Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "It’s that time again; George Lucas needs to return to the films that made him money, only to make even more money off of them. Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace has returned to theaters, but this time in the very popular 3D format. The film though, remains the same. Episode 1, in my book, is still the weakest film of the series, but what did you expect? Lucas was facing a near impossible task of recreating the magic of the original trilogy and those films are held very sacred to most people."