Swords, (Light) Sabres and (Special Effects) Sorcery.

I loved Star Wars. Not that Jar Jar Binks crap of a few years ago. The ORIGINAL Star Wars. Now THAT was a movie. And if you peel back the trappings of technology, you’ll find the original Star Wars owes a lot more to High Noon and The Magnificent Seven than it does to Forbidden Planet and Mars Attacks!. Yep. Star Wars is, at it’s heart, a Western, set in space. I’m also a big fan of The Princess Bride. I’ve always thought that sword fights were a more elegant alternative to gunplay. So when some genius did a mash-up between the swordplay of The Princess Bride and the light sabres of Star Wars…well lets just say they had me at “My name is Inigo Montoya. You keeled my father. Prepare to die.”

And since a certain Editor-in-Chief is adamant that my posts actually feature guns instead of mention them tangentially, here’s a link to the classic Star Wars parody of the TV show COPS:

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  1. avatar James Montgomery says:

    I don’t think words can describe the genius of this guy’s idea. Brilliant.

  2. Unfortunately, blocked in my country by MGM. Copyrights at work.

  3. avatar Robert Farago says:

    This is not the post I’m looking for.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    “[T]hey had me at “My name is Inigo Montoya. You keeled my father. Prepare to die.”

    Inigo had me at “hello.”

  5. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    Star Wars was a great movie with limited technology. This new high tech crap doesn’t even come close.

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