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FF:NZ the good things about Episode 1

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Chansplace, May 9, 2005.

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  1. Chansplace Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2001
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    Its on TV 3 tonight, and I thought rather than focus on the negative aspects which so often happens when Episode 1 is mentioned, I thought it be fitting that we pay a tribute to the positive aspects of the film (which in my mind outweigh the negative.) I must say I apreciate Episode 1 much more now since the story has developed throughout the rest of the new trilogy.

    My favorite things about The Phantom Menace:

    The Music - Duel of the Fates rocks!
    The Technology - the Naboo N1 is my favourite behind the X-Wing
    The Duels - Darth Maul vs Obi Wan and Qui Gonn
  2. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 8, 1999
    star 3
    Natalie Portman
    Kiera Knightly

    Nuff Said.
  3. Neimhaille Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 12, 2002
    star 3
    The costumes....

    Ewan.

    Both are eye candy of one kind or another in this setting.
  4. Kitt327 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Dec 23, 2000
    star 4
    Am I allowed to say Jar Jar? :)

    I really liked the character of Qui-Gon ... so sad when he died :( I had no idea they were showing it on tv ... I walked into the lunchroom at work and saw Qui-Gon's funeral scene, and had to do a double-take
  5. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 19, 2002
    star 3
    I like "Episode 1" and get a little tired of people slagging it off.
  6. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2001
    star 4
    I also get sick of people slagging off ep1!

    The podracing scenes rock!

    The fight scenes between the 2 jedi and darth maul

    obi wans opening line "I have a bad feeling about this" classic star wars.

    I'm still out on jar jar he does provide a little comic relief but he's soooooo stupid!
  7. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Good points:

    Duel of the fates score
    Final lightsabre battle
    Qui Gonn
    Seeing the Jedi Council for the first time
    Pod racing

    Low points:

    Jar Jar
    Travelling from Otoh Gunga to Theed City
    Anakin's 'mates'
    Lots of Anakins dialogue
    Kinda slow through the middle


    But generally i like it, some parts i can just skip thru on the dvd and that suits me fine :)

  8. Chansplace Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2001
    star 4
    hey! you're not supposed to talk about the things you don't like about it here.

    I should give you the boot...
  9. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Sorry i just couldn't resist! [face_mischief]

    The fact is the high points outweigh the low points so i'm not bashing...
  10. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    BOOT HIM ANYWAY!!!

    Yea, I'm glad someone else thinks Qui gon (as a whole, and just by himself) is a high point. Liam is the man.

    I'm a fan of the whole thing. I can still remember JP seeing it first and telling me I'm going to LOVE the podrace scene... he was not wrong. :D
  11. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    and without being too much like Mr Negativity up there /\

    One thing that is awesome about the first episodes, but generally suck in the bigger picture. Are the saber duels. Watching Luke beat Vader is like, "OMG, this, actually really sucks!" I mean, sure - maybe he might lose some flare after becoming Vader, but really the prequels duels are kinda over-done compared to the Luke - Vader one"

    But! In saying that, these would have flopped if they didn't have kick arse scenes like yoda fighting and ani being all bad ass (for lack of a better term :p)

    just my little grip after watching the originals on DVD recently.
  12. akasha_ishtar Jedi Knight

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    Mar 13, 2005
    star 1
    I quite liked Episode 1, I thought it was done quite well. I loved the final fight with that was great, the pod race was great, Oui-Gon was a great character and Ewan played Obi-Wan very well.
  13. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2001
    star 4
    Good Points

    podrace minus the fact that Anakin is in it and the annoying 2 headed comentator.

    The saber duel

    The Battle Driods roger roger

    The Nemiodians accents and diolgue its hilerious

    The Bad Points

    Anytime Anakin or Jar Jar opened there mouth expecially when Anakin says yippee. I just keep saying shut up shut up shut up.

    Midiclorines lame

  14. SimplyThrilledHoney Jedi Knight

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    May 19, 2002
    star 3
    Massive props for spelling "Anakin" incorrectly (twice!) in a Star Wars forum.
  15. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    I would expect nothing less from ace :p
  16. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    (NCEA at it's prime.)

    I'm surprised/thankful he got Saber right. That's one thing that pi55es me off: sabre.

    Sabre just looks so stupid. I see it, and say sab re
  17. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    I spell it sabre.................

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  18. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2001
    star 4
    What ever im the awsoem speller your eyes must be playing tricks on you.
  19. Gay-Trandoshan Jedi Knight

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    Feb 7, 2002
  20. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Na, how bout you shut up, you kiddy fiddler
  21. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2004
    star 5
    darth maul entrance at naboo at the end when the doors open and the theme Duell of fates

    -Mel
  22. -Winter- Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2002
    star 2
    "Sabre" looks like some handmaiden's name.

    I think Darth Maul was cool, also Naboo looks like a nice place to live. So beautiful. :)
  23. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Grand Master

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    May 22, 2004
    star 5
    the best vacation spot in the galaxy (if you're not into adventures and gambling - just relaxing) :D

    -Mel
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