The Phantom Menace

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  1. Gungan_Lover Jedi Knight

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    What did you think of it? Do you really hate Jar Jar? List at least one thing you liked and one thing you disliked about the movie. :)

    Liked: Jar Jar, special effects/podrace, musical score.

    Disliked: some of the acting -- but most of it was okay, the use of midichlorians as an explanation of the force.
  2. jade_angel Jedi Master

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    Apr 4, 2001
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    liked: the costumes and scenery, action was okay

    disliked: well not to be offensive, but I found the plot rather slow and boring. First movies are always like that because they're introductions and I've always found introductions boring.
  3. Peej Jedi Knight

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    Aug 1, 2000
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    I loved the movie but if I were to gripe about anything it would be a little to much Jar Jar and a little to little on Maul. But then I suppose from what I have read elsewhere those are common complaints. It just irked me when I read that Maul originally had more lines in earlier scripts.
  4. _Derisa_Ollamhin_ Force Ghost

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    I was blown away by this film. I really appreciated how much time and effort and wonderful creative fire went into it... particulaly the conceptual art of Doug Chiang: I love that man's work. The phenomenal vistas, the wonderful fight choreography... these were terrific. It was also great to see a real Jedi Knight in action at the height of the Jedi's powers... (helped that it was Liam Neeson: yum!) And Natalie Portman carried off a very difficult role with grace, regal dignity and true charisma.

    What I didn't like: the fact that it asked more questions than it answered, the obvious merchandising, and the overuse of CGI. The cript wasn't nearly as dynamic as I had hoped, and the inclusion of C3PO as a creation of Anakin left me cold, as did the idea of midichlorians.It lacked the mythic depths of the Holy trilogy ;) and tried to replace them with massive FX shots... arid of real vibrance in the conflict, the end left me hoping to the gods that the second movie would be as better as Empire was ANH.

    Did I mention I was opinionated? :)

    *Derisa*
  5. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    LOL!
    I too liked Natalie Portman. I thought she brought a real sence of grace to the queen.
    I didn't like the podrace farting scene. I saw the original trilogy when I was young and always appreciated the fact Star Wars movies never patronized or talked down to kids. I found this scene patronizing.

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  6. Traan-Lakel Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 29, 2001
    Liked: Natalie Portman, JarJar, Lightsabers, podracing, Yoda.

    Disliked: "Yippee!", "Are you an angel?", Anakin didn't kick little Greedo's ass like he did in the Novel by Terry Brooks.
  7. AdeptusAstartes Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 23, 2001
    I liked the: Choreography: Ray Park (darth Maul ) Is the best stuntman in the business.
    The scenery. Good visuals.

    I disliked: Maul dieing, Never should have happened. My personal opinion, Jar jar is a bit to cheezy like a certain purple dinasaur
    who is geared to kids. Star wars is not a kids movie itis an young adult and older movie. descrepancies of timeline.
    But this is all nitpicking its a good movie for whut it is worth...
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