A Hype to Remember: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

ALL OF US HERE AT AFTER THE HYPE LOVE STAR WARS, BECAUSE… WELL… IT’S STAR WARS!

In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4th) we will be releasing one “Hype to Remember” a day to cover all 8 of the released Star Wars films!  I’m back again to talk about the beginning of the dark days…

Let me take you back… a long, long time ago… When Phantom Menace could still be good…

The year, 1998, the movie, Meet Joe Black. The first trailer for a Star Wars film in about 15 years has just hit theaters! (remember when the internet sucked?) People across the country bought tickets for a movie they didn’t want to see, sorry Joe, just to see 2 min of Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace! This 2 min!

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

 

Now I don’t think I would EVER spend money to see a trailer, but I get it. Man this was an exciting time! This movie looked AMAZING!!! At the time of course… I finally saw it before A Bug’s Life then snuck into the next screening to watch it again, and I couldn’t have been more excited! Double sided lightsaber! New aliens! Cool ships! And that Darth Vader breath right before the action picks up. This trailer hasn’t aged well, sure, but it still hits me right in the feels when it counts. Too bad the movie couldn’t live up to the hype…

 

At least we got that kick ass song!

 

 

Bryan is the Host and Producer of After the Hype. He loves talking. About everything. But mostly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, and Batman.
 
He also lives in Los Angeles and works in TV Post Production

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