So the Resistance trailer came out recently and as the fandom all seem to be having their say I thought I’d weigh in too.
The Art Style
I honestly don’t see what the fuss is about with the art style. It looks cartoonish because…it’s a cartoon. I actually think the style is ok, the characters look like people and the ships in particular are nicely detailed. Nothing felt massively jarring to me at all.
The only thing that put me off was this moment. I didn’t mind the astromech hitting Kaz, it’s just the look on his face is a bit over the top. But I can forgive a few childish moments in a show meant for children.
I quite like the main character. A few people have picked up on him wearing the New Republic emblem so it looks like we might be seeing the very early days of the Resistance. Then again the Resistance was well established before Poe joined so maybe it’s more about Kaz transitioning from NR to Resistance. Either way he’s eager to prove himself and has a lot to learn, which is fruitful ground for a kids show.
As I said the fighters look great. Kaz’s X-Wing/Headhunter looking thing is a nice touch of familiar but different. We get a look at some of the other racing ships and some new First Order fighters so looks like there’ll be enough cool designs to keep me happy. I like the design and setting of the Colossus refueling station too.
I like that there’s a colourful mix of aliens with at least one alien (a Nikto I think) seeming like a main character. I spotted a Rodian a Gotal and a few other species that look familiar but I can’t remember their names.
We also see what I’m pretty sure is a Gilliand (the female equivalent to Unkar Plutt’s all male Crolute species).
This trailer gives hardly anything away so it’s hard to tell what the plot will be. I think it will be an interesting departure from the open war setting of both Clone Wars and Rebels to a setting of outward peace with war bubbling under the surface.
All in all I’m looking forward to it!