As Rogue One: A Star Wars Story gets closer to hitting theaters, anticipation levels for people around the world are starting to rise. Hardcore fans of the franchise are already good and ready for the movie to finally be here after Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens re-launched the universe. Casual fans however may only just be truly learning what exactly the film is about. This will not be the continuation of The Force Awakens and answer questions such as who is Snoke or what has Luke been up to this whole time, but even in a cast of newcomers, audiences will have the familiar helmet and breathing of Darth Vader to set the time period straight.
Throughout the marketing, Vader has remained relatively in the dark, hopefully meaning that his biggest and best moments are being saved for the theaters themselves. Still, the newest trailer was able to get everyone ready to see Rogue One, and that includes the grandson of Vader, Kylo Ren.
People across the world have posted their reactions to the trailer through tweets, posts, and the constantly popular video reactions. Even though Kylo Ren is not actually capable of reacting to the trailers, Auralnauts has continued their series of reaction videos from Kylo. In previous reactions, Kylo has been basking in the glory of the Empire and their reign over the galaxy, but also freaked out over believing Hayden Christensen was playing Vader this time around. His latest reaction however is far more critical of the Empire and their inability to successfully protect the Death Star.
These reaction videos are quite hilarious and meant to be simple fun for Star Wars fans in the build up to Rogue One. Even so, that does not change the fact that Kylo is turning on the Empire and their dominant ruling. While he does not get as upset as previous reactions, it is funny to not only hear the character explain his displeasure with the design of the Death Star itself, but also poke fun at the classification of Stormtroopers and the constant feuding that the Jedi and Sith have. He also continues to make fun of Chirrut Îmwe (Donnie Yen) and his magical stick, which may require viewing previous reactions to fully appreciate.
While Kylo has good reasoning behind most of these complaints, he was no more successful in his ventures yet either. With his critique of the Death Star, you’d think that Kylo would possibly advise the First Order to not make the same mistake with Starkiller Base. Regardless, these are the types of videos that make the internet a great place, and it will be interesting to see whether or not Kylo reacts to the trailer for his next movie, Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, and the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.