A long time ago, in a theater not so far away from Los Angeles, Topher Grace invited a handful of film geeks to take a look at his 85-minute re-cut of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The film basically cut out most of the unnecessary fluff, which meant they saw very little from The Phantom Menace, and other useless exposition from The Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith. While that re-cut would never see the light of day, many who did see it praised Grace’s skills as an editor for condensing an entire trilogy into one easier sitting.
But he was not done with Star Wars, not by a long shot. Grace, who can be seen in BlacKkKlansman, has released a five-minute fan trailer which celebrates the film series. Teaming up with Jeff Yorkes, the two put together a piece that encapsulates everything that we have seen from the Star Wars cinematic universe. Check out the video below.
Honestly, if I hadn’t seen any of the Star Wars films and someone showed me this trailer, I’d be intrigued and asking myself why I haven’t done so already. It’s amazing how the two were able to stitch together the films from the original trilogy, the prequels, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, and even Rogue One and Solo into this, to show us the galaxies of adventure that await everyone.
And it’s pretty clear that this comes from a place of love. Looking at how the voice-over work cues trigger certain emotions and lead up to the next scene, it’s pretty incredible that all these stories are connected by one source: Skywalker.
So what do you think of the trailer?