Pokémon Go meets Star Wars: The Force Awakens
28th July 2016 - Angela Buna
Along with the rest of the world, we got completely swept up in Pokémon Go fever. The nostalgia! The adventure! The desire to be the very best! We really got into it, and as such we read and viewed a lot of Pokémon Go related content. We saw one video that really made us laugh, from YouTube celebrity boogie2988. The video depicts boogie2988, real name Steven Williams, acting the part of one of his most well known personas, Francis. Francis goes on a long rant about how infuriating it is when Pokémon Go’s servers crash. The video was both hilarious and pretty accurate.
We loved the video so much we decided it would be fun to get creative with it and turn it into something else. We brainstormed a few ideas and landed on a few scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We took three different scenes from The Force Awakens and blended them together to create one narrative. The story? We dubbed portions of Francis’ rant over the character Kylo Ren’s fits of rage. For each scene, rather than Kylo Ren’s voice, we used Francis, keeping the original dialogue for the other Star Wars characters the same. The result was as awesome as it sounds – a Star Wars, Pokémon Go hybrid. Check out the video below for yourself!
This was a fun project that we were able to pull together in less than two days thanks to the very talented in-house team here at Clark Stanley. Our editor Matt was a particularly strong talent on this project, quickly blending together several Star Wars scenes so seamlessly you would think they were originally shot as one, and adding in the Francis audio absolutely perfectly.