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The Phantom Menace (Star Wars: Novelizations, #1) by Terry BrooksA long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, an evil legacy long believed dead is stirring. Now the dark side of the Force threatens to overwhelm the light, and only an ancient Jedi prophecy stands between hope and doom for the entire galaxy.
On the green, unspoiled world of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, arrive to protect the realm’s young queen as she seeks a diplomatic solution to end the siege of her planet by Trade Federation warships. At the same time, on desert-swept Tatooine, a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker, who possesses a strange ability for understanding the “rightness” of things, toils by day and dreams by night—of becoming a Jedi Knight and finding a way to win freedom for himself and his beloved mother. It will be the unexpected meeting of Jedi, Queen, and a gifted boy that will mark the start of a drama that will become legend.
Star Wars -- Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace hit theaters 20 years ago, on May 19, , and to celebrate we're looking back at early reactions from critics on the movie that turned the original Star Wars trilogy into something much larger, and in many fans' eyes, much worse. While The Phantom Menace is now generally regarded in some parts of the fan community as the worst film in the franchise and kind of a terrible film all around, it took a lot of people a good amount of time to come to that conclusion. Some critics were smitten by the admittedly kid-centric entry in the franchise while others wrote it off right from the start. It had been 16 years since Return of the Jedi and anticipation was at a galactic level. Some people were swept up in it, with the CGI creatures and settings pulling the wool over their eyes, while others saw right through it all to the soulless shell of a movie underneath.
In the 20 years since its release, almost no Star Wars film has been thought about or debated more. The film introduced some of our favorite , and least favorite , things into Star Wars canon—and every fan has a story about their relationship with it. In Tampa, Florida, it was a family affair. As Jasmin Seals recalls, her family almost had the police called on them for watching the film a bit too loud at home. And I thought that was cool when I was younger. Then as I got older I really appreciated the political aspects of the movie.
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Everything Wrong With Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Part 1
It is the first film in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The release was accompanied by extensive media coverage and great fan anticipation. It was re-released on Blu-ray in September , and was re-released in theaters in 3D on February 10 , The film was the catalyst for fifteen years of Star Wars storytelling that would primarily take place around the time of the prequel storyline. The success of the film allowed for the next two chapters of the prequel trilogy, as well as the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and television series.
It is the first film though the fourth in release order in the nine-part ' Skywalker saga '. The film is set 32 years before the original film and follows Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as they protect Queen Amidala in hopes of securing a peaceful end to a large-scale interplanetary trade dispute. Joined by Anakin Skywalker —a young slave with unusually strong natural powers of the Force —they simultaneously contend with the mysterious return of the Sith. Lucas began production of this film after he determined that film special effects had advanced to the level he wanted for the fourth film in the saga. Filming started on June 26, , at locations including Leavesden Film Studios and the Tunisian desert.