Sunday, July 4, 2010

Star Wars: Holiday Special

Starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harvey Korman, Peter Mayhew and James Earl Jones
Directed by: Steve Binder
Release Date: Nov 17, 1978

You think you're prepared for how atrocious this 'special' is: you'd be wrong. The major problem with this addition to the Star Wars mythos is that it's BORING: almost nothing happens for two hours. It's supposed to be a variety show, but the comedy falls flat and all the action sequences are stock footage from the movies. Even the infamous cartoon which introduces Boba Fett falls flat in the end. Why did anyone think that a plot about Chewbacca's family be good? Did anyone think there should be a 40 minute sequence of Wookie screeching without knowing what the hell they're all yelling about. So now you must be wondering, "It's got the cast. How do they do?" Well, you get to see Han, Luke, and Leia enter and exit on camera, just long enough to collect a paycheck. Don't see this movie, I implore you. No one needs to see this movie, to wipe your brain in alcohol is not enough.

Rating: 1/2 of 5

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