Star Wars The Phantom Menace

Went to see Star Wars The Phantom Menace at the weekend on the big screen at Cineworld in Weston. I did wonder if the cinema were slightly optimistic about the crowds, as they screened it on their biggest screen. There wasn’t that many people watching; though it was Sunday afternoon so that may explain the lack of audience.

It was a treat to see the film in the cinema, though I did go and see it 25 years ago in the cinema too. The age of the film shows, in some respects, with regard to the CGI, the shots of the planets in some places looked artificial, and the later films were much improved.

Yes, we know it’s not the best Star Wars film, there is quite a few people out there who really dislike the film (and all the prequel films), but as a cinematic experience it was nice watch. The pod racing really works well on the big screen, as does the star fighters attacking the droid control ship.

I did enjoy the experience. I wonder if they will do the same for the twentieth-fifth anniversaries of the next two films?

I also only realised that Brian Blessed was in the film this viewing, he plays Boss Nass, the leader of the Gungans.

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