February 2, 2017


Fan-Made 'Darth Vader vs Buzz Lightyear' Film Has a Friend in Us

How are people so good at making Star Wars fan movies? And how are people so clever at concocting with these wild cross-franchise matchups?! Contemplate both as you watch the Sith Lord Darth Vader and his red lightsaber fight Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear, made flesh, and his red wrist-mounted laser.

We won't spoil the ending, but, much like the seminal text Freddy vs. Jason, you’ll find whose side the filmmaker’s hearts were on by the end.

The costumes are solid; not the best Vader, but Buzz is appropriately janky. The special effects, though, can only be explained by the people who made it having been Jedi Knights. Its got humor, too, with a few zingers and hard-to-miss references. (“Who is Zerg?”) "Darth Vader vs Buzz Lightyear" comes from YouTube channel Nukazooka; click over to YouTube for the short film's full credits.

Nukazooka has been blessing YouTube with its creativity for years. Greatest hits include Mario vs Minecraft (58 million views) and  “Real Life Super Mario (33.5 million).They’ve also real-lifed Roller Coaster Tycoon and LEGOs, and concocted battles like Zelda vs. Peach and Fallout vs Skyrim.

Next, watch a New York Comic Con rookie and veteran try to make their way through the convention together: