(April 16, 2017) Original
December 15, 2017
From IMDb: “Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.”
Poster Rating: B / D
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Review: (#1) An interesting choice to go two-tone monochromatic, employing red as a background style while using blue as a visual punch. It’s a solid design for a film that didn’t need a solid poster to sell. (#2) Placeholders are ultimately pointless, but fans will be excited.
Trailer Rating: B
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Review: There’s a lot of overarching detail, a lot of simplistic reminiscence, and a lot of suggested action. Fans of the franchise won’t need much to buy tickets, but a better trailer is certainly needed.
The Force Awakens earned five Oscar nominations, the best showing the series has seen since the original. It’s possible this film shows up in the same five categories (Best Original Score, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, and Visual Effects), but I suspect that it will lose out on Film Editing and may not get a chance at Original Score again.