Go to YouTube and look up any modern trailer for an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster and you are sure to find a plethora of “reaction” videos alongside it. With so many people making them, ranging from the very informative and funny to the cringe-inducing and painful, it can be hard for any one in particular to stand out. One very good way to get us to notice yours, though, is to be the grandson of Darth Vader.
We came across this reaction video of Kylo Ren watching the new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at ScreenAnarchy, and if it’s not the best trailer reaction video we’ve ever seen then it is damn close. It’s definitely the funniest.
Made by the folks at Auralnauts, a YouTube channel with plenty of experience having some fun with the Star Wars universe, this video shows us what the newest villain in the galaxy far, far away thought about the great new Rogue One trailer that debuted this week, even if it does tell a piece of the story about how the Rebel Alliance destroyed the first Death Star.
For those of you that keep mixing up the time frame for when all those Bothans died, don’t feel too bad; even Kylo Ren isn’t totally sure about it. And while he too wishes he had the power of a stick to fight off lasers, the most exciting shot for him was, predictably, the image of his grandfather at the end.
That is until he became convinced they had cast Hayden Christensen to wear that suit once more. Talk about the dangers of the Dark Side…
Forget a trailer reaction video; we’d eagerly re-watch the prequels if we could get Kylo Ren to do commentary over them.
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