"Thanks for the Memories"
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LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION has many comical moments and some exciting action. The humor involves funny references to the nine STAR WARS movies. However, the 45-minute special has a strong pagan, occult worldview. For example, the main plot involves getting advice from three ghosts. The ghosts use the pantheistic Force to appear to Finn. This negative content is mitigated by strong morally uplifting values, such as Finn finding purpose and hope. Media-wise families, however, may want to stay away from this STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION.
LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION is an animated science fiction comedy short on Disney+ where the victors who conquered the First Order in the RISE OF SKYWALKER movie take a vacation organized by Finn, but Finn becomes disgruntled when everyone goes their separate ways. LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION is frequently funny and has some positive lessons, such as finding purpose and hope, but the movie has a strong pagan, occult worldview where Finn gets advice from three “Force Ghosts,” Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Princess Leia.
The movie opens with Finn, Rey, Poe, Chewbacca, Rose, and the three robots, C3PO, R2-D2 and BB8, getting on a transport ship to take a long-deserved vacation. Finn organized the vacation so they all could spend some time together before they all go their separate ways. However, when Finn goes to register everyone at the front desk, he finds everyone’s disappeared and gone off to do their own thing.
A dejected Finn sits in the bar to drown his sorrows, when the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears. Obi-Wan tells Finn a story about the time on Tattoine when he had to pose as a tourist at Jabba the Hutt’s annual Birthday BBQ, to steal back some important mineral that Jabba had taken from the rebels. Obi-Wan had to sing a sing a song at the BBQ to distract everyone’s attention so a female rebel he just met could take the mineral. Obi-Wan had fun doing the diversion was fun, so his advice to Finn is to have fun “in the moment” because you never know how long the moment will last.
Finn is also visited by the ghost of Anakin Skywalker, who shares a story about trying to get the Emperor to take a vacation from his tyrannical duties when Anakin was Darth Vader. The Emperor ends up realizing that being Emperor is what he really loves to do and taking a vacation was the last thing he should do. So, Anakin’s message to Finn is, “Do what you love,” because, when you do what you love, every day is vacation.
Finally, Finn is visited by the ghost of Princess Leia. She tells Finn about the time she, Han Solo and their young son, Ben, took a final family trip to an Endor resort before taking Ben to train with Luke. However, when they get to Endor, the resort is very rundown. Eventually, Han and Leia resolve a dispute between the resort’s human owner and the Ewoks. Also, Ben must learn how to fly the Millennium Falcon out of a debris field when teenager on Endor shoves his way into the cockpit and starts flying the ship without permission. Leia tells Finn that no one’s really gone so long as we remember them.
LEGO STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION has many comical moments and some exciting action. Some of the humor involves funny references to the nine STAR WARS movies. For example, lines and scenes from the three trilogies are repurposed in funny ways, such as Anakin visiting Finn on a beach and telling him that sand gets everywhere.
However, the 45-mnute special has a strong pagan occult worldview. For example, the main plot involves Finn getting advice from three ghosts. The ghosts use the pantheistic Force to appear to Finn and give him advice. Happily, though, this negative worldview is mitigated by strong morally uplifting values, such as Finn finding identity, purpose and hope. Finn also learns to do what you love, saving what you love, learning to let go and say goodbye, and enjoy the present moment. Finn also realizes that, if you share memories with your friends and family, then they’re never really gone after you say goodbye. Media-wise families, however, may want to stay away from this STAR WARS SUMMER VACATION because of its occultism.
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