I love all Star Wars Episodes. All except Episode One, the first movie of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, which was created by George Lucas after having finished the original trilogy.
The movie’s subtitle is “The Phantom Menace” and it tells the story of the Jedimaster Qui Gon Jiin, his student Obi Wan Kenobi, the former queen of the planet Naboo Padme Amidala and the little boy Anakin Skywalker.
The plot is quite simple. It starts with the two Jedis who search for Amidala, after the enemy forces of the “Confederation of United Systems” have attacked the planet.
After finding her, they want to escape to the capital planet Coruscant, but have to land at the desert planet Tattoine, because their spaceship is damaged. On Tattoine the group comes across the little boy Anakin Skywalker. They take him along and after a short intermezzo at Coruscant the story ends with a big battle against the confederation at Naboo.
At a glance, the movie seems to have all it takes to make it a good star wars movie: an evil enemy, a great soundtrack and epic action scenes.
But there are some parts and characters which ruined the whole movie for me.
For example, the child actor of Anakin Skywalker is not very convincing at all. He plays so annoyingly that I think every scene with him is ruined and he really destroys the whole movie with his performance.
To be honest, I really can’t recommend this movie. Imagine Star Wars Episode I “The Phantom Menace” was never made and instead start with Episode II, if you are going to watch the Star Wars Saga.