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Don't be put off by the bad reputation. Beautifully shot with great action sequences. The light saber duel at the end is probably the best in the entire series. Darth Maul is an excellent villain. Highly recommend!
Groundbreaking visual effects are entertaining, but can't sustain a film alone. The heart of the story gets a bit lost in politics and action, and cold is the dialogue our talented cast is left to work with, but the magic of Star Wars remains
portentous science-fiction tale, both dramatically and visually. but underwhelming, inchoate leads and political babble lend the film a petty inconsequentiality. the hollow script especially spells a startling vicissitude for cinema's most inviting franchise. it's externally theatrical, like the podrace, yet lacks human intimacy.
One of the biggest disappointments ever. The CGI is over-used and terrible, the characters and boring and borderline frustrating. Whilst it has a good score and practical elements, it falls flat of any emotion and spoils the magic of the origional films.
You've got Qui Gon, Darth Maul, Duel of the Fates (Fight scene and music), young Obi Wan, the pod race, and practical effects. But this is the worst Star Wars movie? No. Completely misunderstood and underappreciated. One of the best of the prequels.
Despite presenting with a brand new story, interesting political topics and delivering what probably remains as the best light saber fight in the entire franchise (choreography wise) and a very well shot and produced pod race, the film suffers heavily from poor dialogue and terrible pacing. The execution is very lackluster, but from very some unique visuals to a fantastic musical score, there's stuff to enjoy here.
This is a decent movie. Childhood nostalgia holds it up even as it drags on, and as long as you abide by the understanding that Jar Jar Binks is secretly a Sith Lord, it makes for a much better watch than some may have you think.
As a kid I loved this film, as an adult? I still love this film, yes there's definitely problems but I think Lucas was allowed to make mistakes since it's his first time directing a Star Wars film since A New Hope and I was definitely entertained. Ewan McGregor was a great choice as Obi Wan, Darth Maul was awesome (even though I wish we got more of him), the Pod Race was cool, John Williams Score is amazing and I do admire Lucas for giving us something completely different than the Original Trilogy.