Wednesday, February 03, 2010


I don't think I mentioned it, but "Santa" had a big fail this last holiday season. It's not entirely his fault, but if he were really on his game, this wouldn't have happened.

Little Blobby secretly wished for Something Something Something Darkside. Little Blobby did not receive it - and for the most part, he had been a good boy.

To be fair, 20th Century Fox released it only two days before the holiday. What right-minded Santa would have fought those crowds for the one he allegedly loved? Yeah, that's right - I went there.

Santa rectified the situation a few weeks later and finally we got around to watching it this last weekend.

Let me pull back a little: Something (x3) Darkside is a Family Guy parody of The Empire Strikes Back. A year or two ago, Family Guy did the hilarious parody of Episode IV.

Something was fun and funny, but I won't go as far to say it was hilarious. Maybe a few more viewings would change that for me.

The storm trooper in the mesh shirt scene could have been funnier or gayer. That he was just dressed that way cause he was planning to go out dancing afterwards wasn't good enough. The nipples were a nice touch.

And while you cannot really see it here, like Blue Harvest, some of the animation was really really outstanding. I'm guessing Geo Lucas didn't use as much in his original version back in 1979. I thought the detail to the exterior of the ships and parts of the Cloud City fight scene (partially above) were exceptional.

But there were some Family Guy running gags that were included that just make me laugh - like when Peter/Lois/Stewie fall down and grab their knee and go: "ohhhh.....ohhhh.....ohhhhh". It turns out, it's just as funny when an Imperial Walker does the same thing.

And of course, Consuela, the maid for the Griffins, Superman and now Darth Vader is one of the best bits they got going.

There is also a weird scene with Tom Selleck/Magnum and of course a cameo by Meg that just makes you pseudo bust a gut.

In the big picture, it doesn't seem to be as sharp or funny as Blue Harvest, but we'll see. ...if nothing else, there is a slight promo for We Have a Bad Feeling About This. Or as you might know it: Return of the Jedi.

Song by: the Beatles

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