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Dan Hipp’s ‘Star Wars’/’Inside Out’ mash-up will tear you apart

by  in Movie News Comment

Brace yourselves, because this piece of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” art might just touch on all of your emotions — and it also plays with some “Force Awakens” spoilers just in case you haven’t yet contributed to the film’s $2 billion box office haul.

Artist Dan Hipp has created an image that cuts right to the heart of new villain Kylo Ren, and it uses imagery from “Inside Out” to do it. If you thought this summer’s Pixar film was a tearjerker already, just wait until you see the film’s mental-mechanics applied to “The Force Awakens'” tragic villain.


The image depicts Kylo Ren and his five basic emotions — Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger. Each emotion is dressed like a member of his family: Disgust is Han (his father), Anger is Darth Vader (his grandfather), Fear is Luke (his uncle), Sadness is Ben Kenobi (his namesake) and Joy is Leia (his mother). Like in “Inside Out,” Kylo Ren’s Joy has wandered out of Headquarters — an apt metaphor considering how emotionally tortured Ben Solo is in the film. And to make matters even more heartbreaking, we see one of Kylo Ren’s “core memories,” a happy moment with his father. Just don’t look at that memory and think about that Kylo Ren and Han Solo scene from “Episode VII.” It’s all too much!

You can check out more of Dan Hipp’s art on Tumblr.