Galactic Empire is celebrating the alleged final chapter in the Star Wars Skywalker saga.
The band debuted the video for its Star Wars music compilation ‘The Rise of Shredi‘ Thursday. The mashup features music taken from both of the theatrical group’s albums Galactic Empire and its follow-up Episode II.
The completely tongue-in-cheek video for ‘The Rise of Shredi’ opens with one of the band members dressed as everyone’s favorite hated Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks walking up to the center screen, playing his guitar, before being utterly destroyed by Emperor Palpatine and a slew of other characters from the franchise. At one point, a pair of stormtroopers tries to calm Palpatine down before he decides to run back and continue his wrath against Binks.
From there, audiences are presented with various shots of the band in full costume performing numbers, such as ‘Kylo Ren Arrives at The Battle,’ ‘The Emperor’s Theme and ‘Rey’s Theme.’ It is during ‘Rey’s Theme’ that audiences get one of the video’s biggest laughs, as a muscle-bound Kylo Ren, clad in only his helmet, tights and gloves, challenges Rey to a “shred-off” before the pair goes toe to toe in front of Palpatine. The victor will be left for audiences to discover for themselves. There is even a spoof of NBC’s karaoke contest The Voice incorporated into that scene.
The whole thing ends with a look back at the result of the attack on Binks, with Palpatine attempting (and failing) to play guitar next to Darth Vader as Binks lays lifeless on the ground.
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