Sunday, July 6, 2014

Star Wars Uncut: Director's Cut (2012)

IMDb plot summary: In 2009, Casey Pugh asked thousands of Internet users to remake "Star Wars: A New Hope" into a fan film, 15 seconds at a time. Contributors were allowed to recreate scenes from Star Wars however they wanted. Within just a few months SWU grew into a wild success. The creativity that poured into the project was unimaginable.
Directed by Casey Pugh.

This movie was... much more work to watch than I expected. While some of the segments were creative and fun, a lot more of them were just uninteresting recreations of the scene with no props or costumes. Fortunately, each segment only lasted a few seconds, so on lame segments it was easy to wait until the next one and hope I'd like it better.

Where the movie did finally succeed, though, was in the recreation of the attack on the Death Star. Something about watching so many Star Wars fans working together to fight the same cinematic battle felt... fun and exciting, kind of like being at a fan convention. By the time it finally finished, I was enjoying myself, but I feel no need to ever go back and rewatch it when I can just watch A New Hope instead.

2.5 stars.

Flickchart: #1168 out of 2163, below The Deer Hunter and above The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.

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