Friday, February 10th, 2012

Terrible Movie Still Terrible, But Now in 3D

In honor of today's 3D release of The Phantom Menace, Wired has re-released their 1999 review of that film, also in GLORIOUS, EPIC 3-D. Were we ever this young

How could George Lucas possibly botch the most anticipated film in history? Three words: annoying alien sidekick.

Say what you will about extremely rich man George Lucas… because he is extremely rich and will ignore what you say anyway.

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jfruh (#713)

FUN MATH TO MAKE YOU FEEL OLD: The Phantom Menace is almost as old today (13 years) as Return of The Jedi was when the Phantom Menace came out (16 years)!

@jfruh The Phantom Menace is why kids today give a shit about Harry Potter and not Star Wars.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@jfruh Ah, but it all depends on when you consider "Return of the Jedi" to have been finished. If it's whenever George Lucas committed his final unforgivable crime upon the series by splicing Hayden Christensen into the Yub-Yub scene (now without the Yub-Yubs!), then "Jedi" is really only six or seven years old and I AM NOT REALLY 32 AND YOU SHUT UP ALREADY.


Catatronic (#210,837)

@jfruh And it appears that Lucas preempted any talk of generating more movies along some kind of 16-year Long Count:

iantenna (#5,160)

as a native of san anselmo i have even more reasons to hate this fuckface than the rest of you do so i really hate him.

BadUncle (#153)

@iantenna We used to get great barbecue from some shack in San Anselmo, a loooong time ago. That is all I remember of it.

keisertroll (#1,117)

"How can a movie with Liam Neeson AND Samuel L. Jackson not be badass?" – Someone who has never seen The Phantom Menace

Ralph Haygood (#13,154)

Six more words: wooden characters and cringe-inducing dialog.

I still regret the $7 I wasted on it. I've never seen a Lucas movie since, and I plan to keep it that way.

JoshUng (#11,371)

Not looking forward to the 3D release of the original Star Wars, the 3D is really going to change the "who shot first" argument.

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