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R2-D2’s beeps and sounds have been the topic of much discussion amongst Star Wars fans. What did the droid mean with his utterances? Was he just passively joining in the conversation? Or was he responding like a petulant child? Well, one Star Wars fan has created a video guessing what R2-D2 was actually saying to Anakin Skywaler, Padme Amidala, Luke Skywalker, and C3PO. And it’s downright hilarious.
Kudos to YouTube stalwart My Insane Reality for creating such a terrific video, which suggests that R2-D2 has a much sharper wit, and quite a bit of rage, programmed into him than we first thought. There was obviously an awful lot of Star Wars footage for My Insane Reality to choose from while creating this video. And he did a sterling job picking bits that were ripe for comedy. Starting off with Hayden Christensen’s Anakin Skywalker vaguely asking R2 to lock onto one of the myriad of ships in front of him, which then provokes R2-D2 to shout at his master for more clarity.
Skipping ahead to Star Wars: A New Hope (or backwards depending on how you look at it) we then see R2-D2 being bossed around by Anakin’s son, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). This time R2 has had enough though, which sees him respond to with Luke with:
Awesome stuff. But R2-D2 wasn’t just there to shout down his masters when they asked him to work miracles in his ship. In fact, if C3PO had just listened to the diminutive droid in Revenge Of The Sith then Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Padme (Natalie Portman) might have been able to talk some sense into the increasingly erratic Anakin.
The above clip is yet further proof of how glorious the internet can be sometimes. In fact, hopefully, it will inspire Rian Johnson and Colin Trevorrow to follow suit and have all of R2-D2’s utterances subtitled in Episode 8 and Episode 9, respectively. Or, they should just bite the bullet and give him an entire comedic spin-off. Not doing so just seems like a huge waste now.