Fox Friday On A Wednesday – Lego Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Out (and giveaway)

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I was surprised and a little relieved to find two movies from Fox on the doorstep this week. I figured after my review of 30 Nights Of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, that they would never let me watch, let alone review another film of theirs. I was wrong. When Crystal said that they wanted honest reviews, I guess she wasn’t lying.

This will go to a random commenter. If nobody comments, then I guess it stays with meeeeee!

This will go to a random commenter. If nobody comments, then I guess it stays with me! Oh, there’s a DVD in there too.

Luckily for me, I don’t need to find out how many pans I’m allowed before I get cut off. Well not yet, anyhow. This little short was gratifying to say the least. I really got a kick out of it and watched it twice, because I wanted to make sure I caught the whole thing. All 22 minutes of it.

Yes it’s short, and I would have loved a full length film of this, but hey, what can you do? Appeal to [easyazon_link identifier=”0811809722″ locale=”US” tag=”granligh-20″]Lucasfilm[/easyazon_link] ([easyazon_link identifier=”B0034KJCVQ” locale=”US” tag=”granligh-20″]Disney[/easyazon_link]) for them to make a longer version for me? Probably not. I can’t say what the exact response would be, but I’m sure “fuck your hat” would be in there. Either way, the 22 minutes was enough for me to want to watch the previous installment(s) of this, and certainly look forward to some more.

When I saw the Ages 6+ on the cover, I was a bit skeptical, but from the starting scene I knew there would be enough parody to keep me, and probably any fan of the franchise giggling. I assume the pratfalls and general silliness of it would appeal to kids too, but I’m not one, so I can’t say for sure. I don’t know how receptive a non-nerd would be to it, but of the two scenes that I made Mrs. B watch, she giggled at one. That’s fairly good, right? She also had a little chuckle as I was yammering on about what [easyazon_link identifier=”B00M1SUXGA” locale=”US” tag=”granligh-20″]Darth Maul[/easyazon_link] was saying to [easyazon_link identifier=”B00SD8I8XW” locale=”US” tag=”granligh-20″]Darth Vader[/easyazon_link], and about [easyazon_link identifier=”B004JZFCEG” locale=”US” tag=”granligh-20″]Darth Vader[/easyazon_link] having a bad day. I’d like to think that she thought it was funny, but it was probably just my boyish charm that really made her happy.

I’m not going to give anything away, so I’ll end it here, but they also sent me some memes for the film, and a little writeup thing that I’ll try to get up here… Nope, looks like it’s just going to be some graphics for you.

Come on, it's funny, right?

Come on, it’s funny, right?

I love this. Don't judge me.

I love this. Don’t judge me.

Dun dun dun duun dun dun duun dun dun,



13 thoughts on “Fox Friday On A Wednesday – Lego Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Out (and giveaway)

  1. Star Wars and Lego together……OH EEM GEE!!! I think I need a towel.

    Dear gawd and little fishes please let me win!

  2. Super cool stuff birdman. My boy and I are lego & starwars freaks. He loves the Lego and I love the movies. Ok I’m a liar….lego is cool too

  3. We have the Star Wars series on VHS, old school, and the Star Wars Lego is hilarious!!!! Can’t wait to watch this one!

  4. Birdman….Glad you took your hands off yourself for a while to write another fun post.

    If I win and when I say if, I mean when and when I mean when I mean…What the fuck was I talking about again?

    Oh, yeah – LEGO and STAR WARS.

    Would it help me winning if I said that I’ve stepped on at least 1 million pieces of Lego in the middle of the night on a hardwood floor?

    Shit. I shouldn’t have said, hardwood and night in the same sentence.
    My chances are now fucked.
    Shit. I shouldn’t have said chances and fucked in the same sentence.

    As YODA would say “Fucking win, I shall.”

    Cheers Birdman.

  5. Brad Rose won. Good for you, Brad. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer asshole. You realise that I’m going to deliver this, just so I can actually meet you, right? Have a cold beer ready.

  6. Well, I guess I won on many levels…..Got the DVD delivered which included a couple of beers and meeting the one and only Birdman.
    Oh, yeah – got to re-introduce myself to Joe – again. Jebuz, the 90’s were a blur…
    Funny conversation – thanks guys.
    Do podcasts like the one’s you mentioned and you’ll be rolling in it 🙂
    But, if you want to make money – whore yourself out.
    Maybe that drunk mother will pay for you (it).
    Till next time!

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