Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
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The first of three prequels to George Lucas's celebrated STAR WARS films, EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE is set some 30 years before... Read More
The first of three prequels to George Lucas's celebrated STAR WARS films, EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE is set some 30 years before the original STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE in the era of the Republic. Naboo, a peaceful planet governed by the young but wise Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), is being threatened by the corrupt Trade Federation, puppets of an evil Sith lord and his terrifying apprentice, Darth Maul (Ray Park). Jedi knights Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor, performing an amazing vocal imitation of Alec Guinness, the older Obi-Wan) are called on to intervene in the trade disputes. Along the way, they acquire an apprentice of their own in the form of young prodigy Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), or as STAR WARS fans know him, the future Darth Vader. They also encounter Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best), a goofy, lizardlike creature who has been banished from his underwater world for clumsiness. When the Trade Federation launches an attack on Naboo, the queen and her alli... Minimize
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514 Reviews from Epinions.com
Aug 10, 2009
Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
Pros: Great CG and action
Cons: Acting performance of some is poor. Jar-Jar doesn't die
Easy to criticise but still fun to watch. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 1, 2001
Star Wars: DVD Of the New Millennium (thus far)
Pros: DVD contains extensive bonus features all of the highest quality.
Cons: Some features require a DVD-ROM computer a fast Internet connection.
Besides the movie which was thoroughly enjoyable; the DVD is well worth the purchase price. George Lucas should be commended for releasing a DVD above all others. Worth the wait! Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 6, 2000
Good Standalone Movie
Pros: Great visuals
Cons: Characters not really established Read More at Epinions.com
May 20, 2004
The Phantom Bomb
Pros: Amazing CG, lightsabers, Jedi, Sith Lords
Cons: silly characters, not enough adrenaline
It may be the weak link by comparison, but it's still Star Wars. That's good enough for me. Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 16, 2000
Phantom Menace: Fun Movie that could have been Great
Pros: Exciting, entertaining, action-packed, terrific saber-duel choreography
Cons: Weak plot, many missed opportunities Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 17, 2001
DVD review of The Phantom Menace.
Pros: Amazing clarity. Superb audio. Tons of extras.
Cons: No trailer for EP2.
There should be nothing holding you back from making this investment. Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 5, 2000
Episode 1 and can't wait for 2...
Pros: Fabulous Computer Effects and Fast Paced Action
Cons: Jar Jar is annoying, but cute...Darth Maul's role is too small Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 4, 2000
What's wrong with The Phantom Menace?
Pros: It's Star Wars, what more needs to be said!
Cons: The devine conception and Jar Jar binks was a little too goofy for my liking. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 5, 2011
Phantom Menace: The Dark Force Unseen
Pros: action, comedy, Jake Lloyd acting
Must See, Classic Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 18, 2000
In the beginning...
Pros: Great music, special effects, great battle scenes
Cons: Minor continuity errors, some weak acting Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 26, 2000
Another great Lucas film
Pros: Lots of neat special effects and great acting
Cons: None Read More at Epinions.com