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The Phantom Menace Movie Review Summary

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson

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As war develops between the powerful Trade Federation and the tranquil planet of Naboo, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi travel to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala of the conflict soon to come. When Naboo is invaded, the Jedis evacuate the planet, taking the Queen and her court with them.   Their journey takes them to the desert planet of Tatooine where they encounter a slave boy named Anakin Skywalker who Qui-Gon Jinn believes to be very strong in the way of the Force. Qui-Gon wins Anakins freedom in a podrace bet and takes him under his wing as his new padawan.
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    With the bumbling help of Jar Jar Binks, a clumsy Naboo native of the underwater city Otoh Gunga, Queen Amidala manages to forge an alliance with the Gungans and form a formidable army against the Trade Federation. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan battle Darth Maul, a double lightsaber wielding apprentice of the thought to be extinct Sith.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandy Todd




Qui-Gon, and his apprentice, Obi-Wan are on a peace mission, but something goes wrong, a war starts. They get stranded on the planet of Tatooine with the Queen, her servant Padme, two droids, and a strange creature called Jar-Jar Binks. There, they meet young Anakin Skywalker, who Qui-Gon feels can bring order to the galaxy. He brings him with him to the Jedi Council, where Anakin is told by the master of Yoda that "sadness leads to anger, and anger lead to the dark side." This film is very masterful with its secial effects. The best scene comes from the pod race. The annoying things in the film, though, are Jar-Jar, and Jake Lloyd.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison




Two Jedi Knights intervene in a trade dispute that is the tip of a powerplay to bring down the Galactic Republic. Rescuing Naboo's Queen Amidala, they flee to Tatooine, where they stumble across a young boy with tremendous potential as a Jedi. Spectacular effects and good performances from Natalie Portman and Ewan MacGregor, but lacks the inspired energy of the original trilogy.
The review of this Movie prepared by Artemis




A young and inexperienced queen (Natalie Portman) has been elected to rule the pacifist planet of Naboo. She enlists the help of the Jedi (Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson) to help her get rid of the blackade imposed by the Trade Federation. She, the Jedi, and some select handmaidens escape but are forced to land on the desert world of Tatooine for parts where the must buy parts with nil to trade and meet a small boy with great potential (Jake Lloyd). They then make it to the capitol of the galaxy to plead for help only to be turned away. The evil Darth Sidious and Darth Maul (Ian McDiramid and Ray Park) attack when the heroes return to Naboo.
The review of this Movie prepared by Mara Jade




The worst Star Wars movie so far, the only redeemable part is the lightsaber fight at the end with Darth Maul, perhaps the best saber to saber combat ever in any Star Wars movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by steve



Script Analysis of The Phantom Menace

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story kind of powers:    -   clash between people with mental powers War and Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   laser battles Part of a series?    -   Star Wars

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions    -   mind reading    -   mind control    -   is very quick

Setting

A substantial portion of this movie takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   unfriendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primative aliens    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside our solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Big cities?    -   Yes Kind of city    -   Beautiful sparkling advanced city

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding spaceships    -   exotic spaceships    -   exotic aliens    -   exotic big cities    -   exotic alien landscape

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