Taking a Look back at Star Wars: Episode I — “It’s almost mind-boggling how complex the awfulness is.”
Did my run of Star Wars: Episode I cartoons last month (click here to see ’em all) not fill your craving for Episode I bashing? Then take a look at this phenomenal fan look-back at The Phantom Menace that was posted over on CHUD. Apparently they came across this seven-part video series from a tweet by Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz). I guess I’m not the only die-hard Star Wars fan still scarred by the debacle that is Episode I.
I wrote about my experience seeing Episode I for the first time in a theatre here, and gave my thoughts on the film looking back a decade later here. But this guy dives into the film quite a bit deeper than I did. (That’s putting it mildly.) I’m not sure I quite understand the almost psychotic mumbling fan-boy persona this guy puts on for these reviews, but it’s pretty damn funny (though also more than a little bizarre).
Take a gander at part one:
Pretty funny stuff. Head back over to CHUD to see the rest. Part two examines the story of the film, and kicks off with the comment: “it’s almost mind-boggling how complex the awfulness is.” Couldn’t have said it any better myself!