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Star Wars:Episode I The Phamtom Menace

George Lucas, George Lucas, what have you wrought on the American film going public? The hype has certainly been excessive for this dazzling dazzler of digitalia and to certain degrees it lives up to it. The midnight debut packed the house and the anticipation was greeted with baited breath. That it falls short of being the vehicle it should have been for the highly touted talents of the likes of Liam Neeson, as Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi guru and Ewan McGregor, as a young version of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Natalie Portman as a very determined Queen Amidala of Naboo, it is not there fault. Having to establish the dark destiny of a young Darth Vader, played by Jake Lloyd creates a series of problems that leaves you wanting for better solutions. Visually it leaves very little to the imagination, but after awhile it taxes your mentality as to how long can all this entertain? Obviously for the very young for a very long time. As Episode II due out in 2002 will explore how Anakin Skywalker goes evil, and in Episode III due out in 2005 will follow the secret births of twins, Leia and Luke and how their father goes with the dark side of the force. No need to tell you that the lines form to the right, indeed George Lucas has hit all the gold mines that he will ever need in his life. A happy hunting ground for all the Star War addicts. in a galaxy far, far away.



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Original Date 17 June 1999