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LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Parody is short, funny, but definitely an ad for LEGO toys.

Movie NR 2013 22 minutes
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age 6+

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age 6+

Lego Star wars The Empire Strikes Out review by Logan Strohl

Lego Star wars releases another funny special this time based off The Empire Strikes Back has great laughs great action story score and cast perfect fun for the whole family and star wars fans.

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age 6+

Humor for the whole family

The story line is humorous and mixes the various Star Wars stories together. The whole family laughed at the parody.

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LEGO STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES OUT is a very silly and quirky computer-animated parody of the movies and characters of the Star Wars franchise. While certainly a 22 minute commercial for LEGO products, it does manage to be clever and enjoyable on its own terms. While younger kids will enjoy, for instance, the jokes of Darth Vader as a bit of a crybaby, parents will find plenty to chuckle about as well. (It's impossible not to laugh as Chewbacca is shown sitting down to a crossword puzzle where all the answers are variations of "Rarrrgh.")

The biggest problem with this movie is that, at 22 minutes, it's too short. So much happens at once, it can be hard to follow, and before you know it, it's over. Still, as a parody, it does manage to pack a lot of action and a lot of jokes into such a short period of time. As an advertisement, perhaps 22 minutes is the perfect length to leave kids wanting more, and asking for Star Wars-themed LEGO toys to play with. Regardless, this is an enjoyable movie for parents and kids, despite the motives for its creation.

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