Star Wars: The Phantom Menace(1999):(7.2/10)
After 16 years of being away from the Star Wars universe, George Lucas's long awaited return let down many. The story took away from plot points that the original story worked to set up, and there was much more childish humor included in the film. But was it all bad?
While the story and introduction of some of the new characters were not the best decisions, the film did set up a new trilogy as well as gave us another amazing soundtrack and expansion into the universe, the film reunites us with practical effects which at the time of it's release were being used less and less, and the villain, Ray Park's Darth Maul, was amazing and added more to the star wars Galaxy while giving us what at the time was the best action sequence in star wars and definitely an amazing sequence compared to most action movies.
My experience with the movie was that while it's not to best prequel to the original trilogy, it's not actually a horrible movie and can be quite enjoyable if you can forgive a certain character with long ears.
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