The Star Wars saga has been around long enough that there are entertainment professionals who were fans of the saga when it was still in theaters. To celebrate the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a rather industrious media source collected clips of said professionals re-enacting the moments that have stuck with them through the years. Watch and laugh below:
MTV International must have been working at collating clips for this video over the course of a couple of months, as you'll see that this clip reel comes from junkets far and wide on the spectrum of 2015's release schedule. That said, the star power is strong with this cavalcade of stars experimenting with accents and sound effects to recall the galaxy far, far away from their childhoods.
Of course, what would a Star Wars fan reel be without the classic bits of character dialogue? It'd be boring, especially considering the moment that would-be Obi-Wan Kenobi's Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy trade off their impressions would be enough for us to recommend this video. Not to mention, the absolutely captivating Natalie Dormer got the chance to show off her fandom chops, proving she could make a hell of a Princess Leia. Of course, that's provided her worshipfulness, Carrie Fisher herself, granted her royal approval for whatever scenario that would allow it to come to pass. But the moment that kicked the video into hyperdrive was when the Chewbacca impressions came into play, as everyone from Benicio Del Toro to Seth Rogen got a little hairy with their rendition of the character.
The scene stealing moment of that segment, as well as the entire video, was when The Hunger Games co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson all try to do their best Wookie impressions. While Liam and Josh have no problem, Jennifer stumbles a little bit, before managing to rebound with a decent Lightsaber impression. Also, if there's anything positive to have come out of Hemsworth's role in the thankless job of a film Paranoia, it's the fact that he's obviously hung around Harrison Ford enough to do a fair impression of his voice. Folks, we might have a young Han Solo in our midst; and considering how many people they tested for the role, we wouldn't be surprised if he was screen tested.
But what about the Dark Side of the Force? Well, they were represented by the Crimson Peak twosome of Tom Hiddleston and Guillermo del Toro, who represented Darth Vader and presumably The Emperor, respectively. Between Hiddleston's gleeful Vader breath and del Toro's smile while replicating Ian McDiarmid's gravelly voiced baddie, you can see that this video is made up of true Star Wars fans who are working in the movie industry today. This isn't a random video of celebrities asked to make funny noises and embarrass themselves, this is a call to the fans to embrace their fandom on the eve of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And yes, considering how long we've been waiting for this film, this whole year's wait can be considered "the eve" of the film's release.
However, if you're a purist, tomorrow night is the true "eve" of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as it will be in theaters as early as Thursday night.