History Film / ThePhantomMenace

28th Apr '18 6:38:48 AM JohnShel91
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* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: The Naboo Royal Guard donít believe that the Trade Federation will kill Queen Amidala, as they need her to sign an invasion legalisation treaty. Qui-Gon Jinn doesnít believe as such.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Qui-Gon Jinn notes that, despite the Trade Federationís demands during their invasion of Naboo, there is no real logic behind it.
28th Mar '18 10:39:02 PM nombretomado
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12th Mar '18 4:08:43 PM Fireblood
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The Trade Federation flagships have a decidedly unorthodox design scheme for a spaceship, having a shape that can basically be described as a half eaten donut with a donut hole in the middle. ''Attack of the Clones'' revealed that the center sphere is detachable and can function as a spaceship in of itself, with the outer ring serving as the cargo holds for their droid army and supplies, complete with two parallel hangar bays on the open ends of the ring.

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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: The Trade Federation flagships have a decidedly unorthodox design scheme for a spaceship, having a shape that can basically be described as a half eaten donut with a donut hole in the middle. ''Attack of the Clones'' revealed that the center sphere is detachable and can function as a spaceship in and of itself, with the outer ring serving as the cargo holds for their droid army and supplies, complete with two parallel hangar bays on the open ends of the ring.



* BoyMeetsGirl: Anakin meets Padmé, who is actually the Queen of Naboo, and his future wife for the first time.

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* BoyMeetsGirl: Anakin meets Padmé, who is actually the Queen of Naboo, and his future wife wife, for the first time.
12th Mar '18 4:06:05 PM Fireblood
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Yeah... forcing a ruler to sign a document during war and with a gun pointed to her head. It doesn't matter which galaxy you're in, or how far far away it is, that's not binding because it's clearly under duress. (And why do invasions need to be legal?) The novelization has Sio Bibble lampshade the audacity of this.
-->"A treaty?" the governer exclaimed in astonishment. "In the face of this completely unlawful action?"



* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Yeah... forcing a ruler to sign a document during war and with a gun pointed to her head. It doesn't matter which galaxy you're in, or how far far away it is, that's not binding because it's clearly under duress. (And why do invasions need to be legal?) The novelization has Sio Bibble lampshade the audacity of this.
-->"A treaty?" the governer exclaimed in astonishment. "In the face of this completely unlawful action?"
27th Feb '18 6:15:01 PM Josef5678
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* AntagonistTitle: One is led to think "The Phantom Menace" refers to Darth Maul's secretive actions when really of course, it refers to the subversive undermining of Senator Palpatine a.k.a. Darth Sidious.
** In an interesting case, this appears to be played straight ''and'' subverted at the same time. Due to the ambiguity of the title, it could theoretically be applied to Darth Maul and Darth Sidious (playing the trope straight), ''or'' it could be applied to Anakin (subverting the trope since Anakin is decidedly ''not'' the antagonist of the film. The meaning of the title has only ever been met with ShrugOfGod, leaving it entirely open-ended.

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* AntagonistTitle: One is led to think "The Phantom Menace" refers to Darth Maul's secretive actions when really of course, it refers to the subversive undermining of Senator Palpatine a.k.a. Darth Sidious.
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Sidious. In an interesting case, this appears to be played straight ''and'' subverted at the same time. Due to the ambiguity of the title, it could theoretically be applied to Darth Maul and Darth Sidious (playing the trope straight), ''or'' it could be applied to Anakin (subverting the trope since Anakin is decidedly ''not'' the antagonist of the film. The meaning of the title has only ever been met with ShrugOfGod, leaving it entirely open-ended.
26th Feb '18 4:17:45 AM momur
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** In an interesting case, this appears to be played straight ''and'' subverted at the same time. Due to the ambiguity of the title, it could theoretically be applied to Darth Maul and Darth Sidious (playing the trope straight), ''or'' it could be applied to Anakin (subverting the trope since Anakin is decidedly ''not'' the antagonist of the film. The meaning of the title has only ever been met with ShrugOfGod, leaving it entirely open-ended.
23rd Feb '18 6:14:23 AM Josef5678
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23rd Feb '18 6:14:05 AM Josef5678
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** Though that doesn't stop most detractors of the film (and the Prequels in general) from asserting that Midichlorians play this trope completely straight.
23rd Feb '18 3:35:01 AM momur
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** Though that doesn't stop most detractors of the film (and the Prequels in general) from asserting that Midichlorians play this trope completely straight.
29th Jan '18 10:34:38 AM dlchen145
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After CGI started taking off, in no small part due to the work of his company Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic, Creator/GeorgeLucas felt it was a good time to finish the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga. He re-released the Original Trilogy in theaters as special editions to further test the waters for more ''Star Wars'' films.

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After CGI started taking off, in no small part due to the work of his company Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic, Creator/GeorgeLucas felt it was a good time to finish the ''Franchise/StarWars'' ''Star Wars'' saga. He re-released the Original Trilogy in theaters as special editions to further test the waters for more ''Star Wars'' films.
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