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Watch this magical 60-second recap of the original Star Wars

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

The thirst for everything Star Wars in unquenchable. The new movie, Episode VII – The Force Awakens, is huge; it's set to pass Avatar this week in North American earnings and has taken in $1.5 billion worldwide. It's also reinvigorated fans' love for the movies (well, three of them, anyway) that came before it.

With that in mind, there's no better time to revisit IA4 Studio's "Speedrun: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", a 60-second, side-scrolling, animated recap of the original film. The animation is genius, and it adds a reverent layer of humor to the movie's iconic moments while having some fun with the ridiculousness of it all.

Someone even translated the video into an addictive GIF:

Landed on FP for the 2nd time. Inbox me goodies for the first time :)

It's perfect for diehard fans, or for anyone who needs a quick plot refresher.

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