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Since the Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer debuted online, the diehard fans have been dissecting every frame for any shred of new information pertaining to J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated installment. Everyone else on the internet, on the other hand, is making hilarious parodies, and the latest comes from a bunch of YouTubers who have given the preview the Be Kind, Rewind treatment with a sweded version.
Referring to themselves as "just some guys making funny videos and short films in Fresno, California," the Dumb Drum-ers recreated the Star Wars: Episode 7 trailer shot for shot, but in extremely low quality. Instead of John Boyega’s armor, there’s some football gear. Instead of the other Stormtroopers, there’s a bunch of guys dressed in cardboard, Minecraft-looking get-ups. And instead of that three-pronged Sith lightsaber, there’s a 3D-printed one from some place called LeFab Shop.
The best part of this video, however, has to be the sound effects and music replacing John Williams’ new film score. It makes us cringe to hear them fail miserably at singing the Star Wars theme while a fake Millennium Falcon grapples with a pair of Tie Fighters. One thing is for sure: Dumb Drum should not become an a capella group.
If you need to see how this fan-made spoof compares to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, watch the original below:
Hopefully J.J. Abrams doesn’t take this personally. His was the most-watched trailer of the entire year! How could it not be spoofed? Plus, we’re sure that all of this was done with much love. It takes a lot of time and effort to create a parody video, especially a poor man’s version. This one looks like it took a lot of manpower and resources -- and lots of cardboard.
We still have a long ways to go before we actually see Star Wars: The Force Awakens in theaters on December 18, 2015. The first 80-second-long teaser was a good start, but these parodies are helping make the time pass by with less soul-crunching agony. Seriously, we're going absolutely bonkers over here. Whether it's the ever-so small reveal that John Boyega's playing a character named Finn and he's on the run, or the fact that the hooded figure in the trailer is called Kylo Ren, we're taking any and all info we can at this point.
Now, please let us get back to repeating the name Captain Phasma in the hopes that something will click in our heads.