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Jane Campbell


  1. Froborr
    November 11, 2015 @ 10:40 am

    “The Dark Side. The Jedi. They’re real,” is also a rejection of nostalgia in the sense that it’s evidence that at least one character is not as we remember him, Han having been the one who didn’t believe in the Force in the first movie.

    Still probably not going to bother with the movie, but I did smile at that one moment in the trailer.


  2. William McCormick
    November 11, 2015 @ 1:21 pm

    I hate to quibble but isn’t the narrator of this trailer Lupita N’yongo?


    • Doctor Memory
      November 12, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

      Yes, this does seem to be the consensus.


    • Random Comments
      November 12, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

      Yeah, they’ve confirmed that the lines from the TV Spot are Lupita, and this is clearly the same voice.


      • Random Comments
        November 12, 2015 @ 4:05 pm

        So it’s Maz Kanata speaking.
        Comments ate my last sentence.

        Fourth CAPTCHA attempt.


        • Jane Campbell
          November 12, 2015 @ 11:50 pm

          Not having actually followed the hype machine, I had no idea! I heard an older voice, saw an older Carrie Fisher, and did a terrible job of connecting the dots.

          Regardless, the actual lines themselves, and the discourse around them, seem to point to a story that’s more about interiority (and possibly religious experience) than the arts of war.

          I can only hope.


  3. Doctor Memory
    November 12, 2015 @ 5:36 pm

    I’m remaining cautiously pessimistic about this movie, but the iconography of the ad campaign is, for me at least, subtly fascinating. An escaped child soldier and an orphan refugee, both trapped in the endless war of their parents’ generation, literally living in its detritus, being chased by a man who is essentially cosplaying the tyrants of the past?

    I mean, I’m sure it’ll end up being just kiss kiss bang bang at the end, but there’s certainly potential for something actually interesting there.


    • quislibet
      November 16, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

      That’s an interesting way of looking at it!

      Or, as one internet forward has it, it’s the story of a black man and a white woman fleeing a robed and hooded fanatic with a burning cross.

      EDIT: Six failed CAPTCHAs and counting. “Who are you” indeed.


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