Saturday, February 11, 2012

Phil sees STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENANCE in Real 3D at the Camera 7 Prueyard Campbell-Feb. 11, 2012

Today my best friend Dave and I went to the Camera 7 in the Pruneyard Campbell to see STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE in 3D. It's been thirteen years since the film's initial release and now George Lucas is once again bringing back all the STAR WARS films to the big screen. Only this time, they will be in 3D! And yes, as SW geeks, both Dave and I will be seeing them all over again. Why? Cause it's STAR WARS people!!

Theatrical Movie Poster (2012)
Now we all know about the film. And we all remember Jar Jar Binks, even though many of us tried really hard to forget that character. And the bad story is still there, including the awful dialogue. George has changed none of that. Now there are some minor tweeks that Mr. Lucas made to the film since it original release. For one, he added eyelids to the Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray and his pals. So now their eyes blink. Second he added back several deleted scenes during the pod race. These scenes were added in for the DVD release of the film. Third, being the most famous, is the replacing of the puppet Yoda with the digital Yoda that fans of the prequels are use to seeing. Now the puppet Yoda was universally disliked, so when Lucas was planning the Blu-Ray boxset of the complete SW saga, he went back again for some retooling. One of those was the puppet Yoda. Now the digital Yoda looks really good. It really amazed me just how far advanced technology has come since EPISODE III. The digital Yoda in that film looks primitive when compared to this new Yoda in EPISODE I.

Now as for the 3D effect, it's decent. Some scenes like the famous SW intro crawl, and the lightsaber duel between Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan and Darth Maul looked very cool in 3D, but a lot of the film looked the same. But since I am a SW fan, I will most likely be seeing the film again since all my friends want me to see it with them.

STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE in 3D doesn't look 3D enough for me. But like I said, I'll be seeing all the films when they come out to theaters. Hey, how often will we see STAR WARS again on the big screen? The original trilogy special editions came out over fourteen years ago, so chances are they will not come out again anytime soon. So head out to the theater nearest you, grab the family too cause they'll want to see it as well. And may the force be with you!

STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE in 3D is currently playing in theaters nationwide, including at the Camera Cinemas here in the Bay Area. To view showtimes, visit their website at

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!


  1. I'm not a Star Wars fan at all, but thank you for the review. I know friends of mine who will love to see this : ) Thanks for sharing hun

    1. By the time I get done with you, you will be a Star Wars fan. I promise you this! =)

  2. I won't be seeing the prequel's in 3D, mainly because I don't care for 3D and I didn't like the prequels enough to pay to see them again. But I will without a doubt being seeing Empire in 3D and possibly New Hope and Return of the Jedi.

    Great review, glad they fixed Yoda, he looked so horribly in Phantom Menace.

    1. I was really impressed with the CGI Yoda. It looked even better that in EPISODE III. Thank you for the kind words as always.