This new ‘Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace’ trailer is painful to watch

You know my sentiments toward Lucas had actually gained some positive traction after learning a lot about the guy in preparation for ‘Red Tails’. Sure, he created a few movies that were disappointing but I had began to actually ‘like’ the guy again. That was until I saw this:


Via: Giant Freakin Robot

I really really tried to watch this entire trailer. I simply refuse. After about 50 seconds of listening I decided that I’d had enough of that annoying voice over used to narrate the clips. I get what they’re trying to do by enticing the “Saturday morning kids” into wanting to see this movie in 3D. I get it. What I don’t get is how they could think that releasing this wouldn’t dissipate any mild interest that I had in wanting to see this film.

I still like Lucas as a person to a degree. He’s a smart, nice, and creative guy. He helped create some of the most entertaining films in the history of cinema and I will forever hold a lot of my respect for that. I just don’t think he wants me to like Star Wars anymore. I’m not even putting a banner on this post, moving on…

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12 thoughts on “This new ‘Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace’ trailer is painful to watch

  1. awful, just awful. sums up everything that went wrong with most of the prequel trilogy and the kid friendly direction he took those in, until he partly redeemed himself with episode 3.

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..HAHAHAHAHAHA…well, Kudos to you, Mr. Lucas. It was a nice attempt, but it turns out you actually CAN’T make me like that movie any less then I already do.

  3. Well thats it my soul just died.

    Sure like Jeremy points out its for kids but holy sith I just cringed so bad when he says ‘chill out r2’.
    Couldnt watch anymore, I will just pop a forgetmenow pill and pretend this never crossed my field of vision.

  4. I think you guys are missing the point. This trailer is specifically made and targeted to KIDS. There are about 50 versions of every trailer / TV spot that comes out – kids versions, teen versions, tween versions, married people versions, etc. ;)

    J

  5. [email protected] says:

    Painful to listen to, but that’s marketing. I am sure that commercial won’t air on ESPN, Spike or any of the major networks. However, it will definitly be played on Disney, Nickelodeon, and the like.

  6. OMG, what the eff? Is this debuting on the Disney Channel or something? What’s up with that voice over? I assume each pair of glasses also comes with the most recent Kidz Bop CD? “Chill out R2!”

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