Monday, December 28

Family Guy Something, Something, Something, Dark Side Review

Something, Something, Something, Dark Side
First of all, I am insulted by the first card saying "When the gays weren't all in your face about," Family Guy is usually gay-friendly but that is just annoying and not necessary. This episode is not as fun as Blue Harvest, probably because the source material The Empire Strikes Back is not happy-go-lucky. The Empire Strikes Back is my one favorite movie out of the whole Star Wars series and it is the only movie I can remember that is a sequel in a trilogy that is a good movie and not just a lead-in to the finale. There are some recycled gags from the show, some F-bombs, but maybe just 3 of them, they curse way more in the commentary than on the episode. I only watch Family Guy on TV so I am not used to cursing, so the one that really felt out of place is Peter/Han's final F-bomb in the episode. Some Family Guy secondary characters return (like 'Phony' Holden Caulfield) and I don't want to spoil it anymore. Their Yoda is not that funny, they spent so much time on the beginning of the movie that the ending feels rushed and we don't get much time with Lando. There are some great movie observations though! And yes writers, I know all the references and know who Rodney Dangerfield and Don Knotts are. The animation is great, there is a lot of wonderful details and they did a great job, but is it funny? Kinda. I give a B.

By the way, the pop-up factoid feature is very entertaining, if you think the movie need something to spice the movie up, this does. Most DVD pop-up facts are annoying, but this are as sarcastic as the show and has fake facts, so watch out. But it does take the episode out of wide screen HD version.