Genre: Animation | Action
Director: Guy Vasilovich
Writer: Michael Price
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 22 minutes
HOLD ON TO YOUR BRICKS….FOR AN ALL-NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURE! Your favorite characters are back to save the galaxy in LEGO® Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Out™. The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber when he’s constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious “Sith-ling” rivalry as they compete for the Emperor’s approval. It’s an action-packed comic adventure that’s out of this world!
Filled with charm, action and irreverent humor this original story features characters, locations and vehicles across the entire LEGO Star Wars universe including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, C-3P0, R2-D2, Darth Maul, and more. When the premiere of LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out aired on Cartoon Network, it became the number-one telecast of the day with kids ages 6-11 and boys ages 2-17. Written by Emmy Award winner Michael Price (The Simpsons), the show features many of the beloved Star Wars voice-actors fans know and love including Anthony Daniels, Sam Witwer, Ahmed Best and more.
There is so much packed into these 22 minutes. All six episodes of the Star Wars franchise are represented in this story and it’s done with really well written comedy. It is the perfect little tribute to Star Wars fans every where, but that’s not all. It’s perfect for the little Star Wars padawan in your life and the DVD comes with a little Darth Vader LEGO figure that will easily thrill fans of any age.
When I sat down to watch it with my 5 year old son, one viewing wasn’t nearly enough, and we both had a few great belly laughs throughout. It’s a quick watch and an instant favorite with my personal enjoyment coming from the bickering between Darth Maul and Darth Vader like competitive siblings.
The writing is awesome, and the comedy is the perfect amount of gag and poking fun at Star Wars and LEGO alike. We loved it. It’s great fun for the whole family.
I give Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Five Out of Five Stars.
Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out is available now from Amazon; here’s the link: