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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.
The evil Trade Federation is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedi escape and head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually, they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. The group must now find a way of getting to Coruscant and to finally solve this trade dispute, but there is someone else hiding in the shadows. Are the Sith really extinct? Is the Queen really who she says she is? And what's so special about this young boy?
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…
I would've started out this review by saying that I "liked" The Phantom Menace less on this go around than I did before, but I watched it earlier in the day and I'm already out of anything resembling a fuck.
An indiscriminatingly awful, vomit-inducing, excessively cartoonish, unbelievably stupid & mind-numbingly pathetic piece of shit that deserves to be ranked amongst the worst atrocities ever committed on film canvas, the first chapter of George Lucas' prequel trilogy & fourth instalment in the Star Wars saga marks its creator's return to film direction after a 22-year hiatus and shows that world cinema was far better off without his directional inputs.
Set three decades before the events of Star Wars in a galaxy far far away, the story of The Phantom Menace follows two Jedi Knights who are sent to negotiate a peaceful end to an interplanetary trade dispute but when that falls apart, they flee from their hostile situation to warn the Queen and…
Ani are you ok?
So, Ani are you ok?
Are you ok Ani?
you know when you see an old friend that you stopped talking to because they treated you like shit but in your head you still just remember all the good times and you're hoping that this reunion will be nice and shiny and golden and frothy with friendship and hugs and all the baggage and broken promises and let downs will just melt away in a cacophony of magic the gathering and beer and video games and you'll finally have your best friend back after all these years and it hurts like motherfucking hell and you can't breathe because it hurts so bad and then you see your old friend and you remember that jar jar is still worse than himmler and the cgi is terrible and the writing is a butt and it's all terrible and death sounds really nice?
fuck you richard
Ok, même en faisant abstraction de la trilogie originale, ce film est fucking retardé... Et puis sérieusement, quel genre de débile se dit: "eille j'aimerais ça voir les aventures de Darth Vader a 10 ans" ? Au moins c'est pas Darth en whining teenage emo bitch... Oh, wait...
May the 4th marathon a couple days early.
The real world sets, pure nostalgia, and plenty of promising intrigue keep this entirely watchable and memorable.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"He may have been conceived by midichlorians."
No. Unacceptable. No.
This is not a good movie.
Compared to the other Star Wars movies, it looks like it was made by someone who had no idea what made them special.
The dialogue is hackneyed, the direction is awkward, but the biggest crime of all is that it's just not interesting or engaging. Sure, there are some interesting action scenes, but the characters in them, if you can call them that, are interchangeable and forgettable.
Don't even get me started on the toilet humor. No wonder I never saw Episodes 2 and 3.
I love this movie and that will never change. I was seven years old when it came out in '99, which was the perfect age. I have so many fond memories of the build up to its release, specifically collecting the Pepsi character cans and getting toys at KFC and Taco Bell. It is my favorite film of the prequel trilogy, it has arguably the best score of any Star Wars movie and, in my opinion, it's contributions to modern moviemaking are just as important as the original film's. George Lucas pushed the medium of digital filmmaking forward to a point where it became truly realistic. We still are reaping the benefits of his efforts today in film, and we…
Re-watched while listening to the commentary episode of The Phantom Podcast by Griffin Newman and David Sims. The recording is perhaps not entertaining enough to be worth my time, but I do appreciate that the guys are as willing to point out the few things that they like about the movie, as opposed to just shitting on all the bad stuff.
Well, hell... I actually liked it.
It's certainly different from the originals, but I found it to be entertaining (of course, Jar Jar Binks is crap). It's a family film, and I enjoyed at such.
First I want to say that, this isn't a good film. However, it's Star Wars and when you're loyal to a franchise (and I have a few of them I'm loyal to, for better or for worse), you deal with it.
It would take me all night to explain what's wrong with this film, the shorter list would be what's right about it.
Lucas basically crapped the bed when he made these prequels. I've heard rumors that he was unhappy with the films he made in the late 70's and 80's, and that he genuinely liked the prequel films. And, my response is, "HOW?!". How can you even focus on anything in this film?? There's just a constant "mush" in…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…