If you’re a fan of Empire Strikes Back, and let’s be honest here if you’re any kind of decent human being then you should be, then you’ll lap this up.
In this lost documentary, that’s been pieced together by a fan from various clips, we go behind the scenes of the best Star Wars movie ever.
This may come as a surprise to some people, but on the internet folks like to argue. Yep, it’s true. I know, shocking isn’t it, it’s hard to believe that anyone can disagree. But they can.
And so icons of Star Trek and Star Wars recently took to the internet arguing that their franchise reigned supreme. When things got personal, George Takei–the only actor who has worked in both–stepped in to broker the peace by identifying a mutual threat.
How you doing for time? Got a spare 40 minutes? Of course you have, what else do you have to do? Work? Pah! That can wait.
Instead watch this fan film tribute to Star Wars, with tip-top special effects and a cast that doesn’t feature Jar Jar Binks, it’s like the prequel we always wanted.
Star Wars comes out on blue-ray to make sure George Lucas doesn’t go longer than about two years before making some money off some films he made over 30 years ago.
And, just to make sure you don’t feel like you’re getting completely ripped off, he’s added some deleted scenes. They mainly feature Darth Vader saying “no” a lot.
We’ve all seen the space saga that helped kickstart the summer blockbuster phenomenon, we all know who’s in it; some droids, some darkside, a little bit of Force, and talking aliens, lots of. But it never sounded as much fun as when it’s retold by this guy’s friend Amanda. She’s amazing.
In her epic retelling Chewie becomes a deformed Ewok, in a plot that involves counsellor puppet masters, farmers, people getting killed, bar planets, brown muppets and big robots and stuff. She’s so close, but also so far, far away.
Less Darth Vadar, more Darth Gaydar as the mincing Carry On legend becomes the voice of the the leader of the dark side.
Obviously he doesn’t come across as quite so threatening, but it does mean he’ll be able to say things like “Oh, be-haaayyy-ve” and throw in innuendos about purple lightsabers at every opportunity.
Lego and Star Wars were both synonymous with my childhood. But never intertwined. As the brand grew and grew, Lego started to capture more and more cultural relevance. It doesn’t look the same, and videos like this just serve to feed the hopes of children who stick the little bits of plastic together in the hope they’ll be as exciting as they dream. They never are.
And Jar Jar Binks? He has to be the worst character of all time. I wish Darth Vader would erase him off the face of the cosmos forever. This nifty little clip does well at re-creating some of the best bits from Star Wars, but Jar Jar Binks? Really? He should never be the protagonist of anything. Except his own obituary.
Ok, so the new Star Wars films were no where near as good as the original ones. I know that, you know that, and George Lucas – if you gave him a few glasses of wine – would admit that as well. Despite them not being as legendary, there’s something all Star Wars films have in common. There are a lot of characters, and they can get fairly complicated what with all those planet names and politics.
This is a novel way to keep things informative, fun, and fresh. By integrating a choral Queen classic with the well-known franchise you have a decidedly high-pitched re-cap of the recent films. And what’s more, you can listen to this, and get straight to watching episodes 4-6 and enjoy some real quality films.
If only all major conflict could be reduced to jerky images and a tinny piano soundtrack. Maybe if the battle between the Taliban and Western armed forces was turned into a silent movie with still frames of dialogue saying ‘Where is Osama!’ and ‘But – what’s this? There AREN’T any nuclear weapons?’ everyone might have a good old chuckle and get on a plane, come home and be done with it.
Maybe it wouldn’t work, maybe it would. Anyway – this sure does. It turns an ace old classic – Star Wars – and makes something new and ace in a totally different way. Of course, I wouldn’t change George Lucas’ masterpiece for the world, but this editing ain’t half entertaining. Enjoy.