Daisy Ridley Recaps All The Star Wars Movies In Epic Rap!
With a new Star Wars movie set for release in just a few weeks, Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in the franchise, has treated fans to a quick recap of what’s happened so far.
The actress appeared on the Jimmy Fallon show and dropped a sick rap covering the highs and lows of ALL EIGHT films so far. Of course she had to be super careful not to leak any spoilers for the upcoming and final instalment The Rise Of Skywalker which premieres in a just few weeks.
Making the performance even more epic was the fact that each bar was rapped to the beat of an hip-hop version of the Star Wars classic theme song. GE-NI-US!
Starting with Darth Vader kidnapping Princess Leia and making her way to the Death Star exploding, Daisy covered all the bases of Episode IV – A New Hope while Jimmy held up illustrations of the scenes she was describing.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” she began. “A guy named Vader tried to kidnap a rebel princess Leia/ So she employed a droid to record her a quick note / She said, ‘Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”
Daisy then recounted Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, including iconic moments like the iconic line “I am your father” and Princess Leia’s metal bikini.
Then, it was time for the prequels. “Prequel time!” the late night host announced to the audience before Daisy jumped into Episodes 1, 11 and 111: “Back in the day / Little boy Anakin loved to pod race / Padmé escaped / Darth Maul went ape / the ending for Qui-Gon Jinn wasn’t so great.”
Check out the full lyrics below:
Said a long time ago in a galaxy far far away a
Guy named Vader tried to kidnap a
Rebel Princess Leia
So she employed a droid to record her a quick note, she said
“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.” Go!
Hyperspace zoom, sent off some battle plans in an
R2 C-3PO’s saying they’re doomed, until they’re bought by a farmer named Luke
His Force is strong Obi-Wan hasn’t heard that name in long
Solo shoots first, don’t say that I’m wrong
It took him twelve parsecs for his Kessel Run
Well, sure. Chewie was charting the course
Luke learned the way of the Force
Blew up the Death Star, he had no remorse
He got a medal, he’s ready for more
Strike back, Rebels on Hoth are attacked
Yoda shows up and talks backwards
Battled with Boba Fett, put up a fight but then
Han got froze in carbonite, burr Wasn’t the plan, suddenly Luke is in need of a hand
Lando Calrissian led them to slaughter
And Darth Vader said to Luke I am your father
What?! Jabba the Hutt, gotta admit that bikini was hot
Yoda is dying, yes that’s why I’m crying
Take this any longer I simply cannot
Hey Sidious You were quite hideous
Vader protected his kid, I’m not kidding, I’m serious
Blew up a Death Star, ‘cause it was a trap
Shout out to Ewoks, ‘cause they had our back
Back in the day Little boy Anakin loved to pod race
Padmé escaped, Darth Maul went ape
The ending for Qui-Gon Jin wasn’t so great
Attack of the clones Ten years pass,
Anakin’s grown He falls in love but his master is captured
His mother is killed and then that spells disaster
Oo! Mace Windu Anakin loses an arm to Dooku
Secret marriage Twins in the carriage
Palpatine’s savage And Vader breaks through!
I’m trying to think… Who’d I forget?
What’s his name? Meesa called Jar Jar Binks!
Now to today Jumping ahead to a scrapper named Rey (Hey!)
Teamed up with Poe and a Stormtrooper Finn
Who betrayed the First Order, so we let him in BB-8!
Solo vs. Solo, Han met his fate Rose got to work Kylo won’t put on a shirt
Kylo is kind of a flirt
Tracked down Luke he was giving me hate
Until he saved the Resistance on Crait
Now Skywalker’s gone But faith in the Force remains strong
Skywalker always lives on Woo!
You can’t stop me, I’m a Jedi from Jakku
Fight the Dark Side from Tatooine to Naboo
Let go of everything that you fear to lose
Be the spark the lights the fire and
May The Force Be With You!
Images: Youtube / Jimmy Fallon Show