"No, I'm going to pass on this appropriation of the beloved 'Star Wars' movies for commercial gain." -George Lucas. Just kidding!
But this time, we're glad he didn't pass on turning a pivotal scene from "The Empire Strikes Back" into something totally absurd and amazing for the upcoming "Star Wars" themed Kinect, which hits shelves tomorrow. If you're not brought to tears of laughter while watching Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and some Cloud City employees perform an impressive dance to a parody of Jason Derulo's "Ridin' Solo" called "I'm Han Solo," the Force is so not with you it's not even funny. Really, this thing is way beyond Jabba the Hutt's house band singing a funk song in the "Return of the Jedi" Special Edition.
When originally announcing the game, LucasArts said that gamers will be able to bust a move "Solo style" in the "Galactic dance off" portion of the game. Now we know what they had up their sleeve, and it's experiment sure to infuriate some, delight others, but surely captivate anyone who's ever seen a Star War.
Then again, isn't the title "I'm Han Solo" a little ironic here? In that we, too, feel the betrayal of our old gambling pal George Lucas, much like Han did with Lando. "Sony arrived right before you did. I had no choice," said George to all of us. "I'm sorry."
Of course, all will be forgiven if he can tell us how we can hire Lobot to DJ our next party.