How Bad Is the 1978 ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Special? – The Daily Beast


The SWHS makes an “Every scene Jar Jar” edit of the prequels sound like an Oscar worthy idea, and the actual prequels an argument for ending the Oscars as said prequels constitute the best films ever made, or even could be made, in any genre in all their aspects. It flattens out the top end of the film world so much that awards become meaningless. The Phantom Menace and The Force Awakens? Might as well be the difference between .999 repeating and 1. Finding a rating scale that can fit both SWHS and The Force Awakens where both fit and TPM doesn’t tie with TFA would be a nobel worthy feat of mathematics. Find such a system that’s comprehensible by normal filmgoers, and you get a Nobel in Everything Forever.

It’s that bad. I mean, terrible. Asylum would be embarrassed to release it. A film student would be expelled for turning it in as a class project. In fact, it’s so terrible that I’ve been trying to sarcastically praise it in this post, but found I am physically incapable of doing so. I suspect I’d spontaneously combust before succeeding.

The one potential positive use would be if you just can’t like a movie all your friends love, watch SWHS, then watch the other movie you don’t like, and you will LOVE IT FOREVER and finally fit in. I suggest only doing this once to avoid the risk of severe and permanent psychological damage. And make sure there is no accessible booze, or you might not survive.

Seriously, if The Doctor swung by to take me on an adventure, I’d wipe this one from time.

Source: How Bad Is the 1978 ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Special? – The Daily Beast

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