Comments on: 108 Page Defense of ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ Is Pure Geekonium http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/ Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:54:30 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 By: sligdude http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-100903 sligdude Sat, 12 Feb 2011 03:33:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-100903 While RLM goes on about technicalities, equally die-hard fans ignore them. But at least RLM's review was more than ranting; it was entertaining & insightful. For me, the review wasn't just about the movie, it was an insight into George Lucas as a director, and what to look for when critiquing film & franchise. E.g. as I look at the Star Wars franchise of books and games; now all I see is a bunch of improvised Warcraft saga with a lightsaber and a Lucas seal of approval… You see that? While RLM goes on about technicalities, equally die-hard fans ignore them. But at least RLM’s review was more than ranting; it was entertaining & insightful. For me, the review wasn’t just about the movie, it was an insight into George Lucas as a director, and what to look for when critiquing film & franchise. E.g. as I look at the Star Wars franchise of books and games; now all I see is a bunch of improvised Warcraft saga with a lightsaber and a Lucas seal of approval… You see that?

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By: Tom http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-96167 Tom Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:59:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-96167 MUCH better than the 70 minute pile of trash TPM review. MUCH better than the 70 minute pile of trash TPM review.

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By: Anon http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-96160 Anon Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:21:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-96160 What I have seen of those 108 pages is just pure nitpicking ("RLM was slightly wrong about X, therefore is RLM dumb and wrong and X is invalid!"), and does not really address any of the major points RLM brought up (The lack of rememberable characters and emotional connection with the audience). No amount of pages, and especially those 108 in question, can't make The Phantom Menace not suck. What I have seen of those 108 pages is just pure nitpicking (“RLM was slightly wrong about X, therefore is RLM dumb and wrong and X is invalid!”), and does not really address any of the major points RLM brought up (The lack of rememberable characters and emotional connection with the audience).

No amount of pages, and especially those 108 in question, can’t make The Phantom Menace not suck.

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By: Vader http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-96157 Vader Sun, 16 Jan 2011 02:54:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-96157 Way better than RLM! Nice job Jim! Way better than RLM! Nice job Jim!

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By: Mattoman2010 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-96151 Mattoman2010 Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:47:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-96151 Saw ep1 and thought.. well, they're just trying to hook the new kids, the next one will be more like Star Wars. Went to see ep2 and walked out halfway thru.. didn't even see the third one til i watched Plinkett's review. Didn't miss much. Saw ep1 and thought.. well, they’re just trying to hook the new kids, the next one will be more like Star Wars. Went to see ep2 and walked out halfway thru.. didn’t even see the third one til i watched Plinkett’s review. Didn’t miss much.

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By: TinyDickman http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/108-page-defense-of-star-wars-the-phantom-menace-is-pure-geekonium/#comment-96121 TinyDickman Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:36:00 +0000 http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=16675#comment-96121 RLM all the way, that one excerpt didn't even make sense or have an example. RLM all the way, that one excerpt didn’t even make sense or have an example.

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