Say what you want about Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, but Anakin and Obi-Wan knew where to party. Remember when they went into that Coruscant bar and hung out with Blade, ED-209, The Terminator, Pinhead, and all those other classic movie characters?
What? No? Well, that didn’t actually happen but it does in Hell’s Club, a new short film by Antonio Maria Da Silva. A mashup of dozens of different films, Hell’s Club is mostly a pointed critique of Hollywood’s insistence that all clubs look exactly same. But that observation is put to good use as Da Silva uses that pink and red neon lighting to create a believable narrative with all the clubs from all these movies combining into one. And that ultimate club, Hell’s Club, is located on Coruscant in Attack of the Clones. Check it out.
Okay sure. The only reason Hell’s Club is on Coruscant is because Attack of the Clones contains a shot of Obi-Wan and Anakin walking into the bar which is a perfect establishing shot. But either way, things are pretty great from there. There are cameos in almost every shot and I especially love how some of the edits create impossible situations, like Renton from Trainspotting, spotting Obi-Wan Kenobi. Or Tom Cruise’s characters in Cocktail and Collateral locking eyes. It’s really good stuff.