Who doesn’t love a good bad lip reading? This lip reading of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Mark Hamill has to be the goodest baddest lip reading of all time.
That’s right, Mr Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, gifted his exceedingly wonderful voice talents to the crew over at Bad Lip Readings for their recent spoof of 2015’s massively successful continuation of the Star Wars franchise.
As anyone who follows Mr. Hamill or has played the Batman: Arkham games can attest, the man has a mind-blowing talent for voice work — his portrayal of the Joker is so good, DC practically fell over themselves when he said he wanted to reprise the role for last year’s adaptation of Batman: The Killing Joke.
So with such a vocal presence, it was excruciatingly frustrating to see him in the original The Force Awakens — and barely — without so much as uttering a syllable.
Well, be frustrated no more! Check out this video to hear the voice master at work… though it may not be in the way you were expecting.
Instead of retroactively adding in some lines to his own, mute character, he takes on the role of everyone’s favourite stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf-herder — Han Solo. And he absolutely nails it.
Hamill imitates the seemingly inimitable calm gruffness of Han Solo with such pitch-perfect precision, that if we weren’t told it was Mark Hamill voicing him, we almost would have thought it was Harrison Ford himself.
Accompanying Mark Hamill’s Han Solo are a fry-licking Finn, a wet-necked Rae, a debonair Chewie, a frappe-loving Leia, and everyone’s favourite Kylo “Matt, radar technician” Ren, who just wants to show his father his action figure collection and puppet bird and is absolutely, one. hundred. percent. positive he knows the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.
But enough of my rambling — go and watch the masterpiece, and be prepared to have a good feeling about this!
And if you like this one and want to scratch your alternate dubbing itch a bit more, the crew over at Bad Lip Reading have a whole channel devoted to poorly voicing-over everything, from other big movies like Marvel’s The Avengers, to the unfortunately real-life farce that was Trump’s inauguration.