Some of the best things in film are the hilarious sub-cultures and results of those sub-cultures that surround them. One of my favorite creations from these film sub-cultures are the overwhelming amount of fan-films that result from them, more specifically humorous spoofs. Essentially a spoof is taking the points of a film and making fun of them, or taking the ordinary parts out of a film based in the land of extraordinary and focusing on those. I know it’s a lot of Star Wars recently, but I like it, and I just so happened to find a lot of it on Reddit recently, so here you go:
Not going to lie, I’ve watched this more than once… It’s 10 minutes long… Atleast 20 minutes of my life has been spent watching this, assuming I’ve only watched it twice. I find it oddly amusing, like it’s funny, but I don’t think to the extent to which I find it, but who cares?
Also, a short disclaimer, before you start Googling fan-films make sure you’re prepared for what you might see… Some of them are like awful… Like really bad, and some of them extend into the realm of soft-core pornography, so enter at your own risk I guess.
While spoofs are surely humorous and therefore entertaining for that reason, many have an underlying political or social message, often if made by a bigger entity, such as a corporation or activist group. Take the “TROOPS” spoof for example, while I’m not sure if the creators were deliberate in the fact that the fictitious Star Wars spin-off of Cops highlighted authority going beyond their power or using unnecessary force, the fact is it’s still there. Maybe I’m over analyzing here and it could be the fact that the Empire is known to be brutal, but I find it incredibly interesting that with the recent problems America has been having with this topic it happens to use that a plot point.
Also… the explanation of Uncle Owen’s and Aunt Beru’s deaths was top tier.