There are a ton of big movies coming out in theaters this December. But the only one most people seem interested in talking about is Star Wars: The Force Awakens. With every other project in danger of getting lost in the sure-to-be record-breaking blockbuster’s wake, one competitor is taking matters into its own hands.
In a new featurette for their movie Sisters, released on YouTube Thursday, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take a hard swing at Star Wars, deftly parodying the self-serious behind-the-scenes video that made its debut at Comic-Con earlier this summer.
From the somber piano music to the dramatic shot of a clapboard slate coming down to artfully-created storyboard images, the Sisters video matches Star Wars beat for beat and attempts to make the case that it too is worthy of obsessive scrutiny and fascination. In the words of both Mark Hamill and Ike Barinholtz, “Everything’s changed, but nothing’s changed.”
Fey and Poehler put on their best British accents to imitate Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, remarking of the film, “It literally couldn’t be anymore exciting if it was. And then Maya Rudolph takes things a step further by doing a Chewbacca impression.”
It all ends with a hashtag that really drives the point home: #YouCanSeeThemBoth.
And here's the Star Wars version for the sake of comparison.