Star Wars

Star Wars

I, The Phantom Menace

DVD - 2001
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As imminent conflict brews between the powerful Trade Federation and the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn the Queen of the galactic fallout which is to follow. Eventually, Naboo is invaded forcing the Jedis to evacuate the planet with the Queen and her court. They travel to the desert planet of Tatooine where they meet a slave boy called Anakin Skywalker who is evidently one with the Force. They enlist his help in fighting the war, while the Jedis confront one of the Dark Jedis behind the invasion, Darth Maul, while his master Darth Sidious continues to lead the invasion as a "phantom" behind the scenes.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2001
Branch Call Number: STA
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (133 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Phantom menace

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jun 07, 2018

This movie is arguably the weakest film in the Star Wars series. The movie has extremely long exposition and not much action which is characteristic for Star Wars. There are a few saving grace moments, where the action is amped up, and of course the music by John Williams is consistently wonderful to listen to. The movie sets up the whole series, albeit in a slow and somewhat boring way, and therefore it is commonly regarded as the worst Star Wars film, which I would agree with, although it barely passes the second film in the prequels, the clone wars. @ecozones of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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reginator_22
Jan 11, 2018

Love Darth Maul. Hate Jar Jar Binks. Podrace sequence was cool. Boring political stuff wasn't cool. Inconsistent film by Mr. Lucas!!

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mattt9090
Nov 18, 2017

darth maul does live because he is in the clone wars

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BrandonBlanchard
Nov 18, 2017

Almost the weakest Star Wars movie. There are some good scenes, but there's too much Jar Jar. If Lucas thinks Jar Jar was necessary for little kids, then he completely missed why his original movie was so beloved.

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1aa
Mar 21, 2017

This was quite a disappointment: the dialogue was very stiff, even amateurish, and the characters rather flat (or quite annoying (Jar Jar)), and the plot rather boring. The visuals were, on the other hand, were extraordinary.

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karatemaster
Jul 27, 2015

Jar Jar Binks's humor was annoying and bland but kids will find it amusing. The backstory of Anakin was good to know. The story can get busy but in summary, it's simple. Some aspects of this film I did not agree with but the battle to reclaim Naboo was entertaining and I loved Qui-Gon Jinn's part in the film. Overall, it is a good watch but it is not an amazing film.

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mattt9090
Nov 18, 2017

mattt9090 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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karatemaster
Jul 27, 2015

karatemaster thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

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Apr 13, 2013

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karatemaster
Nov 14, 2015

Violence: A lightsaber battle that cuts one opponent in half. Two other intense battles as well during the main lightsaber fight.

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karatemaster
Jul 27, 2015

Anakin: Are you an angel?
Padme: What?
Anakin: An angel. I've heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the moons of Iego, I think. They're the most beautiful creatures in the universe.
Padme: You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?
Anakin: I listen to all the traders and star pilots who come through here. I'm a pilot, you know, and someday I'm going to fly away from this place.

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