Saturday, January 28, 2012

Is 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' Worth Watching in 3D?

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is coming out in 3D on Feb. 10, so is it worth seeing again in theaters?

The movie is acknowledged (even by creator George Lucas) as the worst one in the film series, but I may be a sucker to watch it again since I didn't mind watching it on VHS back in the day. Although I usually skip out on watching the modified versions of the Star Wars films (even the one with CG Yoda in this film, which is welcomed), I'm interested in seeing how Lucasfilm handled the 3D effects (woe is me).

To be honest, I was more interested in seeing Lucas' Red Tails movie, but after reading the reviews (in which the movie was rated lower than the Phantom Menace), I may just wait until it comes to DVD (yeah, I don't have Blu-ray player) or just watch The Tuskegee Airmen (1995). I can't do the same for Phantom Menace in 3D, though, unless I buy a 3D TV (not likely for years!).

So, anyway, do you think The Phantom Menace is worth watching in theaters in 3D?

Below is a 2D trailer of the film. It shows the good parts and mostly leaves Jar Jar Binks out of it (he makes an appearance very briefly, but can you find him?).


  1. Hate to say it, but no. (And I thought the third one in this batch was the worst.) Funny how Lucas now says it's the media's fault there won't be any more Star Wars movies. Right...!
    And 3D TVs have really come down in price. Mine was just a little over two thousand dollars.

  2. If Lucas made episodes 7-9, it would probably be worse than 1-3, so it's probably for the better.

    But lucky you! You have the option of getting the original trilogy in 3D whenever that comes out more than three years from now. Hopefully nothing else is changed and the 3D is not horrible (I have a bad feeling about it considering the films' age). If Titanic in 3D turns out well when it comes out in 2012, I'll be more confident.

  3. No doubt I'll watch it ! Even for just seeing the pod race and the final duel in 3D. It'll be awesome. And Jar Jar....well, who cares? I'll concentrate on Amidala. He he he

  4. I'll probably stay home. I went out to see Avatar in 3D. But Jar Jar Binks in 3D, no thanks!!!

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  6. I really can't imagine going to a theater to watch this. I saw it in theaters when it came out. I still have PTSD from the experience. And I think 3D is enormously overrated. The podracing scene would be cool in 3D, but Jar Jar would not. "Meesa being like right in you lap, okee day?" *shudder*

  7. Sorry for the delay in replying. My computer has been out of commission for a while.

    Brandon, Jar Jar Binks in 3D would indeed be scary. I haven't watched it yet and am still hesitant to spend money on those high-priced tickets since I've read mixed reviews, though.

    Anonymous, I've read that the pod race and final dual made the best use of the 3D, which is edging me toward watch it, but I guess I have to make up my mind soon before it's no longer in theaters.

  8. FYI: I watched the movie in 3D and wasn't impressed. I didn't notice much 3D at all except for the pod race -- but perhaps it did 3D too well, in which it looked so real, I didn't notice it, or I got used to it. Who knows?

  9. Nigel Mitchell, your comment went to spam somehow. Perhaps your quote about Jar Jar was just too sexual for blogger.


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