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NeverRains
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Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

Did you like that movie?

I just read an article about how that movie pretty much ruined Jake Lloyd's (Anakin Skywalker) life. It said ever since the movie came out, pretty much every star wars fan hated it and hated Jake Lloyd. They said it was the worst performance in movie history. Apparently all the kids at his school would constantly tease him about it every time he walked in the room. I remember seeing in theaters in '99 and being kind of disappointed. However, I didn't think it was that bad.

Anyone here have any thoughts on that movie?


OMLandshark
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Did you like that movie?



It's a pretty detested film around these parts.

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Anyone here have any thoughts on that movie?



This guy summarizes mine pretty well: LINK

After watching this, I think you should agree with me on it being terrible.
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DanglingFury
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Redlettermedia.com. Watch the Plinkett Review. Laugh your arse off.


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jmarto1
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It could have been done better. The casting for Anakin, both of them, was pretty poor. Thank god Quigon and Obi-Wan.


dallastiger55
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re: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
Had potential but wooden acting and awful script ruined it

Take out jar jar and replace anakin with a decent actor and it would have been better


jmarto1
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You would think they could've pulled some legit people. It isn't like it is the biggest franchise of all time or anything.


OMLandshark
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Take out jar jar and replace anakin with a decent actor and it would have been better



The issues are much deeper than that. Start off with the film is not necessary whatsoever in establishing anything and starting off with Episode II you'd know the exact same stuff you needed to know from this one. Nothing of importance happens in this film.


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DanglingFury
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You would think they could've pulled some legit people.


Portman, McGregor, and Neeson are all legit. Just the Anakins sucked, completely miscast.

And it always bothered me that Boba Fett looked like he was from Fiji or somewhere. Is that racist?
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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
The pod racing was cool and made for a nice video game


Tactical1
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It's certainly not the worst of Star Wars films.

I maintain that this film is not close to the train wreck people make it out to be. In the past decade Hollywood has spit out far worse with high expectations.
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re: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
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Did you like that movie?



No but if I watch Attack of the Clones first then Phantom Menace it comes off like Citizen Kane.


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Brosef Stalin
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I just read an article about how that movie pretty much ruined Jake Lloyd's (Anakin Skywalker) life.

I'm sure he made more money on that one movie that I'll ever make in my life. I'd take that deal to ruin my life in a heartbeat.


tylerdurden24
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The pod racing was cool and made for a nice video game


And this is the end to which the prequels were meant. Don't hate the movies, hate the consumers who crave them


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Sports2
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I was a huge star wars fan, and this movie really burned all bridges for me.

The acting, script and premise were pretty terrible. After they burned holes in the doors with their lightsabers it went to shite.

Too much forced political dialogue and you never cared or thought anyone was in danger... from Naboo to Anakin to the Senate. To much forced dialogue in general.


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OMLandshark
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The pod racing was cool and made for a nice video game



Yeah, I have no issues with the podracing scene. It's actually good. It does a good job building up tension, has good action, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. It doesn't add much to the plot, but neither does this movie in general. Definitely the best part of the film, pretty much without question.


NeverRains
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wooden acting


I kind of felt all of them had pretty shitty acting. The only one I really liked was Han Solo and the really old Obi Wan Kenobi or whatever


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Uncle Stu
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There's no redeeming it, as much as I wanted to try and find some good in it.

Lucas is about 99% to blame as he's become an awful director, and even worse screenwriter. It's just he's at the point to where no studio has the power to tell him no. He became such a force with Star Wars & Indiana Jones, who would dare tell him he stinks, because he, in effect, owns the damn studio and distribution. I don't know if there are many actors that could have salvaged that script.

He keeps reverting back to his one talking point: "I made this movie for kids"

Actually George, I think you made this movie for your kids. You gave no regard for anyone else, and just used your own, insulated kids as the litmus test and assumed that the rest of the country was on board.

The prequels are what happens when everyone is too scared to tell the boss "no"
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asurob1
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re: Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
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Yeah, I have no issues with the podracing scene. It's actually good. It does a good job building up tension, has good action, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. It doesn't add much to the plot, but neither does this movie in general. Definitely the best part of the film, pretty much without question


Image: http://media.coveringmedia.com/media/images/movies/2012/01/29/star_01ca.jpg



nah this scene was much better.


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OMLandshark
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I maintain that this film is not is close to the train wreck people make it out to be. In the past decade Hollywood has spit out far worse with high expectations.



This is completely true, but this is the first and greatest of them really. If this film weren't part of a pre-established already loved franchise, then it would have been seen as a movie with cool special effects and a loose story. There have been much worse and insulting adaptations than this film, like its sequel for instance, which I'm sure would have been shat on for a while regardless of the preexisting franchise. Lines like "I don't like sand. It's coursa, and rough, and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth." That's an all time bad line right there that no one would let any writer live down.


OMLandshark
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I'm sure he made more money on that one movie that I'll ever make in my life. I'd take that deal to ruin my life in a heartbeat.



Honestly, the kid's life got fricked by Star Wars. He was probably paid half a million, and then his life was ruined. The kid is pretty fricked in the head, all because of Star Wars. He didn't make tens of millions or anything.


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