The very first Star Wars film was released 38 years ago but it remains an icon and a game-changer in the film industry until now. Its force remains strong, in fact, that fans felt it deserved the Honest Trailers treatment.
Honest Trailers is a series of videos produced by YouTube Channel Screen Junkies. Screen Junkies describe these videos as, “Trailers that tell you the TRUTH about your favourite movies and TV shows…. These are the hilarious trailers the producers don’t want you to see…” They usually remake trailers for current popular shows and movies. With “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” getting treated to an honest trailer, just goes to show how popular the film is until now – after all, it did spawn six more movies plus countless TV shows, books, and comic books.
The trailer runs for a long-ish 5:49 minutes and starts off with the usual screenshots of requests from Honest Trailers followers. Then it calls George Lucas as the “masterful director who just couldn’t well leave enough alone.” It dives into introducing the film as the “special effects blockbuster” that launched an assembly line of other special effects films and action figures. And it insisted on calling it “The First One” and not “A New Hope.”
So in the first 30 seconds alone, the trailer has already pointed out the biggest frustration most die-hard fans have about the franchise. Most felt it would have been best for the epic space opera to have stopped with the “original” trilogy. But no, Lucas just HAD to have a prequel, too. And now, a new sequel trilogy is forthcoming with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (but with the hype, fans are starting to warm up to the new movie).
But don’t just stop with the first 30 seconds. Move on to the rest of the trailer and be amused with how Screen Junkies picked on almost everything in the film – from the characters, to Darth Vader’s original voice, to it spilling into the newer trilogies.
Then after watching the trailer, we all go back to anticipating the next installment in the Star Wars saga. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” rolls out to theatres on Dec. 18.
Photo Source: Official Star Wars website