Will you read the ROTS novelization before seeing the film?

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Will you read the ROTS novelization before seeing the film?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Yes. 39 vote(s) 23.5%
No. 127 vote(s) 76.5%
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  1. Long-Lost-Idiot Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jan 2, 2005
    I will be tempted, but I will try my best to resist.
  2. zacparis VIP

    Member Since:
    Sep 1, 2003
    star 7
    No. I don't want to spoil myself too much, and SW has always been a visual/musical experience for me. Reading about it is wasted.
  3. NorCalBirdz Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Dec 28, 2004
    star 4
    I wouldn't exactly call the novel a spoiler in the traditional sense. You are still finding out things in the context that they were meant to be revealed.

    Even still, I'm not reading it. I'll probably buy it on day one though.
  4. DarthDolly Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2005
    star 1
    Nope, definitely not. I usually like to read books after I see the movie version, and then only if I loved the movie.
  5. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Nov 6, 2001
    star 9
    Nope, not reading until after the film. I kept the novelization of AOTC within five feet of my computer three years ago for three weeks before the film opened, and I didn't read it until after AOTC's release.
  6. SWJaggy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2003
    star 4
    I've made up my mind, I'm not going to be reading it. I will buy it when it first comes out (pre-order to be on the safe side) and then wait until after seeing ROTS to read the novel.

    Out of all the spoilers out there I only know 1% of it (thanks to one of my friends who has spoiled himself big time.)
  7. Luuke_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 20, 2005
    Yes I will not be able to resist.
    Besides, there's extra bits of info in the book that I want to know before the film. I think it gives a better understanding of the characters in the film.
  8. Drac39 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 9, 2002
    star 7
    No,even though I look at spoilers I want some element of surprise
  9. Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2005
    star 6
    I've decided not to read it. I am *spoiled*, but film is a film. Star Wars started as a film and I do not think anything can change that.
  10. Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 16, 2002
    star 6
  11. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 31, 1998
    star 6
    I have it pre-ordered, but I won't read it until after seeing the film.
  12. darth_boy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Apr 1, 2001
    star 7
    I wont read it...its the last film, why spoil the experience?

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  13. SWJaggy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2003
    star 4
    "I wont read it...its the last film, why spoil the experience?"

    Exactly!
  14. StarSmuggler Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2004
    star 4
  15. General_Kor Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2004
    star 2
    No, I'm trying not to get spoiled too much.
  16. JJArgonaut Jedi Youngling

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    Mar 29, 2005
    I think that when it comes to reading the book or watching the movie(both for most cases) it always is that the book is better. However in almost all cases the book is written before the movie or the idea for it. I must therefore submit that I will not read the book before the movie or ever, I haven't decided yet::voice of 'frank the tank' at mitchapollaza in oldschool::.


    Peace Out Dudes
  17. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    I'm buying it next week when Stover is talking and singing at a bookstore nearby, but I ain't opening the thing until after the movie. ;)
  18. TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 22, 2004
    star 5
  19. Lemon_X Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    May 23, 2004
    Not likely, not only because I don't have ANY money, but because I want to see the only Star Wars film I will see in theatres without any spoilers.
  20. Ashamaphone Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2001
    star 4
    I read TPM after the movie came out and I loved it. I read AOTC before it came out and loved it so much I was disappointed that some of my favorite things from the book weren't in the film.

    I don't want to be let down with ROTS because I went into it with a well-defined vision of what to expect. I've also remained relatively spoiler free for this one so I don't want to ruin it all now when it's so close to release :p So, I voted no.
  21. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 8, 2005
    star 5
    Will and did! It's excellent! Honestly, I don't consider reading the novel a "spoiler" per se. A spoiler, to me, means you know a portion of the story beforehand, ruining the end of the film. What I read was the story in the order that Lucas/Stover meant to tell it. Reading from page 1 to page 416 meant I read it in the order it was meant to be presented. Now I'll be able to go to the movie and pay attention to other things: the cinematography, the photography, the designs and FX, the general story, the presentation, what when and where behind the story and not be distracted by trying to understand minutia. I haven't been spoiled, I've been enlightened.
  22. generalgreivous4 Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2005
    star 1
    I wont be reading the novel until I see the movie first.
  23. flowerbee Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 29, 2004
    star 5
    I don't like knowing exactly what's going to happen. I read just enough of the spoilers to get a vague idea... but reading the book would take away from the experience for me.
  24. Laura_Anu Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jun 27, 2002
    star 4
    No, I won't read it before I see the movie.

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  25. JediTrilobite Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 17, 1999
    star 7
    Already bought, paid for and read. :D Great book.
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