I should have enough time this month to complete this! Only rewatch is E.T.
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?
As a massive Star Wars fan, it’s a no brainier that Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace was a disappointing prequel even back in 1999. When looking at it again, the CGI is dated, the bad dialogue, and a story that major fans won’t understand at want to fast forward including any scenes with Jar Jar. With good moments like the Qui-Gon Jinn/ Obi-Wan/ Darth Maul lightsaber fight was amazing to bad moments like talkings about boring negotiations. If The Phantom Menace wasn’t re-released, still wouldn’t be good and still better than Attack of the Clones.
Lo mejor de la peli son las carreras de vainas y el logo de THX del final (en serio, es una pasada xD).
Hey! pero no tiene a Hayden Christensen*! no está tan mal! Creo que lo peor es que ahora ya sabemos que esto no va a ningún sitio interesante, pero como peli independiente es entretenida y es la única de las precuelas que no me da pereza revisionar.
*fuera coñas creo que en II y III es el personaje el que es horrible. Es hostiable y absurdo y así lo interpreta el actor.
Qui-Gon Jinn should have let Jar Jar Binks die.
And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate...
Still abysmal. Bad story, bad acting. A decent villain that's sort of wasted, a horrendous CGI character simply existing for dumb humor and CGI that has aged horribly since release. At least there's some half-decent pod-racing I guess.
Much more bearable when you make a drinking game out of it
I´m giving a 2-star review just because i didn´t fall asleep.
Jar Jar Binks was one of the main problems this movie had.
Darth Maul deserved more spotlight.
The only way to watch it is with this commentary. www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVjS6zK8awM
One of the most hated films in history. I can see why its considered that but that claim is absolute dogshit. The film made its first mistake by letting a rusty George Lucas do whatever he wanted. But how is the movie itself? Well it has its highs and its lows. Lets start with the lows because thats why you clicked this link. Lets start off with this fact, Jar Jar Binks fucking sucks as a character. The laughs that Jar Jar generates from me arent ones of joy they are laughs of shock and disbelief that George Lucas thought that Jar Jar was great when writing this character. Jar Jar stepping in shit and getting his tongue shocked isnt…
Complete list. :-(
For the last three years, I've kept a log of the films I showed my kids as they were introduced…