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Ezri 09-09-2009 11:03 PM

Episode I - 10 Years in Retrospect
 
On May 19, 1999 AD, the most anticipated film of all time was released in theaters. This movie was Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, a prequel to the rest of the Star Wars trilogy, The Phantom Menace takes place 37 years prior to the events in A New Hope. Now we celebrate 10 years since the revival of the Star Wars film saga, and 10 years since the release of Episode I. Feel free to share your EP1 stories, thoughts on the movie, the hype, and whether or not you remember the day it came out in theaters or not. I personally do not recall the day that EP1 came out, since I was like 8, but I wish I did. One thing I do remember though is all the merchandise for the film. I kind of got the idea to make this thread because I watched Fanboys yesterday (September 8, 2009 AD). So cheers to 10 years to Episode I, and cheers to you, the fans and readers. Please, feel free to reply.

Fredi 09-09-2009 11:13 PM

Yeah, Phantom Menace was a life changing movie. I remember watching this movie on the theater and I was blown out with the effects, the sound and all the action from the pod race to the battle on space and the fight between Qui-gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul. Phantom Menace will always be one of my favorites.

coupes. 09-10-2009 01:39 AM

Wow ! I didn't realize it had already been 10 years since the release of Episode I... I'm old.

Te Je'karta Mand'alor 09-10-2009 12:26 PM

happy b-day phantom menace :D

Miltiades 09-10-2009 12:35 PM

The Phantom Menace got me into Star Wars, when my nephew took me to the movies to see it. I was 10, and I hadn't heard of Darth Vader before. Next thing I knew, Darth Maul lightsabers were lying on the floor of my room.

Pho3nix 09-10-2009 01:29 PM

I still remember watching the teaser trailer about a gazillion times.

K1lingdr3ad 09-10-2009 10:52 PM

Ya, Episode 1 was a good one.

Rinku 09-11-2009 07:59 PM

I loved the podrace..Definitely one of the things that got me into star wars (besides my Dad :xp: )

purifier 09-12-2009 11:47 PM

I can remember not caring about watching it, when I first heard about it. I was thinking it wasn't going to be near as good as the orignal Star Wars movies.

But then I saw a trailer with Liam Neeson (Qui-Gon Jinn) in it, and that changed my mind instantly. Because I new any movie with him in it was worth watching, and it still is to this very day.

Zwier Zak 09-14-2009 07:09 AM

I remember going to the cinema... I remember how disappointed I was... It sucked then and oh... man... is it a real stinker today!

Deadshot#1 09-16-2009 07:53 PM

Well I loved it. Plain and Simple. Happy Late Birthday Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace!

Darth InSidious 09-16-2009 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ezri
the most anticipated film of all time

O RLY?

I rewatched this recently; it hasn't held up as badly as might be feared, but equally well it hasn't held up too brilliantly, either. Jar-Jar and Anikin are still gratingly annoying, Darth Maul is still a glorified publicity stunt, and the CGI is still over-relied-upon. On reflection, I think AotC is probably the best of the prequels.

Jayce76 10-25-2009 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pho3nix (Post 2671391)
I still remember watching the teaser trailer about a gazillion times.


You and me both , . . . and a cha-zillion other folks too.

Q 10-28-2009 10:33 AM

Definitely one of the most disappointing films of all time.

Shame on you, George Lucas. How I wish that you had just left Star Wars alone instead of undermining and ultimately ruining it like you did. :(

GeneralPloKoon 10-29-2009 06:38 PM

A nice adventure for my younger years, but for me to enjoy watching it today I need to force myself to not view it as Star Wars and some other movie series...

Totenkopf 10-29-2009 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darth InSidious (Post 2673479)
O RLY?

I rewatched this recently; it hasn't held up as badly as might be feared, but equally well it hasn't held up too brilliantly, either. Jar-Jar and Anikin are still gratingly annoying, Darth Maul is still a glorified publicity stunt, and the CGI is still over-relied-upon. On reflection, I think AotC is probably the best of the prequels.


I think that the last 45 or so minutes of that film rescued it from being a big disappointment. That Anakin-Padme romance was PAINFULLY awkward.

noizer 11-02-2009 02:21 PM

horrible film imo.

i remember i wanted to see this movie bad.

i was 15 years old and a HUGE starwars fan but this movie was so unbelievable dissapointing.

JAR-JAR, Anikin and those droids came straight out of a disney movie and the jokes where funny for a 8 year old.

Darth maul was great however as was qui gon jin


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