10 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

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Ten years ago this month, excitement reached fever pitch ahead of the release of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. After 16 years without a Star Wars film in cinemas, an entire generation got ready to experience the magic of George Lucas' space opera on the big screen. Plenty of criticism was leveled at the film's new foibles, not least Ahmed Best's Jar-Jar Binks, who managed to offend even the staunchest of Ewok apologists. But while most of us remember how we felt after we saw the movie, how familiar are we with the levels of excitement we felt before?Back to Article