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Will you read the ROTS novelization before seeing the film?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by General Kenobi, Aug 2, 2004.


Will you read the ROTS novelization before seeing the film?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Yes.

  2. No.

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  1. Long-Lost-Idiot

    Long-Lost-Idiot Jedi Youngling

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

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 1, 2003
    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

    NorCalBirdz Jedi Master star 4

    Dec 28, 2004
    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

    DarthDolly Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 10, 2005
    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

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Nov 6, 2001
    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

    SWJaggy Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 9, 2003
    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

    Luuke_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

    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

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 9, 2002
    No,even though I look at spoilers I want some element of surprise
  9. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Jan 27, 2005
    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

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 16, 2002
  11. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Dec 31, 1998
    I have it pre-ordered, but I won't read it until after seeing the film.
  12. darth_boy

    darth_boy Jedi Padawan star 7

    Apr 1, 2001
    I wont read it...its the last film, why spoil the experience?

    Comic Book Guy
  13. SWJaggy

    SWJaggy Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 9, 2003
    "I wont read it...its the last film, why spoil the experience?"

  14. StarSmuggler

    StarSmuggler Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 26, 2004
  15. General_Kor

    General_Kor Jedi Youngling star 2

    May 20, 2004
    No, I'm trying not to get spoiled too much.
  16. JJArgonaut

    JJArgonaut Jedi Youngling

    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

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 5, 2000
    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

    TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight star 5

    May 22, 2004
    no - no way - never
  19. Lemon_X

    Lemon_X Jedi Youngling

    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

    Ashamaphone Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 27, 2001
    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

    DarthIshyZ Chosen One star 6

    Jan 8, 2005
    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

    generalgreivous4 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Feb 5, 2005
    I wont be reading the novel until I see the movie first.
  23. flowerbee

    flowerbee Jedi Knight star 5

    Apr 29, 2004
    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

    Laura_Anu Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 27, 2002
    No, I won't read it before I see the movie.

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  25. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

    Nov 17, 1999
    Already bought, paid for and read. :D Great book.
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