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Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999)

Written By Awir Aditya on Thursday, July 15, 2010 | 8:14 PM

Genre: Action/Adventure/Science-fiction/Fantasy

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Kenny Baker, Ahmed Best (voice)

After 16 years, the ever famous Star Wars series of movies is back. The story goes back in time and shows young Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) and the very young Anakin Skywalker (Lloyd) undergoing their Jedi training. There is an intergalactic trade dispute and the Trade Federation has established a trade blockade on the peaceful planet of Naboo. Two Jedi's, Qui-Gon Jinn (Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to resolve the dispute with the Trade Federation. Unkown to them, the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious is controlling the Federation and is planning an attack on Naboo. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan must now make way to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala (Portman) of Naboo and help save the planet. Little do they know that their journey would make them land on the remote planet of Tatooine where they encounter a young slave boy, Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon believes that Anakin is 'The Chosen One' who would one day bring about balance in the universe and must be trained to become a Jedi. Although the movie has a lot of classic touches from the previous movie, instead of working in its favour, it has given the movie a bad name since the audience who loved the original Star Wars is not the same 16 years later. The action has vastly improved but the basic plot outline is poor. The movie has some highly engaging moments and plays the role of a good entertainer, but fails to live up to the name of its predecessor. Not for the Star Wars fanatic but a decent entertainer nonetheless.

Thumbs up: Great entertainer, good actions bits
Thumbs down: Plot lacks twists

Rating: 7.4/10
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