New “Phantom Menace” Featurette Makes Movie Even Dumber Than It Was Before.

Here’s a new “Phantom Menace” teaser featurette designed to lure the young’uns into the 3D re-release of the “Star Wars” trilogy. If it’s possible, it has made the movie even more annoying than it was when it was first released.

Much (cyber) ink has been spilled here and elsewhere about how exploitative this whole thing feels. Now, adding insult to injury, comes a featurette that, instead treating kids like the actual sentient intelligent beings they are, treats them like semi-literate morons:

Odd, but I don’t recall being baby-talked to when I was a seven-year-old lining up for the first “Star Wars” flick in 1977. George Lucas needs to stop. Now.

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