Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D has now been released to a world that has probably seen the film that many times they know it off by heart.. I remember that day when the original Star Wars was released in 1977, waiting in a queue for a film that was going to be something different and a film that would change Sci-Fi movies forever, followed by two sequels and three prequels, Star Wars still brings fans together for films that stand the test of time.
Now Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D has been released in a converted 3D format, ok we know that The Phantom Menace isn’t the best in the Star Wars saga, but I suppose George Lucas decided that this time around he would release the films in episode order, rather than before in the original releases of episodes 4, 5 and 6 then 1,2 and 3.
Personally for me I would have liked A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and then Return Of The Jedi released first, but that could be something to do with that’s how I saw them first time around and yes I did see them in their original non-updated releases, which I do prefer!
So anyway, let’s get on to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D, as I said earlier this is probably the Star Wars film that gets a lot of criticism from film goers worldwide, on its original release the critics didn’t like it and poor Jar-Jar Binks came in with so much flak it was hard to believe that a character in a film could be so hated!
But besides that, we have to tip our imaginary hats to George Lucas for bringing the origin of the Star Wars saga to life, though it can be a little daft in places and hugely hated by the professional film reviewers (but hey what do they know anyway!).
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D – Blazing Minds Movie Review
So for this review I’m not going to review the film as new film, because it isn’t, I’m going to review the film on what it is, it’s a relaunch in 3D and that’s the point of the review!
Now I have always been one that will shun a converted 2D – 3D film, but as this is Star Wars, and I do love Star Wars, I did have to see the movie to see if George Lucas had pulled off the 3D conversion process or would it be another one of those films that even in 3D still seemed flat!
Wearing my Pod Racing 3D glasses and ready for a night out at @ApolloCinemas Rhyl, I sat with abated breath for the Star Wars introduction text to appear and get myself in to the Jedi mood, if all else failed I could succumb to the dark side of my Gingerbread latte.
So here we have a 2D converted movie and believe me you can tell, yes the film is in 3D but barely, most of the film still feels “flat” with only a few scenes showing off the depth that a true 3D film would show, which to be honest is very disappointing.
But you are bound to get this with a converted film, but being a Star Wars fan anyway I still enjoyed the experience, it was great to see Star Wars on the big screen again.
My hope now is that as technology advances through the next five years George Lucas will be able to make better Star Wars 3D conversions of the next five films in the Star Wars saga.
But for now, just enjoy seeing the film on the big screen with amazing sound and if you’ve never seen it on the big screen then it an added bonus.
Overall Rating For Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 3D
- ‘Star Wars’ fans look forward to weekend’s 3-D release of ‘Phantom Menace’ (VIDEO) (goerie.com)
- Awesome Fan-Made STAR WARS Art for THE PHANTOM MENACE (geektyrant.com)
- STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D Interview with Joel Aron (CG Supervisor THE CLONE WARS) (collider.com)
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