Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace ★★★½

The Phantom Menace is pretty solid.
If you can handle Jar Jar being Jar Jar, then it's a pretty good watch. I think it slows down a bit too much on tatooine, but other than that the pacing is nice and swift.

My main problem? Holy shit this film is so much more racist than I remembered!
I was showing this film to my girlfriend who hasn't seen much Star Wars, and I was extremely embarrassed whenever characters such as Nute Gunray, Jar Jar Binks, or Watto were on screen.
"Mind tricks don't work on me. Only money!"

I love this film, I just feel it's important to acknowledge how massively fucked up that stuff is.