If the leak in this article has any validity then it sounds like TROS will be the third ST movie to continue with the soft reboot / remake in repeating and reusing many plot points and elements from the OT, in particular ROTJ for what this article talks about which is essentially ANOTHER Death Star but as a ship this time (still thats going on four! Or FIVE if you’re just talking about the use of “Death Star tech”) that can at the least take out whole continents or possibly even up to whole planets again as it reportedly has the same power level of the first DS.
Apparently it even has a trench in its design for what would be the third trench run now, though to be mimicking ROTJ they would need to fly into the ship in order to destroy it.
Well, if you really look at it, when you consider when the first Death Star was finished, it makes sense that that type of weapon can be scaled down and mounted on a ship. It makes a lot more sense than Starkiller base. Something tells me that that one is one of the pieces that came from Lucas. Just the sort of thing he would do.
But while we are talking about repeating elements, the PT had a fair share of repeating as well. It shared a lot of plot points with the OT. A lot.
And when you think about it, the hero of these films (Anakin, Luke, Rey) has yet to personally defeat the evil. Anakin did throw Palpatine over the railing, but during Luke’s time as hero. So Rey having a bigger part in Palpatine’s downfall would be an awesome way to round things out. And maybe we might see a redeemed Ben Solo live to see the end. Just hopeful guessing there.
And when it comes to graphs with Google, they are only as good as the data. If, as I am guessing, many people find the trailers via other means (such as the many social media venues) then they don’t need to use a search engine to find it. The fact that the views for the TROS teaser are at 75% of the views of TLJ indicates that people are finding the trailer other ways. So don’t take too much stock on one statistic. It might not be very accurate depending on the current links to things on the internet.
The trailers is only a small part of the article. The article mainly focusses on google search queries on movies, and how that correlates with box office results, a relationship that has been established with scientific methods. Now, you and others have argued people access information via other paths, but that isn’t relevant in light of the following:
Google Trends shows the relative popularity of a search query. In other words, relative popularity is the ratio of a query’s search volume to the sum of the search volumes of all possible queries.
In other words even if other social media venues take a significant share of the action, it wouldn’t affect the relative popularity of search queries, unless you believe only Star Wars fans seek out other paths, which doesn’t seem a very realistic premise. The fact is that a recent movie like Endgame showed a significant increase in interest on google trends compared to previous MCU entries, and subsequently became the financially most successful MCU release thusfar, highlights the validity of the relationship that has been established by the authors of the article.