In the flurry of “Star Wars Episode VII” news and rumours, it’s easy to forget important anniversaries related to everyone's favourite galaxy far, far away.
This past weekend, “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” turned 15. Released on May 19, 1999, the George Lucas-directed prequel followed the adventures of a young Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and introduced audiences to young Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), the boy who would become the feared Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Though the film has its defenders, there’s very little to really like about “Episode I.” Between its paper-thin characters, mind-bogglingly terrible dialogue, endless space politicking, and Jar Jar Binks, we could go on for hours about everything wrong with the movie (many people already have). But instead, let’s look at the positives. Here are the five best things about the worst “Star Wars” movie - “The Phantom Menace.”
John Williams’s score
Good old reliable John Williams. While “Episode I” itself left much toRead More »from ‘The Phantom Menace’ at 15: The five best things about the worst ‘Star Wars’ movie