This is the review for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace requested by throughtwoblueeyes .
Just like the other Star Wars reviews this one is going to be little different than other reviews because we are super huge Star Wars fans so we can't write a critical review so if you don't like Star Wars you will hate this review.
The Star Wars prequells are not as good as the original but what could.
If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10 (you can give a higher score than 10 because it is Star Wars).
Directed by: George Lucas
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action Adventure
Release date: May 21, 1980
Running Time: 133 minutes
MMPA rating: PG
The Good: Fifth best movie of all time, Duel of Fates is one of the best fight scenes in movie history, Everything, Great cast, Special effects great, Never a dull moment, Best soundtrack of all time, Some very funny scenes, Lots of other great things, We don't care what you say Jar Jar wasn't that bad.
Plot: The Galactic Republic is in a period of decline. In response to a taxation on trade routes, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade of battleships around the planet of Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum dispatches two Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) to negotiate with Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray (Silas Carson), in hopes of resolving this dispute. However, Darth Sidious orders the army to kill the Jedi and invade Naboo with an army of battle droids. The two Jedi escape the attempt on their lives by stowing aboard landing craft and escaping to Naboo. There, Qui-Gon saves Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) from being trampled by a Federation tank. Indebted to the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them to the underwater Gungan city of Otoh Gunga; there, the Jedi unsuccessfully attempt to persuade the Gungans to help the people of Naboo, though they are able to obtain a transport to reach the Capital city of Theed on the surface.
Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) is captured by the Federation army, but is rescued by the Jedi. The Queen escapes Naboo with the Jedi on her personal starship, which is damaged on its way through the blockade surrounding the planet, forcing them to land on Tatooine, a nearby desert planet, for repairs. Qui-Gon ventures into the settlement of Mos Espa with Jar Jar and the astromech droid R2-D2 to a junk shop to purchase a new hyperdrive generator. The queen allows Padmé, supposedly a handmaid, to journey along with them. There, they meet a slave child named Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a gifted pilot and engineer who has created his own protocol droid, C-3PO. After spending time with Anakin, Qui-Gon senses a strong presence of the Force within the boy, and suspects he may be the "Chosen One" of Jedi prophecy who will bring balance to the Force. Qui-Gon makes a bet with Anakin's owner, Watto (Andy Secombe), to enter him in a podracing tournament; if Anakin wins, he will be freed. Anakin manages to win the race and joins the group to be trained as a Jedi, but he is forced to leave his mother Shmi (Pernilla August) behind, as Qui-Gon was unable to arrange for her release. They are attacked by Darth Sidious' apprentice, Darth Maul (Ray Park), who was dispatched to capture the Queen. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot:10/10- The Phantom Menace has a great plot that sets up perfectly for the sequel.
Action: 10/10- The Lightsaber battle was epic, Lot of great sci-fi action adventure through out the movie., The Duel of Fates fight scene at the end was amazing.
Acting: 10/10- Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon was epic, Ewan McGregor was the perfect pick for Obi-Wan, We don't care what you say Jar Jar wasn't bad
Special effects: 10/10- The special effects were great.
Soundtrack: 10/10- We have never heard a better soundtrack.
Comedy: 8.0/10- Not as funny as the originals but it did have some funny parts.
Overall: 10/10- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is not as good as the rest of the Star Wars trilogy but still a great movie that you need to see.
Closing comments: If you have not seen this movie stop what you are doing and go to the nearest store that sells movies and go buy it or rent it online right now it is that good of a movie.
Recommended for: If you are human (aliens will like it too) watch the movie. We can't recommend this movie more.