The ‘LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’ is Pure Delight for All Star Wars Fans – Review
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is 44-minutes of delightful riffs of everything we love about Star Wars, and in it’s own way, the perfect follow-up to Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker.
Rey, Rose, Finn, Poe and the rest of the gang are back for a holiday special. Rey is extremely determined to help Finn become a Jedi master like her, but she lacks confidence in her ability to teach. Meanwhile, Poe and Chewie are determined to get Life Day celebrations in order to party hard. Finn and Rose do what they can to advert disaster.
The fun in this holiday special is that it not to be taken too seriously. It plays around with the elements that made the three trilogies memorable, especially the latest trilogy. Rey’s determination to be a great Jedi teacher is played for laughs. Poe’s impulsive nature as leader nearly ruins Life Day preparations. Rose and Finn actually talk to each other because they are in each others presence for more than 20 seconds. Also, PORGS!
Rey’s quest to be a better Jedi teacher leads to her learning of the master-apprentice relationships that came before her. The special works well as a nice shorthand to indulge fans with imagery and moments that brought them great excitement and joy when they first saw them – whether that be in theatres, on home video, or now on Disney+. Most might be a little lost if they haven’t ever seen the prior three trilogies, however, since Star Wars is so pervasive in popular culture, it is hard not to queue in on exactly what moments Rey stumbles upon.
Similar to previous LEGO movies inspired by popular movies, the comedy here is very cheeky, but there is still a decent number of things to take away from the film. Rey’s journey explores what it means to be a good teacher; it is not only important to have knowledge, but without a connection to your student you won’t succeed. However, this still 44-minutes of pure unadulterated fun with Star Wars, and is perfect for the whole family.