Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D(2012)
The saga begins.
The Phantom Menace, the 1999 prequel, is the first 3D re-release of the entire Star Wars saga. George Lucas' Lucas Film and Industrial Light & Magic are undertaking the "cutting edge" 3D conversion process.... More
Says ILM: "Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right. It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail. We will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience."
On the planet of Naboo, peace is under threat from the manipulating forces of evil within the Trade Federation. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) attempt to safely escort Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) from Naboo, but are attacked and forced to land on the planet Tatooine. There, they discover a young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) - a slave boy with the powers of The Force. Together they face Darth Sidious, leader of the Trade Federation, and his dark apprentice, Darth Maul.Hide
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BY Dominic Corry Flicks Writer
In 3D-ifying his six film saga, George Lucas has found yet another way to gather revenue from the increasingly less beloved franchise (I can't wait for the holocube editions in 2021!), but it must bother him that the first one to be released is the most famously derided film of the last twenty years. Still, I embrace any opportunity to see an old film on the big screen and I was curious to see how this would hold up a decade after I last watched it.... More
The things that were good about The Phantom Menace in 1999 now seem even cooler: the pod race (which feels right at home in 3D); the undersea monsters and the final showdown with Darth Maul.
Conversely, the stuff that reeked in 1999 is now even more painful – the yawn-inducing political plot; those weird Asian stereotype aliens; people saying 'mesa' and 'yousa' and Jake-freaking-Lloyd. Indeed, more than any other single element (save perhaps, the script), Lloyd's terrible performance as young Anakin Skywalker ruins The Phantom Menace (He's a grown up now, he can take it).
The 3D effect in the film is relatively (and pleasingly) subtle, with a slight fuzziness marking this separate from the crystal clarity of other recent 3D sci-fi movies. It can't do much, however, to distract you from the fact that this film remains one of the most devastating fudged opportunities in the history of cinema. Kids might like it, though.Hide
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D
BY Josef lister
Not only is this by far the worst of the Star Wars films, the 3D was totally underwhelming. The best part was the Lucasfilms logo before the film even started. The 3D did nothing to enhance the film and is a rip-off of the extra ticket price. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. (No Stars rating)
BY BrionyJae superstar