Join the celebration as Star Wars returns to theaters. Discover how the epic story of Anakin Skywalker begins on the big screen for the first time ever in 3D. A young slave boy on the desert planet Tatooine, Anakin is strong in the Force, and an amazing Podracer pilot. Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discovers Anakin and sees his potential to be a great Jedi Knight. Meanwhile, the droid army of the greedy Trade Federation invades the peaceful planet of Naboo as part of a secret plot by the Sith to gain power. In defending Queen Amidala of Naboo, the Jedi Knights will cross lightsaber blades with the deadly Sith Lord, Darth Maul.
- George Lucas
- Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Oliver Ford Davies, Hugh Quarshie, Ahmed Best, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Terence Stamp, Brian Blessed, Andrew Secombe, Ray Park
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
It is neither captivating nor transporting, for it lacks any emotional pull, as well as the sense of wonder and awe that marks the best works of sci-fi/fantasy.Todd McCarthy, Variety, 07.07.2010
There is nothing in this noisy, overdesigned bore to equal the excitement generated by the mere idea of the trailer.J. Hoberman, Village Voice, 06.24.2010
A highly entertaining and visually breathtaking movie, capable at times of rocking and delighting you.Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, 06.24.2010
There is a sense of discovery in scene after scene of The Phantom Menace.Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 07.07.2010