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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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.

The story was interesting. Really? Anakin has no father? Ha! The only story that had a mother with no physical father was of Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of GOD; that's it. Other than that, it wasn't a bad movie.

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guarddog
Apr 21, 2016

just . . . ok . jaja binks , what a waste DARTH MOL SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED .

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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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uzebdrumz
Dec 28, 2012

The fact that this film inspired Weird Al Yankovic's parody song "The Saga Begins" is enough to warrant it as an acceptable introduction to the Star Wars "franchise."

Mocha6ft3 Jun 15, 2012

I've heard many negative reponses and a few positive responses about this movie and it's characters. But i love sound and visuals, so i'll deal with that. I'm proud to say that this film looks and sounds fantastic with THX on your HOMETHEATER!!!! One of my favorite scenes for audio is the pod race. I was blown away by the sounds of the roaring engines at the starting line. My subwoofers imitated the power in those vehicles as they started their engines and took off. The visuals were also stunning as they traveled along their course. I also liked the way "Darth Maul" looked as the bad guy with his double ended light saber. That was a nice touch. My friend said his death was a little corny, but what are you going to do. My friend liked the huge battle scene between Jar-Jar's buddies and the robots. She liked the way they looked and the way some of the weapons sound. I agree! I'm giving this movie 4 stars. Excellent sound, great visuals, totally cool villians, and a good story. Jimmy Dean sausages, several slices of whole wheat bread, and grape jelly. Vanilla almond ice cream in blender.

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incineratednewt
Feb 21, 2012

JAr Jar Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is the guy who rote this freind so its not him its me JOE and i agree jar jar must die!!!!!!!!! !@#$ing die jar jar!!!!! Shut up joe

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Jul 27, 2015

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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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