I can only hope that parents are smart enough to show them in release order, not by the number of the "episode".
the impact of Darth Vader being Luke's father was one of THE greatest movie moments in history.
What? They destroy the ring at the end? Wow, now you spoiled Lord of the Rings for me.Wait, what, Darth Vader is Lukes father? Oh now you spoiled Star Wars for me too! 8-|
Except...I find the prequels make the original trilogy better. Despite the poor storytelling in eps 1-3, there's actually a good story at its core - just ineptly told. But in spite of the prequel mess, having that back story does add an extra flavour to eps 4-6. Vader's first entrance on the blockade runner, his obsessive hunt in Empire, and pretty much the whole of the Vader-Emperor-Luke stuff in Jedi: all of it feels deeper and improved, to me, despite the prequels being flimsy in themselves.Has anybody else found that?
Except...I find the prequels make the original trilogy better.Has anybody else found that?
It’s too bad I never got that moment I knew that Vader was Luke’s father before I watched the movie.
I think the twist the Vader was Lukes father was fantastic, but unfortunately my generation cant 100% appreciate it because we simply were most likely aware of it before we even watched the films.
That's sad too or two!
Just curious but how would you have wrote the three prequels, simon?
Well, as I mentioned, the story is a good one, it's just the storytelling that doesn't work. It's mostly a pacing issue:- Have the spark of the clone wars begin in episode 1, at the same time as Palpatine's slow rise and the discovery of Anakin.- Have ep2 be a full on clone wars war movie from start to finish. Anakin as a hero, but with increasingly dubious/desperate tactics. Cliffhanger ending of some sort pushing him right to the edge (basically, like in the original Clone Wars animated series, on top of the temple as his anger gets the better of him).- The whole of ep3 is then about Anakin's fall, rather than squishing it into the last half.
Has anybody else found that?
Basic suggested watching order is: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6
Basic suggested watching order is: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6Which I actually think is probably the best way to do it. You get the Vader/Father revelation, then have an extended flashback to what happened, which builds up the background as I described earlier, just in time for the showdown in Jedi.I like it.