Upon its online premiere in December 2009, the review was widely linked to by many people across the internet, including celebrities such as actor/writer Simon Pegg
and writer/producer Damon Lindelof
; the latter of whom wrote in a Twitter message about the Plinkett review, noting "Your life is about to change. This is astounding film making." See more
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was the most disappointing thing since my son. I mean, how much more could you possibly fuck up the entire backstory to Star Wars? And while my son eventually hanged himself in the bathroom of the gas station, the unfortunate reality of the Star Wars prequels is that they'll be around. Forever. They will never go away. It can never be undone.