Haven’t seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, even though it’s been out for almost five months and is now available in every current home-viewing format? Don’t even have time to read a plot summary and deal with all those bothersome words? Not a problem at all. On its official YouTube account, Disney has posted an all-emoji remake of the film, almost entirely devoid of verbiage and lasting only a little over three minutes. If someone were texting from inside the theater, trying to spoil every possible plot detail for an absent friend, this is how it might turn out. Actually, Disney’s emoji-make is a pretty elaborate affair, with tiny pictographs of Daisy Ridley, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, and other Force Awakens cast members bouncing around on the screen, leaping from smartphones to tablets as the story progresses.
Director Gino Guzzardo, who has previously done emoji versions of Frozen and Tangled, can’t help but include a few corny, internet-centric jokes into his version of The Force Awakens. Chewbacca, for instance, is identified as a driver for Chewber. Get it? And the death of a certain beloved character is blocked out with a huge spoiler alert warning. Nevertheless, Star Wars fans who don’t take the franchise too seriously are likely to get a kick out of this animation. It ends, endearingly, with a cameo from a little emoji John Williams. Who could resist that?