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Taking a Look back at Star Wars: Episode I — “It’s almost mind-boggling how complex the awfulness is.”

January 10th, 2010

Did my run of Star Wars: Episode I cartoons last month (click here to see ’em all) not fill your craving for  Episode I bashing?  Then take a look at this phenomenal fan look-back at The Phantom Menace that was posted over on CHUD.  Apparently they came across this seven-part video series from a tweet by Simon Pegg (Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz).  I guess I’m not the only die-hard Star Wars fan still scarred by the debacle that is Episode I.

I wrote about my experience seeing Episode I for the first time in a theatre here, and gave my thoughts on the film looking back a decade later here.  But this guy dives into the film quite a bit deeper than I did.  (That’s putting it mildly.)  I’m not sure I quite understand the almost psychotic mumbling fan-boy persona this guy puts on for these reviews, but it’s pretty damn funny (though also more than a little bizarre).

Take a gander at part one:

Pretty funny stuff.  Head back over to CHUD to see the rest.  Part two examines the story of the film, and kicks off with the comment: “it’s almost mind-boggling how complex the awfulness is.”  Couldn’t have said it any better myself!

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