Much like LEGO bricks, Minecraft can be used to recreate settings and scenes from any movie loved by geeks. As Game of Thrones had been done, Minecrafters considered that it is now time to focus on Star Wars.
Paradise Decay (henceforth shortened to PD), as the creator of this project is known on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, is a UK-based gamer, musician and map maker. Even though his music has been featured in Tribes and Stoked, among many other console and PC games, PD must have wanted to try something different. The answer presented itself in the form of a mashup between Minecraft and Star Wars.
Creating this must have took PD a lot of time, but I’m not sure about the direction he is headed to. He states in his Twitter description that he is recreating Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft. The following video includes the first five minutes of the movie, so I’m a bit confused as to whether PD wants to recreate the entire movie or if he’ll stop here. Either way, he has shown the world what he is capable of.
As though PD wants to remind us that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm and we’ll get annually Star Wars flicks with various princesses and talking animals, we are kindly requested in the beginning of the clip to support Disney and buy the original movies. Personally, I’m really glad Disney had nothing to do with the first six episodes.
Obviously, the crawling text that provides a bit of background for the current movie is there, but there’s a tiny difference between George Lucas’ version and this one. In original flick, the text is seen three-dimensionally, while the Minecraft Star Wars opening credits feature the text in 3D.
After about two minutes, we get to see the Millennium Falcon being followed and shot at by Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer. The original audio track has been kept, as replacing it would have been equivalent to heresy in Medieval times. We get to see a cubic C-3PO accompanied by a bi-dimensional R2-D2. The Star Destroyer uses a tractor beam to take the Millennium Falcon aboard. The next thing you know, Stormtroopers are fighting rebels and when everything ends, Darth Vader makes his appearance with a purple lightsaber in his hand. Other than the fact that Mance Windu is the only one known to have a purple lightsaber, I have absolutely no problem with PD’s work and I wish him the best of luck with his future projects!
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