Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace, a 1999 sci-fi action movie, will be rereleased to the general public, this time, in the wonderful dimensions of 3D. In 1999, George Lucas came back to his culture-changing films but decided to do things differently; instead of leaving where he left off, at film number 3, he started a number one, the Phantom Menace.
Set in the Galactic Republic, a futuristic realm where creatures of all kinds’ co-habitat and democracy runs rampant, interplanetary tax disputes have caused massive political tensions between the two dominant planets of the region. Queen Amidala, who was visiting the rival planet, now needs an escort to ensure her safety off the planet.
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) the novice Jedi knight learning the force under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), is sent to retrieve the public figure Queen Amidala along with Jinn. Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a young slave, enters the Star Wars legacy as he shows signs of The Force, leading into the following series where his path takes a dark turn.
Directed by the famed Geroge Lucas, the rerelease of the film has already brought in an unprecedented $86 million dollars, putting the total gross of the film over $1billion dollars. Following such iconic movies as Titanic (1999), rereleases of stellar movies of the past may soon be more common than you think, with new technology available to increase picture quality and add 3D components. Reliving these classics definitely can’t be a bad thing, though.