PHANTOM MENACE Breakdown & Analysis! Star Wars Easter Eggs & Details You Missed!

  • Published on Dec 6, 2019
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    Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace gets a rewatch and analysis! Is Phantom Menace truly the worst Star Wars film, or does it deserve greater appreciation in the fuller context of the Skywalker saga as the story of the Emperor's rise to power and the introduction of Darth Maul? In this latest installment of our #Wookieeleaks rewatch series, Erik Voss revisits The Phantom Menace for the interesting details that are only now being discovered. Why is Episode I essential to all Star Wars rewatches, despite controversial inclusions like Jar Jar? What secrets are hidden in John Williams Duel of the Fates music? How is Phantom Menace's final scene actually chillingly dark?
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  • Otis Rynhart
    Otis Rynhart 5 hours ago

    at least it had amazing duels and made sense with lore and a good story, unlike another trilogy *cough* sequels *cough* *cough*

  • Crowley king Of hell
    Crowley king Of hell 20 hours ago +1

    Palps didn’t make anakin it was said by the writer of the comic

  • Corey Boatner
    Corey Boatner 2 days ago

    Me after Phantom Menace: I swear to god Darth Maul is my favorite Sith but he’s done off with so easily
    CloneWars and Rebels Cartoons: Nah

  • Nuclear
    Nuclear 2 days ago +1

    This is the best Star Wars movie in my opinion

  • Collin Bejcek
    Collin Bejcek 2 days ago


  • Suns Geek
    Suns Geek 2 days ago

    I'm a defender of the Star Wars prequels this video a huge reason why! Great video!

  • Kendall Brown
    Kendall Brown 4 days ago +1

    The scene where Vader saves Luke from the emperor he never actually said “no” until they remastered it for like the 2nd or 3rd time

  • Wyatt Doege
    Wyatt Doege 5 days ago

    Qui-gon: there's always a bigger fish
    The biggest fish: am I a joke to you?

  • Daniel Cardenas
    Daniel Cardenas 6 days ago

    I enjoyed it. This just made me love it more.

  • TheSloths DoDuos
    TheSloths DoDuos 7 days ago

    7:28 lol i just watched that episode today

  • ItzYaBoy
    ItzYaBoy 11 days ago

    14:25 "When anakin thinnks luke is dead" ???
    he thought padme died

  • Pyrogamer
    Pyrogamer 12 days ago

    I watched it back and in the scene when qui-gon, obi and jar jar go into the lake you can here the emperor’s laugh in the background

  • Ray Avila
    Ray Avila 12 days ago

    Wow, a horn on a zabraak. Cool

  • James Byrne
    James Byrne 13 days ago

    it was padme

  • VikingInfidel
    VikingInfidel 13 days ago

    So how many hands were cut off in all the live action movies? Does George Lucas have a thing against hands? Lol

  • Brandon
    Brandon 13 days ago

    You didn't even mention Star Wars Rebels even though it has so many connections to these characters. I am officially upset.
    Lmao, great video though. I love these.

  • Stephen Tube HD
    Stephen Tube HD 14 days ago

    Personally I love every star wars film no matter how bad people say it is

  • GalaxyGamer 187
    GalaxyGamer 187 14 days ago +2

    6:24 gave me the chills

  • LPM, Cpt Neuro
    LPM, Cpt Neuro 14 days ago

    This was made of my birthday

  • Fast _montages
    Fast _montages 15 days ago

    The ridge isnt just in the mens pockets, but the women and children too!

  • Lol Jay
    Lol Jay 16 days ago

    *wait, is this 2020*

  • Nicholas G
    Nicholas G 16 days ago

    Loved your video and I love this movie even more thank you !! Yes it was a great movie bad ass lightsaber duel with darth maul double light saber is always a cool thing to see

  • m.t
    m.t 16 days ago

    "jar jar is the key to all this"....Darth Binks CONFIRMED

  • Jermster_91
    Jermster_91 18 days ago

    Actor Ray Park (Darth Maul) got his top left ear pierced before sitting down to do the Darth Maul makeup, and only noticed it later. But George Lucas said he liked it, so the earring stayed.

  • William Brown
    William Brown 18 days ago

    its 1 of my faves…..and I to noticed the breathing at the end. I had this soundtrack on cassette back in 99 lol

  • Topher Gofer
    Topher Gofer 19 days ago +1

    I was just about to point out the jedi code switcheroo

  • Justin Carnes
    Justin Carnes 19 days ago

    "For over 1000 generations..." I always though that the Jedi were allowed to have children. When we learn that Vader is Luke's father, it only make that thought make more sense. Then BAM!!! Episode 1, 2, and 3 they say that claim that Jedi cannot "Dew it!"

  • Chris Conley
    Chris Conley 20 days ago

    Are the emperor's red guards actually the blue guards in the phantom Menace ? Also what happened to Jar Jar after Revenge of The Sith?

  • Test Dummy
    Test Dummy 20 days ago


    • Test Dummy
      Test Dummy 20 days ago

      I wrote this for no reason

  • Lickle Pickle
    Lickle Pickle 20 days ago

    U think the phantom menace was one of the best star wars films

  • Rafa G
    Rafa G 21 day ago

    All u jarjar haters ruined Darth jarjar

  • Saturday Morning Nostalgia

    We all thought the Star Wars story was about the Skywalkers, but it’s totally about Palpatine. From rise to power to death....

  • Kelsey Robinson
    Kelsey Robinson 21 day ago

    John Williams is operating on a completely different level from the rest of us honestly

  • Halfdanr Hamarrhjarta

    Watto rolled a die, "dice" is the plural of die.

  • Chloe Thompson
    Chloe Thompson 21 day ago

    i think we all know the worst star wars film is solo

  • Adriel Otero
    Adriel Otero 22 days ago

    Who's the person he talks about in min 4:08? Can't make out the name.

  • FutureBerea Alumn
    FutureBerea Alumn 22 days ago +1

    “Men and women”
    *and enbies

  • tahuaroa
    tahuaroa 22 days ago

    14:44 ...”it’s a saga of No’s” 😂😂😂

  • Knightmessenger
    Knightmessenger 22 days ago

    Is phantom menace the worst reviewed starvwars movie? I was 13 when TPM came out but I didnt see any of the prequels until early 2005. I ended up liking this one much more than attack of the clones.

  • Suns Geek
    Suns Geek 22 days ago +1

    Great video and break down! I love your videos!!!

  • Aaron G. Randall
    Aaron G. Randall 22 days ago

    I have started calling the Star Wars Saga the Palpatine Saga. Because it is like a chronicling of the rise and fall of Palpatine.

  • Sully Dorr
    Sully Dorr 22 days ago

    has anyone remembered that at this time, dooku (was his name spelled that way?) was still a jedi?

  • Jack Pizzle
    Jack Pizzle 22 days ago


  • Gaming Blastoise
    Gaming Blastoise 22 days ago +1

    I just want to say that my favorite part of Star Wars Canon is the Clone Wars. I can't really explain why.

  • That one guy
    That one guy 23 days ago +5

    Star Wars: *Has the starship enterprise in the background
    Everyone: *Wait, that’s illegal*

    • Kort Kramer
      Kort Kramer 19 days ago

      Not it if was small enough and hard to define and the other franchise was okay with the inadvertent promo.

  • ExiliousX
    ExiliousX 23 days ago

    Watching your video made me like this movie even more. Lucas planned out the prequels so well. There's so many little things that I just didn't catch when I first saw this 20 years ago.

  • Tomas Donkers
    Tomas Donkers 23 days ago +1

    Still no medaille for chewie 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Gavin LaChance
    Gavin LaChance 23 days ago


  • Max Pryce-jones
    Max Pryce-jones 24 days ago

    So is PADMAY

  • Miniananas Studio
    Miniananas Studio 24 days ago

    Where is my supersuit

  • Brylle Wilson Vasquez
    Brylle Wilson Vasquez 25 days ago +2

    I think the worst reviewed Star Wars was the last Jedi, ever since Disney took over it just kinda fell apart

  • nayrb1306 YT
    nayrb1306 YT 25 days ago

    Palpatine aka THE SENATE

  • Mortis3897
    Mortis3897 25 days ago +1

    Midiclorians are not the force, they just determine how sensitive to the force your are.

  • Owen S.
    Owen S. 25 days ago

    As a student who reads Shakespeare’s plays in English class, I’ll never forget the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy as a Shakespearean Tragedy.

  • TidyJgamer117
    TidyJgamer117 25 days ago

    Never underestimate a droid.

  • Greysen Garrard
    Greysen Garrard 26 days ago +1

    The only good reason why the phantom menace was good is because of Liam Neeson P.S. there’s always a bigger fish 🐠

  • Sal Marquez
    Sal Marquez 26 days ago +1

    Darth Vader’s “No!” In Return of the Jedi was added later in the remastered versions tho

  • Zach Beard
    Zach Beard 26 days ago

    I didn't even see this video yet and I noticed the et cameo

  • Juan Meza
    Juan Meza 28 days ago

    I watched rise of skywalker and went home started Disney+ and showed my kids the saga lol

  • Seth Marion
    Seth Marion 28 days ago

    I bet someone G. Lucas loves has a birthday of 3/27