Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Synopsis: The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedi escape, and along with their new Gungan friend, Jar Jar Binks head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually, they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon is curious about the boy, and sees a bright future for him. The group must now find a way of getting to Coruscant and to finally solve this trade dispute, but there is someone else hiding in the shadows. Are the Sith really extinct? Is the Queen really who she says she is? And what's so special about this young boy?
Director(s): George Lucas
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 65 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
136 min

Bad bombin'.

Any help here would be hot.

Master, we're short on time.

We'll need a navigator to get us

through the planet's core.

This Gungan may be of help.

What is to become

of Jar Jar Binks here?

Hisen to be pune-ished.

I saved his life.

He owes me

what you call a "life-debt."

Your gods demand

that his life belongs to me now.


yousa havena liveplay

with thisen hisen?

Begone wit him!

Count me outta dis one.

Better dead here

than dead in da core.

Yee gods!

What mesa sayin?

Dis is nutsen.

Oh, gooberfsh!

- Why were you banished, Jar Jar?

- It's a longo tale-o...

buta a small part of it

would be mesa... clumsy.

- You were banished for being clumsy?

- Yousa might'n be sayin dat.

Mesa caused mabee one two-y

lettle bitty axadentes, huh?

Yud-say boom da gasser...

den crashin der boss's heyblibber,

den banished.

Big gooberfsh!

Huge-o teeth!

- There's always a bigger fsh.

- Mesa tink we goen back now.

The invasion is on schedule,

my lord.

I have the senate

bogged down in procedures.

They will have no choice but

to accept your control of the system.

The queen has great faith

that the senate will side with her.

Queen Amidala is young and naive.

You will find controlling her

will not be difficult.

Yes, my lord.

You didn't tell him

about the missing Jedi.

No need to report that to him

until we have something to report.

- Where wesa goin?

- Don't worry. The Force will guide us.

Oh, maxi big, da Force.

Well, dat smells stinkowiff.

- We're losing power.

- Oh, no!

Wesa dyin' here.

- Just relax. We're not in trouble yet.

- What "yet"?

Monsters out dare.

Leak'n in here.

All sink'n and no power?

Whena yousa tinkin wesa in trouble?

Power's back.

Monster's back!


You overdid it.

Head for that outcropping.

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George Lucas

George Walton Lucas Jr. is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, as well as the founder of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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