The Phantom Menace was the single most highly anticipated move in history when it hit theaters in the summer of 1999, but that enthusiasm almost instantly evaporated. Gone was the sense of scale and awe-inspiring wonder that had characterized the classic originals, replaced by wooden acting and unconvincing CGI at the expense of the tangible practical effects that had always been a key part of the franchise’s appeal, while the mythology creaked under the weight of Midi-chlorians and Senate machinations, and that’s without even mentioning Jar Jar Binks.
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