What order should you show the films, to a Star Wars virgin?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by ForceGhostOfCozmic, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    My gf is a little curious about SW but has never really seen the films, and was wondering which order to show them in. Do I start with Episode I or Episode IV?

    Im thinking 'A New Hope' but not sure.
  2. chrisfree Jedi Knight

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    As they were released, I think.
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    I agree. Let her get 3 films in before JarJar shows up..
  4. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Watch 4, 5, 6, and then stop
  5. DarthBane95 Jedi Master

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    4,5,6 then 1,2,3. I like the OT more, but come on you gotta have some respect for the PT. Because without them SW wouldn't have very much hype these days. And we would lose a whole generation of fans, that wouldn't bother in watching the OT,because they wouldn't know what Star Wars is.
  6. halibut Chosen One

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  7. chrisfree Jedi Knight

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    I-) You could skip 5. If it wasn't for Yoda training Luke the whole episode could just be omitted. The "I'm your father" bit could be shoved in at the beginning of 6. Basically you saved about 2 hours.
  8. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for the input guys [face_peace] I'll most likey go down the OT route first



    Not much of a PT fan I take it, Malkie? :p
  9. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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  10. DarthBane95 Jedi Master

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    Oh my god how can you say that?!! If any of them were to be skipped I would say I or II.
  11. halibut Chosen One

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    ESB is the only thing in the universe which is more over-rated than Boba Fett.

    (that's not a good thing)
  12. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    ESB is the best film ever!! :D

    I agree with most, watch the OT first then the PT but also make sure you get her to watch the original Clone Wars cartoon TV series because quite frankly that's the only good thing to come out of the PT.
  13. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    Just watched Episode IV with my girlfriend, she seems to have enjoyed it :)
  14. DarthBane95 Jedi Master

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    Okay that's your opinion.. I'm not going to argue with you. Because you are a mod.
  15. halibut Chosen One

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    heh heh.

    If we all thought the same thing, I don't think the forums would be celebrating its 11th anniversary!
  16. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

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    I wouldn't advise skipping ESB seeing as it is arguably the greatest movie ever. Vader is at his best and the Rebels get a well deserved ass-whooping.

    And I don't agree that the OT wouldn't be as hyped up without the PT. The PT damaged Star Wars' reputation, it was was better off before the PT was made.

    The main reason to show the OT first is because all the suprises such as the Vader revelation, Luke & Leia being related etc, will still be suprising to a Star Wars noob. If they see the PT first they'll know all that before they watch the OT.
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