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The discovery and testing of Anakin supplies the film’s most important action, but in a sense all the action is equally important, because it provides platforms for special-effects sequences. They seem more like lawyers than the heroes of a romantic fantasy. Is this “Star Wars” critic-proof and scoff-resistant? Qui-Gon soon finds himself backing the young slave in a high-speed Podrace–betting his ship itself against the cost of the replacement parts. But I felt like I had to lean with my eyes toward the screen in order to see what I was being shown. Digital images contain less information than 35mm film images, and the more you test their limits, the more you see that.

There is a certain lifelessness in some of the acting, perhaps because the actors were often filmed in front of blue screens so their environments could be added later by computer. The title is more appropriate than it should be. Posted by Russell DuPuis at 9: His aliens are really just humans in odd skins. The series is essentially human mythology, set in space, but not occupying it. I liked the planet of rain, and the vast coliseum in which the heroes battle strange alien beasts, and the towering Senate chamber, and the secret factory where clones were being manufactured.

After another attempt on Padme’s life, Obi-Wan and Anakin separate.

The whole series sometimes feel like a cover from Thrilling Wonder Stories, come to life. Give me transparent underwater cities and vast hollow senatorial spheres any day.

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Episode I — The Phantom Menace. It is being projected in digital video on 19 screens, but on some 3, others, audiences will see it as I did, transferred to film.

There is a certain lifelessness in some of the acting, perhaps because the actors were often filmed in front of blue screens so their environments could be added later by computer. So it’s safer to avoid the music.

Meanwhile, Obi-Wan travels to the secretive planet Kamino and the asteroid-ringed world of Geonosis, following bounty hunter Jango Fett Temuera Morrison and his son, Boba Daniel Loganwho are involved in an operation to create a massive army of clones. The second prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy takes place ten years after the events depicted in Star Wars: After two successful sequels ‘s The Empire Strikes Back and ‘s Return of the Jedi that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success.

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Is this “Star Wars” critic-proof and scoff-resistant? But mostly I was happy to drink in the sights on the screen, in the same spirit that I might enjoy “Metropolis,” “Forbidden Planet,” ” There is a sense of discovery in scene after scene of “The Phantom Menace,” as he tries out new effects and ideas, and seamlessly integrates real characters and digital ones, real landscapes and imaginary places.

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Qui-Gon soon finds himself backing the young slave in a high-speed Podrace–betting his ship itself against the cost of the replacement parts. Someone is trying to assassinate her on the eve of a vote enabling Supreme Chancellor Palpatine Ian McDiarmid to build a military force that will safeguard against a growing separatist movement led by mysterious former Jedi Pgantom Dooku Christopher Lee.

Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Warw have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for waars freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The pnantom is pretty flat and straightforward, although seasoned with a little quasi-classical formality, as if the characters had read but not retained ” Julius Caesar. I expected a tearful scene of parting between mother and child, but the best we get is when Anakin asks if his mother can come along, and she replies, “Son, my place is here.

But this is the fourth movie of the famous series, and we think we know the territory; many of the early reviews have been blase, paying lip service to the visuals and wondering why the characters aren’t better developed.

There is not a romantic word they exchange that has not long since been reduced to cliche. But in a film with a built-in audience, why not go for the high notes? It’s coarse and rough and irritating–not like you.

We are standing at the threshold of a new age of epic cinema, I think, in warz digital techniques mean that budgets will no longer limit the scope of scenes; menafe will be able to show us just about anything they can imagine.

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How quickly do we grow accustomed to wonders. They’re called ” Star Trek ” movies. I am sure I will hear from countless fans who assure me that “Episode II” looks terrific, but it does not. The images didn’t pop out and smack me with delight, the way they did in earlier films.

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But as someone who admired the freshness and energy of the earlier films, I was amazed, at the end of “Episode II,” to realize that I had not heard one line of quotable, memorable dialogue. I could see that in conception many of these sequences were thrilling and inventive.

At least, what I saw did not. The hopeful ticket buyer walking in not as a cultist, but as a moviegoer hoping for a great experience?

Qui-Gon meets Anakin in a store where he’s seeking replacement parts for his crippled ship.

Yes, probably, at the box office. They seem more like lawyers than the heroes of a romantic fantasy. Episode I–The Phantom Menace,” to cite its full title, is mebace astonishing achievement in imaginative filmmaking.

The title is more appropriate than it should be.

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wtch Their mutual resignation to the parting seems awfully restrained. But I saw it on the largest screen in Chicago, and my suspicion is, the density and saturation of the image were not adequate to imprint the image there in a forceful way. I am reminded of the Isaac Asimov story “Nightfall,” about the planet where the stars were visible only once in a thousand years.

The only characters in this stretch of the film who hpantom inimitable personal styles are the beloved Yoda and the hated Jar-Jar Binks, whose idiosyncrasies turned off audiences for “Phantom Menace.

Consider the underwater cities, floating in their transparent membranes. I’ll get to them in a moment.