MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,800 this week

SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) (2003)

 -  Animation | Comedy | Short  -  April 2003 (USA)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 36 users  
Reviews: 3 user

After repeated delays and creative personal blocks, George Lucas welcomes today's prominent filmmakers to pitch their vision for Star Wars Episode Three.

Director:

(as Ariel Joseph Towne)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) (2003)

SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) (2003) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars).

User Polls

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A (1998)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Aum Shinrikyo, the Buddhist sect led by Shoko Asahara and responsible for the 1995 Sarin gas attack on a Tokyo subway, becomes the subject of this documentary.

Director: Tatsuya Mori
Stars: Hiroshi Araki
R (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault, he's a cocky, good-looking young man placed in the hardcore ward... See full summary »

Directors: Tobias Lindholm, Michael Noer
Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Roland Møller
Fish Hooks (2010–2014)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Three friends attend a school for fish submerged in a pet shop.

Stars: Chelsea Kane, Justin Roiland, Kyle Massey
Critters 3 (1991)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

The tiny fur ball aliens that will eat anything or anyone set their sights on a Los Angeles apartment tower.

Director: Kristine Peterson
Stars: John Calvin, Aimee Brooks, Christian Cousins
Transamerica (2005)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.

Director: Duncan Tucker
Stars: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan
Godzilla: The Series (1998–2000)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.

Stars: Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano
Hail Caesar (1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Caesar is a would-be rock star. But for now, he works at a pencil eraser factory. Soon he falls in love with the owner's daughter. In order to get her, he bets with the old man that he can ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Michael Hall
Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Bobbie Phillips, Leslie Danon
iSteve (2013)
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A comedic look at the life of Steve Jobs.

Director: Ryan Perez
Stars: Justin Long, Art Evans, Juzo Yoshida
O (2001)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An update of Shakespeare's 'Othello' with a young cast, set in a high school and centered around basketball player Odin.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Josh Hartnett
'D' (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Deshu, a mechanic from Dubai, comes home to Mumbai, and gets embroiled in a crime by accident. The film shows his meteoric rise from common, law-abiding man to underworld kingpin.

Director: Vishram Sawant
Stars: Randeep Hooda, Chunky Pandey, Rukhsar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Jim Conroy ...
Brooke Marie Procida ...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

After repeated delays and creative personal blocks, George Lucas welcomes today's prominent filmmakers to pitch their vision for Star Wars Episode Three.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Before there were six, there were many.


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

April 2003 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Too Smart For Its Audience
22 November 2003 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this short in a packed screening at the 2003 Mill Valley Film Festival. I was struck by the opening image of Lucas forlornly staring across his Ranch Empire waiting for inspiration. The mood this opening shot created evoked the careful balance the filmmakers maintain between gracious satire and pointed commentary about the failures of the Star Wars prequels. I also appreciated the inspired musical score by Zack Ryan, which effectively channels John Williams, yet exists successfully on its own merit. The quality of the animation is good for a no-budget short and has a consistent style that lends itself well to the material. The caricatures are certainly recognizable, and humorous in their own right. Most of the celebrity impersonations are done quite well, with director/producer Ariel Joseph Towne voicing the icons that most impinge.

`SW 2.5: Pitch Wars' got some good laughs, but it suffered from being too smart for its Mill Valley Film festival audience. Though we were in Lucas country in Northern California and all the jokes directly about the local hero got a good response, many of the other famous directors parodied were not recognized by audience members. Thus some good lines and visual jokes fell flat in our crowd. For instance, despite an annual Academy Award audience of 1 billion people, few viewers were hip to Roberto Benigni or his gymnastic antics on George Lucas' office desk.

Overall, my audience enjoyed `SW 2.5: Pitch Wars', but the warm fuzzies died out when the credits rolled too long and viewers didn't get the Pixar-style toon-outtakes. I hardly see how it's possible that a crowd of movie lovers would not appreciate the clever riffs on Randy Newman music and Toy Story/Ants blooper reels. However, the drag issue would be minimized in a hip crowd well versed in every Star Wars, Pixar and auteur film of the last decade. Is that too much to ask? Obviously, any IMDB user would find this little jewel delightful.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where can I see it? LappGM
Discuss SW 2.5 (The Pitch Wars) (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page