March 28, 2016


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' & 'A New Hope' Side-by-Side Video Exposes Tons of Callbacks

J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens callbacks and Easter eggs were accessible enough that you didn't need to be a permanent resident of the galaxy far, far away to spot at least a few. But now an intrepid editor by the name of Zachary Antell has really shown how much Episode VII owes, visually, to the series' 1977 debut, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (via Nerdist).

Watch above and learn the extremely mirrored paths of BB-8 and R2-D2, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren and even Princess Leia and Poe Dameron. The clip moves chronologically through The Force Awakens.

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