An American epic space science fiction movie, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, is the first installment of the Star Wars prequel franchise.
The movie has George Lucas as director and writer, and Rick McCallum as the producer. It was distributed by the 20th Century Fox with a release on the 16th of May 1999 in Los Angeles and on the 19th of May 1999 in the United States.
The music was given by John Williams, the cinematography of the film was by David Tattersall, Editing by Ben Burtt and Paul Martin Smith under the Lucasfilm Ltd. production company.
The film has starred Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn, Natalie Portman as Queen Padme Amidala, Ian McDiarmid as Darth Sidious/Senator Palpatine, Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker, Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, Kenny Baker as R2-D2, Frank Oz as the Yoda’s voice, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO’s voice, Pernilla August as Shmi Skywalker, Oliver Ford Davies as Sio Bible, Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, Terence Stamp as Finis Valorum, Silas Carson as Nute Gunray, James Taylor as Rune Haako’s voice, Hugh Quarshie as Captain Panaka, Ray Park as Darth Maul, Keira Knightley as Sabe, Peter Serafinowicz as Darth Maul’s voice, and Jerome St. John Blake as Rune Haako.
The film also starres Brian Blessed, Lewis Macleod, Greg Proops, Andy Secombe, Scott Capurro, Ralph Brown, Matthew Wood, Dominic West, Sofia Coppola, and Lindsay Duncan as the recurring or guest characters.
The depiction of an isolated galaxy much before the evolution of the earth. The advancements in technology and science have granted the gestation of worlds that are still undeveloped. These undeveloped worlds are allied to the galactic Republic which has a Coruscant planet as its capital.
The Republic’s upholding orders are Jedi’s, which is an order for warriors who are blessed wit superpower from self-generated fields of energy which is primarily known as the Force.
However, within the republic, the disagreeing worlds have allied, The Trade Federation. This Trade Federation is sealed in conflict with Naboo, a peaceful world.
The two Jedi Knights, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Qui-Gon Jinn are been sent to Naboo. They were sent to help and end the conflict, however, the alien viceroy, Nute Gunray orders them to get killed. The two Jedi’s escapes and discovers that the Trade Federation will get launched an assault of Naboo. With the help of a native of Naboo, an alien, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon land on Naboo to rescue Queen Amidala.
While escaping from Naboo, the federation ship attacked them and landed them to a planet Tatooine, where they were completing their journey to Coruscant met Anakin Skywalker, a young boy who is blessed with a talent of Podracing.
Qui-Gon understands ti as a part of a genetic makeover which is perfect for Jedi’s order. However, in the end, Anakin joins them, and while stepping ahead they had to face a Jedi warrior who wants to kill them.
Well, the movie is the highest-grossing film of the year and has millions of viewers associated with it. It was the best star wars movie in the Star Wars franchise.