today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
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…
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…
*previously a 15, now a 53*
Pretty drastic jump in quality on this rewatch, a one-two combo of Lucas's formalism hitting me like a ton of bricks and his ability of weaving dedicated Star Wars influences and filmic nods towards his personal mythological tapestry overwhelming my eyes and ears (shoutout to the 'Ring Theory'). I can't defend the dialogue or the performances, and Jar-Jar is utterly atrocious in spite of his well-meaning basis of being a sci-fi Buster Keaton sidekick, but Lucas creates an entirely different time and place in The Phantom Menace, starting a musical symphony sixteen years after the climax has already been cherished and the end has been mourned. If anything is certain, Lucas adores image-making like…
Ani are you ok?
So, Ani are you ok?
Are you ok Ani?
2nd observation: The great Star Wars scene!
My favorite scene in the Star Wars saga has always been the first scene in The Phantom Menace.
Unless you're someone who really wants to justify your hatred for this film and pinpoint every flaw you can think of (or have been brainwashed by Redlettermedia), this is a scene which I hardly believe a fan of the saga cannot love.
The Phantom Menace has to have been one of the most difficult films in history to pull off. I mean: where to start? So many opportunities, so many threads to let loose. Please the fans and still tell the story you want to tell. It must feel like Star Wars, but it must…
1st observation: The great diversion!
The second original trilogy (also known as the "prequel trilogy") really plays out like a game of chess.
The Dark Side is sacrificing its major pieces, but so is the light. One by one, Darth Maul, Grievous, the Jedi, and Dokou are sacrificed for the greater bad. And no one knows that the same guy is controlling both sides.
This film really plays out like a great diversion -- nobody knows where the action really takes place. What's happening here is "trivial". Don't focus on the "here and now", be "mindful of the living force"!
Retomé las precuelas de Star Wars y pensé esto:
Los trajes de la reina Amidala son lo mejor de esta película y Darth Maul de verdad le queda muy bien su lado oscuro pues su apariencia (satánica) le queda apenas para el papel interpretado aunque muy triste que sus apariciones fueran más bien pocas, Obi Wan no fue un personaje relevante, su aparición la sentí como que sobraba.
ODIO A JAR JAR BINKS que personaje tan desesperante, inútil y enclenque, me daba mal genio que hablara o que apareciera. Lo odio.
El tema político considero que es algo importante aunque puede ser realmente aburrido en esta historia, puedo estar mal desarrollado o escrito pero logramos entender el objetivo de la…
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is written and directed by George Lucas and stars LiamNesson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Ahmed Best and Samuel L. Jackson and this is the first of seven (SEVEN!) reviews coming in preparation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which will be up on Thursday night/Friday morning. First up we have the 1999 highly anticipated movie that inevitably disappointed an entire fan base and this was ultimately the Star Wars movie I first saw that got me into Star Wars. And it was this most recent viewing that showed me this movie is deserving ofall the hate it got and still gets.
The story follows two Jedi (Nesson and McGregor)…
i genuinely wish they had stuck with the darth jar jar plan. this movie would make so much more sense.
i can see the merit in the movie if you were looking for something to make you always remember darth vader was an annoying little asshole with a bowlcut
After "STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI", George Lucas did not have an idea for a prequel trilogy, but in 1993, it was announced that he would be making the Star Wars prequel.
Production was a very long one and the film would not be finished until the summer of 1999.
The hype was definitely good for this movie and it surprises me because the movie had mixed reactions from fans and critics, but the hype made this movie more about action and it also was more story-oriented.
The film takes place thirty-two years before the fourth film, the first released in the saga, but THE PHANTOM MENACE is chronologically, the first film in the franchise overall. The…
Well this was disappointing...
I stand by my point that all the Star Wars prequels are okay as Science Fiction films in general however as a Star Wars they are horribly underwhelming
The Phanton Menace I see is the not the worst of the prequels however not the best either, the political storyline is tremendously boring, it has a gross overuse of CGI effects and sometimes look utterly dreadful, the acting could definately be improved upon but the worst thing about this is Jar Jar, the Hitler of the Star Wars universe
That being said, good action, good light saber fights and pod racing was good
"Why do I get the feeling that we've picked up another pathetic life form?"
Complete list. :-(
I thought this would be a good idea although I have no doubt it has already been done before. But…