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The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
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Summary: Chewie and Han Solo are trying to get home to Chewie's family, so they can celebrate Lifeday. (imdb)
Country: USA
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na columbusbob
45
T1
na Nearphotison
5
T1
One point for Boba Fett's debut, four for Bea Arthur.
na dacriz
0
T1
na anakyle
0
T1
na RandallODim
10
T1
Watch it with friends and you might be able to deal, but it's just too interminably long to sit through alone.
na spatters
0
T1
na GentlyFeral
0
T1
na israndy
65
T1
Yikes!
na Schismchasm
1
T1
na mikecoolest
5
T1
na Severian
0
T1
na DaeSanye
1
T1
na wokelstein
30
T1
na nickwin_dk
10
T1
na Jazzaloha
5
T1
If you thought the Ewoks were bad, wait to you see the Wookie children. But the show is noteworthy for it's animated short, which includes Boba Fett. My guess is that this is single biggest reason fans had such great expectations for Boba Fett--way cool in this short--and partially why they were so disappointed when he finally appeared on screen in *Jedi*.
na marsnoir
25
T1
So bad, its good! Watch it with the commercials, to bring you back to a time when 'Made in the USA' meant for something.
na Quesazilla
10
T1
na Komond
0
T1
George Lucas said: "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every bootlegged copy of that program and smash it." That's exactly the same thing that proves it's a shit, and the same thing that will make any ill person have a morbid need to watch it, just to finally regret of being a curious human being.
na Laplacian
10
T1
na MajorB
10
T1
i hope you like wookie porn
na Pharley
2
T1
na Booster
45
T3
na minge
90
T8
na Filligan
0
T1
I want to die now.
na Elekoise
0
T1
na Manic_Ken
0
T1
na capnmariam
98
T10
na Sheldrake
40
T3
na DaWolfey
28
T6
I don't see what the problem is with the Star Wars Holiday Special. The clue is in the title - it's a holiday special, so it was supposed to be a family entertaining special, probably at prime-time on TV. Throw in a few minor celebrities and a few musical numbers and you have something the whole family can enjoy! I didn't like it, but it wasn't as awful when considered as what it was.
na nogs
35
T1
na locutus266
0
T1
na caocao
1
T1
A pinnacle of Barqs achievment.
na Efrye
10
T1
na jimmynmu
17
T1
na the e
5
T1
na walmarket
10
T1
ITS SO BAD!!!
na scorpius
0
T2
na torontodog
30
T1
This awful show foreshadowed the nonsensical second trilogy.
na ScrumYummy
3
T1
na htiman
40
T1
na Tomero12
30
T1
na hekkon
20
T1
na Rotten Users
20
T1
na mewcifur
10
T1
na Kraven1905
1
T1
na Optimus_mike
0
T1
It makes you believe again, doesn't it?
na El Pedro
11
T1
na DMCrimson
1
T1
My God...it's full of stars...
na Capn Kue Que
10
T1
na minutemusic
43
T1
na beckett
44
T3
na doctor7
6
T1
An obvious cash in of the worst possible type. It's just literally mind bending how anyone thought this was a good idea. It's so awfully out of character for every single Star Wars character involved. I honestly can't believe that this actually exists, let alone that I've seen it. Pure embarrassment for all involved I think is the only way to describe it. They should've just gone the full nine and had Vader give a round of high fives and knuckles to everyone.
na Wesfx
51
T1
na maborosi
2
T1
na RAMTHA
90
T5
na Colten97
10
T1
na Jake_R
32
T1
na vlqwo
5
T1
na Keitarou
5
T1
na jksterup
0
T1
na KungFuDolly
1
T1
na snyder_rb
39
T1
na Johnny6Gun
10
T1
Almost as bad as Episode II, but at least it has Harrison Ford in it. Oh yeah, Lumpy's in it, too. Everyone loves Lumpy.
na DallasSD
1
T1
na CRB9000
1
T1
na spookey
0
T1
na von krogh
0
T1
You know those people who say the Boba Fett cartoon in this travesty of a TV movie is "actually pretty good" or "not so bad"? They're wrong. It's as horrible as the rest. I can, without a trace of doubt, state that The Star Wars Holiday Special is the worst movie ever made. This is the point where George Lucas should have realized he'd created a monster.
na Borelly
0
T1
na Jon
15
T1
Horrible
na ninjamonkey
4
T1
na frankswild
10
T1
na Barthalen
0
T1
So I accidentally took some acid mixed with cough syrup and then I fell down a flight of stairs and suddenly I saw these horrible looking Wookies who were screeching for what seemed like hours and Bea Arthur sang to me and some old four-armed transvestite was making me dinner and I saw recycled footage of A New Hope and what must have been 3 days later I woke up in a puddle of Bacta-fluid and my own tears.
na DanseMacabre
50
T2
na Astfgl
50
T3
Worth watching just to say you've seen it.
na dmarques
1
T1
I survived the star wars holiday special and all i got was this lousy brain tumor.
na roger1
3
T1
na bwpello
5
T1
Just.... No.
na cantaloupe
7
T1
na Jeanie72
34
T2
na juanpsala
1
T1
na haljordan2
1
T1
na emtilt
0
T1
Unwatchable.
na Risselada
45
T2
na DriveShaft
75
na Travisbickle
45
T1
na uniform
0
T1
na bellamyr
10
T1
Forget the Sith Lords - this is guaranteed to make anyone turn to the dark side!
na CosmicMonkey
0
T1
"Abysmal"? "Horrendous"? "Painful"? The English language simply lacks the vocabulary to accurately and precisely describe how soul-crushingly awful this film is. I think I'll weep and cry in a corner now.
na MentalCritic
13
T1
na IMDb-byvotes
30
T1
na FTGE
3
T1
na lostinlodos
59
T2
Has its moments.
na Darken Skye
0
T1
na huebs
27
T1
na Prof. Sebby
20
T1
na Gusx1
30
T1
na Bufo1944
70
T3
na Rigters
5
T1
na Detonathor
0
T1
On one hand, it needs to be seen to be believed...but then you can't unsee it.
na volkanya
0
T1
na lineuphere
0
T1
na Dimentia
0
T1
WHAT THE HELL GEORGE LUCAS. WHAT THE HELL.
na Cerebrus
0
T1
na x-human
8
T1
Carrie Fisher wasn't the only one strung out on cocaine during the making of this. It was certainly widely administered just to get the crew though the shoot. Should have been provided to the audience as well. Lucas slapped the Star Wars logo on everything else, why not on cocaine? [Rifftrax can't even save this one. While there is the occasional funny quip it's mostly just them whining about how bad it all is. They also break into giggle fits far too often. Avoid if you can help it.]
na grubi
13
T1
na El Guapo
10
T1
na RNG
30
T4
na imdb
38
T1
na donquixotic
0
T6
na warrensm
12
T2
na KasperL
0
T1
Definitely not one of those "so bad it's good"-type films - it's immeasurably worse! Truly beyond painful to watch. Don't do it. Don't even consider it. (Ever.)
na Bravopunk
15
T1
na gunhaver
12
T1
na annaud
40
T1
na Baelara
0
T1
na mwgerb
2
T1
Like any great sci-fi, this film asks the audience questions. Unfortunately in this case, they're questions like: What did I just watch? Why does Chewbacca's family have so much random technology? Why are they named Itchy and Lumpy? Why are there rock bands in the Star Wars universe? Can acting be more half-assed? Why does Chewbacca's dad have an orange singing girl fetish? Who do I blame for this crime against humanity?
na Nursus
60
T1
na Marty
45
T4
na fizzy
5
na admiralmpj
60
T4
na fuzzleshnops
0
T1
This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. If I could give it a negative score, I would.
na moeru
20
T1
na jwest
5
T1
na Critic2010
37
T1
na IllegalCyrus
0
T1
na Nday
0
T1
na jxc0207
67
T2
na bigjeff822
89
T6
na darthfrede
40
T1
na DesertPunk
32
T1
STIR STIR WHIP WHIP WHIP WHIP STIR
na lodevijk
0
T1
na riseoffall
1
T1
na ktappe
9
T1
na Jorbes
0
T1
na Talyn Golic
20
T1
na onrv
24
T1
na Sockman
0
T1
Quite simply the worst film ever made. Even the prequels are better. Hell, even the commercials aired during the show are better.
na Huus
0
T1
na daisylegs
0
T1
na KTK
1
T3
na Ross
0
T1
na afcitrin
0
T1
na wavex
20
T1
na jgolden
10
T1
na supergloo
1
T1
Arguably, positive proof that all the success George Lucas had with Star Wars was pure luck.
na amecylia
0
T1
na Allocine
54
T3
na givethanks
0
T1
na Merv_Taylor
85
T6
Hilarious
na erikasterup
0
T1
na BOING
10
T1
na ZachReviews
8
T1
An abysmal film. By no means is it good. However, it holds historical value for introducing us the Bounty Hunter that is Boba Fett, thus giving it 5 points. Plus 3 for Carrie Fisher looking extremely high throughout her scenes.
na PaulSandell
20
T1
na Hells Zargon
0
T1
Astonishingly abysmal, how anybody thought this was a good idea for a respectable series such as Star Wars I can't imagine. It's like a childrens pantomime, poorly put together, poorly planned, boring as hell and completely embarassing to watch. I couldn't bring myself to bear the full two hour viewing, I simply couldn't submit myself to any more of this voluntary torture. There are bad films. There are films so incredibly bad that you feel like projectile vomiting, but then there's this.
na JohnnyZombie
0
T1
The fact that this is a Star Wars product and has not been released since the original airing should give you a hint as to how terrible it is.
na Grizzlefoot
25
T1
na Kusanagi
40
T1
na redpatriot
30
T1
The actual "special" is pretty horrible, but the cartoon is actually really good. But man... Bea Arthur sings.. and Leia sings... and various wookies jump around and do household chores... this was REAL bad.
na Sagremore
15
T1
na eadwinn
1
T1
Trainwreck.
na sirperry
88
T9
na themadelf66
70
T4
na FrederikA
0
T1
When I heard about it, I said "that's so dumb I need to see it". When I was 3 minutes into it, I shouted "Holy shit this is hilarious!" When I'd watched appx 20 minutes of un-subtitled wookie sit-com cross-cut with terrible 70s music-videos I found myself with shotgun barrel in my mouth...
na Farzan
12
T1
yes, it is as bad as they say.
na mathiascz
10
T1
Nothing to say! I leave it without any comment! It cost me two bottles of whiskey.
na ArkadyFalls
20
T1
na Lanhia
30
T1
na dognamedfrog
80
T8
na losrasputin
8
T1
na Winston4th
0
T1
na Kluuz
59
T1
na trafford
1
T1
na gogokain
0
T1
I got a bad feeling about this...
na boredom
0
T1
na Kimmie
20
T1
na botelhudo
0
T1
na mhcj
0
T1
na VengefulKBM
0
T1
Do not watch it. Even out of curiosity. If you MUST, look up the Bea Arthur segment on YouTube, watch that, and pretend the rest of the movie is anywhere near as good.
na karabe
20
T1
na m0nkeyhunter
3
T1
na Derekstar
10
T1
I....Wha-.... I mean, ask 10 people what the strangest part of the Star Wars Holiday Special is and you may get 10 different answers. Is it the searing family drama performed entirely in Wookie without subtitles? Is it watching lil' Lumpy watch an entire instructional video in real time? Is it the appearance of musical guests Jefferson Starship? Is it the inexplicable five minute Cirque Du Soleil dance break? No, the strangest part is Boba Fett riding a dinosaur.
na chemtrails
1
T1
There is no scale created by human thought that can quantify how bad this is
na Electronic6
10
T1
na DrewTheDude
14
T2
Nothing will be more beautiful than a bunch of heavenly Wookies!
na LordBeefJerk
20
T1
na damil
5
T1
na Hawke
0
T1
na DavidBlast
5
T1
I can't quite decide if this was a worse addition to the STAR WARS saga than the "Midiclorian" revelation in Episode one. Hm.. Right. let's stay positive here: The STAR WARS Holiday Special has ... uh.. no JarJar Binks. It does, however, have wookie families and.. singing... I think what I'm trying to say is that this is the movie equivalent of cancer.
na Rolad
50
T2
The animated sequence makes this worth watching.
na jsietsema
0
T1
na kingofjew
34
T1
na fedepia
85
T8
na Hailey
60
T2
na niksan
1
T1
na micmac•
29
T1
na thesleepwalk
10
T1
Unbelievably terrible. Almost worth watching to be able to say you made it through...if you can manage.
na lojzik
20
T1
na Emren
10
T1
na cesarm
60
T6
na Corganist
77
T7
na Bailey74
8
T1
na Arthur Katt
0
T1
na Tenletters
80
T9
na BurstBubble
0
T1
My ears are bleeding...
na chmod
1
T3
na Invi
40
T1
na cardsfanboy
75
T6
na Cronos
10
T1
na spacekraken
9
T1
na Zoltan
30
T1
na GreatScott85
0
T1
I'm sorry, what? This still exists?
na marntim
10
T1
na cryptosicko
25
T1
na podaddy
5
T1
na shahness
18
T1
na Jeb
0
T1
Please....just don't watch it......
na kurenai
60
T1
na youtellme93
2
T1
This movie should be used to interrogate prisoners, it's that bad. I managed 25 minutes before I decided I'd rather watch paint dry. How in the world did the cast manage to act through those lines? Shooting that must have been awful.
na npcdel
20
T2
na timvos
5
T1
na msweller
20
T1
na arsenmm
30
T1
na Rufflesack
0
T1
This is so terrible, there really isn't much else to say about it. I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this.
na CloseFriend
0
T1
If you haven't seen this, you're probably thinking, "I'll watch it with my friends! We're gonna make fun of it!" Don't do it. The whole thing is so incredibly boring, awkward, and uninteresting that it's impossible to enjoy even on that level. Watching this will make you bored out of your mind and physically sick.
na FallFoliage
10
T1
na saucyjack
14
T1
You'll feel braindamaged after watching it, but there are some redeeming qualities like Bea Arthur singing...
na chitty
90
T7
na mnzeric
0
T1
na cloondog
0
T1
na Ytadel
20
T1
A terrifying, grotesque spectacle that manages to make a mockery of both Star Wars and Christmas. But Star Wars fans should probably see it, just to say they have. Carrie Fisher is out of her mind on cocaine in every frame she's in, which is hilarious.
na Vandelay1
8
T1
na Holygrail2
5
T1
na Shadrik
5
T1
na Jdiddy381
0
T1
na Darbicus
5
T1
na drcriddle
0
T1
na Leland
10
T1
na sarossell
50
T1
na janus
70
T5
Hardly unwatchable. Y'all're fuckin' pussies, apparently. As far as '70s TV variety shows go it's not even that bad. Regardless of intent, it humanizes people and things that can seem elevated and distant, like that photo of Barack Obama smoking a joint, or those creepy James Joyce love letters. On most days I'd rather throw this on than any of the prequels.
na nanaimo
0
T1
na Qwipster.net
30
T1
na crimnos
0
T1
na Evolution
2
T1
If I had the same people and sets etc. to work with I couldn't have made a film worse than this if I tried.
na TrixRabbi
18
T1
Really funny at first but quickly overstays it's welcome and just becomes boring as all hell. Needs to be a communal viewing because on it's own it's pbbbbtttt
na rottentomat
40
T3
na iSean413
80
T5
na CrazieCabbie
20
T1
na ewp805
10
T1
Ouch.
na pjalne
0
T1
na Cahadras1
8
T1
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