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Which movie do you like better?
The Phantom Menace
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Revenge of the Sith
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I think it would be cool if they had just left Anakin to die at the end and not shown Palpatine coming to his rescue.
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Proudfoot wrote:
I think it would be cool if they had just left Anakin to die at the end and not shown Palpatine coming to his rescue.


Now that my friend is a good statement and I am behind you on this 100%.
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That's a good question. I think from a film standpoint it would have been best not to show Anakin as Darth Vader in the PT. I don't know how that could have been done, but I guess to have left off when Obi Wan left Anakin on lavaworld, and then if you do show Vader have it be a cut ahead of time where those who don't know are left wondering who he is and maybe make it vague as to whether he is Anakin or not.

The problem is that we who saw the originals first, which is most of the people watching the movies at least when they came out, know that Anakin is Vader and so the mystery would have been kind of confusing, and from a fan perspective seeing Vader at the end of ROTS is one of the best moments in the PT.

The thing is that the prequels are really kind of meant to fill in the blanks of what we already know from the OT, not to be a series of movies watched in their chronological order, even if that was the intention. I've heard a discussion o0f the best order to view the movies for a first time watcher, and it was recommended to watch Ep. IV and V, and then watch the PT before watching Ep. VI, so that it is like an extended flashback that parallels the story of the OT with Luke and Anakin. I think that is a pretty good idea, but I don't know how well it would work.


Yeah, Adywan (the Star Wars: Revisited guy) is apparently going to edit the prequels to the point where they could theoretically be watched in chronological order without spoiling the mystery of the OT. He'd have to cut out quite a bit of RotS, though.

However, I have no problem personally with the concept of the prequels (the execution could have been much better though). I think even if we had a prequel trilogy that surpassed the originals, that they should be watched in order of release,. It's an interesting idea to keep out Anakin's transformation to Vader, but I think it's an essential part of the story and should have been left in.

And I've heard about the "IV V I II II VI" order, but I still prefer release order. If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".
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Jedi Joe wrote:
If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".


I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


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Mad Wook wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".


I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


I had never actually thought about this as I saw the OT before the prequels. On reflection though I do think it would be great if the secrets revealed in the OT (Anakin=Vader Leia=Sister) had not been spoiled, maybe Padme could have named Luke out loud and then whispered to Obi Wan with her last breath the name of the other child.
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Mad Wook wrote:

I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


But then it being revealed in RotJ would be utterly pointless. Maybe if the films were re-edited it would be fine, but meh, I still prefer release order...
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I agree they should be viewed in order of release if you've never seen them. Chronologically or the 4,5,1,2,3,6 orders for 2nd or 3rd viewings.


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Well, I have a niece and nephew that would reach a good age for viewing them in a couple of years. Trouble is, I'd rather not sully their (imminent) love of Star Wars by showing them the prequels too soon Razz .
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Proudfoot wrote:
Mad Wook wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".


I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


I had never actually thought about this as I saw the OT before the prequels. On reflection though I do think it would be great if the secrets revealed in the OT (Anakin=Vader Leia=Sister) had not been spoiled, maybe Padme could have named Luke out loud and then whispered to Obi Wan with her last breath the name of the other child.


I think the revelation that Luke even has a twin sister will be shocking enough for the fans who didn't know! Very Happy
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JainaSolo wrote:
Proudfoot wrote:
Mad Wook wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".


I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


I had never actually thought about this as I saw the OT before the prequels. On reflection though I do think it would be great if the secrets revealed in the OT (Anakin=Vader Leia=Sister) had not been spoiled, maybe Padme could have named Luke out loud and then whispered to Obi Wan with her last breath the name of the other child.


I think the revelation that Luke even has a twin sister will be shocking enough for the fans who didn't know! Very Happy


True, and most people would guess it was Leia.
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I was so young that I don't remember that "WHATTTTT" feeling when i found out Luke and Leia were twins, or Vader being his dad, but that must have been amazing, movies just don't keep secrets like that these days, with the Internet and all movies have lost their "big secret" moments.
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Exactly! Even James Earl Jones said his thought when reading his lines for the first time was: "No...he's lying." Ha. Smile
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Jedi Joe wrote:
I honestly almost lost it in the theater during the Order 66 sequence. It's just so depressing. Sad


Trust me, I know what you mean. I nearly go through the same thing every time I watch the movie, on DVD.
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JainaSolo wrote:
Proudfoot wrote:
I think it would be cool if they had just left Anakin to die at the end and not shown Palpatine coming to his rescue.


Now that my friend is a good statement and I am behind you on this 100%.



I agree with every single person in the galaxy who would've done that.
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JainaSolo wrote:
Proudfoot wrote:
Mad Wook wrote:
Jedi Joe wrote:
If you watch III before VI, it ruins the revelation that Leia is Luke's sister. Someone who hasn't seen the films would see Padme name the second twin "Leia" and think "WTF?!".


I don't know, that may make for an interesting revelation at the end of III.


I had never actually thought about this as I saw the OT before the prequels. On reflection though I do think it would be great if the secrets revealed in the OT (Anakin=Vader Leia=Sister) had not been spoiled, maybe Padme could have named Luke out loud and then whispered to Obi Wan with her last breath the name of the other child.


I think the revelation that Luke even has a twin sister will be shocking enough for the fans who didn't know! Very Happy



I agree with Jaina and not MadWook or Proudfoot.
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