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"The Force Is Strong With Them"

"Jedi Junkies" is a 2010 documentary film directed by Mark Edlitz. The film explores the lives of a number of dedicated "Star Wars" enthusiasts. Their activities include elaborate costumes, full-size recreations of star ships, expansive toy collections and thorough practicing of lightsaber technique. There are a number of interviews with toy collectors discussing the motive behind their massive collections. Amongst them is Eduardo Sanchez, the director of "The Blair Witch Project", as well as a fan who has so many toys that he has no place to sleep. Star Wars actors including Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Ray Park (Darth Maul) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) are asked about their feelings towards their devoted fan base.

A notable interviewee is Dennis Ward. He is a filmmaker has constructed and deconstructed a scale model of the Millennium Falcon in his backyard for a film called "Stuck On Star Wars". Ward laments losing a relationship after telling his girlfriend of his elaborate project. The organization New York Jedi is a participant in the new trend of real life lightsaber fighting. The group puts on public displays of their duels. Appropriately, the film also features an interview with lightsaber maker Bob Iannaccone of Advanced Light Weaponry. Another fan is a young woman who dresses up in a "slave Leia" costume and puts on belly dancing performances.

The message from the fans seems to be universal: They are apathetic to their appearance of being strange nerds, they are just having a fun time. The documentary itself mimics this tone. It never deprecates the fans for their extravagant love. It presents their passion in a respectable light, although their is some commentary from therapists about the fans' obsessive behavior.

"Jedi Junkies" was produced by Tuesday Night Movies Inc. The run time is 73 minutes.

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| 2010 | 1 hr 15 min | 5.3/10
Cast
Jay Shrivastava, Ray Park, Peter Mayhew, Jeremy Bulloch
Studio
New Video Group
Director
Mark Edlitz
Language
English
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