The internet has become a well-known source for taking something familiar, and making it even better through creative editing. For example, take the trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Those trailers on their own are pretty impressive, and have sold a film we're already looking forward to in such a manner that the wait is just that much harder. Now imagine if footage from the two trailers, as well as the Star Wars Celebration sizzle reel, was cut together and set to the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage." You'd get something very much like the video we're about to show you below.
If you thought Rogue One looked great in its original form, your mind was probably blown by what you saw above. If so, you can thank Matthew Longua, a YouTuber who edited together this piece of internet gold. Sure, watching the action of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in its pure form is still exhilarating. It's hard to make a dull trailer for a film with exploding Imperial shuttles and AT-AT prototypes getting wrecked by a rocket launcher, so that's no daring feat. But to re-score said trailer with a song that has been used not once, but twice in the Star Trek universe, and to have that trailer still kick all sorts of ass without looking silly? That's a gold medal accomplishment right there.
The rebellious nature of Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso and her compatriots just fits the hard driving beat of this modern classic of a song. What's better still, the song fits in with the trailer's interesting choice of wailing sound effects, as you can hear the infamous siren-like noise mixing in almost seamlessly with the sweet guitar riffs from "Sabotage's" arsenal. Though, to be fair, we can't forget the fact that Star Trek's 2009 reboot has somewhat inspired this choice, as not only did the 2009 relaunch use that exact tune for one of its pivotal moments, but this year's Star Trek Beyond had the mother of all callbacks when it recycled said tune for one of its action set-pieces.
While we obviously couldn't find the latter example anywhere on the internet, we can show you the former, which as been included below.
So while most people will tell you that Celine Dion makes "every scene better," and will provide numerous examples to prove that point, you can confidently show them this video and say, "Sure. In a universe where the Beastie Boys don't exist." Let's hope that "Sabotage" gets the Celine A Scene treatment in the coming weeks, as this is a trend we could most definitely get behind.
In the meantime, we'll just rock out to this video, and count the days until Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th. We know that "Sabotage" won't be included in the film's official soundtrack, but if there's any sort of way Gareth Edwards and company could sneak it into the film's musical score, we'd be over the moon!