Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it)

15.01.2009 Fun Misc #StarWars

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Es klingt unglaublich, aber ich kenne Menschen, die Star Wars noch nicht gesehen haben. Ich stehe dann immer ohne Wort vor diesen Leuten, fuchtel mit den Händen in der Luft herum und fasse es nicht, presse allerhöchstens ein „Aber... das geht doch gar nicht!“ heraus und... nun ja. Unfassbar, aber es gibt solche Menschen.

Was ich aber auch nicht wusste, ist, wie unfassbar lustig es ist, wenn sie die Geschichte nacherzählen, von der sie natülich das ein oder andere Stück mitbekommen haben. There's this new bad guy in town... and he's Darth Vader! Chewbacca ist ein mutierter Ewok. ZOMG!

Das StarWars-Blog hat ein Interview mit dem Macher des Videos.

What made you decide to record your friend Amanda about her ideas of what happened in the Star Wars trilogy and then illustrate it in video form?
Amanda seemed very confident in her knowledge of the Star Wars saga despite never having watched any of the Star Wars films. That was the first good sign. When we sat down to watch them, she started telling me what she thought the plots were going to be, so I told her to hold steady while I went to get my voice recorder. Aside from watching the original trilogy in a single sitting, that was the best decision I made all day.

What was the funniest part of the retold story for you?
The bit where she thought that Chewbacca was a mutated Ewok is the highlight for me. It’s the farthest thing from accurate in the whole video, and it implies that she’s given the subject some real thought. Like she had seen pictures of both and added them up together in her own mind and created this backstory of Chewbacca being ostracized from his own race and then guilted into helping the Ewoks. That’s just good drama.

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