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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's 'Star Wars' mockery is 'literally' very exciting

Technically Incorrect: "The Farce Awakens" is glorious and moving. It's a promo for the comedians' own movie, released the same day as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But here, George Takei appears.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


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Maya Rudolph and an almost literal lightsaber.

Universal Pictures/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

The movie fates have a dark side.

You make a movie, you decide to release it on December 18 and then you hear that those Disney people are releasing some fantasy/superhero/morality tale thing on the same day.

What to do? This was the dilemma facing Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They're up against "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

So why not mock the unctuous build-up to the movie, specifically, a so-called featurette that featured Mark Hamill saying: "Everything's changed, but nothing's changed"?

Fey and Poehler's "The Farce Awakens" might polarize.

"It could not be more exciting to see the way technology has evolved," says Poehler in a peculiar British accent.

"It literally couldn't be more exciting," explains the also-Brit Fey, as "literally" and "exciting" are repeated by both.

Some of those closest to me who are also moved by the prospect of a "Star Wars" movie literally couldn't be more excited themselves. I suspect they'll be a little disappointed, as it's hard to be so literally excited for so long without experiencing something of a literal disappointment when the real thing happens.

In this lovely mockery, you almost get to see Maya Rudolph as Chewbacca. You do, however, get to see her with an almost literal lightsaber.

And then George Takei appears in a role you would never expect. Literally.

I'm not sure what their "Sisters" film is about and I'm not sure I care. I wonder, though, if it might end up being more entertaining than the more hyped creature it's up against.