Poor Captain Phasma, the Boba Fett of The Force Awakens. But where the movie itself failed to live up to Phasma’s incredible hype, this new goofy short from Lego at least gives her a bit more to do.
Called“Attack of the Conscience,” the short offers a slightly less disconcerting take on the First Order’s legions of Stormtroopers, painting them—and Finn, or FN-2187, as he used to be known—as just as comically incompetent (and blindly loyal) as their Imperial predecessors. Even though Finn is still all-in on the Order at this point, you can already see the veneer starting to crack when he finds out what his friends (and Phasma) are so gung-ho about doing on Jakku. Check it out:
Silliness aside, I guess this is the closest we have right now to seeing how FN-2187 finally decided that the First Order wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. Still, any chance to watch Stormtroopers being dorks is good in my books. If you haven’t been watching these Lego shorts, you’re missing out—they’re doing a great job of offering funny (if not quite canonical) insights into the backstory of The Force Awakens.