Currently, the box office is being torn up by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and there likely won't be any slowing down anytime soon. Some are going to see it and are witnessing The Force for the first time ever. It would be better if you were caught up on everything in the galaxy, but that's a lot of movie viewing to sit down and take part in. Well, that is unless you'd like to watch the first six Star Wars films all at once.
Yes, you can actually sit down in the comfort of your very own home and watch the first six Star Wars films, not just in order, but all at once.
Marcus Rosentrater is a filmmaker based out of Atlanta and he's the senior animator who is responsible for the hit TV series Archer. He's the one that put this brilliance together so that fans can compare all six of the first films to one another and do it easily by watching them together.
The first six films have been overlapped to give you a look unlike anything you may have ever seen before. It's actually not as big of a mess as one may expect it to be either, and it allows you to see how things have progressed or gone backward.
Its quite entertaining and a cool look at how The Force coincides as time has gone on.
There are a lot of things to take notice in, and not just how to decipher the conversation, sounds, and scenes from one moment to the next.
Nerdist pointed out that there is plenty of humor to be had, and it's almost as if you're watching an abstract artist paint countless Star Wars pieces of art. With each pause or screenshot, the images blend together and make characters you never thought you'd see together, standing side-by side.
Other things to pay close attention to in the Star Wars mash-up:
- The Star Wars title logo gets bigger as time goes on.
- Lightsabers truly get finer and more technologically advanced with time.
- The font for LucasFilm changes quite a bit from its original simplicity.
While this is happening online, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is breaking just about every single box office record that could possibly exist.
As reported by USA Today, the seventh movie in the epic saga racked up an overly-impressive $238.8 million in its opening weekend. Studio estimates have it destroying the record $208.8 million set earlier this year by Jurassic World.
Paul Dergarabedian is the senior media analyst for Rentrak, and says that there has never been an opening like this. It's a huge deal.
"We're in territory that we've never seen in December. The enormity of this record-breaking weekend cannot be overstated. This is a true watershed event.Putting things into perspective, The Force Awakens earned $224 million more than the second place film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip which brought in $14.4 million. That was rather expected and it doesn't seem as anything will beat it out anytime soon.
"I don't have enough adjectives in my arsenal to describe how massive this is."
Some records that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has nabbed already:
- Biggest Thursday preview gross - $57 million
- Biggest Friday and biggest single-day gross - $120.5 million
- Fastest film to $100 million and $200 million
- First film to ever post a single day over $100 million
- Biggest December debut ever
- Highest theater average for wide release - $57,568 per screen
You may have already seen it, but chances are that you're going to want to see it again on the big screen. Make sure you catch up with a marathon if you have the time, but if not, just watch all six Star Wars films at once and save yourself some hours in glorious fashion.
[Image via IMPAwards/Lucasfilm]