Star Wars Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace in 3D was released this weekend. The 3D effects helped to enhance the film to cover more intense visuals such as the pod races, however the annoyance of Jar Jar Binx still cannot be denied. It was fun to revisit the film but admittedly it felt long. One of the enhancements that were made to the film was the addition of a digital version of Yoda which fit seamlessly into the film. In all reality, the first time I watched The Phantom Menace, I assumed that since so many characters were CG that he would of been as well the first time around.
The Phantom Menace 3D is not anything new or surprising, George Lucas did’nt really make very many edits like he had to episodes 4, 5 and 6. For a generation that may have missed the film’s initial release this would be a perfect time to get to visit the history of the epic saga on the big screen.
The rerelease garnered $23 million, earning a place in the top 5 movies for the weekend.
1. The Vow — $41.7 mil
2. Safe House — $39.3 mil
3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island — $27.6 mil
4. Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace 3D — $23.0 mil
5. Chronicle — $12.3 mil