Breaking down the “Hold On” TV spot for The Rise of Skywalker!

I’ve been trying to keep up with the various TV spots released for The Rise of Skywalker, but I haven’t yet gotten to the “Hold On” spot released on December 1.

There weren’t a ton of new shots in this TV spot, but there was one in particular that was great. You can take a look at this spot below:

Let’s dive in and break down the few new shots we got in this TV spot!

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We get a few brief new glimpses of the speeder chase on Pasaana, as we see a different angle of both speeders: the first with Poe, Finn, and C-3PO on it, and the second with Rey and Chewbacca. We also see the humorous, “They fly now?” exchange in this TV spot.

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Here’s another brief new angle of a shot, as we see Poe and Finn in the Star Destroyer, with Poe turning to look at something.

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This is the shot I was talking about earlier, and it’s great. Rey, Finn, and Poe are aboard this Star Destroyer, and they’re confronted by a couple of stormtroopers. You can see that Poe has his blaster ready in the background, but Rey approaches the troopers and waves her hand to use a Jedi mind trick, saying, “It’s ok that we’re here.” The stormtroopers respond, with one of them saying, “It’s ok that you’re here”, and the other saying, “It’s good.” In a great line, Poe leans in to Finn and asks, “Does she do that to us?”

That’s just tremendous humor. It’s well-placed and well-executed, and it makes perfect sense too. I love it.

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The last new shot that we get is simply a new angle of Kylo Ren’s TIE on Pasaana, approaching Rey for the sequence where she flips over the ship.

Check out my breakdowns of other footage released for The Rise of Skywalker:

Trailer #1 | D23 reel Trailer #2 | “End” TV spot | “Fate” TV spot | “Duel” TV spot “Celebrate” TV spot | “Adventure” TV spot | “Forever” TV spot


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