Los Angeles is Devastated by Star Wars Melee in Awesome Video
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Los Angeles has its fair share of issues, namely smog, traffic, and a sudden onslaught of Imperial artillery.
TIME spotted the following “Star Wars” gem lurking on Kaipotainment’s YouTube channel, and it puts to rest the question of what it might look like if the “Star Wars” universe took place in modern-day Los Angeles.
As locales mill about and head to yoga studios and overpay for organic juices, the Galactic Empire descends upon the city with Imperial Shuttles, AT-AT Walkers and a sinister Sith Lord.
It’s absolute mayhem and really quite beautiful actually:
From Long Beach to Santa Monica to a scenic section overlooking the Los Angeles skyline, the Emperor’s minions roll through with absolute ease.
So it’s a good thing that the beloved universe takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — and, you know, completely fiction.
Now you may have noticed the Disney sign taking over where Hollywood had previously been. It’s all part of the producer’s way of infusing some Easter egg treats for fans of the universe.
Here is a brief breakdown from the creator:
We did manage to hear a Jawa proclaim “Utinni!” at about one-minute, 19 seconds into the video. And we also saw the universe’s greatest duo taking in the carnage by the beach at about 35 seconds.
Now pore over the video and holler at us at what you found lurking in this viral video. This will have to sate our hunger for anything “Star Wars” related until we finally get the extended trailer we have been waiting for.
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