Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is the most disappointing thing since my son…
So begins the epic 70 minute Star Wars: The Phantom Menace review. A review so comprehensive and in depth that it destroys any thought you might have had about The Phantom Menace being good in any way. It has been widely praised for its unflinchingly honest portrayal of George Lucas as an incompetent buffoon who gets too much credit for creating Star Wars. The review has reached as far as celebrities such as Lost creator Damon Lindelof, and geek hero Simon Pegg. In fact, Damon Lindelof, in a twitter message on the video noted that: “Your life is about to change. This is astounding film making.”
The hilarious review was crafted by Milwaukee native Mike Stoklasa with help from his friend Jay Bauman. The insightful review contains many insightful points about pretty much every aspect of the film. Stoklasa points out that there are no strong characters in the film, none of which have a character arc. He points out numerous plot holes, and offers up interesting insight into why these elements made it into the final film. He also discusses many of the decisions made by Qui-Gon Jinn, noting that he seems very amoral. He further points out that the character himself is unnecessary save to have a final climactic lightsaber battle.
The review is also very funny, with the character of Plinkett making anecdotes about being a creepy old man throughout. If you’ve ever thought that the Phantom Menace has any redeeming value in the Star Wars film canon, then i suggest you watch the review right now so that Plinkett may explain to you why you are so very, very wrong.
watch the review HERE.