8 Things Learned From Re-Watching Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


The only time you can really compare the anticipation for the Force Awakens to anything was when, in 1999, sixteen years after Return Of The Jedi, George Lucas dropped a seismic pop-culture bomb on the world with The Phantom Menace, the first film in a trilogy of prequels to the original Star Wars saga.

Reactions were mixed at best, with most detractors citing the overused and not wholly impressive CGI of the picture as the chief reason for its failings. Elsewhere there were the standard aversions to George Lucas’ directing style (or lack thereof) and his baffling approach to standard English usage. There was also a certain character who seemed so far-removed from what Star Wars was all about that it had to be a joke, right?

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WizzroSupreme972d ago

Well, I sure learned that George Lucas is half the director he is when he goes in alone on a project without some voices of authority to guide him.

RetrospectRealm971d ago

Steven Spielberg was a huge voice in his ear during Episode 3. That's why it turned out pretty good.