The Star Wars franchise has been a global phenomenon since the original film’s release in 1977. It is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and it is only expected to grow stronger with the upcoming release of Episode IX.
The lego star wars halloween special cast is a short segment of the episode spooky star wars. It was released on October 31, 2018.
The Halloween season sometimes offers us really unusual special episodes of our favorite TV programs and intellectual creations. Everything appears to be able to be transformed into a Halloween spin-off if enough imagination and resources are put into it, from vintage Simpson Halloween episodes to Robot Chicken specials. Lego Star Wars Terrifying Tales gives the Star Wars world a
Halloween twist, but is it a good fit or a catastrophe waiting to happen?
The Star Wars universe is, without a doubt, one of the most popular in entertainment history. The series has maintained a powerful foundation in the media for more than four decades, owing to its capacity to adapt to various forms outside of cinema. There are many TV programs, board games, computer games, music CDs, and other items bearing the Star Wars logo. That’s why, when Lego and Star Wars agreed to team up, it was virtually a foregone conclusion that the partnership would be a huge success.
In the video gaming world, the Lego Star Wars series has been a huge hit. And now, with the publication of this short film, it has made its way to Disney Plus, where the two properties are given the Halloween treatment, and the outcome is very entertaining.
Jake Green, Raphael Alejandro, Dana Snyder, Tony Hale, and Christian Slater appear in the short film directed by Ken Cunningham. The tale follows Poe Dameron, the galaxy’s greatest pilot, when he crashes onto the lava planet of Mustafar. The planet is home to Darth Vader’s palace, which is now being converted into a hotel due to its master’s absence. However, the castle conceals much more than simply poor customer service.
Cunningham and his team of animators have produced a fantastic Star Wars-themed short film. The film mixes the visual style that has served the Lego films so far, as well as all of the legendary Star Wars imagery, which will, of course, draw in a large number of spectators on its own. While the animation is adequate, it is clear that it falls short of the quality of the Lego Movie and the Lego Batman Movie.
Each character’s and building’s texture may be seen and nearly felt. Scratches and poor plastic quality have been replaced with less realistic models that resemble CGI figures. This, of course, indicates that the project lacked the necessary time and resources to meet those standards. In any case, the movie seems like a clip from one of the games. It isn’t terrible, but it isn’t very noteworthy either.
The film is mostly an anthology series, with many allusions to famous television programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Midnight Gallery. Even the famed Monkey’s Paw (as the Wookie’s Paw) makes an appearance. The tales’ quality is a little hit-or-miss. The program begins by attempting to be scary, but quickly abandons the pretense and transforms into a pure comedy that also attempts to convey a positive message about self-acceptance to younger children.
Even if the tales aren’t great, they all poke fun at the Star Wars canon by pointing out inconsistencies, ridiculous details from the movies, and just about any other internet joke. It’s entertaining and pleasant, and the excursion to Mustafar never outstays its welcome due to the short running duration. Of all of the tales, the one featuring Kylo Ren seems to be the most intriguing, as it attempts to address a gap that the sequel trilogy left unanswered during its length. It’s not much, and it’s obviously not canon, but the narrative might be. It’s a solid piece of work.
The voice cast also does an excellent job of putting themselves in the shoes of new characters as well as those that have live-action equivalents. For example, Jake Green changes his voice into a very convincing and almost flawless impersonation of Oscar Isaac’s. Meanwhile, Christian Slater lends his distinctive voice to a fascinating new character. The rest of the ensemble had strong comic performances as well. It’s great to see that the film doesn’t need to cast superstars in key parts, instead relying on genuine professionals to give outstanding performances.
Overall, Lego Star Wars: Terrifying Tales is an excellent Halloween special. Only time will tell whether Cunningham’s and his team’s effort can be turned into a timeless masterpiece. However, being a Halloween episode, it will be sure to delight both adults and children, as well as Star Wars enthusiasts of all ages.
SCORE: 7 OUT OF 10
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a movie that is still just a movie. It does not have to be spooky for it to be called Star Wars.