If someone were to make a list of all the things that could be done to improve the Star Wars prequels, replacing the score with modern pop music would likely be nowhere near the top. In fact, some might say John Williams’ arrangements are among the few redeeming qualities of those three films, and that altering them in any way would be a fool’s errand. But this fan-made mashup is making a pretty good case that what the final act of Revenge Of The Sith really needed was some blaring Miami reggaeton courtesy of Mr. Worldwide himself.
Using Pitbull’s 2014 track “Fireball” and some slick editing tricks, Tumblr user and Star Wars fan Kanjiklubs transformed the epic duel between master and apprentice into what it was always meant to be: a fun, tightly choreographed dance party between two friends on the volcanic planet of Mustafar. Unfortunately, this toe-tapping good time still ends with one of those friends getting his legs cut off, but that’s the risk you take when you dance with a Jedi. Given how well it worked for this sequence, the only logical conclusion is that we need someone to go through and meticulously add Pitbull to every other scene in the rest of the prequels. There’s no way that could go badly.