The War of the Stars
The War of the Stars is a Star Wars Trilogy Grindhouse, yes it’s exactly that. Someone out there took the trilogy and edited it all together with some of the best parts and made it in to a grindhouse film with a new soundtrack and extra scenes.
As soon as I heard about the War of the Stars I was looking all over the place to find it, and I finally came across it, I knew I had to see it and review it. If you are a fan of Star Wars as I am, then this is something that will make it or break it for you. It’s kind of like owning the 12 inch bootleg George Lucas doll that came out in Hong Kong in the mid 1990s or Gay Empire figures, you know, you want them, but they really aren’t a true part of your Star Wars collection.
The War Of The Stars is put together pretty well, I mean it has some shitty editing here and there, but it’s fan made, so who can complain? The score and the soundtrack and the minor voice overs really workout very well in this re-edit too.
Like I said though, for the true Star Wars fan, they will either love it or toss it. It took me a while to watch it because of how it’s flipped together in to one film, but Star Wars is a film that can be watched over and over again.
From the very beginning of this re-imagined trilogy, it get’s you going and in the Star Wars mood as you await the John Williams score, but wait! WTF! This isn’t the music I know from Star Wars, what the hell happened? It doesn’t matter though, the movie starts off just as good as the original with a few minor changes, but all in all just as cool as it always was.
The soundtrack for The War Of The Stars consists of 1970s soul, and disco, and some of the original score, but like I said this is a grindhouse remake, so it’s a bit bloody with some extra scenes and plenty of blood. The story is the same, with a change or two here and there, but it all works out in the end.
This is a definite fun watch for any Star Wars fan, it’s new and different and if you collect Star Wars, it can be a new part to your collection, if you can get over the fact that someone wrecked George Lucas’ masterpiece for the sake of making his own version of Star Wars and maybe calling it “art”.