LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Review


Directly following the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?

Star Wars and Christmas? Considered me in! We pick up where we left off from The Rise of the Skywalker and Rey teaching Finn how to be a Jedi. The fun twist right off the back, the film is Lego edition.

Next, we have these great sequences once Rey struggles to find the ‘key’ as the crew is partying, we witness some throwbacks to the original series of films. Yes, we are in a ‘Lego’ version of this world but them revisiting these moments throughout time was super cool to witness. The writing here to make it unique while also fresh was great.

When we enter the party, it is hilarious, and the flash between the party and what is going on with the combination of villains is fantastic. Humor is something that we see very seldom in the Star Wars world as we get quirky jokes from the crew but never full-blown comedy. I would say I enjoyed that the most about this was the comedic approach throughout but also enjoying giving Rey the storyline of trying to accomplish her goals.

As we get towards the end, we understand that this isn’t going to add much to the Star Wars storyline, which is perfectly fine. We get a fun story that provides some nice throwback scenes, humor, and a good time.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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