HUGHES THE FORCE Short - Star Wars Nerds on a John Hughes Adventure
A mash-up of John Hughes movies and Star Wars??? Where can you go wrong? A lot places apparently. I wish, I sincerely do, that this short film lived up to its premise. I was really excited as I downloaded this, and got even more pumped when Jason Mewes introduced the movie with writer/director J.C. Reifenberg. I definitely always root for low-budget projects like this. But I can't honestly say I laughed during one scene of this film. The acting is pretty stiff. And it doesn't help that even though almost all the characters are supposed to be finishing highschool, the average age of the cast looks to be 37ish.
I'm hoping some of you out there will enjoy this, or at least find the premise too irresistible to pass up. But be warned.
Simon and Henry, two teens tortured by jocks and rejected by girls, are invited to the epic end of the year high school party, but there's a catch. In order to get in, they need to bring just one hot girl. Unable to attract any female attention, they decide to take matters into their own hands and create the perfect woman from Simon's prized Slave Leia action figure.
Armed with a fully operational lightsaber and blaster, the two set out with their self-appointed mentor to do what they have never done before: fit in. On their journey, they encounter stormtroopers, aliens, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith in the most unlikely of places. But even with the Force as their ally, some things are not meant to be...