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Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace 3D - Film Review

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by Rhys Annetts (subscribe)
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later - Stanley Kubrick
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Okay, Star Wars fans, it is now time to get excited as Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace returns to cinemas in 3D.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away there were two Jedi knights, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), who were sent to the peaceful world of Naboo in order to confront the leaders of 'The Evil Trade Federation', but will everything go to plan?

I need to speak to the Jedi Council. The situation has become much more complicated."


After learning that things aren't going to be so easy to remove 'The Evil Trade Federation' from within the world of Naboo, they are forced to remove Queen Amidala/Padme (Natalie Portman) and take her too safely.

"There is something else behind all this, Your Highness. There's no logic in the Federation's move here. My feelings tell me they will destroy you."

Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi eventually land on Tatooine, a world where women and children are used as slaves and where the famous 'Pod Races' are held. They become friends with a young boy Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd. As Qui-Gon becomes more and more curious about the boy, he can see a bright future for him.

"The boy is dangerous. They all sense it, why can't you?"

As they get closer and closer to resolving the problem, it feels like someone is always watching Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan.

Could this be evil approaching them or are they just over reacting? Will our two Jedis complete their mission successfully? Or will Queen Amidala and the majestic planet of Naboo be under control by the forces of evil?

"I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee!"

As one of the films, in what can be classed as one of the most classic film franchises of all time, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace will once again re-capture your imagination on the big screen. Filled with classic light-saber battles, pod races, different planets, spacecrafts and much much more, how could you not be interested in seeing this film on the big screen in 3D?

Will Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi make it through the torturous ruins of 'The Evil Trade Federation'? Or will their mission be a failure? But one question that they should all be asking themselves, 'Are you ready for the clone wars'?

I award this film 4.5/5 stars as this is one of the greatest film franchises in the history of the universe and personally this is my favourite 'Star Wars' film and I recommend that this film is enjoyed by everybody at least once while in 3D on the big screen. So get your mates, get your girlfriend, and get your snacks, because for 136 minutes you will be amazed about the story of a galaxy far far away.

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Why? Phantom Menace now in 3D
When: Now Showing
Where: In selected cinemas
Your Comment
I went to the midnight screening of this, and it was amazing. Might I suggest that it's highly worth paying the extra $4 for the awesome Star Wars 3D glasses. I'm not a fan of 3D movies, but it's worth watching Star Wars that way. What other chance are you going to get?

Forever a Star Wars lover.
by Daniella (score: 1|46) 1871 days ago
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