Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace 3D (2011)
Same as Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace (1999)……but in 3D.
The first ‘prequel’ in the star wars series has a bad reputation, often derided as tedious, worn and lacking the magic of the original trilogy. I think this is quite unfair – it’s no sci-fi classic but it isn’t as poor a movie as many of its detractors would make out. The performances from Neeson and McGregor are very good; little Anakin is rather annoying but he isn’t exactly afforded that much screen time to be frank.
That said, the 3D effects were lost on me and added little to the overall feel of the picture. Yes, there occasional scenes which utilised 3D-technology to good effect but they were actually relatively few and far between.
In essence, this film has been put into a 3D format retrospectively – the movie was never ended to be in 3D – and this shows. You can’t help thinking that is purely a money-spinning re-release for Lucas and co.