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20The Trade Federation Embargo

Obi Wan Qui Gon Jinn Star Wars The Phantom Menace

George Lucas' continual assertion that the Star Wars films are primarily aimed at kids would hold more weight if the storylines fit that idea. Apparently what Lucas thinks kids want in their entertainment is lengthy conversations about galactic politics and trade embargoes.

We shouldn't have to tell you that pretty much everybody, adults

and kids alike, found the plot in The Phantom Menace to be difficult to follow and boring when explained. The Trade Federation was a nebulous organization whose only understandable trait appeared to be that they secretly worked for Darth Sidious. Their trade embargo on the planet Naboo was never interesting, and no one really cared when they were eventually offed by Anakin in Revenge of the Sith.

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