The trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" just got the most perfect 1980s makeover
Modern technology has made movies look even more spectacular than ever. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a place in our hearts for the vintage aesthetics of decades past. Case in point: Someone has made a cut of the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired by the ’80s, and tbh it’s kinda perfect.
Of course, the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, was released in 1977. The subsequent movies, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi, were released in 1980 and 1983 respectively, and are, for all intents and purposes, some of the highest grossing and most beloved movies of all time. Heck, we even love the prequels, and we were TOTALLY besotted with The Force Awakens.
In fact, we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming new installment in the Space Opera sequence, The Last Jedi.
Given that the movies have their origins in the late ’70s and ’80s, it only seems fitting that someone would attempt to see what the new trilogy, specifically Star Wars: The Last Jedi, would look like if they, too, had been released during that time.
If you can remember VHS tapes, then you’ll remember that part of their joy were the trailers for upcoming home releases.
Well, ScreenCrush have decided to reimagine the teaser for The Last Jedi as if it were one of these pre-roll trailers, and they have gone all out. From the ominous action-movie voiceover to the distinctive color scheme and screen-wobbles characteristic of VHS tapes, everything is here. Clips from the new movie are spliced with old Star Wars moments, to give the whole thing an overall vintage feel.
The clip actually takes hints from the trailer for The Return of the Jedi, and it’s SO spot on. Check out both trailers below.
Now don’t get us wrong, we love how epic the scope and the effects are for the new SW movies, but there’s something about this trailer that is totally pulling on our nostalgic hearts.
Meanwhile, we don’t have *too* long to wait until The Last Jedi is released. The upcoming movie is set for a December 15th release, with the last installment in the current trilogy, Episode IX, tentatively slated for May 24th, 2019.