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What order does George Lucas want us to watch these films?

Discussion in 'Classic Trilogy' started by Darth_Genius, Apr 17, 2003.

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  1. DoctorZaius

    DoctorZaius Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 13, 2001
    you watch the films 1-6
    if you say otherwise, i hate you.
  2. MeBeJedi

    MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 30, 2002
    otherwise ;)

    I didn't spend hundreds of dollars on my SW LD's for nothing!
  3. DarthKarde

    DarthKarde Jedi Knight star 5

    Jun 28, 2002
  4. the_chosen_two

    the_chosen_two Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jan 23, 2003
    I'd have to agree with the above.
    I'd be showing future people Ep.4,5,1,2,3,6

    You'd be able to get most of the surprising moments without spoilers.
  5. jimkk29

    jimkk29 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 24, 2002
    When my friends asked me to introduce them to the Star Wars films, I told them to watch ep 4-6 first, and AFTERWARDS I gave them the PT DVD's.
  6. MeBeJedi

    MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 30, 2002
    You know, 4,5,1,2,3,6 doesn't sound too bad. Then again, it would also depend on what 3 shows us.

    BTW, does anyone here watch the Indiana Jones trilogy in episodic order? ;)
  7. Darth_Genius

    Darth_Genius Jedi Youngling

    Apr 15, 2003
    Well, first of all, I personally only watch Raiders. It's the only one I like. But secondly, Indiana Jones is a series of adventures, not one long continuous story. Kinda like James Bond.
  8. MeBeJedi

    MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 30, 2002
    I only watch Raiders also. I was just curious how many people knew of the episodic order of them.
  9. Emos-Edud

    Emos-Edud Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 29, 2002
    Doom, Raiders, Crusade.

    Coincidentally, the order in quality from BEST to worst.

    I love "Temple of Doom."
  10. Krash

    Krash RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Oct 11, 2000
    Episode I, II, III, IV, V,'s tough watching OT in order (takes a longtime) watching all 6 is gonna require "final week" amounts of sleep depravation.

    I hate that they changed the name from Raiders of the Lost Ark...I understand there is a timeline to consider, but come on! It just takes away from the history of the original release "renaming" the movie to match the other 2.And it kills the joke about Indy and his gun (in the marketplace scene of Raiders) where he goes for his gun...and it's not there.
  11. Vanthorne_OX

    Vanthorne_OX Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 11, 2002
    Why make a big deal of the order he wants us to watch them? Sure he thinks of the saga as one long movie, so naturally that means chronological order, but in the end it's your decision, so why make a mountain out of a molehill :p?

    I would hope people would be open to the idea of watching them both ways in the future, because it doesn't matter. The only reason this issue is raised is because he started in media res of the overall story. And when he decided to make the prequels he made them cater to both first time viewers and repeat viewers like us. Like Lord_Hydronium said, there are plenty of "surprises" in the prequels. And OT "surprises" are still interesting and enhanced by the prequels (i.e. He finally told him he was his dad!, What is up with Yoda acting strange?, etc.) And there are in-jokes, some of which first time viewers won't realize in the PT, but in the OT instead. And the rest of the in-jokes will be recognized on repeat viewings.

    I think viewing them chronologically is the logical idea, but anyone is certainly welcome to view them in any order so there's no need to dwell on that.
  12. DamonD

    DamonD Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 22, 2002
    Me personally, I-VI.
    I'm training up for the big 6-films-in-a-row session already :p I've done the 5-film run once before.

    And you do get some great surprises with the PT first. Surely a first-time watcher of SW would never believe just what happens to that sweet little kid from Tatooine...
  13. D_Lowe

    D_Lowe Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 15, 2002
    He wants to to watch 1-6. If you like it better 4-6, then 1-3, I'm sure Lucas won't mind.
  14. khairul_azwan

    khairul_azwan Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 9, 2002
    plot-wise its quite obvious you have to watch the movie chronologically 1-6 but the topic starter has a point: story telling wise the pt implicates the ot more than the other way around i.e. those who've seen the ot can live w/o watching the pt but the pt viewers almost have to watch the ot due to its self-referential nature. say for instance watching ANH you dont get the feeling that the story has more depth than what you see onscreen, but watching TPM you get the feeling a lot of things are implied, happening behind the scenes or foreshadowing whats going to happen.

    can i get a witness? HIT ME!
  15. khairul_azwan

    khairul_azwan Jedi Youngling star 1

    Aug 9, 2002
    off topic: temple of doom? the best? as a kid yeah sure but have you seen it recently? jumping of the plan on a raft? the scene where kate freaks out while indy and mr round play cards? the entire climax where indy takes all takers like his 1st name arnold/sylvester? COME ON! i had to double check the directing credits: spielberg's career low point (ooh but theres AI...)

    p.s. dont y'all get touchy now, i'm just ripping for the sake of ripping.

    PPS. doom still sucks!
  16. Vanthorne_OX

    Vanthorne_OX Jedi Master star 3

    Nov 11, 2002
    khairul_azwan come join us in the [link=]Lucasfilm Forum[/link] if you want to discuss the merits of Temple of Doom. :D

    Different people may find starting with the OT and working back to the PT to make more sense and others may find that more confusing, preferring to stick with chronological order.

    The alien/otherwordly nature of SW makes it complex to some people regardless of what part of the saga it's from.


    That's the one with the fat slug in it right?

    No, it's ESB.

    Yeah, that's what I meant, the one with the walking machines on the snow!

  17. black_saber

    black_saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 4, 2002
    I would probalby watch from one to six!
  18. ratmankey

    ratmankey Jedi Master star 4

    Feb 15, 2002
    I still think OT-PT is far more interesting and powerful for a FIRST time viewer. Once you're familiar with the story, you can watch in whatever order you want. but I definitely think the OT is ruined if you watch the PT first. (for the first time, that is) The biggest thing is, let's face it...people are really shallow when it comes to movies. I shudder to think of all those kids who will watch the prequel trilogy, be blown away by the special effects, and then watch ANH and be bored out of their mind because it's (comparatively) slow and low-tech. Search your feelings, you know it to be true. I've already encountered it...the kids next door will sit and watch TPM without a peep, but they started wandering around after 30 minutes of ANH.
  19. SomeRandomNerd

    SomeRandomNerd Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Dec 20, 1999
    The whole "but you need to see the OT to understand the PT" (or vice versa) argument implies that someone out there might only want to watch them once...

  20. MeBeJedi

    MeBeJedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    May 30, 2002

    Point for SRN!
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