The Real Problem with Star Wars

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The year was 1999. I was six years old, and had never been to the movie theater before. My parents and I went out to Pizza Hut and then hit the local theater for a screening of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Even though it is largely considered one of the worst Star Wars movies, Phantom Menace struck a chord with me. I remember, probably to my parents’ chagrin, convincing them to take me two more times in what was probably…