Rogue One - Trailer Reaction & Giveaway

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story | Official Teaser Trailer 

This morning when I woke up I had a text message from an "old pirate" friend, that the Rogue One trailer had dropped. Between the hours of 0700 and 0900 I considered not watching the trailer and just going in fresh when I see it at the theatre. Not because I didn't care about Rogue One, I just thought I might take a pass on this hype train while I still process my Walking Dead emotions.

Then at 9.03am I broke, I've now watched the trailer about 10 times and I'm falling in love all over again. In case you've got more will power than me, I'll just go ahead and leave this right here: 

So here are 10 reasons why I'm losing my mind over the Rogue One trailer

  1. The piano background music playing the Star Wars theme music - so moody and emotional.
  2. Jyn Erso saying to Mon Mothma - "This is a rebellion isn't it? I rebel".
  3. Mon Mothma - Who knew there was someone out there that could play Mon Mothma! 
  4. Seeing characters from the original trilogy again... Stormtroopers, Rebel Pilots, Imperial Guards... <squeal>.
  5. Seeing the first Death Star again, in fact all the classic vehicles - AT-AT's, X-Wings, Star Destroyers. So many memories.
  6. The fact this is a stand alone movie, we'll get closure in one sitting! One sitting! 
  7. I can't believe this is one of my top 10, but not a single lightsaber was shown. Just a badass samurai type guy whose probably a Jedi. I really loved not seeing a Jedi or Jedi reference - There's a universe full of bad-ass people who take up arms to stop the Empire.
  8. The action looks gritty and the tone feels dark - Disney isn't mucking around.
  9. Much like the piano music at the start, the transition to the siren. It sounded very WWII submarine and gave a fantastic sense of pace, fear and action.
  10. The overall casting - I'm so excited to see these people bringing the Star Wars universe to life. It would be easy to say, no - it's to risky. Though this is what taking chances is all about! Plus we haven't even seen the mighty Mads Mikkelsen yet.

So there you have it, my top 10 reasons for why I'm now excited for Rogue One!

Tell me why you're excited for Rogue One and you might just score yourself some Star Wars swag - Closes 18/04/16.