With all the Star Wars Talk going on as of late I am seeing a resurgence of the bashing that follows the prequel trilogy, and for the record – yes they were bad, yes that had flaws, and yes they cursed us with the knowledge that Jar-Jar Binks is now part of our Star Wars collective consciousness – BUT IT IS STILL STAR WARS!!!
I think the beating they have gotten if far worse than they deserve.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Production Budget: $115,000,000.
Domestic Total Gross: $431,088,295
Domestic Lifetime Gross: $474,544,677
An awful introduction of Anakin Skywalker, An attempt to explain The Force using “science” (Midichlorians), FUCKING JAR-JAR BINKS, Underuse of Darth Maul, terrible dialog, and too much focus on the special effects juggernaut that was the pod races.
Liam Neeson as Quai Gon Jin, Ewan McGregor as a fucking fantastic young Obi Wan Kenobi, Natalie Portman as Padme Amidala, and some of the BEST
saber fights that have ever been brought to the big screen.
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