Watch: Star Wars Goes Gritty in True Detective-Style Opening Sequence

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 10:09AM
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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 - 10:09AM
Watch: Star Wars Goes Gritty in True Detective-Style Opening Sequence
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hopefully get back to the sense of fun in the original series, but if you were wondering what Star Wars would look like as a dark, self-serious HBO drama, it would probably look something like this:



It has all the hallmarks of a brooding True Detective-type show: the awkward close-ups, the landscapes that are seemingly mashed up together at random, the token female character who is promptly objectified. The only part of Star Wars that Youtuber Star Wars Minute can't quite make work is the Cantina scene: those aliens are just too silly to be on a "prestige" show like True Detective.



I think the funniest part of the video, however, was Hayden Christensen's "dark," "brooding" faces as Anakin Skywalker. I haven't seen the new season of True Detective yet, but by all accounts it was a dour disappointment, much like the prequels, and Christensen probably would have fit right in.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will hopefully look nothing like True Detective, comes out on December 18.
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