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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

Writer:

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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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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Three Times a Lady
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Written by Lionel Richie
Performed by The Commodores
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Informative and entertaining film analysis
20 April 2014 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Though the dark gallows humor and occasional (but intentionally) tasteless jokes may not suit everybody, this review and the two which follow it are the best analyses available of this ill-begotten trilogy.

Its examination of the Star Wars prequels is thorough, not merely comparing it unfavorably with the original trilogy, but also revealing how they fail on their own merits as films. The reviewer uses film history, Star Wars history, and behind-the-scenes footage to dissect these movies. He leaves no room for improvement with his examination. You also feel like you've learned more about cinema as a medium when you are through with it.


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