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Movies: ‘Star Wars Episode One -The Phantom Menace’

My mind wandered a lot during the two hours and 23 minutes of the 3D revamp of George Lucas’ “Star Wars Episode One — The Phantom Menace.”

For starters, I am not entirely clear as to what “phantom menace” refers to. The menace seemed pretty above-board to me — all these little droid soldier things everywhere, plus the two Trade Federation guys with no noses.

And the fellow with the red-and-black face paint job.

Not one of these was a phantom.

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