Last Minute 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Teaser Shows R2-D2 Swearing at Luke

Friday, 08 December 2017 - 8:16PM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Friday, 08 December 2017 - 8:16PM
Last Minute 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Teaser Shows R2-D2 Swearing at Luke
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We're less than a week away from Star Wars: The Last Jedi now. The excitement of millions of Star Wars fans around the world is palpable.

As a nice little gift before the movie hits theaters, a new TV spot, potentially one of the last we'll see before the movie hits, gives us a few nice little looks at what we can expect from the film. While by all accounts The Last Jedi is going to be a much darker film than The Force Awakens, the message of this trailer is clear: this is also going to be peppered with humor.

In very brief snippets of footage, we see Poe Dameron sassing General Organa, BB-8 getting buzzed by some kind of electricity, a porg faceplanting against the window of the Millennium Falcon cockpit, and R2-D2 "swearing" at his old Master Luke.



Of course, there's nothing wrong with a little slapstick humor in a Star Wars movie, no matter what Jar Jar Binks may have led you to believe. The Empire Strikes Back is arguably one of the funnier Star Wars movies, filled with little moments of organic comedy that's peppered among the dark and foreboding tone that the movie otherwise constantly adheres to.

It's also worth noting that this is not the first time that Artoo has been accused of being a potty mouth. So why is Artoo swearing at Luke? It almost looks as if the two are in a heated argument - perhaps, ever the voice of reason in a galaxy full of idiots, Artoo takes umbrage at Luke's decision to avoid training Rey out of fear and suspicion.

Maybe Artoo is reminding his master of just how familiar this whole situation is, and how Luke has basically become the crotchety Jedi Master Yoda in his old age. Or, maybe Artoo's just mad that he was left in low power mode for years, while Luke was busy hanging out with his new porg friends. Deliberately putting the droid into stasis does feel like a mean way to treat him after years of service.

One of the best things about the oncoming arrival of The Last Jedi is that we'll finally get the chance to find out what, if anything, Luke's genius run-and-hide plan is meant to achieve, what he's been studying while in isolation, and why Artoo sputtered back to life at the most convenient possible moment during The Force Awakens.

We also may learn more about Snoke, and could get hints about Rey's parents - although it won't be a surprise if the specifics of that mystery are kept from us just to infuriate everyone in the audience.

Either way, if you don't have your tickets booked for opening night, it's going to be difficult to survive on the internet until you get to see the movie. Take care - read the wrong Facebook post from one of your eager friends, and you'll end up cussing louder and more violently so much that you'd make even R2-D2 blush.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out December 15, 2017.
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