Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance

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Awesome is the best way to describe the new Star Wars film, The Phantom Menace. In this first episode of the new trilogy, Liam Neeson plays the master Jedi, Qui-gon Jinn along with his student Obi-won Kenobi. Yes, the Batman and Robin of the future. The duo are protectors of young Queen Amidala, the ruler of the Republic, when her spaceship is damaged by the Federation. They have to make an emergency landing on a planet called Tatawean. Qui-Gon Jinn needs money to repair the damaged spaceship so he enlists the help of a young boy by the name of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin is scheduled to compete in a pod-race and Jinn offers his damaged ship as Anakin’s entry fee. A Jedi that gambles, what next? Anakin wins the race and Jinn repairs his ship, but not before the Federation finds them and the battle begins again. Qui-Gon Jinn is startled by the unexpected appearance of Darth Maul, the newest Star Wars villain, and barely manages to escape. Darth is obviously the first name of ALL the bad guys in this galaxy. This is a movie full of action, adventure, and great special affects. The story line is great, but the pace of the film could have increased in a few areas. My only complaint is that I heard too much of a platypus-rabbit alien named Jar Jar Binks. As Yoda would say, “An A rating this movie I give; nothing more, nothing less.”

This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.