I’m beginning to feel the wear and tear of Star Wars: The Force Awakens over exposure as much as the next person, but that draining effect of a thousand commercials and “exclusives” in every magazine can be completely wiped away every time I see my favorite droids in a new clip. I don’t know what it is about R2-D2, C-3PO and BB-8, but I love them? This new commercial from the UK company O2 really just continues to feed that love. Watch the whole thing.
No one yet knows why C-3POs arm is red now, but I’m hoping that they stick close to canon and he lost it in a lightsaber duel with his long lost father. What’s crazy is that I wrote that sentence as a joke, and then realized it would be TOTALLY true if he fought Vader because of the prequels! Obviously it’s not possible because Darth Vader is dead, but come on that’s a pretty rad idea, right? [Editor’s Note: What the hell are you talking about, Rachael?]
Crazy theories aside, this new commercial combines all the cuteness and sass that makes me love R2-D2 and BB-8 more and more everyday, and has me shaking my head at C-3PO’s obviously still present attitude and wit. It gives this Star Wars fan all the warm fuzzy feelings in an on- and off-line world over-saturated with advertising, product placement and countdowns.
Are you also getting tired of waiting for December 18th to get here? Do you wish the commercials and exclusives would just quiet down until we actually get the chance to watch the movie? Tell me about it in the comments below!