9 Responses to “Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace (1999)”

  1. hagiblog says:

    Oh no, you did not just go there! HAHA! I absolutely hate this movie with every fiber of my being. It was awful. Sadly, Lucas has gone the way of the marketing bastard child and everything he touches is for the sole purpose of selling billions of dollars of merchandise to the masses.
    Jar Jar Binks made me want to strangle myself and the only thing that could’ve made this movie worse would be if Hayden Christenson was in it. I don’t normally disagree with you but I’m gonna have to on this one.
    Besides, if I always agreed then there wouldn’t be any fun! HAHA!

  2. Heather says:

    Oh, you new series haters! It’s Star Wars blasphemy! Hahahaha.

    Seriously though. How anyone could be deluded enough to actually think George Lucas needs any more money in his pocket is dumbfounding to me. If you hated the movie, that’s clearly an acceptable option, but to actually think he made the recent Star Wars and Indy movies for sake of paycheck is like saying Bill Gates is broke. It just isn’t happening. The guy has complete creative freedom to make any movie any way he wants because he is so ridiculously loaded, and love it or hate it, the new Star Wars and recent Indy flick are his creations of what he wanted to happen in his universes, not an ingenius thought to make more money.

    I “get” that a lot of people hated this movie. I just think people hated it for the wrong reasons. Real Star Wars fans get it, others don’t, and I’m okay with that kind of fan segregation!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha!

    Sorry, SW is the closest thing I acknowledge to a religion. I bleed the force!

  3. Heather says:

    Oh, and P.S.

    I know people that consider this to be the best SW film out of BOTH series……and that is just crazy to me. The other five are WAY superior to Phantom Menace.

  4. brad says:

    i didn’t think this was as bad as people thought. it got a bad wrap because it was cool to hate it after awhile, but it still wasn’t that great, and i hated jar jar. lucas was smart to not really put him in the two other movies.

    people are going to hate you for saying u liked it though.

  5. hagiblog says:

    I don’t think he makes his films specifically for marketing but the overwhelming amount of crap that is dumped on the consumer to go along with, not just this film but so many others, is incredible. It’s all the fault of collectors of course. Once companies realized that people actually bought these toys and comics to collect, they saturate the market with variants and special editions.

    I really, really wanted to love this one. I grew up on the original trilogy and was excited for 3 more flicks. It’s funny to think that if George Lucas had his way from the beginning I may never have liked any of the films. Case in point is the re-release of the first trilogy with the added footage. Did not like those either. I guess I’m just an old grump when it comes to Star Wars. HAHA!

  6. Heather says:

    Fair enough on the consumer aspect. I feel the same way about other movies that I don’t swoon over. I’m totally guilty of perpetuating that annoyance as well. I can’t pass the lego aisle at the store without sitting down for fifteen minutes to see what new Star Wars stuff they’ve gotten, along with the video game section, and the novels. So blame me for that. It drives my husband bonkers too. :)

    A lot of people that ARE Star Wars fans didn’t like Menace and some do have their valid arguments, but I suspect for the most part it was so difficult for people to accept the change it was impossible to overlook what wasn’t great about the movies, which the original trilogy has it’s faults too, but they are faults we’ve chosen to embrace. A lot of people couldn’t do that with the new series, and I accept that. Doesn’t mean you aren’t fans (even if I occassionally irrationally jump to psychotic defensive conclusions claiming such things), it just means you are a different kind of fan. :)

  7. hagiblog says:

    The Transformers movies drive me nuts with the product placement kinda crap. I still wish Bumblebee stayed in the same form as the cartoon!

    I think what’s so great about the original trilogy is it’s so damn simplistic. Good guys, bad guys, now fight. That and Darth Vader is the greatest villain ever! And Lego Star Wars is the greatest toy ever, if is wasn’t so damn expensive.

  8. Heather says:

    If I were to marry a robot…….it would be Bumblebee. Micheal Bay of course goes nuts with that kind of thing. If you’ve seen the new trailer though, it’s seriously freaking insane.

    That’s fair. The new series does add a lot more complexity and double crossing etc. I can’t wait to hear your feedback when I do Ep II. and III. now. ;)

    Vader is the greatest anti-hero ever created, how can you not fear and hate a dude that will force choke you just because he finds your lack of faith disturbing! Hahaha.

    Yeah, that’s why I spend so much time in the store admiring the Lego’s in their boxes. Too high priced for me. *sadness*

  9. hagiblog says:

    I just buy all the cheap Lego sets and then splurge for the kids when it’s christmas or their birthdays.

    My favorite part of Ep 3 is the very end where you finally see Darth Vader and he’s all NOOOOOOOO! My friend had a bootleg version from Thailand or something and the subtitles read ‘Do not want!!!’ I’ve never laughed so hard and we still scream out do not want all the time.

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