Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D Movie TrailerMPAA Rating: PG, for sci-fi action/violence
Runtime: approx. 131 minutes
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Ahmed Best, Anthony Daniels, Ray Park, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: George Lucas
Release Date: February 10, 2012 (in 3D)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D - Synopsis
Originally released in 1999, The Phantom Menace is the first in the prequel series created by George Lucas that fills in the story up to the point where his original Star Wars movies started out. The movie is the first of the Star Wars saga to be presented in theaters in 3D, allowing fans to see the movie again on the big screen -- this time in a whole new dimension. The theatrical re-release also makes the Star Wars big screen experience to a new generation of kids who would have been too young to see the movie in theaters when it was first released.
Official movie synopsis: Naboo, a peaceful planet governed by the young, elusive, but wise Queen Amidala (Portman), is being threatened by the corrupt Trade Federation, puppets of an evil Sith lord and his terrifying apprentice, Darth Maul (Park). The seemingly benevolent Senator Palpatine (McDiarmid) is chief advisor to the queen, though there are suspicions surrounding him. Jedi knights Qui-Gon Jinn (Neeson) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (McGregor) are called on to intervene in the trade disputes. Along the way, they acquire an apprentice of their own in the form of young prodigal Anakin Skywalker (Lloyd). They also encounter Jar Jar Binks (Best), a goofy, lizardlike creature who has been banished from his underwater world for his clumsiness. When the Trade Federation launches an attack on Naboo, the queen and her allies must battle hordes of robot troopers while Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan face off against the sinister Darth Maul.
Star Wars 3D - Future Releases
According to the current plan, fans can expect a new Star Wars film to roll out to theaters in 3D each year in order. In the meantime, you can wait and watch one a year -- let the suspense build up -- or, you can of course already watch the films at home, and the Star Wars Blu-ray box set is already available.