History Film / ThePhantomMenace

15th Aug '17 6:34:05 PM dlchen145
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* CheatersNeverProsper: The ruffian known as Sebulba tries to bump the [[KidHero child protagonist]]'s car as soon as the kid takes second place, only for the kid to attach his car to Sebulba's, build up speeding using Sebulba's car, and then rip apart Sebulba's car in the process of breaking off from it, leaving Sebulba in the miles from the finish line with a third of his car intact.

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* CheatersNeverProsper: The ruffian known as Sebulba tries to bump the [[KidHero child protagonist]]'s car as soon as the kid takes second place, only for the kid to attach his car to Sebulba's, build up speeding using Sebulba's car, and then rip apart Sebulba's car in the process of breaking off from it, leaving Sebulba in the miles from the finish line with a third of his car intact.
15th Aug '17 6:33:11 PM dlchen145
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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious becames Chancellor.

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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious becames becomes Chancellor.
15th Aug '17 6:32:53 PM dlchen145
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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious became a Chancellor.

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* BittersweetEnding: Trade Federation has been defeated, Naboo regains freedom, but Qui-Gon is dead and Palpatine/Darth Sidious became a becames Chancellor.
15th Aug '17 6:29:12 PM dlchen145
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* AirstrikeImpossible: Bravo Squadron's assault on the Droid Control Ship. It quickly becomes clear that they have the deck stacked against them--the ships deflector shield is too strong for their starfighters to penetrate, and the ship is heavily armed and has an endless supply of Droid Starfighters to launch against the tiny squadron of royal fighters. It takes Anakin's flight into the ships hangar and sabotage of the ships reactor to turn the tide.

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* AirstrikeImpossible: Bravo Squadron's assault on the Droid Control Ship. It quickly becomes clear that they have the deck stacked against them--the ships ship's deflector shield is too strong for their starfighters to penetrate, and the ship is heavily armed and has an endless supply of Droid Starfighters to launch against the tiny squadron of royal fighters. It takes Anakin's flight into the ships hangar and sabotage of the ships reactor to turn the tide.
6th Aug '17 12:31:15 PM gjjones
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Followed by ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''

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Followed by ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''
''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.
6th Aug '17 12:31:01 PM gjjones
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'''All spoilers are unmarked. Read at your own risk.'''
1st Aug '17 11:08:11 AM openm
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* TheJailBaitWait: Padme won't unite with Anakin until a decade later.
24th Jul '17 11:54:06 AM DinoMaurus
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** When Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Amidala rescue a group of hostages and destroy a few B1 battle droids in order to travel to Tatooine, we're briefly treated to the severed half of a droid which makes a very common electric spark sound. (Heard at the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWEFv8g3fQo this video]].

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** When Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Amidala rescue a group of hostages and destroy a few B1 battle droids in order to travel to Tatooine, we're briefly treated to the severed half of a droid which makes a very common electric spark sound. (Heard at the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWEFv8g3fQo this video]].)
24th Jul '17 11:52:07 AM DinoMaurus
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: All the aliens speak Basic (the InUniverse equivalent of English), even on backwater planets like Naboo and Tatooine.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: TropeNamer. Qui-Gon says this as he goes along with Obi-Wan and Jar Jar to travel in a sub through the watery core of Naboo, and are saved from a predator by another bigger predator twice in a row.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: All the aliens Subverted.Most alien characters speak Basic (the InUniverse equivalent of English), even on backwater planets but others, like Naboo the Boonta Eve podracers, the Hutts and Tatooine.
Wald (a slave Rodian child on Tatooine) are heard conversing in Huttese.
* AlwaysABiggerFish: TropeNamer. Qui-Gon says this as he goes along with Obi-Wan and Jar Jar to travel in a bongo sub through the watery core of Naboo, and are saved from a predator by another bigger predator twice in a row.



** The Gungans are even more glaring. They live in spectacular underwater cities composed of transparent bubbles, use deflector shield technology even in place of transparent material on the canopies of their submarines, as well as on the battlefield, and their preferred weapons are spheres filled with ionized plasma. But they use dinosaur-like animals as mounts and beasts of burden and their only means of "firing" their plasma spheres is through the use of slings or by hand!

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** The Gungans are even more glaring. They live in spectacular underwater cities composed of transparent bubbles, use deflector shield technology even in place of transparent material on the canopies of their submarines, as well as on the battlefield, and their preferred weapons are spheres filled with ionized plasma. But they use dinosaur-like animals kaadus and fambaas as mounts and beasts of burden and their only means of "firing" their plasma spheres is through the use of slings or by hand!



* SpitTake: Jar Jar does this in regards to how much a Gorg[[note]]The amphibian-like creature that Gradra (the shopkeeper) was selling at her booth[[/note]] cost (7 wupiupi). This actually got him into even more trouble as he ended up spitting it into Sebulba's soup, and likewise resulted in Sebulba beating the crap out of Jar Jar in revenge before Anakin broke it up.

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* SpitTake: Jar Jar does this in regards to how much a Gorg[[note]]The amphibian-like creature animal that Gradra Gragra (the shopkeeper) merchant) was selling at her booth[[/note]] cost (7 wupiupi). This actually got him into even more trouble as he ended up spitting it into Sebulba's soup, and likewise resulted in Sebulba beating the crap out of Jar Jar in revenge before Anakin broke it up.


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* StockSoundEffects: Aside from the more classic lightsaber sounds, good ol' Wilhelm scream and blaster shots, a few, more generic sounds can be distinctly heard in a few scenes, which can be rather glaring in comparison to the other more decent sound effects of the film:
** When Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Amidala rescue a group of hostages and destroy a few B1 battle droids in order to travel to Tatooine, we're briefly treated to the severed half of a droid which makes a very common electric spark sound. (Heard at the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWEFv8g3fQo this video]].
** When Anakin is showing his podracer to his friends on Tatooine, [[http://www.audiomicro.com/crowd-children-kids-play-sml-grp-laug-pe954803-sound-effects-145725 this]] children laughter sound is heard.
** When Jar Jar is seen exploring Anakin's house on Tatooine, he briefly hits some pieces of junk and a droid and a [[http://soundeffects.wikia.com/wiki/Sound_Ideas,_CARTOON,_HIT_-_HEAD_HIT_ON_PIPE very familiar cartoon hit can be heard]].
8th Jul '17 5:45:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* OffstageVillainy: After the Trade Federation invades Naboo, we keep being told that the people are suffering under the occupation and that the death toll is rising. The thing is, we never actually ''see'' any of the Nabooan citizens suffer, which makes the whole thing look more like GunboatDiplomacy (albeit by a megacorp wilfully manipulated by a Sith lord) than a whole planet being "subjected to slavery and death".
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