2007, 2009 & 2011
DIRECTORS: Dominic Polcino, Peter Shin & James Purdum
- BLUE HARVEST (2007)
- SOMETHING, SOMETHING, SOMETHING DARKSIDE (2009)
- IT’S A TRAP! (2011)
May contain spoilers!
Family Guy is all about spoofs. But none better than the passionate take on the original Star Wars Trilogy. The love for this franchise is oozing out of every crevice of this foul mouthed, over sexualised yet witty, smart and on the nail spoof.
Combing the best of Family Guy’s comedy with an incredibly accurate retelling of the saga, complete with nit picking commentary, observational humour which fans will recognise and understand instantly, with a well edited digest of the trilogy, Seth MacFarlane’s team capture the essence of the films in much short running time.
My main complaint though is that these are not suitable for children though many of the gags are child friendly. This is a real shame as if this had been toned down a bit it could have served as a magnificent introduction to the saga for a young audience but as it stands, with paedophile jokes, frequent bad language and sexual humour that is incredibly close to the bone, this is squarely aimed at adults.
But it is what it is and it is executed brilliantly and is tremendous fun, communicating with its audience well, never patronising yet a detailed and insightful critique of the much loved saga, mocking without malice, a loving homage and spoof.