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If It Ain’t Broke: Similar Imagery in ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘The Last Jedi’

By  · Published on April 17th, 2017

Want proof? We have proof.

If you spent the end of last week comatose or otherwise off the grid, then perhaps you missed the release of the first ever teaser trailer for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, which dropped on Friday. But then again, maybe you didn’t really miss as much as you might be thinking. That’s because while, yes, all the footage is new, the structure and world-building of the new trailer isn’t quite so new; a lot of the imagery is a mirror to the franchise’s previous episode, J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens.

Don’t believe me? That’s okay, you don’t have to, because an eagle-eyed editor for YouTube channel Morphin Bad has laid it all out for us by setting various clips from various teasers, trailers, and The Force Awakens final film side-by-side with The Last Jedi’s teaser so the connections are indisputable. The comparison has been edited so that shots line up, music cues and swells line up, voiceover narration lines up, even the nostalgic nods line up.

Check out the video below.

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