‘The Star Wars That I Used To Know’ – a review of a parody?!?

Two years ago there was a fun, intelligent song called “Someone I Used to Know” by the group Gotye. If you haven’t seen it yet, watch it. It’s great.

I particularly enjoy the fact that we hear two sides of this emotional train wreck. But I’m not going to review this song, you should just enjoy it.

Because the song was great and the music video unique, well, it became an easy targets for parodies. I love parodies mind you, I’m not here to complain about a parody being made. Nah, I’m here to complain that the makers of one parody didn’t try hard enough.

So now, for your delectation, I present “The Star Wars That I Used To Know”


First I will say it was really well made. They did a good job. Did you watch it yet? If you haven’t, watch it first, if you have, but haven’t seen it in a while, watch it again.

My problem is they didn’t even try to utilise the best part of the original song – the two sides. In the original we have two sides, and we can empathise with both! In the Star Wars version its basically the fans/Anakin asking why they don’t matter with Lucas telling them where to shove it. There isn’t any empathy for Lucas. Personally I don’t care if you don’t think he deserves any empathy, the song requires it to work properly. A perfectly good opportunity wasted for pure Lucas bashing.

But don’t get me wrong. Han shot first, Lucas really didn’t know what he was doing, etc etc. Yeah, I agree. But if the original song by Gotye tried the same thing it wouldn’t be half as good.

Some possible things the Lucas verses could have talked about:

I couldn’t make it the way I wanted
Other creators can make revisions, why must I be so restricted?
I thought you wanted more
I wanted to make more
I tried my best,
You’re too addicted to nostolgia
Wasn’t John Williams great though?

Again, you don’t have to agree with these ideas, they might be excuses for not trusting the fans, but give us *something* other than just:

“Now and then I think of all the times I screwed fans over.”


The only thing missing was Lucas laughing maniacally and rolling in money.

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