Movie Review: Heroes of the Empire

June 3rd, 2019

Details from IMDB:

This 60-minute documentary follows the 501st UK Garrison Star Wars costuming club around the UK, as they attend a variety of fundraising events - revealing the side of costuming you've ...See full summary »


 Tom Long

Initial Thoughts:

I've always been a big Star Wars fan (probably only gotten bigger as time goes by and more content comes out) and this was on Amazon Prime, so I gave it a try.

Main Points:

This is about a group of Star Wars enthusiasts who love building and wear costumes, in particular, those of characters from the Empire. More importantly, though, is that this particular group in the UK do a lot of great charity work.

The film also shows what this group means to its members, how it gives them confidence, a sense of community and sense of pride in the amazing costumes they create. There are lots of moments that really pull on your heartstrings as they help sick children and visit them in hospitals.

Final Thoughts:

It's hard to say anything negative about a documentary that shows people who genuinely care about sick children. So I'll just say while I've certainly seen better, this short (just an hour long) film is certainly worth a watch. As with Netflix, Amazon is getting good at making their own content. 7.5 out of 10 for me and I would recommend this to anyone, just be prepared for some sad moments and possibly some explain if you watch this with your children.