See a saber duel through Darth Vader's eyes

What would a lightsaber battle look like from Darth Vader's perspective? A fun video gives you the chance to see.

I've got a bad feeling about this. Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

In the "Star Wars" universe, Jedi and Sith usually settle a score with a good old-fashioned lightsaber duel. Even though all six movies featured lengthy confrontations filled with sizzling sabers, George Lucas never showed an angle of how that type of fight would appear through the eyes of a dueler.

Independent filmmakers The Stunt People created a first-person perspective video of Darth Vader fighting against a bearded Jedi who looks a lot like Obi-Wan Kenobi or Kyle Katarn. The clip runs short, but it may just inspire more excitement than the saber swinging that goes on in the real movies.

Choreography group Saber Combat developed the action, and the actors used modified Hasbro Force FX sabers to give the skirmish a real feel.

"Star Wars" enthusiasts might want to keep their expectations simple as some rather peculiar moves might be irksome. For example, when the Jedi has his back to Vader, the Sith Lord merely uses the Force to shove him away instead of plunging the saber in his back.

In addition, Vader force-chokes the Jedi at a very close range, which would likely not happen as the Sith doesn't mind personally choking people as demonstrated in "A New Hope." Regardless of these niggles, I wouldn't mind the newly appointed "Star Wars VII" director J.J. Abrams using a similar first-person style in the next movie.

 

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