When The Force Awakens opened, I discovered the wonderful world of Trailer Reaction Videos and fell in love. If you haven’t seen these, it goes like this: people apparently record themselves watching something for the very first time and share their reactions with the community, much to the delight of all involved. I found the emotions these people shared to be so raw and so real, and I loved it. Seriously, just try NOT to cry when a whole slew of people SCREAM WITH JOY when Han Solo shows up in this one (it happens around 1:23 and I cry. every. time.):
So back in April of 2017 when The Last Jedi teaser trailer was released at Star Wars Celebration, I recorded myself watching it for kicks and never really did much with it.
Although I did learn something about myself: when I’m truly surprised, I make the exact same faces as this guy.
Don’t believe me? See for yourself (pressed for time? scrub to 1:40 for my facial gymnastics):
So anyway, in keeping with my tradition of recording reaction videos, I hit record when the FULL Last Jedi trailer premiered, and this is what we get:
Note: I did edit the end of the video a bit tight; apparently my emotions were running SO high that I turned and spewed a whole litany of “I told you so”-type expletives at my husband that are definitely NSFW, so there you go.
What do you think about trailer reaction videos? Have you ever recorded one? Even if it’s not Star Wars related, please show me, I love squealing over things excitedly with other fans!