Daft Punk do Star Wars for Adidas
June 4, 2010 7:36 PM   Subscribe

What do Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, David Beckham, Ian Brown, Daft Punk, & Star Wars have in common? Just ask Adidas. The Star Wars cantina scene is sacred cinema, but Adidas went ahead and remade it for their current World Cup ad campaign. The new cut seamlessly combines the original footage with new shots of our favorite electro-house droids, Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, David Beckham, Ian Brown and more. It appears that Daft Punk did not remix the original cantina music, though.
posted by Fizz (47 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Celebrate originality" indeed.
posted by MegoSteve at 7:40 PM on June 4, 2010 [11 favorites]


Clearly having Alec Guiness and Snoop Dogg together is the most brilliant mash-up ever.

Is it racist if we replaced Jar-Jar with Snoop Dogg in every scene of Epi. 1?
posted by Fizz at 7:42 PM on June 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'd replace Hayden Christensen with Snoop in a heartbeat.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 7:45 PM on June 4, 2010


I wanted to like it, but it depends entirely on your recognizing those celebrities, and does almost nothing in terms of writing or performance. I did like Snoop Dogg, but found the rest really boring.
posted by e.e. coli at 7:47 PM on June 4, 2010 [8 favorites]


I'm surprised George Lucas allowed his work to be tampered with. After all isn't he the one that's used to going back and rewriting his own work?
posted by Fizz at 7:48 PM on June 4, 2010


"Celebrate originality". Now that, Alanis, is ironic.
posted by mojohand at 7:49 PM on June 4, 2010 [5 favorites]


The Star Wars cantina scene is sacred cinema, but Adidas went ahead and remade it for their current World Cup ad campaign.

Nothing is sacred. That was better than the original and Snoop Dogg stole the scene.

Wonder what that cost to make? Probably more than the entire original film.
posted by three blind mice at 7:51 PM on June 4, 2010


Snoop, use the TSSSSSooofffff *snx* *snkks* WHOOOOF... force... And get some tacos, okay?

Yoda has cash. Aw he's out of it. Go into his pocket. And get some nachos too.
posted by Splunge at 7:52 PM on June 4, 2010


Worth it for Snoop wielding a lightsaber.
posted by signalnine at 7:53 PM on June 4, 2010 [8 favorites]


Whatever this is, I am never going to watch it.
posted by interrobang at 7:57 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Snoop's lines were definitely an improvement, and yeah, Snoop Dogg with a light saber works for me. Even the Greedo bit about Beckham playing for a Galaxy far, far away was a nice touch.
posted by Ghidorah at 7:57 PM on June 4, 2010


Mostly liked it, but I don't think Snoop gets a lightsaber. I know Jedi's and he's no Jedi.
posted by MrBobaFett at 7:58 PM on June 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I think it'd be LESS racist if we replaced Jar-Jar with Snoop Dogg in every scene of Episode 1, 2 and 3...

And they could replace Watto with Larry David...
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:00 PM on June 4, 2010 [4 favorites]


It's still better than the Prequels.
posted by Cyrano at 8:01 PM on June 4, 2010 [3 favorites]


I would pay to see a movie where Snoop Dogg is the most bad assed jedi in the galaxy.
posted by birdherder at 8:03 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Snoop Dogg part made up for the rest being kind of "eh." That part I enjoyed a lot. I'd watch the whole movie with him inserted into it, Kung Pow-style.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:09 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wanted to like it, but it depends entirely on your recognizing those celebrities

Definitely, because other than Snoop and Becks, I didn't know who most of them were.
posted by immlass at 8:28 PM on June 4, 2010


"Snoop Dogg" sounds exactly like one of Lucas' stupid Star Wars names.

If the Star Wars Christmas Special could happen in the 70s and the Prequels can happen in the 90s, George can damn well swallow his pride and restore the awesome cheesiness of Star Wars by casting Snoop in Episode VII.
posted by xthlc at 8:29 PM on June 4, 2010


I was really hoping they were all getting drunk together and making mashed potatoes with Martha Stewart.
posted by elizardbits at 8:31 PM on June 4, 2010


At some point in the last decade Snoop turned into an extremely creepy old man - like your friend's perverted uncle who got fired from the shoe store for holding preteen girls bare feet up against his crotch as he fitted them for new sneakers.
posted by item at 8:32 PM on June 4, 2010 [6 favorites]


Oh god that was awful. I was going to say something about desecrating the artistic integrity of Star Wars, but of course George Lucas has already done that for us so fuck it.

OTOH putting Daft Punk in the Star Wars Cantina, and then not having them do some sort of mix with the Cantina music? Huh?
posted by Nelson at 8:35 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]


There's no way Beckham shot first. Beckham doesn't shoot anything anymore.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:36 PM on June 4, 2010 [5 favorites]


I thought Snoop Dogg was the worst part of it.
posted by MsVader at 8:38 PM on June 4, 2010


agree, nothing's sacred, but this seemed kinda forced to me, like a cut and paste job.
posted by edgeways at 8:45 PM on June 4, 2010 [2 favorites]




I would pay to see a movie where Snoop Dogg is the most bad assed jedi in the galaxy.


Me too, as long as Lucas has nothing to do with it. He made Samuel L. Jackson boring.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 9:05 PM on June 4, 2010


Fizz: "Is it racist if we replaced Jar-Jar with Snoop Dogg in every scene of Epi. 1?"

Yousa people gonna die.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 9:11 PM on June 4, 2010 [9 favorites]


... like your friend's perverted uncle who got fired from the shoe store for holding preteen girls bare feet up against his crotch as he fitted them for new sneakers.

Uh, I'm not friends with that guy anymore.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:13 PM on June 4, 2010


Needs more Baldwin(s).
posted by mannequito at 9:39 PM on June 4, 2010


Mostly liked it, but I don't think Snoop gets a lightsaber. I know Jedi's and he's no Jedi.
posted by MrBobaFett


Eponyfantastic
posted by filthy light thief at 9:43 PM on June 4, 2010


Man, Noel Gallagher and Ian Brown got creepy-looking. Like their heads have grown too big for their hair or something.
posted by chococat at 10:27 PM on June 4, 2010


Okay, yes, okay. This is not really a great ad. But I think we can all agree that the shoes are, in fact, fucking rad.

Anyway, I think so.
posted by tracert at 10:45 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


OMG why did no-one tell me about those shoes when I could still buy a pair!?!
posted by inparticularity at 11:00 PM on June 4, 2010


Snoop Dogg shot first.
posted by fuq at 11:36 PM on June 4, 2010


Have to disagree with anyone saying it's an improvement over the original. It's a classic scene from Star Wars with some cool dialogue that doesn't appear here...

"I have the death sentence on twelve systems."
"I'll be careful."
"You'll be dead."

I have no problem with them tampering with the scene. George Lucas already ruined this very scene by making Greedo shoot first in the special edition, but actually Lucas has a decent track record of letting people use the ip for comic purposes.

This was fun, but didn't subvert the original enough for my liking. Snoop living up to the worst hip hop stereotypes was positively toe curling -- his bravado would have been perfectly acceptable if Obi-Wan then got him out of the jam.

I enjoyed Beckhans Han Solo-esque turn but wasn't entirely satisfied with Greedo's demise.

Best moment:
"You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?!"
*Daft Punk* turn bemused to each other.

A bit of fun, though.
posted by nthdegx at 12:34 AM on June 5, 2010


that was awful.
the shoes are alright...
except the yodas. man, those are some fugly footwear.
posted by lapolla at 12:45 AM on June 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I wish Daft Punk would stop appearing in things like this and go on tour already.
posted by Sutekh at 1:05 AM on June 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


celebrate originality how?
posted by ouke at 2:59 AM on June 5, 2010


I suppose the "celebrate originality" was supposed to refer to Star Wars?

As is, Snoop Dog was the only person I visually recognized (I didn't even quite recognize Beckham with the facial hair), so it basically boiled down to "Hey, there's a bunch of anonymous people inserted into the cantina scene with Snoop Dog for some kind of comic effect." Taken as merely that, it was vaguely entertaining, but I'll celebrate the original version any day over it.
posted by Atreides at 6:10 AM on June 5, 2010


Jay Baruchel shoots first.
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking at 7:09 AM on June 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ian Brown seems to fit right in ... but clearly it's missing Bez and Shaun Ryder, I imagine back in the day every Saturday night for them was the Mos Eisley Cantina.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:43 AM on June 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


What I saw: Snoop Dogg smokes a bowl, starts flipping channels, lands on Star Wars, then falls asleep. The resulting dream inspires a commercial.
posted by chrisamiller at 8:49 AM on June 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


No. No. No. No. Just ... no. No. Negatory. Fuck off. Nuh-uh. NO.
posted by WCityMike at 10:23 AM on June 5, 2010


Finally, I now have no regrets about selling off my entire - and vast - Star Wars collection in 1996.

Cheers George!
posted by specialbrew at 10:33 AM on June 5, 2010


I had higher expectations of the ad, it was pretty poorly executed. I get that it wasn't for a N. American audience - its for those European cats who are going to recognize these guys (at least they kept with ol' George's theme of worken' with mostly dudes) but it just doesn't work.

Now the shoes tracert linked matched my expectations exactly however- just awful. I checked ebay - I was surprised to find they weren't terribly overpriced,
posted by zenon at 12:14 PM on June 5, 2010


Seeing this made me imagine a different Star Wars cantina scene where Greedo takes blaster fire from every random alien in the cantina, culminating in a bit where they start lining up to shoot him, Airplane! style.
posted by furiousthought at 12:52 PM on June 5, 2010


Anything that gets all the whiney dorks all worked up again is good by me. And Snoop with a fookin' lightsaber.
posted by i_cola at 1:24 PM on June 5, 2010


signalnine: "Worth it for Snoop wielding a lightsaber."

"Creep with me as I crawl through the hood,
Maniac, lunatic, call 'em Snoop Eastwood"
posted by bwg at 7:02 AM on June 6, 2010


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