from my 100 Popular Movies Marathon, part 26 of 100
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 1999. Political machinations lead to war... in space!
Written & directed by George Lucas. Starring Liam Neeson, with Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, & Jake Lloyd.
Special effects/design: Terrible effects, but great sound. D
Enjoyment: Grating. I hadn't seen it since it was originally released, so I didn't remember just how bad it is. I thought maybe it was judged harshly because of the high expectations. No. It's just awful. Depressingly bad. F