With the release of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition adding new visual effects and cut scenes and that first Internet melting trailer hitting 56k dial-ups everywhere in Novemberfollowed by a second trailer in MarchStar Wars fans were primed for the second coming of Star Wars — a path that had started at the end of the Dark Times and built and built and built towards May 25, Episode I teaser poster. Writing in The New York Times on May 19,Janet Maslin gave the film its due, while calming the waters and reminding her readers that this was a film, nothing more, nothing less. But Maslin continues, focusing on the strengths of the film.
A lot or a little? Educational Value The film is intended to entertain, not educate, but there are some clear messages around good and evil. Positive traits like bravery, thoughtfulness, and inner peace are demonstrated throughout by the heroes.
The villains are sharply defined, and their behavior is cast in a purely negative light. One of the lead heroic characters demonstrates a disregard for authority, which is the only poor example set by the heroes in the film.
Viewers see the deaths of at least two major characters on screen, one of whom is sliced in half by a laser sword. A key moment in the film involves the lead character, a boy of about 8, leaving his mother forever; the moment is played as bittersweet, and the character recovers quickly.
Consumerism The film takes place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," so there are no real-world product placements.
But the Star Wars film franchise is perhaps one of the most heavily merchandised in the history of film, with action figures, kids clothing and accessories, and every other type of product available even today. A key moment in the film involves the lead character, a boy of about 8, leaving his mother forever.
The 3-D version of the movie renders some scenes like the pod race more exciting and others like lightsaber battles more intense. Stay up to date on new reviews. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.(I had to review this movie sooner or later, so here it is) George Lucas returns in the director's chair for 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace', the highly anticipated space opera prequel that will tell us the story of how the famous Darth Vader became Darth Vader.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is a American epic space opera written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by 20th Century skybox2008.com is the first installment in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, and Frank Oz.
May 19, · Watch video · Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace See more» Filming Locations: Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK See more» Edit Box Office.
Budget: $,, 27 of 36 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful to you? /10(K). Jan 01, · Critics complained that Lucas had got yet worse at writing for humans in the twenty-two years since Star Wars, in fact it is simply that, beyond Alec Guinness talking about the force, the plot of A New Hope requires no exposition - The Phantom Menace on the other hand is all explanation, much of it, like the midichlorians, 3/5.
Star Wars Saga Dvd Pack The Star Wars Saga DVD Pack is a collection of two Star Wars movies, The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. The audio and.
Nov 18, · I do want to say sorry for the lack of volume guys. In this video i talk about this films characters, plot and my overall thoughts and rating.