Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

  • Director: George Lucas
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, Sanskrit
  • Release date: May 19, 1999
  • Runtime: 2h 16min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Atmos
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Star Wars: Episode I - The Beginning
  • "Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace" is a sci-fi action film produced by Lucas Film Co., Ltd., directed by George Lucas , co-starring Ewan McGregor , Natalie Hershlag , Jake Lloyd , Liam Neeson , and Samuel L. Jackson .
    The film tells about the prosperity and hidden crises of the ancient Galactic Republic. The story of robot war and lightsaber war   .
    The film was released in the United States on May 19, 1999, and in China on November 5, 1999.


    • Release date May 19, 1999
    • Filming locations Sidi Bouhlel, Bouhlel Sdada, Tunisia
    • Production companies Lucasfilm

    Box office


    $115,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Dagmar 2022-04-19 09:01:12

      Battle for Naboo

      Recently, YYets made a Star Wars original version, and arranged the order of the six movies in chronological order. I just took this opportunity to watch the Star Wars series of the film and television empire rmvb for 4~5 years.
      Start with the first one.
      Overall, the plot is bland and not very engaging.
      It has a straightforward structure and a very simple storyline. It is not difficult for people above the first grade of elementary school to understand. I doubt it is a children's...

    • By Clark 2022-03-22 09:01:09

      This time after 16 years

      The plot is slightly plain, with fewer surprises. It may also be that I read the main story and knew the reason for the follow-up, or the title was subtle and prompted the next one.

      My R2-D2! C-3PO! It turns out that R2 said that he liked it when he saw 3PO? 3PO has a short appearance, and there is less complaint and fun.

      Surprised that Qui-Gon said that Anakin was conceived by midi-chlorian. Obi-Wan said that Force is very strong in the Skywalker family. As a result, Anakin is...

    • By Mariela 2022-03-22 09:01:09

      Star Wars new fans fall into the pit

      Yes, I just watched it now. I'm a pseudo-science fiction fan. I entered the pit for Nim Liansen, but the first part of his prequel was finished. The six films combined are indeed the best sci-fi movies. The imagination of 1977 is still outdated. Here are a few thoughts:

      ①The lamps whose names begin with "阿" are not fuel-efficient lamps, Aragon, Anakin, and Afanti, as expected, the simpler the pronunciation is.

      ②How could Hayden and Natalie be so good-looking people, how could...

    • By Jan 2022-03-22 09:01:09

      Boring thoughts

      The creativity of the city under water is awesome, is it a movie of 99 years, the special effects are really good, it just happens to be cute! Hey, the leader of the Gangchang clan is a bit disgusting, his expression is well done! Oh my God, these sea monsters are doing well too! It's kind of scary! It's really cute that a local person was actually fainted. I really didn't see the queen, the black feathers of the model. The repair robot is also cute. Is this a cute movie? Cyberba can bump...

    • By Gracie 2022-03-22 09:01:09

      Star Wars is not a contest between good and evil, and the destruction of an empire is not an overwhelming battle between evil and righteousness.

      Star Wars is not a contest between good and evil, and the destruction of an empire is not an overwhelming battle between evil and righteousness.
      This is only discussed until the establishment of the empire to the end, the first power has been pulled far away.
             Leaving aside the fantasy element of Jedi Sith, in fact, everyone knows that the Galactic Empire came from the Galactic Republic. The Republic is actually a federal government. The lords of each place have completely...

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    • By Blaise 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      The Complete Works of Star Wars sat silently on my computer for three years, and I even smelled dust when I opened it. Decided to digest him in the order in which the story develops. Enter the planets and worlds of Lucas. This prequel seems to have been seen in the cinema when I was in elementary school. I always remembered the Anakin game scene, but I forgot all the later ones. I have a dream of collecting cute robots from...

    • By Paris 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      When I was in elementary school, the school organization saw it. The most impressive thing was the laser sword inside, and the beautiful close-up of Queen Amidala at the end of the film. Now that I think about it, it turns out that when I was young, I was already controlled by the...

    • By Karley 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      Yoda is not a puppet, but a computer synthesis. It lacks the unique intimacy~ Uncle Liam has a kind of gentleman taste whether he is a good person or a villain. Natalie's Queen is more in my heart than Princess Leia~ This film is quite interesting and the technology has really improved a lot. I don't understand why the prequel trilogy is rated so low on IMDb that it can be classified as a bad film....

    • By Dawn 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      George Lucas NataliePortman Miss Natalie Portman just watched......

    • By Bette 2022-04-24 07:01:02

      This is the first Star Wars that the school organized to watch when I was in elementary school, and I forgot everything except the Anakin flying machine game and Master Yoda's face. More than 10 years later, I watched the main story and then re-watched this one, only to find out that 3PO was from Anakin, and it was still skinless at the time. Later, Jinpi 3PO and R2, two big cute things, came back to his son Luke by accident. And I always dream of a dimly lit underwater city, and the reference...

    Movie plot

    Long ago, in the distant galaxy, the ancient Galactic Republic levied a trade route tax in the remote galaxy. This move caused great controversy in the Galactic Council. Under the control of the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, the Trade Union used its newly formed robot army to blockade the hometown of Congressman Palpatine, Nabo, in order to protest the introduction of new taxes and test the new army’s performance. Combat effectiveness.
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    Behind the scenes gags

    The crew produced a total of 9 R2-D2 models, of which 7 have the ability to walk. When shooting desert scenes, the standard R2-D2 model is not only easy to run off, but also often gets stuck in the sand.
    The set of the film is built according to the height of the actors, and the rest is filled by CG images. However, because Liam Neeson is 1.93 meters tall, the crew spent an extra $150,000 to expand the set to suit his height.
    The costume...
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    Background creation

    George Lucas started writing the Trilogy of Star Wars Prequel on November 1, 1994. The script was adapted from the synopsis he completed in 1976. This only 15-page synopsis was originally Lucas as a retrospective. Designed for the background and events of the characters in the Star Wars trilogy. The film was originally titled "The Beginning", but Lucas later changed it to "The Phantom Menace", alluding to Senator Palpatine's long...
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    Evaluation action

    The film "Star Wars Episode 1: The Threat of Ghosts" provides a highly skilled action sequence. Director George Lucas specializes in creating the world and breaking through the limits of special effects. In these two areas, the film has not only reached People's expectations even exceeded their expectations. To a large extent, Lucas’s imagination is not limited to putting spectacular pictures on the screen to create a brief sense of...
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    Movie quotes

    • [after R2 saves the ship, Captain Panaka brings him before Sabe who is posing as the queen]

      Captain Panaka: An extremely well-put together little droid, Your Highness. Without a doubt, it saved the ship, as well as our lives.

      Sabé: It is to be commended. What is its number?

      [Panaka brushes dirt off R2 to read his number]

      Captain Panaka: R2-D2, Your Highness.

      Sabé: Thank you, R2-D2.

      [R2 beeps in gratitude]

      Sabé: Padme!

      [Padme steps forward]

      Sabé: Clean this droid up as best you can. It deserves our gratitude.

    • Anakin: [seeing Padme and her guards in trouble] We gotta do something, R2!

    • Stallholder: Are you going to pay for that?