So which version do you think is the scariest? I vote for the Czech. On Kotaku, which is where I got this, the consensus seemed to be that the German version was the most menacing but I think that’s just cultural stereotypes in action. Not that it isn’t chilling, but there’s something inhuman and claustrophobic about the Czech one that really gets to me.
In both of the Spanish versions Darth Vader could just as easily be saying, “Darling, your body is a wonderland.” Señor Vader probably hangs around bus stations, leaning against the wall with one leg dancing nervously as he scans the faces of the passing throng for a human connection. The soundtrack is very saxophoney. Still, I remain confident that this is the only World Cup in which Spain will be the loser. And it’s not like Spain is dead last. That honour goes to Hebrew Vader and his delivery of the line, “Easy come, easy go.”
I’d go so far as to say that the James Earl Jones version is one of the least frightening ones. Maybe it’s because I’m too familiar with it, but I can picture someone from Hungary hearing it and laughing their ass off. Anyway, which one gets your vote?