On Monday night, Los Angeles hosted the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and a decent number of famous attendees got excited! We don't blame their joyful faces: 10 years is a long time to wait for a new Star Wars film. Of course, an even longer interregnum occurred between Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace, and the celebrities who flocked to see the 1999 prequel were proportionally even more stoked. And you can learn from them!
To help keep your anticipation for Episode VII in check before heading to the local cineplex this weekend to have your mind properly blown by The Force Awakens, let's look back at the New York and LA premieres of The Phantom Menace and note how excited Donald Trump, Al Roker, and other 1999 celebrities seemed to be about the cinematic masterpiece they were there to see.