Blog #66: Movie Review: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D

While I love the Star Wars movies, I am by no means a hardcore Star Wars fan (I have always preferred Star Trek).  Perhaps I’m less attached to the original, and that’s why I really like this movie far more than most hardcore fans seem to.

I’m not going to go really in depth on this, but I think this movie holds up well.  Does it hold up as well as the original trilogy?  I think we’ll need to wait another twenty years or so to figure that out.  I hear a lot of people complain that the plot is confusing, but I don’t think it is confusing at all.

Senator Palpatine, in disguise as Darth Sidious, gets the Trade Federation to blockade Naboo, to force the Queen to ask for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Valorum, thus making it possible for Palpatine to be elected Chancellor.  I don’t understand why everyone finds that so confusing.

I mainly went to see it because it’s Star Wars, and while I may not be a hardcore Star Wars fan, I grew up watching the original trilogy, and these movies, all of them, have a special place in my heart.

As far as the 3D goes, it seemed fine to me.  I’ve heard others say it wasn’t very well done, but if that was the case, I didn’t notice it.

The best part of seeing this movie came after the movie was over.  As I was walking out of the theater, there was a woman with her two small children, and I overheard the following conversation.

A little girl, who was maybe seven years old, asks, “Why did they burn that man at the end?”

Her mother replies, “Because he died.”

So the little girl asks, “Did they burn Grandma Rose?”

Her mother replies, “No, we buried Grandma Rose.”

So the little girl asks, “Why didn’t we burn her?”

And without missing a beat, her mother replies, “Because she wasn’t a Jedi.”

That made my day.

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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