Saturday, April 26, 2008

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) PG - 4 Stars

The Phantom Menace starts a new series to explain what happened before the original Star Wars began and Luke Skywalker was born. It tells the story of a young Anakin to eventually become "Darth Vader" and the way he was trained to show of how he came to be. He will father Luke Skywalker in another episode. It also shows the friendship between Obi-Wan and Anakin.

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice training with Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). The Trade Federation is cutting off routes to the quiet planet of Naboo. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are sent to the planet to meet with Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman). It is there they meet Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) a young 9 year old slave and they think is a prodigy child and they train him to be a Jedi Knight. It is also in this episode, we meet a Gungan named Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best).

Lucasfilm Ltd.
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Producer: Rick McCallum
I viewed 9/07

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