Starring the voices of Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Eric Bauza, Michael Daingerfield, Michael Donovan, Heather Doerksen, Tom Kane, Trevor Devall, Matt Sloan. Various directors. (2015, 115 min). DISNEY
The five-episode miniseries, Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales is an affectionate retelling/parody of the first six Star Wars films. I've personally never bothered watching any previous Lego programs or DVDs, but if they're equally loaded with the same irreverent humor, I've got some catching up to do because this is pretty funny stuff.
Taking place immediately after events of Return of the Jedi, C-3PO (Anthony Daniels himself) regales the rebel victors by retelling the entire saga from his point of view. The results are often hilarious, especially the first few episodes which have a lot of fun at the expense of George Lucas’ lamentable prequel trilogy. Legions of fans who thought those films were hampered by too much complicated plot (and hate Jar Jar Binks) will be laughing their butts off. The original trilogy gets a good ribbing as well, but since there is arguably less to make fun of, those segments, while still highly amusing, aren’t quite as uproarious.
Overall, the dialogue is consistently clever and the animation is decent, as is the voice work. In addition to Daniels, Billy Dee Williams returns to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. This disc is a must-own for Star Wars fans, and to be honest, it’s actually a lot more entertaining than Lucas’ own joyless prequel trilogy.
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