Star Wars

Star Wars

I, The Phantom Menace

DVD - 1999
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Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his young apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi aid the Queen of Naboo in an attempt to thwart the invasion of her home planet; meanwhile, they come across Anakin Skywalker, a young boy with strong Jedi powers.
Publisher: Beverley Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 1999
Branch Call Number: STA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (480 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in
Alternative Title: Phantom menace [dvd]


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Jun 07, 2018

I think most Star Wars fans can agree that The Phantom Menace is the worst Star Wars movie in the franchise. George Lucas tried his best to bring back the beloved series and create a background story for Darth Vader/ Anakin Skywalker that fans would love but instead we got the prequels. In the original movies of Star Wars they used practical effects (no computerised help) most of the time to create real looking creatures and backgrounds but in the prequels George used CGI. Using the CGI meant that the creatures and background looked non-realistic. Not only did the CGI help to make this a movie hard to watch but the half a film long pod race scene made matters much worse. The only good thing about this movie was the beautiful music in the background by John Williams. Overall this movie is for sure the worst in the whole series. 2/5 @TheCanadianHufflepuff of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This movie is arguably the weakest film in the Star Wars series. The movie has extremely long exposition and not much action which is characteristic for Star Wars. There are a few saving grace moments, where the action is amped up, and of course the music by John Williams is consistently wonderful to listen to. The movie sets up the whole series, albeit in a slow and somewhat boring way, and therefore it is commonly regarded as the worst Star Wars film, which I would agree with, although it barely passes the second film in the prequels, the clone wars. @ecozones of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 11, 2018

Love Darth Maul. Hate Jar Jar Binks. Podrace sequence was cool. Boring political stuff wasn't cool. Inconsistent film by Mr. Lucas!!

Nov 18, 2017

darth maul does live because he is in the clone wars

Almost the weakest Star Wars movie. There are some good scenes, but there's too much Jar Jar. If Lucas thinks Jar Jar was necessary for little kids, then he completely missed why his original movie was so beloved.

Mar 21, 2017

This was quite a disappointment: the dialogue was very stiff, even amateurish, and the characters rather flat (or quite annoying (Jar Jar)), and the plot rather boring. The visuals were, on the other hand, were extraordinary.

Jul 27, 2015

Jar Jar Binks's humor was annoying and bland but kids will find it amusing. The backstory of Anakin was good to know. The story can get busy but in summary, it's simple. Some aspects of this film I did not agree with but the battle to reclaim Naboo was entertaining and I loved Qui-Gon Jinn's part in the film. Overall, it is a good watch but it is not an amazing film.

Feb 13, 2015

Jabba the Hutt is the highlight of this terrific Episode. After all, he IS the star in STAR WARS! ;)

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Jul 27, 2015

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Nov 14, 2015

Violence: A lightsaber battle that cuts one opponent in half. Two other intense battles as well during the main lightsaber fight.


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Jul 27, 2015

Anakin: Are you an angel?
Padme: What?
Anakin: An angel. I've heard the deep space pilots talk about them. They live on the moons of Iego, I think. They're the most beautiful creatures in the universe.
Padme: You're a funny little boy. How do you know so much?
Anakin: I listen to all the traders and star pilots who come through here. I'm a pilot, you know, and someday I'm going to fly away from this place.


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