Watch the fans react to the prequel Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
The reactions of the fans after watching the prequel Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is probably something of a bitter yet humorous reminder that the hype can overtake our sensibilities.
Admittedly, I was definitely one of those people that was just as excited as anyone about The Phantom Menace. In fact, not only did I get to watch the first showing at what is now called the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, but I watched it two more times that same day in two different cities (Irvine and San Diego). Yeah, I’m one of those.
However, I can’t say I have as much disdain for the movie as other die-hard Star Wars fans. There are still quite a few things that were really cool about The Phantom Menace.
It’s the good stuff that fans in this video were gushing about. Seriously, the pod race, the music, the lightsaber fights. Yes, there were definitely some things about the prequel that didn’t live up to the hype. The “yippee” outburst by Anakin Skywalker certainly didn’t help considering what we know about his future.
Does that mean we should check ourselves for the upcoming sequels to the originals? Maybe. But then again, it is Star Wars, and the fans’ excitement just cannot be contained. Of course, there will be people who won’t like it no matter how good well it does or how good it is. But let’s find out how we really feel in another 10 years.