Heartfelt Hijinks and Tantalizing Tropes in LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation | Review

Heartfelt Hijinks and Tantalizing Tropes in LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation | Review ...

The LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation joins the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special and LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales in a surprising and heartfelt tale since the fateful first appearance of The Rise of Skywalker in 2019.

Rey on a time-traveling adventure that taught her about human connection, while Poe learned about Terrifying Tales. In Summer Vacation, three Force Ghosts offer him guidance on what it means to be a hero because you never know how many people youll get to see with your chosen family. Be assured that this 45-minute adventure is packed with corny jokes, music, and chaos.

Screenwriter David Shayne has a keen understanding of what makes Star Wars so special, despite being a LEGO-fied version of the story that dumps every corner of the timeline together into a gigantic pile of LEGO brick characters. These films may not be meant to be canon glimpses into the continuing adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and even Ben Solo, but they nonetheless deliver the stories that fans are eager to discover in the years following the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga.

The film opens as the crew joins the Halcyonyes, a much-needed vacation spot for Star Wars enthusiasts in Orlando, Florida, while Poe (Kelly Marie Tran) drags Rose and Chewie off to the beach with the sacred texts. He finds himself all alone in the lounge where he discovers the first of three Force Ghosts that teach him the value of fun.

Colvett Valeria (Yvette Nicole Brown, reprising her LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures role) crashed into Obi-Wan's life, attempting to deceive a couple of Stormtroopers into thinking they were on Tattooine. Of course, their adventure is short, but they nonetheless learnt how to have fun and live in the moment.

Finn takes a very unexpected stroll to the beautiful sandy beaches of Scarifyes where he meets the Force Ghost of Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) scuba diving along the shore. After a few sour jokes about sand and disbelief that Obi-Wan Kenobi told Finn to have a good time, Darth Vader (Matt Sloan) proposes they take a vacation to Scarif after a gloomy Empire Day.

Even after finding a beach party being slewn by Vic Vankoh (Weird Al Yankovic) and his band, Palpatine is willing to apply sunscreen and play volleyball like he is shooting for Top Gun notoriety. However, Palpatine is a very evil guy, and the idea of participation awards sends him spiraling into murder and mayhem. This is Anakin, after all.

Finn sulks a little more about his bad time before meeting his third and final Force Ghost, General Leia (Shelby Young) who is more than willing to teach Finn another lesson as she reminisces about the last family vacation she took with Han Solo (Ross Marquand) and their son Ben Solo (Matthew Wood) before they took him to his uncles. Summer Vacation continues this trend by giving a wonderful glimpse at Ben Solo's childhood and a long-a

Han Solo believes that the best way to bond with his son is by dragging him down nostalgia lane with a quick stop on Mimban to show him where he first met Chewie in the mud pits. Leia seems more aware of the fact that her son is growing up, and that nostalgia may not be the best way to connect with him.

Ben declares that he can fly the Millennium Falcon for the next stage of their vacation in Endor, which is on the other side of the Ewok-inhabited planet. The kids board a dangerous joyride that nearly kills them.

The stakes are low in LEGO Star Wars, so everyone makes it back in one piece. After surviving a horrifying situation, Sidero kisses Ben, which happens to be his first kiss! Ben's homecoming is a bittersweet one, filled with paternal love and warm, compassionate words that I wish we could have seen delivered to him directly. His eventual death is even worse when Han repeats the I love you./I know. moment with his son.

Finn learns that nothing lasts forever, and that he should take the time to make the most of it when he can. Poe will be training pilots, and Finn will be looking for Force users like him. This is the last time the group of friends will be together.

Ben's Force Ghost is seen standing alongside his mother's Force Ghost in the last moments of LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation, which is an unexpected balm that soothes my Ben Solo-sized hole in the heart. It was beautiful to see, even if it was in LEGO form.

The LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation is the perfect sequel to what I consider to be one of the greatest Star Wars trilogies to date. These are enjoyable, enjoyable excursions into a distant past that are easily included in the rewatch list. Meta-filled mayhem that plays on some of the most familiar Star Wars tropes is the ideal movie for long summer nights.

A Grade

On Disney+, LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation is now available.

Quotes from the Memorable Collection

  • I am BV-RJ, human-cyborg libations.
  • Vacation? In Mos Eisley?
  • Shed forget her head if it wasnt already snapped on.
  • Gamorrean girls dance all night.
  • So many Porgs looking at me with their big porgy eyes.
  • Thats why SkyGuy is here!
  • Weve gotta put those emotions on carbonate and chill.
  • Its time to Force your way onto the dance floor!
  • Did you just give me a life lesson from the Emperor?
  • Solo? More like so low. Get it?
  • Never tell my son the odds.
  • Try not to lose your hand. Its kind of a thing in our family.