Fan Site’s Love Letter To TPM

The fan blog Raising A Rebel posted “A Love Letter To The Phantom Menace.”  The author saw the film when he was seven.  Now an adult and a dad, he relates why he still loves the film almost 20 years later:

This was my first time seeing Star Wars up on the big screen and it was as much a transcendental experience for me in 1999 as it was for kids back in ‘77. I’d sustained myself with the original trilogy for years, and I can’t recall a time not being infatuated with the franchise. Despite needing a pee break during the Gungans’ battle with the droid army, I was utterly transfixed.

Star Wars finally felt like it belonged to me and not the preserve of my parents or the previous generation. It was fresh, exciting and mine.

As a bonus, guess who he named his daughter after.

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