Saw the D23 teaser-thing.
The snips from earlier episodes only served to remind me that those films were much, much better. (I was also struck by the fact that they were out of order internally and externally.)
Luke's voice-over was like a cold shower for whatever anticipation I had for this film: it reminded me of every stupid, insulting, obnoxious, disgusting--Yes, I thought some of Luke's behavior on Gesundheit Island was disgusting, specifically, his grocery run--thing that twerp said or did cowering on his windswept, cloud shrouded, Porg-befouled (Yes, there's a pun there, intended) island in the last film.
I Liked the Star Destroyers, but, where did they come from? That's more Star Destroyers than Palpatine seemed to have in the entire OT. I think it was just to get us old codgers going.
And I liked the recreation of the Rebel Fleet arriving in the Endor System, but...geez. Don't they have anything else?
And I liked the Voice of Palaptine, but...what else of Palpatine are we going to get? So help me, if it turns out he's been hiding in C-3PO for the last two films, waiting to make his move--remember the red arm!--I am going to be even more pissed than you can possibly imagine.
But, then, there are a couple of problems here--okay, a couple of more problems.
1) There is no way that much wreckage from the Death Star survived. We'd have seen it. So, it's either a standing continuity error, or another edit to...which film? both Death Stars bit the big one over forest moons. They might be able to make the case that the chunk survived from the first Death Star easier than from the Second: It was further away when it popped, and the chunk could have orbited for a while before colliding with Yavin IV.
2) Where's all that water coming from? Don't remember seeing that much water on either the forest moon of Endor or Yavin IV. Sure, we can infer water from the forests, but that kind of growth usually is associated with river systems, not lakes or seas, if memory serves.
Lastly, a few words about Sith-Rey.
Finally, a saber that's made to break in the middle. No more need to vandalized Anakin Skywalker's blade.
What is her nature? Clone, vision, or...incognito? My guess is this is a snip from someone's dream, or someone's trip into a certain cave I know on Dagobah (or equivalent--Gesundheit!--), and not necessarilyRey's. Either that, or it's an imposture, to sidle up to Palpy.
Witty remark, snappy saying or catch phrase forthcoming