Jump to content

Star Wars The Force Awakens Discussion


AppleFanBoy
 Share

Recommended Posts

OK, so I'm a Star Wars fan and am excited about the new movie but my wife rolls her eyes at me anytime I mention it.

 

I figured there might be some fans of kindred spirit (or Force) here that would like discuss the movie.

 

So who thinks the female character is Han and Leia's daughter?

 

I want to show my 10 year old son the other movies before we watch the new one.  Should I show him episodes 4-6 first or start at episode 1? Or skip 1-3 altogether?

 

 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

OK, so I'm a Star Wars fan and am excited about the new movie but my wife rolls her eyes at me anytime I mention it.

 

I figured there might be some fans of kindred spirit (or Force) here that would like discuss the movie.

 

So who thinks the female character is Han and Leia's daughter?

 

I want to show my 10 year old son the other movies before we watch the new one.  Should I show him episodes 4-6 first or start at episode 1? Or skip 1-3 altogether?

I heard that there's a heavily modified version of episodes 1 to 3 that summarizes the movie rather well, and also takes out the filler parts.  I believe that may be the best option for your son.  But, if you decide to go vanilla, I'd strongly suggest watching the movies starting with episode 1. Minus JarJar Binks and other small issues, the entire movie series from episodes 1 to 6 was enjoyable for me. 

 

Actually, something on my bucket list is to watch all 6 of the first movies in one day.  It'll be glorious!

 

EDIT: Found the heavily modified version, it's called The Phantom Edit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9LEhOZZbuk

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I heard that there's a heavily modified version of episodes 1 to 3 that summarizes the movie rather well, and also takes out the filler parts.  I believe that may be the best option for your son.  But, if you decide to go vanilla, I'd strongly suggest watching the movies starting with episode 1. Minus JarJar Binks and other small issues, the entire movie series from episodes 1 to 6 was enjoyable for me. 

 

Actually, something on my bucket list is to watch all 6 of the first movies in one day.  It'll be glorious!

 

EDIT: Found the heavily modified version, it's called The Phantom Edit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9LEhOZZbuk

I prefer to go old school.  

 

I don't know if I could carve out enough time in my busy schedule to watch all 6 in one day.  I'll be lucky to get a couple in on a weekend.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  Should I show him episodes 4-6 first or start at episode 1? Or skip 1-3 altogether?

 

There really is no question.  Start with the originals and then go back to fill in the story with the newer episodes.

 

It is only in this way that your son can share the true misery of Episode 1.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

There really is no question. Start with the originals and then go back to fill in the story with the newer episodes.

 

It is only in this way that your son can share the true misery of Episode 1.

Thats what I'm leaning towards. Might as well let him experience good Star Wars before JarJar.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

My son is now 7, he took a huge interest in Star Wars about a year ago.  I started with Ep4-6 on DVD (ripped from the widescreen laser disc) then Ep1-3.  He's watched a little of the Clone Wars show, but loves Rebels.

 

We also have the DVD release of 4-6 with the bonus disc that is what he usually watches nowadays.

 

Can't wait for December!!!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

While I'm looking forward to the release, I have to be honest that with Disney basically un-canonizing literally all of the EU, my hopes of eventually seeing Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy brought to the big screen are all but totally vaporized, and thus the one thing that would have truly potentially excited me as much if not more than the magic of the original trilogy from when I was younger.  

 

I can understand wanting to do away with some, maybe even most of the EU, but I had hoped one day before I died someone might translate that trilogy to cinema somehow.  Recasts of the original would have been a given to be sure, but that's the only thing that truly matched the strength and magic of the original trilogy for me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4, 5, 1 (optional), 2, 3, 6

 

 

Sent using Tapatalk

Machete order! That's how I showed my kids the movies.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This "Star Wars" nerd thread is the virtual version of this queue outside the Ziegfeld Theatre, just waiting…for me to poop on...

 

 

AJ

 

 

I always loved this part of this episode of Conan O'Brian. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...