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    Star Wars: Episode I: Jar Jar's Last Stand (1999)

    Talk about Episode 1 here.

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    It's the mileage... costas22's Avatar
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    That title.

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    The one that shan't be named...scarier than any sith

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    It was a kind of sithhy movie.

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    Actually, this movie should be given the same respect as the others with the proper title on the thread The Phantom Menace.
    I appreciate the entire franchise front to back.

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    Oh, boy... Where to start?

    The whole thing on Tatooine was just stupid. Surely, there is somewhere there where Qui-Gon could've exhanged his republic credits for local currency. Seriously, the whole thing with the pod racing wasn't needed. Just have Watto point Qui-Gon in a place, where he can exhange his money.

    There are also plenty of scenes, that feel like one take (I refuse the believe, that they "did 20 takes and that was the best one").

    The droid soldiers where quite inconsistent. Throughout the movie, they seemed to have individual thoughts and actions. However, in the battle against the Gungan army, suddenly they're controlled by the trade federation ship and automatically shut down, when it's destroyed.

    And then there's Jar Jar, the comic relief. Sure, you had C-3PO serve as comic relief in the OT. However, he still had a function, being R2's counterpart and acts as a translator, when dealing with Ewoks. Jar Jar is just there for comic relief. And it's not like he's trying to fill a void, as C-3PO is in the movie. The droid soldiers also acted a bit like comic relief. Did this film really need more comic relief? I like the idea of him being banished, not for being evil, but for being a screw up. Sadly, the film doesn't go anywhere with this. Take Han, in New Hope, as an example. When he first shows up, he's only looking out for himself. However, he ultimately decides to help Luke take down the Death Star. Jar Jar starts out clumpsy and ends the movie clumpsy. The film could've spent some time on why Jar Jar is clumpsy and, through the help of his new friends, gets past this in the end.

    I liked the lightsaber battle, during the climax.
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    Best part about this was the lightsaber duels. Perfectly scored by John Williams. Everything else was so boring and forgettable. I read somewhere that you can watch the episodes in the Machete Order and you can completely leave out The Phantom Menace because it doesn't really mean a lot in the overall trilogy. Of course there's Anakin meeting Padme and Obi Wan and Palpantine becomincg Chancellor, but those are mere footnotes in this movie. What a waste of Liam Neeson.

    A really (Jar)jarring movie to sit through. 3/10.

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