New Video Gives R2-D2 A Voice, Makes Him Surlier Than Ever


The brains behind those "Kylo Ren reacts" videos are at it again, and this time the Auralnauts have set their sights on R2-D2 and the original, 1977 "Star Wars" film.

A new video titled "R2D2 With A Voice: Star Wars - A New Hope" delivers exactly what it promises. The epic video, clocking in at almost 14 minutes, gives Artoo a modulated British voice similar in style to C-3PO's, although definitely not as proper. The video features every scene that Artoo is in throughout the first "Star Wars" film, subbing in that British voice for the character's trademark and indiscernible bleeps and bloops.

The video gives us insight into what Artoo may be thinking in-between lines of dialogue from those surrounding him. It actually plays it fairly straight, with the Auralnauts opting to insert lines that actually make sense within the context of the scenes. Of course Artoo is himself a surly character, and that personality comes across in a number of scenes. It picks up considerably when Obi-Wan Kenobi shows up around eight minutes in -- and fails to recognize Artoo. That leads the little droid to run through all the events of the prequels, trying to jog the old wizard's memory. Additionally, if you've always wondered what "overrun" circuits sound like, you get your answer around 10:30 in.

(via AV Club)

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