Why watch this film?
After 16 years since the premiere of 'Return of the Jedi', George Lucas returned to the Star Wars universe with the story of the boy who would later become Darth Vader. The problem is that, even with all the technology at his disposal, the director slipped into a weak script, some new characters without charisma and in an attempt to explain elements that were seen as mystical in the original trilogy. Perhaps the greatest merit is, even, to bring a new political subplot to the saga, which had only been tangentially addressed in the previous films. Watch if you're a real fan.
Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. See the first fateful steps in the journey of Anakin Skywalker. Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.
Where to watch?
Available at home