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The Phantom Menace Review (2009)

A serial killer decides to dissect the critically panned Star Wars prequels to determine their TRUE flaws.

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Mike Stoklasa

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Mike Stoklasa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mike Stoklasa ... Plinkett
Jocelyn Ridgely Jocelyn Ridgely ... Nadine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pernilla August ... Shmi Skywalker (archive footage)
Jay Bauman Jay Bauman ... Himself
Gillian Bellinger Gillian Bellinger ... Herself
Ahmed Best ... Jar Jar Binks (archive footage)
Rich Evans ... Himself
George Lucas ... Himself (archive footage)
Rick McCallum ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Packard Jack Packard ... Himself
Hugh Quarshie ... Captain Panaka (archive footage)
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A serial killer decides to dissect the critically panned Star Wars prequels to determine their TRUE flaws.

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English

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10 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Plinkett: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was the most disappointing thing since my son. I mean, how much more could you possibly fuck up the entire backstory to Star Wars? And while my son eventually hanged himself in the bathroom of the gas station, the unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequels is that they'll be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.
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Written by Cathy Dennis, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Winnberg, and Henry Jonback
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The only good thing to come out of The Phantom Menace
3 March 2014 | by you_savvySee all my reviews

This ninety-minute review of the disaster that was The Phantom Menace carries more entertainment value than all three of the soulless, joyless prequels combined. I watched The Phantom Menace once and that was more than enough. I've come back to watch this review about once a year since it was released. Hilarious every time, dead-on accurate every time, exposing George Lucas for the bloated ego-sotted tub of cloistered hackery he has become every time. The "Plinkett is a serial killer" angle of the reviews started to wear thin with the sequels, but it's not overdone in this one and adds some good, if tasteless humor, on top of the criticism.

The only way it could be better is if it came with a deluded fanboy that you could force to watch it.


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