So, The Phantom Menace got a 57% on the movie critic aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, which is just 3 points shy of their “Fresh” rating. I took a look at some of the 53 “Top Critics” reviews, and – yes, though I definitely WAS looking for some positives, I found so much more – very thoughtful pieces by two of the country’s most respected film critics, Janet Maslin of the New York Times and Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Both of these pieces acknowledge the flaws of the movie without pulling any punches, and still manage to find the good in Lucas. It’s in there, they can feel it. 🙂 If you have any interest in learning to like (or at least appreciate better) the prequels, then check these out:
3.5 Out of 4 Stars (Roger Ebert)
Star Wars Fun FactSurprising or little known Star Wars tidbits, sometimes related to today’s Force Feature.
Happy birthday, Joel Edgerton! More fun facts: He is the brother of Ewan McGregor’s stunt double, Nash Edgerton, and Joel’s appearing in half a dozen movies in 2015 – that we know of! Say hi to him for us when you see him on the street today! (Pic via Wookieepedia)
Life on “Tweet”-ooineA featured dispatch from the Star Wars Twitterverse!
— ♔ ✨TheSithQueen✨ ♔™ (@onepurpledragon) June 21, 2015
Star Wars Swag BagSo many fun, quirky, and awesome ways to bring Star Wars into your daily life!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: Anakin Skywalker (or Darth Vader, we’ll give you credit for it)
Today’s question: What sector were Imperial ships detected in during the second Death Star Battle?