Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace Review

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Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

By Henry Gilroy, Al Williamson

This graphic novelisation of The Phantom Menace was underwhelming.

My main problem with this graphic novel was the art style used, it just did not work. I am struggling as to how to describe the style used but the facial expressions were not given life that I saw on the screen.

I suspect that with this being only a 4 issue novelisation, the amount of information able to be put onto the page was comparatively small as to what is on the screen for a 2 hour movie. I kept feeling like I was missing some crucial piece of information that would have made me enjoy and understand what was going on. The tension was non-existent.

The duel of the fates fight (between Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi) was very short and I felt like I did not care for what happened during it (I was almost crying in the movie the first time). This was a recurring theme throughout this entire graphic novel.

If you give this a miss, you will not be missing much but you may appreciate the movie more.

2/5

Have you read Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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