SonicL's Review on the movie:


From the first thirty minutes of the movie to the very end I saw a movie that stretched the boundaries of movie making to new extremes. I've been saying that this is the first movie I have ever seen where I could not recognize the computer generated from real life. The use of high powered and expensive computers have made this movie a notch above the rest when it comes to special effects. Unbelievable.

As for the acting, there were better actors then others in this movie. Young Anakin Skywalker seemed a little too young to be building 'pods' and droids. It seemed incredibly far fetched that he could accidentally blow up a whole ship at the age of eight. His acting was even less to be desired.
Queen Amadala was played believable and over-all good. Her character was well developed, unlike many of the other characters which leads to another point.
Darth Maul says few words through the whole movie. Some people may argue that his facial expressions was his character but it is just not enough. Very poor character, just like a servant with no form of conversational skills.
Overall the characters could have used a little more work. I hate R2-D2 and C3PO with a fierce burning hate, I want to kill them.

Jar Jar, Qui-Jin, and Queen Amadala

As for the computer generated chacters...Amazing. It spellbound me and amazed me. I continually looked at them to try and find the flaws. None. The shading was so believable that I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Now, I am becoming infatuated with Jar Jar Binks the cute, silly little, computer generated Gungan. I have a row of seven Mountain Dew cans all lined up on my book shelf baring his adorable face. I better stop now...

The pod race was a nice little seasoning for the flavor of this movie. The sound during this seen was rocking and tearing up my chair while I was in the theater. When it comes out on DVD you will need a woofer to really experience it.

The Planets were jaw dropping. Why do you need acting in a movie with such good special effects? At least this movie had a reasonably good story line.
 


 
MY Rating:
Stars: **** (4)


One through five ratings:
Sound  --- 5
SFX --- 5
Story Line --- 4
Acting --- 2 1/2
Star Wars Episode One Phantom menace is copyright Lucasfilms I am in no affiliation with it and I just want to review it so leave me alone...