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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Every generation has a legend. Every journey has a first step. Every saga has a beginning.
Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
I will try and explain why I dislike this film so much. It is a bit of a geeky rant, so bear with me.
A Universe of Boredom
The original trilogy gave us a window to one of the most interesting universes ever created. It is a fantasy, filled with amazing aliens and wonderful characters. The Phantom Menace was the film that could expand on this universe. We could have gotten more fantastical worlds, more foundation to the mythos. What we instead got was Tatooine......again. It could have traveled the entire universe but it instead gave us a planet we already know. This is but a tiny example of the unbelievable unimaginative feel this film has. This is most present…
"They went up the ventilation shaft."
Lucas pulled the script out of his own ventilation shaft, if you ask me. And directed it with his head wedged firmly in that breezy passage. The whole damned lot, midi-fucking-chlorians and all, can be jammed back up there too.
Not even nostalgia could save this movie for me.
I grew up with the Star Wars prequels (Don't worry my dad showed me the originals before I saw any of the prequels)! This movie came out when I was just 6 years old and I'm fairly certain I saw this movie in theaters. I absolutely loved this movie as a kid. I remember I had several Star Wars action figures and toy light sabers from this movie, including Anakin's Pod Racer. As a kid I would run around my house holding the pod racer toy pretending to be Anakin Skywalker. Ah the good old days!
It has been quite sometime since I re-watched this movie, I want to say at…
Review In A Nutshell:
Why does George Lucas intend to complicate his universe? Does it really need this political concept to make its universe feel more plausible, if so why do we need to deeply explore it? Why couldn't he just create a great film, with a great story, and with a great set of characters?
It was so difficult to care for anything the larger story it is trying to tell, and the intimate human story that linger beneath it is not great either. The film spends a hefty amount of time exploring the world, the religion, and the rules that it forgets to become what the previous trilogy was able to deliver, accessibility. I came into this immediately…
In 1987, after a costly divorce settlement that undoubtedly dampened his enthusiasm for playing in a fictional universe, George Lucas unofficially cancelled his long-held plans to produce a prequel trilogy to Star Wars, his magnum opus & arguably the most iconic Hollywood movie franchise in cinematic history. It didn't last long. The technology Lucas felt wasn't around to realise his grand vision for the series was becoming a reality thanks to leaps forward visible in such movies as T2 or Jurassic Park and by 1994, imagination forever burning to tell the story of how Anakin Skywalker became cinema's most infamous villain, Darth Vader, he was writing what would ultimately become The Phantom Menace. To say 'Episode I' was anticipated would be…
Yes it is flawed, overlong and awfully written, but I do have a soft spot for the film.
I finally worked up the courage to watch this. The last time I saw it was in the theater way back in 1999, where I remembered thinking "that was pretty entertaining, not nearly as bad as I was expecting!!" after the massive public outcry over Jar Jar Binks. It did not benefit from the lowered expectations this time!
One thing I was struck by is how good it looks compared to Attack of the Clones and even Revenge of the Sith. Dialogue scenes actually look like a film, instead of a cheaply-shot soap opera. I guess shooting on film and using actual sets for most of the scenes gave it a certain veneer which was sorely lacking from the sequels.…
Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I honestly really enjoy this movie. Sure, the effects feel like a video game at times, and Jar Jar is pretty much purposeless, but the story and atmosphere are so cool. Looking forward to continuing this marathon tomorrow night.
I don't care who says this movie isn't good. This film is great! I just feel bad for Obi-Juan because now he's the Only-Juan.
I have watched this film for the final time. Life is too short to fill rewatching a small boy repeatedly shouting "yippee" at high volume and cinema's most teeth-grindingly irritating character being a cackhanded cunt. No more, George. No more.
Full review at The Incredible Suit
When this first came out it got absolutely blasted for ruining Star War. I unfortunately jumped on this band wagon.
So having not watched any Star Wars for 5 years I figured I would start again in honour of the new movie coming out . So I started with episode 1 . You know what ? It wasn't the worst thing that's ever happened . It wasn't bad at all , it had heaps of cool new machinery and new sets and costumes . The story contained all the elements of a Star Wars story. Sure there was a couple of annoying characters and the soundtrack was about meh. All in all though it wasn't that bad. I think people were hating just because it wasn't a Star Wars they recognised .
Espero que esta segunda trilogía mejore, porque esto comenzó mal, muy mal... La amenaza fantasma nos intenta vender una gran aventura y establecer las bases para lo que esta por venir; pero, a pesar de contar con buenos actores (Actualmente al menos) termina siendo una historia que se hace larga, infantil y que no emociona en general. Tiene sus momento pero no es suficiente como para salir victoriosa.
Darth Maul fight scene absolutely and terrifically holds up. Why did we not have more Darth Maul?!
I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
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