Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace (1999)


Title: Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace

Year: 1999

Genre: Action | Adventure | Fantasy |

Runtime: 136 min

Director: George Lucas

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman



Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.



The first part in Hexalogin and fourth according to production order. This film has received many prejudices, how it really does not fit correctly to the Orginaltrilogy thirty years ago.  There are many unnecessary effects and there is much that is negative about the film that tells Anakin Skywalker, coming Darth Vader’s, childhood.

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Error! This is a good start. I liked it. The film has its charm, actually, the whole series of the nine films have a certain charm, something that has suffixed to the world’s population for a long time. It’s a good start.

The young Anakin Skywalker, played by Jake Lloyd, is introduced as an innocent 9-year-old boy who lives on the planet Tatooine with his mother (Pernilla August). He is good at Meka and fixes space capsules. He is skilled at mechanics, which allowed him to create C-3P0. He participates in a race against others and while others try to destroy his craft, Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), hopes that the boy will win when they have invested money to win.

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The special effects have improved since the 1970 ‘s when the first film came and it shows how it is utilized in many advanced scenes. The acting sits as it should and I really do not understand how this one can be bad, considering that it is an introduction to the whole series, although I actually prefer the original trilogy. It is lighter and feels in many ways directed towards the younger generation, which changes per film as it becomes a darker level.

It is a high value of entertainment, it is light-hearted and lovely to see, as the series actually revolves around Darth Vader’s life. Even if it has a lot of problems…

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