The Star Wars Holiday Special

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Adventure Comedy Family
97 min     3.376     1978     USA


Luke Skywalker and Han Solo battle evil Imperial forces to help Chewbacca reach his imperiled family on the Wookiee planet - in time for Life Day, their most important day of the year!


Gimly wrote:
I recently spoke about how, in my opinion at least, _Attack of the Clones_ is the worst theatrically released _Star Wars_ of all time. The reason I had to put that "theatrically released" qualifier in there, is because of _The Holiday Special_, because it absolutely **blitzes** _Clones_ when it comes to how low it sinks. _The Holiday Special_ isn't just a bad _Star Wars_ movie, it isn't just a bad movie full stop, it basically isn't a movie at all. _Final rating:½ - So bad it’s offensive. I may never fully recover._
r96sk wrote:
What were they even thinking? Astonishingly bad, and not even in a humorous way either. After watching and, all in all, enjoying the main films from the 'Star Wars' franchise, I thought I'd check out the many spin-off films. 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' makes for quite the start! I had heard bits and pieces about this down the years and those bits and pieces were usually pretty derogatory and now I can see why; it's far worse than I was anticipating though. The worst thing is that it doesn't even try to be silly and stupid, if actually attempts to be sincere and meaningful. It's utterly dire, from start to finish. No idea how they roped Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher into this, you gotta especially feel for Fisher given that end scene... wow. I wish it was 'so bad it's good' so it could've been ironically fun to watch, but it's the furthest thing from that.