Who doesn’t love a good lightsaber battle? The intense action, the crackling blades, and the dramatic music all come together to create some of the most epic moments in cinema history. This is why there have been fan-made lightsaber battles for just about as long as there have been Star Wars films. Back in July, during the fencing Senior World Championships, a pair of Star Wars fans performed their own choreographed lightsaber duel for the crowd. Now, as we close in on the premiere of The Force Awakens, the video has been circulating online a lot more.
The choreography for the duel is most impressive, and it is obvious that both of the combatants put a lot of thought, time, effort, and love into making it. They even decided to make original costumes for it; I always appreciate those who go the extra mile. However, it is impossible to ignore the rather empty sitting area behind them, or the fact that the competition had a DJ blaring Maroon V during the entire battle, but sometimes you have to play the cards that are dealt.
As an example of the kind of love and respect that can be found among Star Wars fans, a YouTuber by the name Casual Stormtrooper took the time to do some visual and audio tinkering on the video. The new version offers up a more epic take on the duel; one worthy of the time and effort fans put into showcasing the things they love:
Let us know what you think of the duel in the comments below!
Featured Image – School of Saberfighting