Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace

03/04/2000
  |  Book Tickets: 03/04/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 06/10/2008
  |  Watch Now: 10/04/2015
  |  127 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

This record-breaking global blockbuster was the first new instalment in the Star Wars serial for 16 years, and recounts the events which occured a generation before the original Star Wars film: 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope' (1977). Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) have embarked upon a diplomatic mission to the planet Naboo, intending to open discussions between the planet's leaders and the heads of the Trade Federation. But when they are ambushed by Federation robots, they quickly realise that the negotiations are merely a decoy for a hostile invasion organised by the evil Sith master. Joining forces with Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) and the Naboo Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Jedis manage to escape from Naboo and journey to the trade planet of Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets a young slave boy named Anakin (Jake Lloyd), whom he identifies as a potentially powerful Jedi.

Contains mild fantasy adventure violence
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