With Star Wars: The Force Awakens drawing ever closer, Star Wars fans and even casual viewers are taking the opportunity to get up to speed by revisiting the original films. Going back to the initial 1977-1983 trilogy of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi makes the most sense; after all, the new film follows that series in the chronology. Some brave souls are even re-watching the much reviled prequel trilogy of 1999-2005’s The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith. (Is there hazard pay for that?) But good gravy, not everyone has that kind of time to burn – what if you only had time to watch one movie? WHAT THEN?
Luckily, YouTube user Michael McNulty has got you covered. In the mash-up video (oh, excuse me, “art installation,” as it’s called by the copyright-savvy uploader) “All 6 Star Wars HD,” he splits the screen into six parts and runs all six films to date, simultaneously, at full volume. Sure, you can’t make out a word of dialogue, the music cues smash up against each other like cars in a Cannonball Run movie (the opening themes immediately fall out of sync with each other, making it sound like a marching band that’s spread out across three football fields), and the whole thing will give you a crushing headache in about a second and a half, but in 142 minutes, you’ll have watched every Star Wars movie so far. You’re welcome.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out Friday. Sure hope it does okay against Sisters !