It’s Star Wars for the mobile generation. This retelling of the story of Star Wars: The Force Awakens probably makes a lot more sense if you’ve seen the actual theatrical movie first, but told entirely with cute little animated emoji. Before you roll your eyes, have a look at it. )You may want to pause the SCIFI.radio stream while you watch it).
It’s honestly very cute, and it’s charming in the way that most all Disney cartoons are charming. Emoji-fied versions of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe, Chewbacca, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Maz Kanata, R2 and BB-8 retell The Force Awakens as though it were being played out on your smart phone or tablet, and it’s a nice little trinket while we all wait for Rogue One, due out December 16, 2016.
As adorable as this is, we’re equally grateful that Disney knows enough not to combine the Disney cute character stuff with the Star Wars storytelling on screen.
May the Force be with you. Enjoy.