– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever since J.J. Abrams first used the Beastie Boys song “Sabotage” in one of the early scene in the Star Trek reboot. The song was once again used in the acclaimed, yet under-watched, Star Trek Beyond, which capitalized on the fast-paced energy of the song to showcase the big action set-pieces.

Ever since then, it’s been customary to set trailers to the song. A year or so ago, Rogue One was set to that very song, and more recently, someone took the footage from the recently-released teasers for Solo: A Star Wars Story and threw sabotage over it.

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I’m a bit torn on this. While I’d say the visuals are synced to Solo much better than they were for the Rouge One version, one weakness is the lack of ambient sound. One key distinction between a trailer and a standard music video are the sound effects, and in attempts to shut out the music from the original teaser, those hard-hitting, harsh sound effects are loss, and with it goes an extra dose of impact.

Still, it’s a solid attempt, and I’d like to see a foley mastermind add in the necessary sound effects and re-release.

The official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story is below:

“Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.”

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.