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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.
(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force.
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…
Lets just put my cards on the table I wasn't enamored with this film as I was back in the day when this film first came out! I suppose my ongoing evolution as a cinephile has upped the ante by way of expectations and ever developing tastes!
Back then it was easier to satiate me with a few light sabre battles with a dude with horns protuding from his head and a brief Yoda cameo! Now not so much! I have a far more critical eye now, things like a young and thoroughly annoying Anakin Skywalker, a profoundly grating character like Jar Jar Binks and a questionable plot that left alot to be desired stick out like a sore thumb!…
"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.
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…
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…
This film had the tough job to bring all the key players to the table from the very start. Harshly treated in my opinion by many people
In less than a year, we all will be making that return trip to that galaxy far, far, away when "STAR WARS - EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS" finally hits theaters ... it is arguably, the most anticipated film of 2015, and I can only imagine what it will be like in the theater in about 10 months time.
So to properly prepare and get ready for this highly anticipated event, I thought it would be best to revisit all six previous Star Wars films in "episode order" (one film every two months, leading up to Episode VII), and put up my take of each Star Wars film since I never reviewed any of them. The Star Wars film franchise…
I didn't even realise that this was made after the originals and thought this was the first ever star wars to be made. Now that I know the truth, the film drops in comparison of the dazzling originals.
Yep, I finally started watching Star Wars! I decided to start with the prequel trilogy so I would understand the plot.
To be honest, Star Wars: Episode I is cheesey in many parts, but very impressive. The visuals are sick and cool, while they do look kind of fake during the end battle, mainly just for those yellow ships.
The acting is so-so, I think that Jake Lloyd could have done better, since he probably wasn't as good as we was in Jingle All The Way (bad performance but better than in this movie). But while the acting is mediocre, the movie was very intense in scenes. From the pod race to the final battle, this movie holds up plenty…
Beauty in its purest form.
This 20 second clip sums up my thoughts concerning the entire prequilogy.
"The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. Now get out of here."
Είναι πολύ βαρετό για να το πάρεις στην πλάκα,και πολύ γελοίο και παιδικό για να το πάρεις στα σοβαρά.Στην τελική δεν ξέρει τι είναι,πάντως όχι μια ταινία που μπορεί να σταθεί απέναντι στην κληρονομιά της αρχικής τριλογίας.Τα μόνα πράγματα που σου μένουν στο τέλος είναι ο Liam Neeson και ο Darth Maul.Επίσης,κερδίζει πόντους γιατί περιέχει την καλύτερη lightsaber μονομαχία μέχρι στιγμής στο franchise (J. J. Abrams we count on you).Duel of the Fates bitches!!
Sure, it's the most hated of the prequels, but I still enjoy it quite a bit. Yes, Jake Lloyd can't act his way out of a paper bag. Sure, most of George Lucas' script and directing is stiff and lifeless. But here are a few reasons to still love this movie: Darth Maul, the pod race, Qui-Gon Jinn, ...um...did I say Darth Maul and the pod race yet?
I'm not about to sit here and tell you this wasn't one of the biggest disappointments in cinematic history, but I'm also not going to pretend it wasn't entertaining in spite of all its flaws. No matter how many bad choices were involved, there's still quite a bit of entertainment value here.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Abyss
- All About Steve
- Alvin and the Chipmunks
I'd love to see more of these stories. REALLY entertaining stuff. If anyone has some, send away.
Also, anything mentioning…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- Blade Runner
- The Big Lebowski
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of…