WATCH: Stephen Colbert Explains The Original STAR WARS Trilogy To China

Stephen Colbert updates China on what they missed in the first three STAR WARS films!

You’ve seen all the stories about Star Wars: The Force Awakens breaking records and thrilling audiences, but there’s one country where that isn’t exactly happening: China.

Back in 1977 when Star Wars: A New Hope was released, China didn’t allow western films into its cinemas. As such, the Chinese population isn’t really aware of the cultural phenomenon that is Star Wars nor is there much interest for The Force Awakens. After all, why would you care about a sequel trilogy when you don’t know much about the original?

One man is out to change all that! Stephen Colbert took a minute of his time to describe the original trilogy in a quick, simplistic fashion for moviegoers in China. Of course, with character descriptions like “the farmboy”, “the criminal” and “a handicapped man who needs a full-body respirator just to stay alive”, he may have gotten a little too simplistic!

If Chinese audiences don’t take some interest in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it will be a blow to the film’s international box office, but the film is doing so well elsewhere, we don’t think Disney will be mourning the situation anytime soon!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out now!


By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.

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