Most of us cringe at the thought of fan films. We often think they’re poorly done with bad actors, horrible dialogues etc. However, there are those that make the exception. Besides if you want a movie that’s true to the craft, you are most likely to find it in a fan film.
Star Wars Revelations was released back in 2005. Unlike most fan made movies, this one was a bit more ambitious. It had a running time of close to an hour and a final budget of $15000-$20000.
Since it first came out, the Star Wars Revelations has received mixed reviews. Some had only praises for it while others weren’t so easily impressed. The film centers on a Jedi named, Taryn, who is ordered by Zhann, one of the Emperor’s hands, to rescue the remaining Jedi’s. However, the truth is that Zhann has converted into the dark side and seeks to fully destroy the order instead. As Taryn goes along, she eventually discovers the truth. In the movie she finds company with a pilot named Declan and another Jedi who still holds her in contempt for what she did while working under the Emperor’s hand.
The entire 47 minutes of the film can be downloaded in various formats. There are also extra audio commentaries from the director and special effects if you’re interested. And if you want to find out more about the making of the movie itself make sure to see a special segment on Anderson Cooper 360.
Star Wars Revelations may not win any awards for acting, but you have to give props to the heart and passion that went into this project. Every person in the cast volunteered their services with some even pitching in their own money to help fund the film. Special effects were also pretty good considering the budget. There were even genuine moments where it was hard to tell whether this was a big budget studio movie or not. Although there’s not much to cheer about in the storyline department, anything with a cool Jedi is always worth checking out in my book.
- Written by Valerie
- Published on July 22, 2011