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Happy Holidays Special ‘is not another Christmas disaster

When it became known that Disney Plus had dared to a new Christmas installment of the Star Wars saga, the news was like immersing in the memory of cinematic horror. If the opening film, A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977), became an immeasurable success and one of the legs of modern cinema, the next release from the same midichlorian universe had no name. Actually, he did, but you know what I mean: with The Star Wars Christmas Special (Steve Binder and David Acomba, 1978), you can’t believe what your poor eyes see.

It’s highly unlikely that George Lucas will deny LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special as the heinous 1978 Christmas movie

Fortunately, the animated medium-length film LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special (Ken Cunningham, 2020), despite a title that suffers from a by-product, it is light years away in hypervelocity from that horror. The other proposal is amazing in its absolute ridiculousness and its incredible waste of time with an insufferable plot of the Wookiee family, tiny for the hour and a half in which it passes and with a loaded variety theater, extemporaneous until the nineteenth century, a la George Méliès but in shabby. And not even Ken Stephenson’s animation sequence can save her from a well-deserved burn.

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Thus, it may not seem strange to anyone that George Lucas himself denied it and strictly prohibited its replacement. But what is truly incomprehensible is that he would have allowed it to take place since Mitzie Welch presented her script, so horrible as to want to throw it out a window. And only those who have suffered such nonsense made moving images know that it is not an exaggeration of someone fond of hyperbole. On the contrary, the creator of the fight between the Jedi Knights and the Sith Lords is highly unlikely to abhor LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special and its polished animated technique.

What is valuable about LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special are the narrative elements that make up the adventure and its juicy possibilities

And not because this movie in the style of famous Danish toys has escaped from the usual lack of true wit in his franchise humor, which continues sadly unchanged: the value of the film, set after The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams, 2019), are the narrative elements that make up the adventure and its juicy possibilities, which are used really well and, therefore , screenwriter David Shayne (Phineas and Ferb) take the Star Wars story to its very last and very crazy consequences. With which, on the other hand, some moments originate, not many, worthy of real laughter.

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Yes LEGO filmography continues as a want and I can not deplorable, the one of those who make an effort but almost never hit the target with their jokes, It is not the first time at all that it has been applied with Star Wars: there we have short films like The Quest for R2-D2 and Bombad Bounty (Peder Pedersen, 2009, 2010), The Padawan Menace (David Scott, 2011) or The Empire against all (Guy Vasilovich, 2012), and series like The Chronicles of Yoda (Michael Hegner, 2013-2014), Stories of Droids (Hegner and Martin Skov, 2015), The Resistance Rises (Hegner, 2016), The Adventures of the Freemaker (Bill Motz and Bob Roth, 2016-2017) or All- Stars (Skov, 2018).

LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special will delight those who enjoy revisiting the very popular past of the galactic saga

While David shayne had already written librettos for the latter two, it is the first time Ken cunningham with Star Wars but not with the toy company, as it had already been in charge of the LEGO Marvel Spider-Man: Vexed by Venom (2019) short and the Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar (2019-2020) miniseries, of which Shayne He had signed a couple of episodes, as well as three other works in the franchise. But probably neither of us had offered us something as decent as LEGO Star Wars: Happy Holidays Special, which will delight those who enjoy revisiting the very popular past of the galactic saga.

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