Set two days before the events of Episode Four in the Star Wars series of films. In this fan-produced movie, Jedi Mara Jade has received a copy of the Death Star plans, which she must ... See full summary »
Set two days before the events of Episode Four in the Star Wars series of films. In this fan-produced movie, Jedi Mara Jade has received a copy of the Death Star plans, which she must somehow get to the rebel forces. Unfortunately, she is being held prisoner by the Empire, and only two rebel soldiers, Zev and Klaus, can save her. As if breaking into an Imperial prison and getting the plans wasn't hard enough, bounty hunter Boba Fett is also in the neighborhood to complicate matters. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To put this simply, this film is better than Phantom Menace. Not only is this film enjoyable, but it's actually made by people that care about and love Star Wars, something that seemed to lack in P'Menace.
Visually, you can see that some great effects are being used to set the scene, and although its all on a very small budget, it still manages to look good through its tackiness.
The girl that plays Mara Jade is exceptionally gorgeous, which is great to keep the eyes peeled at all times, and the supporting cast is made up of some half decent actors who, though not great, make the most of the comedy and drama mix storyline they are given.
Also, there are a few welcome cameos by Darth Vader, the Emperor and a good feature role for Boba Fett, who has an amazing few set pieces, from which George Lucas obviously found his inspiration for the Kamino fight between Fett Snr and young Obi Wan, and it really is good to see Fett Jnr doing the action bits here, because he has always been a firm favourite of mine, even to this day.
All in all, a cool little film that actually, believably, fills a gap between the prequels and A New Hope by showing an important event that lead to the capture of Princess Leia and thus the start of Luke Skywalker's journey with the Rebellion.
Love this little film. Definitely check it out if you get the chance.
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