Rethinking The Obi Wan vs. Darth Vader Fight

Pretty amazing re-work of the iconic Light Saber fight between Ben “Obi Wan” Kenobi and Darth Vader in the original Star Wars: A New Hope

For comparison purposes, here is the original

The reworked version is so much more compelling. The camera angles do a much better job of engaging the viewer in the urgency and passion of the battle. It makes you feel the hatred that Vader has. From another perspective, the mobility of Obi Wan in the remake is a bit of a stretch as I never felt that he was that nimble on his feet, but I?m willing to let that go.

Let The Force Guide You

TomTom, the company that makes in car GPS systems, has Star Wars voices available for their devices. So now you can have C-3PO, Yoda, Han Solo or Darth Vader guide you to your destination. They have some pretty amusing video clips on their site of the “recording sessions” with Darth Vader and Yoda. Only issue I see is that GPS navigation systems are now getting baked into smartphones, so how long will it be before Google Navigation develops an API to enable anyone to create voices to download to your smartphone?