Countdown to Star Wars: Review of Episode I The Phantom Menace

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BY JACOB LAURITZEN

A lot of jokes have been made about Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. That Jar Jar Binks is the Phantom Menace. That the so-called “prequel” trilogy should have never been made. A lot of fans were excited and then let down at what they hoped to be a continuation of the Star Wars franchise.

When The Phantom Menace came out in 1999, I was finishing up my freshman year of high school. I was young and impressionable. I loved Star Wars. Maybe it was because I grew up watching the movies. I’m not really sure, but I loved them and I was excited.

Back then, the only movie theater in town was the old Sapphire Cineplex. There was only one screen and they often only carried one movie at a time. I remember going to that theater excited and I wasn’t really disappointed by the…

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