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What order do you show Star Wars to new viewers?

123 456
456 then 123
I don't give a rat's ass about Star Wars

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456123 or 123456
« on: April 04, 2010, 11:27:47 PM »
Please settle a debate between myself and my wife's family:

What order do you introduce new people (like kids) to the Star Wars movies?

456 then 123?

Or 123 456?

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 11:58:03 PM »
I said 456123 but I'm not married to it.

It's just cooler to do it the way we all watched it.

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 12:36:05 AM »
456 of the original cut and then nothing else.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 06:52:39 AM »
456 of the original cut and then nothing else.
correctamundo

1997 cut is acceptable as well but anything post Phantom is just wrong.

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010, 09:08:55 AM »
456

There is no 123. 

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2010, 10:02:43 AM »
456, then it's up to you.
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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2010, 10:18:49 AM »
Who the heck voted 123?

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 10:19:16 AM »
...and why?   WHY??

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 10:21:36 AM »
you start with Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress"
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 10:54:33 AM »
man i know what you guys are talking about, but i couldn't tell you what numbers are which. Never seen them in any order, and it's very confusing
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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2010, 11:07:41 AM »
man i know what you guys are talking about, but i couldn't tell you what numbers are which. Never seen them in any order, and it's very confusing

I'm with you there. I'm not really a star wars fan. I *think* i've seen all of the movies, but I'm not sure.

I do know that 3,4&5 are the original trilogy that came out in the late 70's.    I think its pretty obvious that those should be watched first.  Then, a new viewer should be given to the understanding that the "first" 3 movies were made 20+ years later and are really separate entities in themselves - they (movies 1,2&3) just have a similar setting while trying to tell the story of how the original movies came into being.

I wouldn't tell someone they have to watch the new Star Trek movie that came out in 2009 in order to understand the original star trek series.  If anything, that would ruin the experience of viewing the original show for what it was; the expectations would be for a modern-day sci-fi action thriller.
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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2010, 11:19:45 AM »
I voted 123456, hence the poll.  I would want to watch it all unfold in order, if I was starting out new.  But obviously no one agrees with me.

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2010, 11:24:30 AM »
I voted 123456, hence the poll.  I would want to watch it all unfold in order, if I was starting out new.  But obviously no one agrees with me.

i do. then maybe i wouldn't be so fucking confused.
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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2010, 11:25:07 AM »
sorry.  I see the merit in watching them in order and I think if they all had the same production value I would agree completly. 

but they're just to different.

Also, from many accounts, 1,2&3 were not very good movies so I could see that turning someone off from getting through the final 3, which presumably are better.
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Re: 456123 or 123456
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2010, 11:57:00 AM »
I agree with watching 4,5,6 then stopping... I mean, do we really need a whole trilogy to explain the backstory?