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Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace - Movie Synopsis & Plot

A world under siege. A world denied communication. A world expecting invasion.

Queen Amidala of the small planet of Naboo, refusing to sign a treaty which would mean the dismantling of her people's way of life, knows that the Trade Federation will attack. Her only hope of survival and a chance to contact the Senate on far away Coruscant is two Jedi Knights, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Aware of the circumstances and the lack of loyalty of the Federation, they are determined to get the Queen of the planet and to Coruscant.

But, as they headed away from the planet, their ship was damaged and forced to land on a non-Federation occupied world, Tatooine. There, searching for parts to repair the ship, they meet Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon quickly realizes that Anakin has Jedi powers in the Force, and decides that not only must he get the Queen to Coruscant, but the boy as well.

But when they get there, there are problems. The Senate, so corrupted by corporations, are unwilling to help the Naboo. The Jedi Council is afraid of Anakin's strength in the force, and his fear. And the devious Senator Palpatine, who is secretly overseeing Darth Maul, a Dark Lord of the Sith, is rising in power...

MOVIE REVIEW

For almost twenty years, the world has waited for a follow-up to the highly successful Star Wars trilogy. For almost twenty years, the knowledge that there would be another trilogy loomed in the minds of people, and the time span between then and now has created has created a feeling of extreme awe towards The Phantom Menace. The long-range time span and the incredibly awesome trailers have created the biggest hype for any movie, a hype too large for a movie to fulfill. But even with a sense of disappointment, The Phantom Menace is still an exciting and visually-effective film.
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