It's English Jim, but not as anyone knows it
December 26, 2013 6:58 AM   Subscribe

Strewth! It's bloody Christmas? Stone the flamin' crows, why would you be a Darth Drongo and watch The Star Wars Holiday Special when you can crack a coldie and watch the 30-minute fan filmStar Wars Down Under? (Trailer) (Website)

Bonus: Today Tonight "news" story on this Queensland production.
posted by Mezentian (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
I can't watch 30 minutes of it. I skipped through and watched segments, I admit. I'm sorry, it was shittier than the latest Hobbit movie. Stroin Star Wars sucks, moit! Thanks for sharing, though. The production values were pretty good.
posted by h00py at 8:28 AM on December 26, 2013


Huh, I thought it was awesome, much better than the last 3 SW films.
posted by stbalbach at 9:14 AM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


I watched the entire thing, but since I apparently don't understand Australian English at all, I spent most of the time just being awed that a bunch of fanboys pulled off that kind of effects quality on their home computers for a lark. I was almost afraid to read the FAQ and have my impressed-ness spoiled by finding out they were actually all movie effects people, but no, apparently it was all consumer-grade software except for the mo-cap suit they borrowed from a buddy.

Well done, strange unintelligible foreign-speaking fanboys; well done.
posted by sldownard at 9:35 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


You have to watch with captions turned on, that's half the fun, they are well done.
posted by stbalbach at 9:46 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


May the Fosters be with you.
posted by Caskeum at 10:28 AM on December 26, 2013


I thought the gags and accents were less funny that the OP, but yeah, those are very good FX for a fan film, like, someone's going to get a job somewhere from this kinda good.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:17 AM on December 26, 2013


The Ned Kelly armor is too funny.
posted by putzface_dickman at 12:44 PM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


The dialect is amazing.
Nobody in Australia speaks like this anymore, if they ever did, but it's note perfect cliche after cliche.
posted by Mezentian at 2:39 PM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


"So whaddya reckon?"

"Ah, yeah."

This is bonza. I'm sitting here grinning like a rat with a gold tooth. Cheers, ya mongrel.
posted by um at 5:05 PM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is every flavour of awesome.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:40 PM on December 26, 2013


They even had bloody snags on the robo-barbie. Too right!
posted by qwip at 7:12 PM on December 26, 2013


The trailer was enough for me. I also marveled at the amazing FX - and wished it had been put to better use. I mean, seriously, that one joke wears pretty thin pretty quick.
posted by crossoverman at 8:47 PM on December 26, 2013


Then you missed the Power Droid (or Gonk, if you prefer) eskies.
posted by Mezentian at 8:51 PM on December 26, 2013


I am unhappy because someone took something I loved and shat on it.

:(
posted by George Lucas at 11:24 PM on December 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Nine miles from Gundagai.
posted by Joe in Australia at 12:18 AM on December 27, 2013


I am unhappy because someone took something I loved and shat on it.

Fortunately, you hit back by favouriting your own post — the Force is strong in this one!
posted by Wolof at 12:30 AM on December 27, 2013


The paint job on the ute-speeder makes it for me.
posted by pompomtom at 1:34 AM on December 27, 2013


Wow, talk about cultural cringe. One flamin' 30 minute long joke, which was already done to death in the 80s. Strewth!

But yeah, the effects are very good for amateurs.
posted by Diag at 11:57 PM on December 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


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