Until the release of ROTS on 5/19/05, I would like to discuss TPM chapter by chapter on the DVD. There are 47 chapters to discuss over the next eight months, excluding Chapter 1: Opening Logos, Chapter 2: The Phantom Menace and Chapter 50: End Credits. Each discussion will last 5 days. At the end of 5 days, the following chapter will be posted. Chapter 49: Naboo Celebration DISCUSSION: April 16, 2005 - April 20, 2005 DVD TIME INDEX: 128:21 - 129:45 Synopsis: A parade celebrating the Naboo victory takes place in the Grand Plaza of Theed. Gungan parade to the palace step led by Captain Tarpals, Jar Jar Binks and Boss Nass on Kaadus. Everyone is cheering. Boss Nass jumps off his Kaadu, while Jar Jar gets trapped. The march up the steps and stand next to Queen Amidala, Chancellor Palpatine and the Jedi. Padme hands Boss Nass the Globe of Peace. Everyone cheers. Anakin now in his Jedi garb flirts with his future wife, Padme Amidala. Everyone watches as Boss Nass holds the globe above his head as a symbol of victory and peace. Iris Out. END OF CHAPTER - END OF STAR WARS - EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE Opinion: Well the end of Phantom Menace parallels the end to A New Hope, but is a more heated and cheaper version than its predecessor. An up ending indeed, mediocre all around. Too bad it can't live up to ANH. It's an okay chapter. Where ANH's ending meant something, TPM did not. So what the Gungans and the Naboo reconciled. Big deal in my opinion. It really doesn't affect the rest of the saga. The Battle for Naboo, yes but not the entire Saga. The entrance of the Gungans is certainly no Luke, Han and Chewie entrance. Jar Jar still acts like his goofy self. The only thing that I like about this scene is the flirtation between Anakin and Padme. It's pretty much known from that point on that they'll be together. Also Anakin in the Jedi garb was nice. I'm just wondering if the Council brought the clothes along. It's the most obvious answer. And I also wonder when Anakin had time to get a haircut with all the festivities going on. The chapter could definitely be better. That is for sure, but it parallels A New Hope, which is a good thing and a decent way to end the first film of this six part saga. Now on to Attack of the Clones. Okay chapter.