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Mountain_Man

Snaplocket wrote:

So I've finally watched the original trilogy because I say this on Limited Run Games website and wanted to have vague knowledge of the series before playing it.

The original trilogy is very good.

Ah, you skipped the first three episodes? Too bad, but, yes, even with only half of the saga under your belt, you should still have enough familiarity with the Star Wars universe to appreciate Knights of the Old Republic, although I think some of it may be lost on you (in particular the struggle between the Jedi and the Sith which is a significant plot arc in Episodes 1, 2, and 3 but is barely even hinted at in 4, 5, and 6; the first three episodes also show the Jedi organization prior to its downfall, so more like they appear in KOTOR than they do in the second half of the film series).

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The Mountain Man

Snaplocket

@Mountain_Man Weren't the prequels made AFTER episodes IV, V and VI?

I'll probably watch Revenge of the Sith but I don't think I'll bother with episodes I or II.

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Mountain_Man

Snaplocket wrote:

@Mountain_Man Weren't the prequels made AFTER episodes IV, V and VI?

I'll probably watch Revenge of the Sith but I don't think I'll bother with episodes I or II.

The production order was backwards, where Episodes 4-6 were made before Episodes 1-3, but as far as the narrative is concerned, it tells a complete story about the fall and rise of Anakin Skywalker when watched in episodic order, which is how I prefer to watch the movies.

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dmcc0

@Mountain_Man I feel like watching in episodic order kind of spoils the big reveal in Empire though. I've seen a theory that the best order to watch is to start with EP4 & EP5, then go back and watch the prequels as a flashback of sorts, then watch the rest from EP6 onwards in order.

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Mountain_Man

dmcc0 wrote:

@Mountain_Man I feel like watching in episodic order kind of spoils the big reveal in Empire though. I've seen a theory that the best order to watch is to start with EP4 & EP5, then go back and watch the prequels as a flashback of sorts, then watch the rest from EP6 onwards in order.

There are two theories:

If you watch in episode order then it ruins the "Vader is Luke's father" twist. Alternatively, if you watch the second half first then it ruins the "Anakin turns to the dark side" twist. When my kids watched Star Wars for the first time, we watched it in narrative order, and they were so shocked when the hero of the story turned into the villain, and then cheered in the end when he redeemed himself (Return of the Jedi is a much better film when you know Anakin's backstory), so I consider that the proper order to watch the films.

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dmcc0

@Mountain_Man I guess it's an age thing. Watching the prequels first wasn't an option for me - they were out years after I'd seen the original trilogy so I tend to prefer to re-watch in release order.

I don't remember what order my kids first saw them, but the last time we re-watched them we did it in Episode order and even added Rogue One in there too (didn't bother with Solo). EP1 & 2 are pretty dire IMO so wouldn't recommend anyone start with those 😂

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dmcc0

Ralizah

The original trilogy is still the only one really worth watching unless you crave maximum context for adaptations that are heavily reliant on prequel lore, I guess.

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ophone

How's the newest trilogy anyway?
Of the newer films I only watched the spin-off Rogue One.

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dmcc0

@ophone Depends who you ask! Opinions seem to range from steaming pile of turd, to excellent. Reality is they are probably somewhere in between.

Ep7 is essentially a rehash of Ep4. Ep8 seems to get the most hate from Star Wars fans, but I actually thought it was decent enough. Some people I know absolutely loved Ep9, but I thought it was the weakest of the 3 - too much fan service for my liking and the story was pretty ridiculous

Main thing for me though is that they don't really feel like a trilogy of movies in the same way the others do. Did you ever play that game as a kid where you'd fold a piece of paper over and one person would draw a head, the next the body, and a third would draw the legs - Then you'd unfold the paper and see what everyone else had drawn? It's a bit like that 😂

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Jrpglover

[quote=dmcc0]@ophone Depends who you ask! Opinions seem to range from steaming pile of turd, to excellent. Reality is they are probably somewhere in between.

Ep7 is essentially a rehash of Ep4. Ep8 seems to get the most hate from Star Wars fans, but I actually thought it was decent enough. Some people I know absolutely loved Ep9, but I thought it was the weakest of the 3 - too much fan service for my liking and the story was pretty ridiculous
/quote]

The entire story from EP 7 and onwards don't make sense especially fins he was brainwashed from being a child into thinking the empire is good yet the moment he steps off the ship for the first time in his entire life and he suddenly thinks the empire is evil

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faint

@ophone I thought the first of the new trilogy was ok, second was great and the third was a total mess. Just my opinion

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@dmcc0 That paper thing is the best description I’ve ever seen for the new trilogy

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JaxonH

The newest trilogy’s biggest issue was lack of cohesion due to flip flopping directors.

Episode VII really was just A New Hope retold, but it was good. Episode VIII did little to advance the overall plot and is the weakest of the 3. It did, however, have a great ending. The final one did what it could to salvage the situation, and it was ok.

Rogue One was excellent though. And despite the poor reception, I rather enjoyed Solo as well. I wish they’d make another.

A January patch will remove the large text bubble in KOTOR, so that’s awesome. I have the collector edition preordered (the big one). Couldn’t resist.

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ophone

JaxonH wrote:

Rogue One was excellent though.

I second that, touching story and impressive special effects.
Just a pity I watched the German dub.

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Oswinner

I watched the prequel trilogy in one go the other week. Don’t know what made me do it but i thought I’d whack on Phantom Menace for giggles and although it’s not amazing, it’s not as bad as people make out, its watchable lol. And I just love the podrace and lightsaber duels in it.

Episode two is slightly better but not amazing either whilst I bloody love three.

Gonna go through Solo (never watched) and Rogue One (very good) next before taking on the original trilogy (amazing, amazing, good).

Not a fan of the new trilogy. 7 is good but too similar to 4. 8 gets a bit silly and 9 gets really silly.

I’d rate them something like;

1: ***
2: ***
3: *****
4: *****
5: *****
6: ****
7: ***
8: **
9: *

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Oswinner

Losermagnet

I'm really fond of the prequel trilogy even though it has a lot of problems. There's an overuse of greenscreen effects and the actors lack chemistry or direction or something and that sterilizes the atmosphere a bit. But those were the Star Wars movies I grew up with and I have a lot of nostalgia for them. Plus - they have awesome lightsaber fights and awesome soundtracks. The latest trilogy I found kind of ho-hum but I also really liked Solo and Rogue One.

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Snaplocket

Just finished watching Revenge of the Sith.
Okay movie, not as good as the original trilogy.
I should probably watch Rogue One at some point as it's apparently one of the best movies to be released since Revenge of the Sith.

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Mountain_Man

ophone wrote:

How's the newest trilogy anyway?
Of the newer films I only watched the spin-off Rogue One.

Rogue One is the best of the Disney films. Solo is decent. All the rest are terrible.

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Snaplocket

@Oswinner Personally I thought Revenge of the Sith was a 3 1/3 out of 5 but otherwise agree with your numbers for the original trilogy.

Didn't see any of the others.

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