Greenpeace fights the dark side - Click above to watch the video after the jump

Greenpeace has launched a parody of the Volkswagen Little Vader Super Bowl commercial. This time, the pint-sized Sith squares off against various heroes of the Rebel Alliance, including kid-form versions of Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Princess Leia and a Jedi Knight. There's even a tiny Lando Calrissian.

Why the neighborhood throw down? According to Greenpeace, Volkswagen is opposing European legislation that would impose further limits on the amount of C02 that new vehicles are allowed to emit. The video then draws an easy parallel between VW and the Evil Empire, complete with a looming VW-badged Death Star.

If you want to watch Episode II, you'll need to sign up on the Greenpeace website. The organization will e-mail the head honchos at Volkswagen on your behalf to decry their actions, so make sure you mean it. As of the time of writing, around 21,441 "rebels" have joined the cause to watch the second video. Hit the jump to check out Episode I for yourself, and head over to the Greenpeace site for more information.


[Source: Greenpeace via Autofans.be]

VW: The Dark Side from Greenpeace in Nordic on Vimeo.





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      goodoldgorr
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't give your trust to a stupid group like greenpeace, the're paid by big oil to show you that the're nothing to do to alleviate pollution and they are tied by the left ear to autobloggreen. Many groups are paid by big oil and goverments too, to prove scientiffically and politically and economically to destroy the earth and economy the fastest possible. Their messages is ' we need money and time to find a solution' but of course they need money via taxation to study how to lauph more and more of the paying folks. It's a facade of big oil like this website.
        Dan Frederiksen
        • 4 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        that's your most crazy post yet and that's saying a lot gorr
        EJ
        • 4 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        Dude, if you want to keep even a tiny shred of credibility, you're going to have to stop trying to tie Green Peace to big oil. I mean, really?
          Chris M
          • 4 Years Ago
          @EJ
          Gorr has also claimed that battery electric vehicles were an oil company plot, too, so it's too late, his credibility is already shot. But he is good for a laugh, if you don't take him seriously. His conspiracy theories keep getting more wild and ridiculous, and some of us eagerly look forward to see what he'll come up with next.
        goodoldgorr
        • 4 Years Ago
        @goodoldgorr
        They are paid by swiss bankers, swiss bankers are the head of big oil. Money from petrol import is deposited in swiss banks, that's why there is petrol imports, it's for keeping petrol revenues out of taxation securelly in secret swiss bank accounts without taxation. Exxon, texaco owners put the money collected by petrol sales in swiss banks via their saudi friends, they hates be taxed like they do to others. If you reverse 180 degrees the speech of greenpeace you get the real story. Swiss bankers want you to know the story, it's a game and you just to reverse the speech of greenpeace and journalists too to get the real reality. Beware of the folks defending others for no official money. They attack in reality the paying consumers with 100% lies like autobloggreen too that get sick by the word hydrogen gas because it cost nothing and do not pollute.
          • 4 Years Ago
          @goodoldgorr
          Hydrogen gas isn't yet feasible gorr, I've seen nanorods and a gambit of processes to seperate the hydrogen, none of which look to be the future. It's too far off, and even if it got rolling, the infrastructure would take years which our planet no longer has. Clean fuel= wet dream, Fueless=Only possible path. There is no right answer anymore, the more technological progress you have the more you end up suppressing the populous with it. Like the net for example, people thought once everyone could communicate there would be no more misunderstanding, war, hatred, ect. When really it just lead to laser targeting, mass media corruption, disinformation, and an outlet for hatred. Before you give an answer you have to think of its darkest potentials. So giving no answer, and adding a dash of apathy to yourself is the only route left. It's a lose lose situation so why care about the money shuffles of some monkeys on a rock that stake claim to more **** than other monkeys on the same rock. It's just imaginary, a lack of perspective, they don't even own themselves, its all recycled dirt/carbon/water life of the past and the future will make us the same. 106trillion people as estimated to have lived on this planet as well as a plethora of other species before and beside them, we breathe them in the dusty air, we eat them in our tuna sandwich.. You just gotta realize you're on 1 of 4^26th planets and let it go, be bigger than their goal of claiming, become something self aware.
          Chris M
          • 4 Years Ago
          @goodoldgorr
          If we reverse 180 degrees the writings of GoodOldGorr, we get... something that actually makes sense.
      Jörg Priebe-Tiema
      Till this momen 428894 Jedi have joined the Rebellion. Every vote counts. Help me in my Jedi training as I confront Volkswagen's threats to Planet Earth http://www.vwdarkside.com/en/jedi/jorg-priebe-tiemann-378754
      fly by wireless
      • 4 Years Ago
      Pretty well done. VW isn't the only one talking out both sides of their mouths though. I guess their commercial made this an easy shot to take though.
      paulwesterberg
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a great spoof. When I first saw the VW commercial during the super bowl I thought VW was going to unveil some new technology that would knock my socks off, so I watched the commercial with anticipation. And then they unveiled a remote starter. Old technology that will allow people to idle vehicles more and waste even more gas. Because with that's what we need with global warming & peak oil threatening. Where is the new tech? Why does VW only sell us the vehicles with their worst engines?
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it : ) you don't know the power of the electric force. they could have taken it further with an emperor and some savage mutilation of the passat : ) light saber through the bonnet. all these seething bastards will fall. you will join us or die VW.
      GR
      • 4 Years Ago
      That was pretty awesome. :-)