I wish somebody would have had the courage and just told Lucas that his basic story was lousy. At least he would be a better emperor than George Lucas is a screenwriter. More importantly, however, this situation leaves Lucas with very little freedom as a storyteller. It's not a bad film but the problems are many. To summarise : a good movie that could have been a whole lot better.
If a first-grader were called in as a script consultant, he could most likely have improved this movie. The deadpan performances are a problem in themselves, but they only highlight our lack of involvement in the story. The details of the dispute are somewhat vague and what is revealed doesn't real generate enough interest for us to root for a particular side. The first three films helped define my childhood and have stayed with me into early adulthood. Darth Maul would be a formidable villain, assuming, of course, that he had any lines, which he doesn't.
There are a thousand instances of questionable logic in this movie like, why did Queen Amidala reveal herself when she did? The characters never seem to talk about anything besides the plot unlike in the first film. There is not enough room to write all the terrible things about this movie. . Do the natives of Naboo share one collective brain cell to elect a teenager to run their planet? Poor Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, and Natalie Portman!! Whenever any of the characters do express emotion, as in the scene where Anakin and his mom part, it still seems awfully restrained. For example, the shields that repelled blaster fire, obviously added so the death count would be lower and they could appeal to the 'family' market. Obi-wan Kenobi wanders through the entire movie to no avail and never says anything interesting.
The Star Wars saga would lose much of its charm and intensity without Williams' scores. «Πριν πάρα πολύ καιρό, σε έναν γαλαξία πολύ, πολύ μακρινό…» Με το Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace, ο Λούκας μας ταξιδεύει στην αρχή, όταν ο Νταρθ Βέιντερ ήταν ακόμα ο Ανακιν Σκαιγουόκερ, ένα εννιάχρονο παιδί που αντιπροσώπευε την ελπίδα για το μέλλον, κι ο Ομπι-Ουάν Κενόμπι ένας αποφασιστικός νεαρός ιππότης Τζεντάι. Clone Wars , as is. That said, the allows users to watch any Disney films purchased digitally from one platform, regardless of where you buy them. In the original trilogy there was none of this cringeful embarrassing material Ewoks excepted!! There doesn't appear to be anything about this kid remotely out of the ordinary, even though the other characters keep talking like there is. The important conflict regarding Darth Sideous and his rise is kept far far in the background. Lucas may have problems as a director and writer, but I've always thought that those flaws are balanced by his great storytelling ability.
I do give him some credit: It takes a lot of deliberate effort to sap all of the energy and life out of Ewan McGregor. Only an enduring and compelling storyline could have allowed the first three films to become the classics they're almost universally acknowledged to be. Having said that, he wasn't as annoying as I'd been led to expect Why George used easily identifiable racial accents for his alien characters completely puzzled me. Another good example of this problem is Anakin's portrayal as a potential Jedi. This is especially true of the characterization. I mean, logical inconsistencies aside, this dialogue is simply ridiculous. The pod race was fun, as was the light sabre battle at the end.
Somehow, Lucas manages to keep the emotional reactions of his characters to a minimum, which gives the film an almost mechanical feel. And the final sabre duel good as it was would have been infinitely better had the relationship between Qui-Gon and Obi Wan been explored past the mere mentor-apprentice motif. Because Lucas fails to make scenes like these believable, we can't help being conscious of how he's manipulating the plot in his effort to connect the two trilogies. It is no accident that prequels of this kind are rare. The first three films pointed to links between the Force and genetics but I don't need tiresome cold scientific explanations as to the Force's origin, thank you very much! And apparently he's just not a sophisticated enough filmmaker to pull it off. They are very difficult to make properly. I am ashamed to say that I saw this movie three times and hated it more each time.
And in no way can they explain the trilogy's continuing popularity today. Still, with , it means you can buy from any of the sites below, with the exception of YouTube, and watch wherever you want. The same goes for and. And let me say this: there are too many effects. Numerous atrocities are supposedly being committed against the planet's inhabitants, but we only know about this because the characters on screen refer to the events, usually rather woodenly. And now the negatives : 1 The pacing was too fast in parts! For example, we know there will eventually be a romance between Anakin and Padme.
He should have been a teenager. We don't even know why Darth Maul hates the Jedi's so much. Well I think I'll stop there. It needed to have good characters and a somewhat interesting story. I suspect that Lucas was not as concerned in the first trilogy with what had to happen later in the story and was therefore able to focus his attention on the events at hand. The movie did not give me a single reason why I should have cared for any of the characters and I can't explain why I did anyway. Was anybody really caring about this? In fact, considering the technology available, the scenario of the battle scenes seems pretty ho-hum-ish if not trite.
Our only reason for thinking he's special is that the plot requires it. The entire first season is available to stream exclusively through Disney. This film goes for more than two hours and the characters, including the familiar ones, come off vague and nondescript. Of course this movie had a ton of hype and what movie can live up to all of that. There are some very nice special effects throughout. Not all the content is available in standard definition, though. Lucas makes a fatal error in not showing what's happening on Naboo, the small planet whose capture is the focus of the plot.
Furthermore, the major plot elements were intriguing in and of themselves. The film merely adds an introductory chapter to a story that has already been told, and stretches it out into a two-hour movie. Vader, however, struggles to choose the dark side and save his wife or remain loyal to the Jedi order. The service offers 58 episodes total — most of the first three seasons, plus a bit of the fourth — 57 of which are available online, so you can almost binge your way through the whole series. Near the end of the Clone Wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the galaxy.