July 20, 2024

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Never Forget: We All Expected Phantom Menace To Be Awesome Too

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Hey, this guy is still awesome.

In 1999 I made the local news as one of the first in line to buy tickets to The Phantom Menace.  I don’t think I’ve ever been so hyped for a movie before or since.  And then I watched it.  Actually, I haven’t been as much of a hater of the prequels as others (more on that in Tom’s Star Wars rewatch) but after all the hype and wait it will always be billed as a disappointment.

After the cut, someone sliced together a lot of old news footage of fans before and after seeing TPM.  I’m actually surprised it got so much love…but editing can do wonders.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSaaa_OBkzw&w=560&h=315]