The Phantom Menace: A Sara Perspective

Or, Mad for Maul

Achtung! This review contains hella spoilers, so if you haven't seen this movie yet, 1) go see it now, stupid!! What are you waiting for? It won't be the same on video. Shell out the six bucks to see it in the theatre, cheapass, and 2) don't read this. It'll ruin the whole movie for you. If you really want my critical opinion but don't want the plot spoiled: It's a really, really good movie. Really.

Okay, like the rest of the country, I've seen Star Wars Episode I. And I liked it. A lot.

I'm actually pretty in love with the whole saga. I'm not one of the fanatics, but I love the movies. I originally saw them in the wrong order (Return of the Jedi, then The Empire Strikes Back, then Star Wars itself), so seeing Episode I after seeing episodes IV, V, and VI was pretty much in pattern for me. :)

Since I'm too lazy to write an in-depth analysis of The Phantom Menace, I'm just going to hit on the things that especially impressed, disturbed, or interested me. And I'd like to repeat: This is full of spoilers!!! You have been warned.