The Phantom Menace


Let’s get this out of the way: I like the prequels.

Many people think that The Phantom Menace was a letdown. I think it was great. (Although trading taxes are pretty boring.)

Ewan McGregor’s young Obi-Wan was simply amazing, especially next to Qui-Gon Jinn, one of the greatest Jedi ever due to Liam Neeson’s performance. Together, the two of them showed the world what it’s like to be a Jedi. Young Anakin Skywalker, the center of the story, was also great, though the performance was questionable. Padme was well done, too.

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The villains are as good as the heroes. Darth Maul is a formidable enemy, as the final duel shows. I agree with many people in that he shouldn’t have died so early, but I would rather not have seen him brought back as a cyborg in the Clone Wars.

binksAnd now for Jar Jar. I realize that I will lose a lot of fans for this, but here it is: Jar-Jar Binks is not bad. He’s annoying and funny, but he does not deserve the hate he gets. Although a certain theory suggesting he’s a Sith is pretty awesome.

This is simply wrong. I’ll leave you with something better…
I guess that’s a failed attempt at a positive picture, with the evil shadow and all that…LOL