film: the phantom menace

I was having a discussion about Star Wars recently with some friends at my old bookshop, talking about the new trailer and what-not, and there was a know-it-all there who was a little older than some of us and had that ’I grew up with the originals so I know better’ attitude and she started spewing about how ’that first prequel was full of awful CGI and nothing was even real like the originals

I let her have her say, because I don’t like to argue, but then said

well, actually all of the prequels, including the phantom menace were




with gorgeous

large scale models

that were so good

you didn’t even realise they were miniatures

and then she shut up.