April 27, 2014

The Phantom Menace

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.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: D
Dialog: D
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: Terrible effects, but great sound. D
Acting: D
Music: B
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

GPA: 1.5/4

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