Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Kiddie flick


George Lucas said that he wanted to wait until computers caught up with his imagination before starting the next series of Star Wars movies. Apparently, the time has come upon us, and the behometh known as The Phantom Menace is here, leaving tons of toys, posters, clothes, and video games in its wake. What more can be said about the movie? Everyone and their mom knows about it.

Phantom is the first of a new trilogy which chronologically takes place before the original. In it, we get to see the fall of the Old Republic and the transformation of Anakin Skywalker into Darth Vader. The special ...


At long last, the saga truly begins...


After about 22 years the Star Wars saga finally really began with Episode 1, The Phantom Menace. The story goes back many years before the original Trilogy, to a time when the Jedi still maintained order, Emperor Palpatine was just a Senator, Obi-Wan Kenobi was still an apprentice, and Anakin Skywalker was just an 8-year-old boy in slavery with his mother. And there actually was no Rebel Alliance and no Empire!
The film benefitted greatly from 20+ years worth of filmmaking advances, which greatly enhanced the quality of the movie. This film also boasted star power not seen in the series befo...