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…
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
People really hate this movie. I agree the craftsmanship of the writing is pretty poor. The dramatic plot involves a trade dispute Machiavellian politics and alot of CGI. there's alot of good elements but the movie is still okay. It has alot of sentimental value for me as it was the first Star Wars movie I saw in theaters. The Jedi are cool, The lightsaber duels are cool, music pretty good and Liam Neesons, Ewan McGregor are good. The movie is a mess but it works in a dysfunctional way. You will live if you miss it.
Man this movie is bad. But it holds up a lot better than some of the others (I'm looking at you Attack of the Clones). Even without kid Anakin and Jar Jar this movie fell pretty flat. So much wasted potential.
Wow. I didn't think it would be that bad. Enjoyed it a little more because of me turning most of the terribleness into jokes.
Watched this in chunks over the last week because star wars minute is winding down for this season.
Honestly this film has so much going for it. The only thing working against it is that it's a Stsr Wars film.
I'm really not that thrilled about revisiting clones one minute at a time next year :(
Decided to revisit episode: I to see if was bad as everyone said it was. It is and it stinks.
My girlfriend really wanted to see if these films were as bad as I said they were. She agree'd with me that the final fight was ace but the rest was boring as shit and that Jar Jar was horrible. She did laugh when Jimmy McNulty wandered onto the screen, though.
Ahh, this takes me back. One of my favorite Star Wars movies as a kid and is still probably one of my favorites in the whole series.
I watched it again. It's still a piece of shit.
"but I don't care what they say
i'm in love with you
they try to pull me away
Complete list. :-(