Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace movie review

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When I first saw this movie I was a young child and awe struck by how amazing it was. Today, though I realize now that it has its faults, I still defend this movie whenever possible. Star Wars follows Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan on a convoluted adventure sprung forward by coincidence. Tagging along are Padme, Jar Jar, and Anakin (AKA past Darth Vader). Now, I will concede that Jar Jar is a terrible character, the plot is all coincidental, and medichlorians are fucking stupid. BUT, this is not a bad movie. It is an alright movie that couldn’t live up to one of the highest regarded series of all time. The Dual of the Fates lightsaber battle and score are the best of all the prequels. Pod racing is amazing. This is the best movie for Padme by far. Darth Maul is the best villain in the prequels, and Qui-Gon is a great character. No, it is not a GREAT movie, but it is also not a TERRIBLE movie.

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