“The Phantom Menace” and The Pillars of Good Filmmaking
Thursday January 21st 2010, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Attack Of The Internet!

I’ve been told I’m a little late in recommending this, but I don’t care! It is too awesome for me to stop telling people about it now.

Do yourself a favor–especially if you like, ever liked, or ever had your heart broken by the Star Wars saga (though that’s not even necessary)–and check out this absolutely hilarious review of “The Phantom Menace.”

Not only is it hilarious, but it’s also an excellent guide to what makes a good movie and why “The Phantom Menace” is such a perfect example of what not to do. It’s seven videos long, but you can start and stop and come back to it later if you need to do so. The other reviews on The Red Letter Media YouTube channel (even for movies I haven’t seen or can’t remember) are just as hilarious and insightful.

Awesome.

–Reid.


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Thank you for this! It is hilarious and as you said, very informative for anyone interested in movie making. I also really appreciate the use of “Forgot About Dre” as the background music for part of part 2.

Comment by Chris Z 01.26.10 @ 4:41 am

I’ve watched it again and again. And I watched all the Star Trek movie reviews, too. I can’t remember seeing one of the Star Trek movies at all and can’t remember the plot to another one that I’m told I saw. It didn’t matter though. He brings you into as much as you need to know, which is almost always: “This doesn’t make any sense!”

Haha. I love it.

Comment by Reid 01.26.10 @ 7:10 pm



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