Since my boys are Star Wars fans and they love their LEGO video games, I knew that they would be excited when our review copy of LEGO® Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Out™ DVD came in the mail. Here is the synopsis:
Your favorite characters are back to save the galaxy in LEGO® Star Wars®: The Empire Strikes Out™. The heroes of the Rebel Alliance including heroic Luke Skywalker, swaggering Han Solo and steadfast Princess Leia have no time to celebrate their victory over the Empire as a new Imperial threat arises. But as Jedi-in training Luke embarks on this next mission, he discovers that his celebrity status as a "Death-Star-Blower-Upper" can be a double-edged lightsaber when he's constantly mobbed by crazed fans. So much for secret missions! Meanwhile, Darth Vader and Darth Maul are locked in a hilarious "Sith-ling" rivalry as they compete for the Emperor's approval. It's an action-packed comic adventure that's out of this world!
Our thoughts: When the DVD arrived in the mail my boys were excited to watch it and my oldest was thrilled that it came with a Darth Vadar mini figure. This is a cute cartoon and is perfect for young kids, with a recommended age of 6 and above. My boys favorite characters are Darth Vadar, the Emperor and Yoda, so they definitely enjoyed watching this DVD-they only wished that Yoda's appearance could have been longer. And of course, they thought that Darth Maul's eight lightsabers were awesome! Even though it was geared towards kids, I did let out a chuckle here and there as well. The only downside to the film is it seemed too short at 22 minutes. So if you are looking to share your love of Star Wars with your kids, this might be a great way to start!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the product.