Rogue One's Chirrut Imwe Goes to Town on the Whole Dang Empire in "Chirrut vs Everything."

By Julie Muncy on at

“I am one with the Force, and the Force is with me,” he intones. And then he beats up everyone. Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen) makes a heck of an impression when he gets his first action sequence in Rogue One. Despite being blind and only wielding a staff, he’s one of the toughest characters in the whole movie, wrecking Stormtroopers left and right.

Combining that prowess with Chirrut’s general sense of ascetic mystique is what makes him such a fan favourite character. (Well, that and his adorable relationship with gun-toting Baze.) In a new parody video, How It Should Have Ended team up with Lego animators Brotherhood Workshop to pay homage to Chirrut’s excellence with a heckuva showcase of his martial prowess.

Which is to say, as the title so eloquently puts it: get ready for “Chirrut vs Everything.” Think he can’t take on the whole Empire by himself, with nothing but a staff and his faith in the Force? Think again.

According to How It Should Have Ended, this video started as a two minute short for the South by Southwest Game Awards this spring, but they later extended it to its present form at just over four minutes. It’s a brilliantly choreographed bit of stop motion, beginning with something pretty similar to the fight we got in Rogue One before escalating. A lot. You can watch it below.

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