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The Phantom Menace

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The Phantom Menace
Legends Era: Rise of the Empire
In-Universe Date: 32y BBY
Rated: PG
Release Date: May 19, 1999
Running Time: 133 min.
Director(s): George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Users Watched: 149
Users Rated: 91
 
 
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When negotiations over a trade dispute turn violent, two Jedi are tasked with ending an invasion of the planet Naboo. Along the way they meet a young boy strong in the force and must face off against a deadly Sith lord.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  C-3PO  
  Played by: Anthony Daniels
  C-3PO next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

C-3PO next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Qui-Gon Jinn.
 
  Anakin Skywalker  
  Played by: Jake Lloyd
  Anakin Skywalker next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

Anakin Skywalker next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
  Jar Jar Binks  
  Played by: Ahmed Best
  Jar Jar Binks next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Jar Jar Binks last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Death of Captain Tarpals. Jar Jar Binks next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
  Obi-Wan Kenobi  
  Played by: Ewan McGregor
  Obi-Wan Kenobi next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

Obi-Wan Kenobi last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Obi-Wan Kenobi next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
  Queen Amidala  
  Played by: Natalie Portman
  Queen Amidala next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Queen Amidala last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Queen[appost]s Amulet. Queen Amidala next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
  Qui-Gon Jinn  
  Played by: Liam Neeson
  Qui-Gon Jinn next appears in Canon EU in Voices.

Qui-Gon Jinn last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Qui-Gon Jinn next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
  R2-D2  
  R2-D2 next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

R2-D2 next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
 
Supporting Characters
  Amee  
  This is Amee's only Canon EU appearance.

Amee next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
  Arven Wendik  
  Played by: Clarence Smith
  This is Arven Wendik's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Arven Wendik's only Legends appearance.
 
  Boss Nass  
  Played by: Brian Blessed
  Boss Nass next appears in Canon EU in Revenge of the Sith.

Boss Nass next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
  Captain Tarpals  
  Captain Tarpals next appears in Canon EU in Gungan Attack.

Captain Tarpals last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Death of Captain Tarpals. Captain Tarpals next appears in the Legends Universe in Gungan Attack.
 
 
  Chancellor Valorum  
  Chancellor Valorum next appears in Canon EU in The Lost One.

Chancellor Valorum next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars Republic #61.
 
 
  Darth Maul
  Darth Maul last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Maul (2017) #5. Darth Maul next appears in Canon EU in Probe Droid Problem.

Darth Maul last appeared in the Legends Universe in Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. Darth Maul next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
 
  Daultay Dofine  
  Played by: Chris Sanders
  This is Daultay Dofine's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Daultay Dofine's only Legends appearance.
 
  Dineé Ellberger  
  Played by: Celia Imrie
  This is Dineé Ellberger's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Dineé Ellberger's only Legends appearance.
 
  Fode and Beed  
  Played by: Greg Proops
  This is Fode and Beed's only Canon EU appearance.

Fode and Beed next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
  Gragra the Gorgmonger  
  This is Gragra the Gorgmonger's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Gragra the Gorgmonger's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Jabba the Hutt  
  Jabba the Hutt next appears in Canon EU in The Clone Wars .

Jabba the Hutt last appeared in the Legends Universe in Maul: Lockdown. Jabba the Hutt next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Jira  
  This is Jira's only Canon EU appearance.

Jira next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
  Ki-Adi-Mundi  
  Ki-Adi-Mundi next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #5.

Ki-Adi-Mundi last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Ki-Adi-Mundi next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
 
  Kitster Banai  
  Played by: Dhruv Chanchani
  This is Kitster Banai's only Canon EU appearance.

Kitster Banai next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
  Lott Dod  
  Lott Dod next appears in Canon EU in Supply Lines.

Lott Dod next appears in the Legends Universe in Supply Lines.
 
 
  Mace Windu  
  Played by: Samuel L. Jackson
  Mace Windu next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

Mace Windu last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Mace Windu next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
  Melee  
  This is Melee's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Melee's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Viceroy Nute Gunray  
  Viceroy Nute Gunray next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Viceroy Nute Gunray last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Viceroy Nute Gunray next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
 
  OOM-9    
  This is OOM-9's only Canon EU appearance.

OOM-9 next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
 
  Senator Palpatine
  Played by: Ian McDiarmid
  Senator Palpatine last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Maul (2017) #5. Senator Palpatine next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

Senator Palpatine last appeared in the Legends Universe in Maul: Lockdown. Senator Palpatine next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
  Porro Dolphe  
  Played by: Benedict Taylor
  This is Porro Dolphe's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Porro Dolphe's only Legends appearance.
 
  Quarsh Panaka  
  Played by: Hugh Quarshie
  Quarsh Panaka next appears in Canon EU in Leia: Princess of Alderaan.

Quarsh Panaka next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
  Ric Olié  
  This is Ric Olié's only Canon EU appearance.

Ric Olié next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
 
  Rune Haako  
  Played by: James Taylor
  Rune Haako next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Rune Haako last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Rune Haako next appears in the Legends Universe in Peril on Naboo.
 
  Rya Kirsch  
  This is Rya Kirsch's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Rya Kirsch's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Sabé  
  This is Sabé's only Canon EU appearance.

Sabé next appears in the Legends Universe in In Triplicate.
 
 
  Sebulba  
  This is Sebulba's only Canon EU appearance.

Sebulba next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Seek  
  This is Seek's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Seek's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Shmi Skywalker  
  Shmi Skywalker next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Shmi Skywalker next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
  Sio Bibble  
  Sio Bibble next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Sio Bibble last appeared in the Legends Universe in The Starfighter Trap. Sio Bibble next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
 
  TC-14  
  This is TC-14's only Canon EU appearance.

This is TC-14's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Tey How  
  Played by: Amanda Lucas
  This is Tey How's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Tey How's only Legends appearance.
 
  Wald  
  This is Wald's only Canon EU appearance.

Wald next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
 
  Watto  
  Played by: Andy Secombe
  Watto next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Watto next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Anakin Skywalker.
 
  Yoda  
  Played by: Frank Oz
  Yoda next appears in Canon EU in Obi-Wan & Anakin #5.

Yoda last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Yoda next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
 
Other Characters
  Adi Gallia  
  Played by: Gin Clarke
  Adi Gallia next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Adi Gallia last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Adi Gallia next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
  Aks Moe  
  This is Aks Moe's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Aks Moe's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Aurra Sing
  Aurra Sing last appeared in the Canon EU in Darth Maul (2017) #5. Aurra Sing next appears in Canon EU in Death Trap.

Aurra Sing next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars (1998) #7.
 
 
  Ben Quadinaros  
  This is Ben Quadinaros's only Canon EU appearance.

Ben Quadinaros next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Bib Fortuna  
  Played by: Alan Ruscoe
  Bib Fortuna next appears in Canon EU in You Owe Me a Ride.

Bib Fortuna next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
  Clegg Holdfast  
  This is Clegg Holdfast's only Canon EU appearance.

Clegg Holdfast next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Depa Billaba  
  Played by: Dipika O'Neill Joti
  Depa Billaba next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Depa Billaba last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Depa Billaba next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
  Diva Funquita  
  Played by: Amanda Lucas
  This is Diva Funquita's only Canon EU appearance.

Diva Funquita next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
  Diva Shaliqua  
  This is Diva Shaliqua's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Diva Shaliqua's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Dud Bolt  
  This is Dud Bolt's only Canon EU appearance.

Dud Bolt next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Eeth Koth  
  Played by: Hassani Shapi
  Eeth Koth next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Eeth Koth last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Eeth Koth next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars (1998) #7.
 
  Eirtaé  
  This is Eirtaé's only Canon EU appearance.

Eirtaé next appears in the Legends Universe in In Triplicate.
 
 
  Even Piell  
  Even Piell next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Even Piell last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Even Piell next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
 
  Gardulla the Hutt  
  This is Gardulla the Hutt's only Canon EU appearance.

Gardulla the Hutt next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Gasgano  
  This is Gasgano's only Canon EU appearance.

Gasgano next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Graf Zapalo  
  Graf Zapalo next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Graf Zapalo next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
 
  Hela Brandes  
  This is Hela Brandes's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Hela Brandes's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Hugo Eckener  
  This is Hugo Eckener's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Hugo Eckener's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Lufta Shif  
  This is Lufta Shif's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Lufta Shif's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Mars Guo  
  This is Mars Guo's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Mars Guo's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Mas Amedda  
  Played by: Jerome Blake
  Mas Amedda next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Mas Amedda next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
  Mawhonic  
  Played by: Mark Coulier
  This is Mawhonic's only Canon EU appearance.

Mawhonic next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
  Ody Mandrell  
  This is Ody Mandrell's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ody Mandrell's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Oppo Rancisis  
  Played by: Jerome Blake
  Oppo Rancisis next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Oppo Rancisis last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Oppo Rancisis next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
  Orn Free Taa  
  Played by: Jerome Blake
  Orn Free Taa next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Orn Free Taa next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
  Plo Koon  
  Played by: Alan Ruscoe
  Plo Koon next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Plo Koon last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Plo Koon next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
  Quinlan Vos  
  Quinlan Vos next appears in Canon EU in Hunt for Ziro.

Quinlan Vos next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars Republic #63.
 
 
  R5-X2  
  This is R5-X2's only Canon EU appearance.

R5-X2 next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Rabé  
  This is Rabé's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Rabé's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Ratts Tyerell  
  This is Ratts Tyerell's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Ratts Tyerell's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Rep Teers  
  This is Rep Teers's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Rep Teers's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Saché  
  This is Saché's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Saché's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Saesee Tiin  
  Saesee Tiin next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Saesee Tiin last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Saesee Tiin next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
 
  Sei Taria  
  Sei Taria next appears in Canon EU in Tales from Wild Space: Stop, Thief!.

This is Sei Taria's only Legends appearance.
 
 
  Teemto Pagalies  
  This is Teemto Pagalies's only Canon EU appearance.

Teemto Pagalies next appears in the Legends Universe in Podracing Tales.
 
 
  Tikkes  
  Tikkes next appears in Canon EU in Attack of the Clones.

Tikkes next appears in the Legends Universe in Attack of the Clones.
 
 
  Yaddle  
  This is Yaddle's only Canon EU appearance.

Yaddle last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Yaddle next appears in the Legends Universe in Yarael Poof Recording.
 
 
  Yané  
  Played by: Candice Orwell
  This is Yané's only Canon EU appearance.

This is Yané's only Legends appearance.
 
  Yarael Poof  
  Played by: Michelle Taylor
  This is Yarael Poof's only Canon EU appearance.

Yarael Poof last appeared in the Legends Universe in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. Yarael Poof next appears in the Legends Universe in Episode I: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
  Yarua  
  This is Yarua's only Canon EU appearance.

Yarua next appears in the Legends Universe in Star Wars Republic #61.
 
 
 
 
Group Appearances
The Galactic Senate
The Galactic Senate next appears in Attack of the Clones.

The Galactic Senate last appeared in The Old Republic. The Galactic Senate next appears in Attack of the Clones.
 
The Hutt Cartel
The Hutt Cartel next appears in The Clone Wars .

The Hutt Cartel last appeared in Maul: Lockdown. The Hutt Cartel next appears in The Clone Wars .
 
The Jedi Council
The Jedi Council next appears in Attack of the Clones.

The Jedi Council last appeared in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. The Jedi Council next appears in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
The Jedi Order
The Jedi Order last appeared in Darth Maul (2017) #5. The Jedi Order next appears in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

The Jedi Order last appeared in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. The Jedi Order next appears in Star Wars: Obi-Wan.
 
The Republic
The Republic last appeared in Darth Maul (2017) #1. The Republic next appears in Obi-Wan & Anakin #1.

The Republic last appeared in La Veuve Noire. The Republic next appears in Rogue Planet.
 
The Trade Federation
The Trade Federation last appeared in Darth Maul (2017) #1. The Trade Federation next appears in Attack of the Clones.

The Trade Federation last appeared in Episode I Adventures: Search for the Lost Jedi. The Trade Federation next appears in Peril on Naboo.
 
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  raistlin903 Says:    
  2016-02-02 16:32:28  
  The best lightsaber duel in all of Star Wars between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. And speaking of Qui-Gon, another redeeming factor for this movie, since he is like the best Jedi in all of Star Wars....

 
 
 

  tstarnes Says:    
  2016-02-04 11:39:30  
  Can't agree more. It's what keeps this movie from being 2 stars for me. Between the poor pacing and Jar Jar, this was a bit of a train wreck right until the start of the end light-saber battle. Adds a whole star by itself.  
 
 

  thatsagoodone11 Says:    
  2017-07-29 22:45:28  
  This fails as a movie in so many ways. The acting is atrocious, especially Jake Lloyd and Natalie Portman. The inclusion of Jar Jar Binks is not only visually unimpressive but it adds little to the story (there had to be another way to link the Gungans and the Naboo). The editing is inconsistent in that we get long stretches of uninterrupted story when on Naboo and Tatooine. After arriving on Coruscant, the government proceedings and the Jedi are on two completely different paths (for the time being) and the movie keeps jumping back and forth. This contributes to the odd pacing that Travis mentions above.

However, there are a few positives to take away from this. The climactic lightsaber duel between Darth Maul and Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan is truly fantastic. Not only is the choreography superb, but the choice of music and, more importantly, the choice to cut music, makes the entire sequence extremely memorable. "Duel of Fates" is among John Williams' best output. However, the meat of the duel emphasizes sound effects and does not include music. This creates an organically tense atmosphere. I also liked seeing the seeds of the Empire get put into motion with the election of Palpatine as Supreme Chancellor. I disagree with the consensus that the government proceedings are boring. Being so invested in the original trilogy, it is interesting to see what exactly the Rebellion was fighting and how it all started.

3/5
 
 
 

 
 
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