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The 'Star Wars' prequels get the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' treatment

The 'Star Wars' prequels get the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' treatment


Jar Jar is marked for death

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Once you've struck gold with a successful YouTube mashup, there's only one way to follow it up: a prequel with more CGI, more pod racing, and a hyperactive rastafarian lizard used as comic relief. So naturally, after YouTube critic The Unusual Suspect had a hit mashing up the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer with clips for the original Star Wars trilogy, it was only a matter of time before he moved on to the prequels. The result leans on the same swashbuckling musical cues — Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" and Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" — but swaps Han for a computerized Yoda and Leia for Padme. Naturally, Jar Jar is sentenced to death within the first minute.

Update 11:50AM ET: An earlier version of this post stated that Spirit in the Sky was performed by Steve Miller. It's actually by Norman Greenbaum.