star wars trailer supercut

Star Wars fans are special breed. Their skin may be tough, thickened by years of prequel abuse, but their cores remain as hopeful as ever. Everyone knows that the last three (maybe even last four, depending on who you ask) movies in the series were no good, and yet here we are. We’re two months out from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and you’ve never seen a fanbase more ready to love a movie they haven’t seen. We’re an awfully optimistic bunch considering the scars we still bear from 1999.

So yeah, Star Wars fans are the kind of people who take all three of the trailers for The Force Awakens and edit them into one epic four-minute preview that utilizes every frame of footage we have seen so far. Star Wars fans are also the kind of people who watch and enjoy this kind of thing, so you know what to do. This is one of the more impressive fan supercuts you’re going to encounter.

Watch the Star Wars trailer supercut after the jump.

Created by Science Vs. Cinema, this fan-edit takes the year-old teaser, the trailer from Star Wars Celebration, and the trailer released this week and finds an elegant way to blend them together. They aren’t simply laid side-by-side. Rather, the footage is intelligently spliced together, with key moments from one trailer playing into minor moments from another and vice versa. It’s good, satisfying stuff that helps paint a bigger picture of the whole movie. Plus, it’s easily the most efficient way to watch all of the footage released so far in one easy stop.

This is not the first time a fan has repurposed footage from a trailer for The Force Awakens for a personal project. Remember how someone took the original teaser and imagined what it would look like if George Lucas transformed it into one of his infamous “special editions”? It’s been 10 months and this video is still funny and biting and totally on-point.

And while we’re on the subject of snarky fan creations from people who obviously love Star Wars but are well aware that the hands that control major movie franchises don’t always have the best intentions in mind, here’s a video that imagines Disney taking an awfully heavy hand with the series:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens on December 18, 2015. Let’s hope it’s as good as those trailers. Don’t tell us we wasted our time picking them apart shot by shot.

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