The Beginning: Making Episode 1

January 09, 2016

It's not a secret that Star Wars Episode 1 is not only a horrible Star Wars movie, it's just a horrible movie in general. Sitting through it is a task, it's so dense and filled with boring political plot points, bad acting and computer graphics. It feels more like an ILM portfolio showcasing CG techniques rather than a film.

I can remember as a kid watching it for the first time and leaving the theater confused. I thought maybe I wasn't watching as careful as I should have been? I dunno what it was but I felt like I missed something because, its Star Wars, isn't it supposed to be good? I thought, "Did I just black out for most of that movie? Was I daydreaming the whole time?" I begged my parents to take me again, so I could see what I surely missed but they wouldn't take me. I had to wait for it to come out on video when I finally realized that it wasn't just me, this shit really does just suck.

Anyways, I have no idea why I have a DVD copy of this fucking horsecrap movie but I do. I think someone just gave it to me. Whatever. I'm bringing up the DVD because there's actually a great hour long making of featurette on it. I honestly don't think I've watched the movie itself off this DVD once but I've seen this making of thing over and over. I just watched it again yesterday in light of The Force Awakens coming out and, I have to say, it's now pretty funny to watch. Knowing how hated this movie would become, watching them work on it and talk about the problems that will eventually be it's downfall is sort of fascinating.

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