What will someone seeing them in Episode Order think?
Did you guys know that there were GUYS out there who are around our age who have never seen ANY Star Wars movie?
I'll ask him why and post his answer here as well.
I took it for granted he'd seen the other films. He is a buddy of mine I work out with and part of my "Strike Team" posse for Tuesday Night showings of "The Shield" (F/X Emmy Award winning cop show in gang-land Los Angeles).
He's seen my SW collection but never been too interested. I always assumed that was because he'd seen the stuff and it bored him, would cost him too much to collect, or he just wasn't a fan. It never occured to me that he hadn't seen the movies!
But I will seek clarity: if he's never seen ANY of the movies, or just not any of the prequels.
But I DO think it's NONE of them!
Tonight he has time to watch The Phantom Menace. I know he is busy with his college summer school courses, but how soon will he want to see Attack of the Clones if TPM is his first SW exposure?
Does episode order work for adults.
TPM is more a kids' movie, with the story very intentionally getting darker and staying darker until ROTJ's Ewoks. TPM and a lot of AOTC were meant to show how the galaxy was before the war came - and what Jedi were like before they were generals or hunted-down exiles.
So will my friend proceed to watch all the movies? ROTS may be seen by him in the theater, but we do have the option of the bootleg DVD if I can borrow it from my friend - but I'm seeing it again in the theater regardless. Therefore I'd prefer it if my new Star Wars pal sees the show on the big screen and wished he could actually see all the shows that way...
Anyway, now we have the chance to get an adult's response who is not comparing any childhood memories of loving the classics to the newness of the prequels, none of that.
We'll see how he likes it all. What he's interested in watching and knowing about. Who his favorite characters are, etc.
BTW, after everything, and she'd seen the classics once a long time ago, my girlfriend, having just watched the prequels with me and ROTS in the theater with me twice, prefers the Original Trilogy.
She does not like Anakin.
She likes Obi-Wan throughout all the movies.
She thinks Palpatine steals the show in ROTS.
She loves Yoda in all the movies, ROTS and ESB the most.
She thinks Princess Leia rocks way more than Padme.
She likes Luke.
She loves Han Solo.
I think she likes ESB and ROTJ the best. And she really does love Ewoks!
I will keep you updated on the newest initiate to our cult.