I just watched Phantom Menace for the first time since it came out on DVD so basically been 13 years so I didn’t remember it all.
Have to say this is one bad movie, the acting was bad even from the big name actors, but the no name such as Annikan and his mom are cringe worthy. Jar Jar is as bad as I remember and especially during the battle sequences where he had a blaster stuck to his foot and basically the gag is every time he takes a step he kills another droid.
There was one saving grace to the movie, I suppose the light saber battle with Darth Maul.
I really can’t understand why the plot line had the queen being impersonated by her body guard, except as a plot device to have queen slumming around on Tantooine. It’s not like there was an attempt on her life where the plot twist would have made us go ahh, and then at the end she just tells everyone so it doesn’t make any sense.
As for queen and Anikan’s blossoming affair, it just seems creepy.
Finally Anikin is such a weak actor, but then having him fly inadvertently onto a battleship and destroy it and escape is even too much for Star Wars which has a lot of such weak plausible momemts.
Then we have R2D2 who is like a miracle worker in every movie and C3PO don’t get me started.
I’m still going to venture into the other two sequels but tell me do they get any better at all?