Star Wars is one of the most famous cinematic franchises in the world. Only those who have literally no access to any form of cinema will probably not know about the Light side, the Dark side, the Jedi, the Sith and the Skywalker saga. But there’s a possibility that despite having access to all forms of movies and TV shows and claiming to be a film connoisseur, you might not have heard about Room. No, no, not the Oscar-nominated one with Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay. I am talking about the one with Tommy goddamn Wiseau in it.
You know what. You should actually be ashamed of yourself if you call yourself a film fan and haven’t heard about Tommy Wiseau’s Room. It’s as much of a cult classic as movies like Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner or Eraserhead is. However, in a bad way. As in it’s arguably one of the worst movies ever made. But that doesn’t stop him from being a pop-culture figure who is constantly referenced every other day on social media. And now he has unofficially entered the galaxy far, far away via some mind-blowingly good VFX and editing by the YouTube channel PistolShrimps.
The video’s almost like a short film. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the video:
This YouTube channel has been active since 2008 and has only improved with each. And I can confidently say that this is undoubtedly their best work yet. Given how the Star Wars movies and Room have been shot on different kinds of cameras, the quality of the footage aren’t the same. So, you can figure out the places where Wiseau has been edited in. However, in most of the places, it is seamless. They way the YouTubers have altered the lighting and chosen the framing is simply perfect. I am pretty sure that if someone who has no idea about Star Wars or Tommy Wiseau, they’re not even going to detect that there’s anything off about the whole video.
In addition to that, as a Star Wars fan, I laud how the entire structure of the Skywalker saga has been reshuffled to fit Wiseau in it. The whole thing undoubtedly looks funny but there’s some great storytelling going on in here. So, if Lucasfilms ever decides to make a What If?-esque movie or mini-episode with Wiseau as a parody of Kylo Ren (who BTW is knock-off Darth Vader), I’ll be there on the first screening with a bag-full of spoons (you’ll get the reference after you watch Room and notice its set design).