Thursday, March 1, 2012
Movie Time! 'Star Wars Episode1: The Phantom Menace'
To be honest, before I started the movie, I wasn't expecting to see a very good movie. But I pressed on because I've grown up with the original three Star Wars movies, not to mention that I have seen the two most recent prequels (not including any of the cartoon versions). But I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this was a decent movie. The light-saber fights were exciting (I love Darth Maul's two-handed light-saber. It's pretty ingenious) and the Pod-Racing caused a bit of an adrenaline rush in me as I watched it. I kept getting scared that little Anakin Skywalker was going to take a wrong turn and impale himself on a mountain on Tatooine.
Amidala's costumes were beautiful in a really strange and flashy way. That's one thing that I've always loved about the Star Wars movies. That and the hair of the women. I wonder how much hairspray and/or false hair was involved in the most unique hairstyles.
I wish that there had been more action from Qui-Gon. He seemed to act as the wise man until the end and then all of that just... stopped. Qui-Gon was the Legolas of the Jedi. He totally deserves a bigger part in the series.
Compared with the other Star Wars films, this isn't the greatest one, but it was still a great film to set up everything that comes afterwards and it will not disappoint.
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P.S. Jake Lloyd is freaking adorable in this movie! I want him to be my little brother.