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Star Wars viewing order

11/17/07 | by Adam | Categories: Silly

Link: http://www.kottke.org/07/09/star-wars-viewing-order

Kottke -- y'know, there's a permanent link in the right hand bar, but I like highlighting specific posts of his -- poses this question:

Let's say you're a new father and a movie fan. When your child is of an appropriate age to start watching movies, in which order will you show him/her the six Star Wars movies?

This is an conundrum that has to be solved quickly; Ritchie and Dena only have another six years to figure out the answer before Axel makes the decision himself...



Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

That’s pretty likely here, too. Unless George removes stupid teen Anakin from the ghost assemblage at the end of Episode VI, I don’t think we are actually going to own any of them, and the newer I through III, I will make no bones about it - they are flashy garbage. So he can watch them, but I’ll be in the background rehearsing a way to MST3K the damned things

They didn’t have to be so stupid, either. Less Jar-Jar and some more of Padme’s people actually suffering… and maybe a few less racial stereotypes (ooo, we al evil Japanese ambassadal)… or that stupid-arse force field door craptastic setup just to kill Qui-Gon in Episode I would have saved it. Okay, so just a small coat of paint wouldn’t be quite enough :)

For the other two, just erase Hayden and, I don’t know, insert Jake from Two and a Half Men in a few years, or a digitized Urkel, with better lines… or maybe no lines.

I think Georgie just forgot what character motivation was all about.

Stupid Anakin

11/18/07 @ 02:39
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

For my part, I’m still the of the opinion that the sequence they were created in is the one to follow. The original is still my favourite and I don’t have a problem with the special edition futzing around with it.

11/21/07 @ 10:06
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

I don’t have a problem even with most of the futzing done in the special edition, but perhaps you can tell me: when the spirits show up at the end of Return of the Jedi, did they replace Sebastian Shaw with Hayden Christensen?

I had heard that’s what they did, and even though I have no problem with young Jabba showing up and digital stormtroopers riding digital giant lizards, cutting and pasting in that damned twerp for a tawdry tie-in with the prequels in the final scene of the trilogy really, really would rub me the wrong way.

Or perhaps you have a version of Star Wars from before they did this?

Ah, here we go. Here’s the image from the 2004 DVD Release… words escape me:

Hayden replaces Sebastian

11/22/07 @ 05:15
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

I said I didn’t have a problem with the futzing with the first one; I said nothing about “Return” :) Yeah, I think that the change removing Shaw was utterly unnecessary.

11/22/07 @ 11:27
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