History Awesome / ThePhantomMenace

17th Mar '18 12:17:42 PM nombretomado
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* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding. [[RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results. Maul [[MemeticMutation had the high ground,]] but even that wasn't enough to stop Obi-Wan.

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* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding. [[RevengeOfTheSith [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results. Maul [[MemeticMutation had the high ground,]] but even that wasn't enough to stop Obi-Wan.
18th Jan '18 5:03:05 PM The12thDoctor
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30th Dec '17 4:37:01 PM lalalei2001
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* The sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movie's release. Regardless of the film's divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective, in the early to mid 90's, ''Star Wars'' was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original ''Star Wars'' movies get a theatrical re-release, but a ''brand new'' ''Star Wars'' movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them. The trailer later became the first released online, and it was downloaded 3.5 million times in the first five days, and to 6.4 million in three weeks, mostly through slow-as-molasses dial-up internet which could take hours to download. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new ''Star Wars'' movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movie's release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?

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* The sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movie's release. Regardless of the film's divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective, in the early to mid 90's, ''Star Wars'' was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original ''Star Wars'' movies get a theatrical re-release, but a ''brand new'' ''Star Wars'' movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them. The trailer later became the first released online, and it was downloaded 3.5 million times in the first five days, and to 6.4 million in three weeks, mostly through slow-as-molasses dial-up internet which could take hours to download. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in from ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new ''Star Wars'' movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movie's release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?
30th Dec '17 4:25:24 PM lalalei2001
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* Meta example; the sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movies release. Regardless of the films divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective--in the early to mid 90's, ''Star Wars'' was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original ''Star Wars'' movies get a theatrical re-release, but a ''brand new'' ''Star Wars'' movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them. The trailer later became the first released online, and it was downloaded 3.5 million times in the first five days, and to 6.4 million in three weeks, mostly through slow-as-molasses dial-up internet which could take hours to download. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new ''Star Wars'' movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movies release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?

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* Meta example; the The sheer ''hype'' that built up to the movies movie's release. Regardless of the films film's divisive reception, you could not have experienced a more highly anticipated movie in the '''entire history of cinema'''. To put it in perspective--in perspective, in the early to mid 90's, ''Star Wars'' was remembered fondly, but was basically a modest niche for kids and nostalgic fans, and nobody believed that there would ever be anything more coming out for the series outside of tie-in product like ''Shadows of the Empire''. But once word got out that after a decade and a half of waiting, not only would the original ''Star Wars'' movies get a theatrical re-release, but a ''brand new'' ''Star Wars'' movie, with the [[Creator/GeorgeLucas original maestro]] taking the directing helm, was coming to theaters, the entire planet lost its collective shit. There have been stories of people going into theaters to see movies ''[[JustHereForGodzilla just]]'' [[JustHereForGodzilla to see the legendary 1998 teaser trailer]] attached to them. The trailer later became the first released online, and it was downloaded 3.5 million times in the first five days, and to 6.4 million in three weeks, mostly through slow-as-molasses dial-up internet which could take hours to download. There have been stories of people camping out for ''weeks'' outside of theaters just so they could see the premiere of the movie. Some people even flew in ''another country'' just because ''The Phantom Menace'' was premiering in the US first, and they didn't want to wait to miss its premiere or wait for it to show up in their country. The sheer anticipation and idea that the world was going to see a brand new ''Star Wars'' movie could be felt everywhere you went in the nineties, in every neighborhood, fan club and toy store or just plain store. Love or hate the movie, the buildup to its release was truly a once in a lifetime event. In fact, an ''entire book'' [[https://www.amazon.com/Anticipation-Episode-I-Phantom-Menace/dp/0595671489 has been written]] solely about the history of the buildup to the movies movie's release. What other movie in history can lay claim to that?
22nd Dec '17 8:56:55 PM harlbior
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** Before that, in the starfighter hanger, Amidala et. al are cut off by droidekas, whose shields repel their blasters. Anakin proceeds to ''[[CurbStompBattle blow the droidekas apart]]'' with his starfighter's blaster cannons.
11th Dec '17 11:49:53 AM LifeofPi
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** The fact hat he overpowers Maul for a while counts as well. He's up against an opponent superior to him in both swordplay and physical power, is battling against grief and anger that are trying to pull him to the dark side (if I remember correctly, the novelization touched upon this) and that he manages to channel all this to be stronger than before shows how much potential he still has.

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** The fact hat that he overpowers Maul for a while counts as well. He's up against an opponent superior to him in both swordplay and physical power, is battling against grief and anger that are trying to pull him to the dark side (if I remember correctly, the novelization touched upon this) and that he manages to channel all this to be stronger than before shows how much potential he still has.
13th Nov '17 11:15:46 PM Emperor_Oshron
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----> '''Haako:''' [[OhCrap They're still coming through!]]
----> '''Gunray:''' [[ThisCannotBe This is impossible!]]
9th Nov '17 11:05:03 AM SasquatchJim
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** Additional credit should be given here to the sound design, which not only emphasized the incredible speed and power of the pods, but also made each one distinct in its own way, from Ani's high-pitched, jet-like screaming to Sebulba's low, pulsing sound similar to a speedboat.
25th Jul '17 10:22:03 AM MasterFuzzy
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** When he's cutting up, then melting down the blast door, while the Force Theme plays on the soundtrack,

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** When he's cutting up, then melting down the blast door, while the Force Theme plays on the soundtrack,soundtrack. Credit also goes to how, when the Federation brings in another blast door, he [[ImplacableMan basically just shrugs and keeps cutting]].



* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding. [[RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results.

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* Obi-Wan using the Force to not only pull himself out of the pit but also grabbing Qui-Gon's lightsaber and then flipping over a stunned Maul and cutting him in half. When Qui-Gon told him earlier he would be a great Jedi knight, he wasn't kidding. [[RevengeOfTheSith It's a move Obi-wan's apprentice would later attempt]], with far less successful results. Maul [[MemeticMutation had the high ground,]] but even that wasn't enough to stop Obi-Wan.


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** It should also be noted that, odd Dark Jedi aside, no Jedi has fought a lightsaber-wielding opponent for a thousand years, and most Jedi wouldn't have practiced much with double-bladed lightsabers. Here, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan do pretty darn well against a foe they're completely unfamiliar with.


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** [[HarsherInHindsight Except he probably never had the chance.]]
29th Jun '17 11:24:25 PM The12thDoctor
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