly hope Amazon greenlight this as soon as possible.

Have you seen these new shows? What are your thoughts, and which one is your favourite? Comment below. 

Images courtesy of Amazon Prime Video

Monday, 14 November 2016

My Dream Crate



Loot Crate is such a great service, monthly pop culture items send to your door, it is every collector's dream. So when I heard that Loot Crate was asking customers to make there own dream crate I couldn’t help but jump at the idea. My actual dream crate has sadly become a reality so I decided that I needed to dream bigger (which at first sent me into a spiral of over creating) in order to achieve this goal, and my idea is pretty out there but stick with me. 

I chose to settle for the BLOOD crate, which at first must sound very unappealing but stick with me, and I promise you this isn’t vampire related. I decided to incorporate two of my pop culture loves Tarantino, and Game of Thrones. At first, these two don’t seem to share a theme, but when you think about it these are both extremely bloody categories, main characters die, and both aren’t shy on focusing on humanities flaws. 

I would include a Bolton T-Shirt and have it center on the Flayed man as nothing in Westeros is as gruesome a sight that the Bolton’s House Sigil. The next item I would include in the crate would, of course, be Jules’ Wallet from Pulp Fiction which has become a pop culture staple since its debut in the mid-nineties. The next item I would include would be a bust of a White Walker, although they may not particularly shed blood themselves they will take it in order to conquer Westeros.

A piece of fan art that I would like to include would be the Giant Weirwood Tree from the last season of Game of Thrones this tree is both beautiful and haunting and would make a great collector's piece. From Dusk till Dawn was written by Quentin Tarantino who also stars in the film, so I thought it would be fun to include a sponge version of the Weapon used by Harvey Keitel’s character to try and stop the vampires (ok I sort of included vampires).

The next item I would include would be a mystery box which would include a random Pop Vinyl from one of these franchises; this could include anything from a Gogo Yubari, Daisy Domergue, Butch Coolidge, Hodor, or even one of the Red Priestess herself, Melisandre. There are so many characters to choose from in both of these universes that no crate may even look the same.

What would your dream crate be? Would it include items from Firefly, Harry Potter, Disney, or a Superhero film? Please let me know below because I have had a million ideas from Horror to Sci-Fi and beyond. You can also visit loot crate for your own inspiration at https://www.lootcrate.com/

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Rogue One - Trailer Breakdown



The Rogue One Trailer actually got me really pumped for the film, yes we know how the story ends, but I'm interested to see how we get there. Today I am going to breakdown the second trailer frame by frame, and hopefully point out some things you guys may have missed.

The trailer begins with (what I think looks like) an imperial shuttle landing on Jyn Erso's (Felicity Jones) home planet, as it lands Jyn's Father Galen (Mads Mikkelsen) watches from his farm and his voiceover states, "whatever I do, I do it to protect you." Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and a bunch of Shadow Troopers walk towards the farm.

The trailer then cuts to a scene between Galen and a young Jyn, he asks her if she understands the point he made before which she does. Then the trailer cuts to a tense scene between Krennic with his Shadow Troopers and Galen as Jyn watches on as she hides in the long grass. Jyn then wakes up in a prison cell which she shares with another creature as a Stormtrooper passes by her cell door.



A Star Destroyer along with some TIE Fighters are looming over some unknown planet (probably where Jyn is being held prisoner), it looks as though Jyn is being transferred as she is then broken out by the rebels, although they may not have been rescuing her specifically, and Jyn is then helped out of her handcuffs.

A huge statue of a Jedi can be see as it lies on it side, Jyn looks out a window with a look of anticipation, and Mon Mothma (Genevieve O'Reilly) can be heard saying, "Our Rebellion is all that remains to push back the empire."  We then see a shot of the rebel base as Mon Mothma says, "We think you may be able to help us," as they are in the rebel base Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) asks Jyn about her Father.

We then find out that Jyn's Father helped build the Death Star as we see a scene with him in an Imperial base (an uniform) greeting Krennic with a bunch of Stormtroopers. We see another shot of the Death Star as it looms above a planet, while the Rebels are in a transport ship Jyn tells Cassian, "If my Father built that thing we need to find him." Baze Malbus (Wen Jiang) seems pretty happy about something as he says, "All right, How Many do I need?" as Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) smiles beside him and we see their transport take off.


K-2SO (Alan Tudyk) tells the team that they are requesting a call sign and one of the rebels comes up with Rogue One. There is a jump to lightspeed, then what I think is a planet which is about to be targeted by the Death Star, Krennic then has a scene with Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) in which he tells him, "The Power we are dealing with here is immeasurable,"  while we see a full shot of the death star and images from the imperial base.

The Rebels are discussing the power in which the Imperials now have due to the death star, an AT-ST is attacking the rebels alongside a bunch of Stormtroopers, there is a huge explosion, and Jyn and Cassian are dodging some heavy fire. Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) seems to be walking toward someone, Jyn's voice over states, "We have hope, rebellions are built on hope," as we see members of the Rebellion.

On the beach paradise planet a huge imperial base can be seen, the Rebels are running through the jungle, and then we see a scene with Jyn, Cassian in Imperial garb alongside K-2SO as Jyn states, "They have no idea we are coming. Chirrut is standing on a cliffside of a rocky planet next to a crouched Baze as X-Wings fly past them, Chirrut tells the Rebels to, "Take hold of this moment, the force is strong," as we see him take out a bunch of Stormtroopers with some help from Baze.



Cassian then stays alongside Jyn, "Make ten men feel like one hundred," then we cut to a scene with Rebel Ships fighting TIE Fighters on that rocky planet, back on the tropical planet Chirrut takes on a bunch of Stormtroopers (and some of them are Sandtroopers but I heard there name changed) with a blaster rifle as all the members of the squadron seem to be taking heavy fire and may be boxed into a corner.

Jyn runs into the base, X-Wings seem to be taking on some floating spacecraft, an X-Wing pilot appears on screen, and then the trailer cuts to X-wings trying to attack the Death Star. More explosions happen, this one looks like it is inside an Imperial base, K-2SO is in the pilot's seat, an imperial shuttle appears to be shooting at Jyn on the rocky planet we saw before, an Jyn tells the Rebellion at their base, "You're all Rebels aren't you?"



We then see part of a sandy world being annihilated by some weapon (possibly testing the Death Star), Darth Vader then appears fully on the screen as he makes a smoky entrance as he walks towards Krennic, then there is a scene where Krennic lords over Galen Erso in the rain.

A very happy looking Jyn is on a transport ship, we then have another scene with Saw Gerrera as he says "Save the Rebellion, save the dream." The Rebellions transport then takes on some AT-AT's on the tropical planet, on the ground Baze and Chirrut are also running from them as one just misses Baze by a hair.

Overall Thoughts



After watching this trailer multiple times I still really enjoy it, yes Star Wars isn't up there on the list of my all time favourite movies (mostly because Leia was never trained to be a jedi), but they are slowly winning me back by giving big important roles to women, so it's a step in the right direction for me.

I can't wait to see a story in this universe which doesn't revolve around the Skywalker family, it will be nice to see some new character and planets which we haven't seen before. I really enjoy the way the characters are portrayed in this film, the film looks visually stunning, and if they can deliver on this war film set in the Star Wars Universe then I will be happy.  

But what do you think? Comment below to tell me your thoughts on the trailer, are you excited? Can you not really be bothered? All opinions are welcome below.

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