Animated LEGO figures make a mess of the Star Wars world in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, the latest release of LEGO Star Wars animated short films with plenty of laughs.
Film making 5/5
Bonus Features 3/5
Recommendation 4/5 Stars
LucasArts along with LEGO has released their second animated short film on the Star Wars theme that bounces in the time frame of The Empire Strikes Back but actually encompasses many of the characters and events of all the Star Wars films. The Empire Strikes Out is a quick look at the Star Wars universe through the eyes Of LEGO figures with almost nonstop slap stick humor.
The Death Star made from a boxed LEGO kit or Darth Vader and Darth Maul sibling(Sith-ling) rivalry is some of the more hilarious moments but throughout the 22 minutes you do get lots of fun. Favorite characters like Luke, Han, Leia and Darth Vader are here but some from a variety of the series are also here like Darth Maul and Boss Nass.
Running from female fans we follow Luke Skywalker as he tries to find and destroy an Imperial base after destroying the Death Star which is why the fans are chasing him. Adoring fans aside the laughs come fast and furious in this not for kids only animated LEGO adventure that is well worth adding to any science fiction film collection and a must for Star Wars fans.
While the plot of the short film is not exactly adhered to the fun and joviality is and the Star Wars themed animation is a great entertainment. Notable actors voicing popular characters are Tom Kane and Sam Witwer but really famous is Anthony Daniels who played the original C3PO in Star Wars.
Other voice actors are not as well-known but all do an excellent job in voice acting for a really funny short film that is thoroughly enjoyable. The animated short has great audio and video quality without many problems while the standard DVD does not limit quality due to media size.
The DVD edition does not contain any bonus content but does contain a limited edition LEGO Darth Vader mini figure which really adds enough value considering the cost of the DVD. The DVD edition of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is available from Amazon for $10 which is pretty good for the video and a LEGO mini figure.
While LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is only 22 minutes long it has laughs from start to finish and enough Star Wars fun for the whole family. I highly recommend LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out for any movie collection where star wars is a part.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out @ LEGO
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out @ Amazon