Watch ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Redone With Emojis

     May 2, 2016


Much as the planet Jakku is littered with the remains of battleships, so too is the Internet when it comes to fan-made recreations and spoofs of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today brings another such video, though this is one hails from The Mouse House and it comes with plenty of emojis.

You’ve seen the likes of Rey, Finn, and BB-8 transformed into emojis in celebration of the film, but here they’re given new life as the war for the galaxy plays out with these cutesy figures on the battlefield of an iPhone screen. It begins with an appropriately text-messaged opening title sequence and proceeds to the meeting of BB-8 and Rey, Finn and Rey on the run from Kylo Ren’s forces into the arms of Han Solo, the drama in Maz Kanata’s Cantina-esque establishment, and more.

The most creative moments came with the firing of the First Order’s not-so-secret weapon (which played out as a lot of bomb emojis), the GIF of FN-2199 (the Stormtrooper that make meme history by shouting “traitor!”), and the mental interrogation of Kylo Ren (which included a Force match over the iPhone’s setting gage). It all ends with a wonderful segment of emoji John Williams conducting an orchestra of emoji Stormtroopers.

Watch the video below:

Fans will be getting the first of the Star Wars anthology films this year with Rogue One, and Rian Johnson is currently in the midst of production on Star Wars: Episode 8 with returning cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, and more — plus some new faces like Benicio Del Toro and Laura Dern. One can only hope that this means we’ll be seeing more emoji adventures…not including the emoji movie.

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