StarWars.com’s YouTube page has released the first clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! The clip depicts the main cast on the speeder leaving the Passana village and encountering First Order troopers. However, the First Order can fly and the cast discovers these new troopers. The way the bikes launch the rocket troopers is pretty rad!
I’ve included a clearly marked SPOILER section below if you want further explanation for the clip. If not, just do not read clearly marked section below.
Below are my notes on the sequence above as it was told me some time ago.
Rey and the gang are making an escape from the Pasaana celebration when they are spotted. Poe hacks two speeders for the crew and they take off toward Ochi’s ship with the first order following them.
It’s mostly a way to get from point A to B in an an action packed way.
I really liked the clip a lot. I’m happy we’re seeing fun stuff from the film finally. The moment appears to be fairly brief in the movie itself with the clip serving as a shortened version of moment. But I’m happy and the bikes launching the troops was cool. If I had one criticism it would be that it would be cool to see Scout Troopers/Biker Scouts in the First Order design in the film as they’re my favorite of the vintage film era.
I wonder how much of this is improve or scripted? It felt a little more natural than a lot of the comedy in the delivery for a special effects sequence but it being a special effects sequences makes me think it was scripted. Either way, I like seeing Rey, Finn, and Poe together with Chewbacca and the droids! I can’t complain about that!
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