What are you doing for the next 2 hours, 22 minutes and 29 seconds? Fancy watching every single Stars Wars film at the exact same time? Not one after another like a sane individual, but layered over the top of each other so they become a mangled mess - not that Phantom Menace needed any help in that regard. Boom. Take that Lucas. If so, then you’re in luck, because one nifty YouTube user has combined every instalment of the franchise, and it’s oddly hypnotic.
Sorry, did I say oddly hypnotic? I meant, it’s likely to make your eyeballs bleed. Kudos to YouTube user Maurcs for layering Star Wars: A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith though. I mean, ultimately, it was a completely pointless exercise, but at least he was the one that got to do it.
Actually, it wasn’t completely futile. Hearing John Williams’ music blast out in such a unique way is genuinely thrilling. Especially because hearing all six themes sync up in that fashion actually gives the score a dreamlike quality that I found to be quite enchanting.
After that though the entire debacle simply turns into a convoluted mess. But since most of us have now seen each of these Star Wars films dozens of times that doesn’t really matter. Because this is the latest, and most unique way yet to watch the franchise. And it means that you get to do so in a fraction of the normal time too.
Also, The Verge was able to screen-grab the most illuminating moments when the six Star Wars films intertwined together. In fact, you could easily see these poetic images on a t-shirt. I mean, how can you not instantly be in love with this mash-up of Han Solo, Princess Leia, and a Stormtrooper?
A bit too obvious for your taste? Well, then this collage of battle sequences from the culmination of each of the sci-fi epics should do just the trick.
Of course, Maurcs work isn’t done yet. The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18 means that he’ll soon have another adventure to add to the fray. And that should be his masterpiece. Until Episode VIII and Rogue One are released that is.
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