November! And Star Wars Shortened.

It’s November! After we’ve all recovered from the Halloween induced sugar coma, it’s time to start thinking about Turkeys, pumpkin pies, finishing up those final term papers, finishing up those grad school apps, studying for the GRE, and maybe squeezing in some time in-between to work on my Nanowrimo novel (National novel writing month). But most importantly November means: Star Wars!
What? You’re not following that logic you say? Well, if you’ll recall, I did post about this November/Thanksgiving connection with Star Wars a couple years ago. It is an unwritten tradition in my family to watch at least one Star Wars movie at Thanksgiving. (The other holiday where this tends to happen is Memorial Day, near the anniversary of when the original trilogy came out).
So to get into the Star Wars-y mood, I stumbled across these brilliant videos: Star Wars Shortened. Three guys act out in abridged form all six movies within 20 minutes. And the results are very clever and hilarious. I especially like how they express Episode II: Attack of the Clones, through song. It being possibly the worst of the Star Wars prequels, that is all it needed. The lightheartedness mixed with the solemn with which they handle their version of these films is phenomenal and a must watch.



  1. Brooke said:

    I've only watched one of the videos, but wow, it was funny. Especially since the prequals were so ridiculous, these make it more so ^_^

  2. I know! So clever. I love how they also incorporate the seriousness of Anakin turning to the dark side. Since Revenge of the Sith was the only really good prequel, they paid perfect tribute to it while still retaining the lightheartedness of parody. Favorite line: "This is my padawan, Obi Wan Kenobi, and I am Liam Neesan."And also: "You're just a padawan, and I am Obi Wan, I'm a Jedi and I mean business. In the first three movies I'm Ewan McGregor and then I turn into Sir Alec Guinness."

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