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December 18, 2009

Funny: 70+ Minute Review of The Phantom Menace

Apparently getting a lot of hype, because it's "unprecedented," for real. One of the co-creators of Lost called it something like revolutionary film-making.

Yeah, apparently this is legit. This is an epic 70+ minute panning that describes (in a funny, but astute way) why one single movie sucked so badly.

Language/Pure Weirdness Content Warning. Not for everyone.

He nails, pretty early, one of the biggest (possibly the biggest) flaw in this fatally flawed piece of crap: The film simply has no main character.

More of the parts here.

I'm on Part II: Seriously, this guy is kind of brilliant. He's not just hilarious. He's pretty much giving a master class on movie making.

He's Actually Making a Movie: Watch Part II all the way through. He introduces drama and mystery into his review.

This guy is seriously a genius.

Okay... Finished. As Amused Observer notes, the beginning is stuff of general applicability -- general stuff about movies and story -- but around Part III he just gets into the details of PLOT FAIL, basically just ripping every poorly-thought out we're-doing-this-for-no-other-reason-than-it-says-so-in-the-script plot point.

And that stuff continues to be amusing, but I'd be lying if I said I was watching it. A lot of the times I was half-listening to it as I read news stuff.

He gets back to general stuff about movies (mixed in with personal attacks on George Lucas' basic competence) at the end.

He also does pay off that "dramatic arc" I mentioned, but doesn't stay with it as much as I thought he might.

Pretty good, and certainly one of the most weirdly ambitious and successful YouTube stunts I've seen.


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