My Memories Of... The Phantom Menace (1999):
I'll start by saying that all the awkward racial characteristics of Nute Gunray, Watto, and Jar Jar were totally over my head. Speaking of Jar Jar... while most people are quick to crap all over him (and rightfully so), I actually don't even remember noticing him much in the movie. He was just
another character who didn't have a lightsaber... so I just kind of tuned him out (somehow I blame Space Jam for desensitizing me to dumb crap, although I still love that movie).
|C'mon you can't see his face that well...|
1.) I actually walked away from this movie thinking that Senator Palpatine and Darth Sidious were two different people. Maybe it's because Sidious' hood was covering too much of his face, I don't know. I figured he was the same emperor from Return of The Jedi, but that's about the only connection I made.
2.) I didn't understand that Padme was the real queen the whole time. I really thought she was the hand maiden... so when she stood before the Gungans proclaiming she was the queen, I didn't get it...in fact I thought she was lying.
Unfortunately for most of the world, The Phantom Menace didn't turn out to be the movie we wanted... What did you think when it came out? Hate it? Love it? Is Jar Jar really a Sith lord?