Girlfriend has never seen Star Wars. In what order should we watch them?

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Which order to watch Star Wars?

  1. Chronological (in order of the story)

  2. Order in which they were made

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  1. miamialley macrumors 68030

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    In what order should I show the movies to her? Chronological order according to the story or the order in which they were made?
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The order in which they were made. If you start with episode 1, she won't get to the good ones.
     
  3. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Good question.
    We all had to watch as they were released, but today, I personally would watch in chronological order. The whole series makes the most sense this way.
     
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  5. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

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    Watching them in "Episode" order would just be confusing. Nothing is established in Episode 1. The film assumes that the audience already knows this universe, so no explanation is offered as to what the Force is, or who the Jedi are, or why we should care about any of it. All of the surprises of the original trilogy would be spoiled, like Yoda's introduction or Vader's revelation. And we won't even mention what a mess the story of Episode 1 is.

    Watch them in the order they were made. It just makes it so much simpler.
     
  6. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    It's far quicker, and far less psychologically damaging, to simply tell her that the relationship isn't working.
     
  7. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Good point. I would like to change my poll response please.
     
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    Too funny!
     
  10. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Definitely oldest made first. You gain the appreciation of where the series came from and where it's going. Watching it in episode order isn't that fascinating.
     
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    If she likes drama then Empire will be exciting! To this day most people believe Empire was the best Star Wars movie! The bad guys win!
     
  12. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    If you don't have the original original trilogy, don't bother letting her watch. The butchered remake/enhanced/special edition versions is a travesty.:mad::mad::mad: Hans shot first, dagnabbit!:mad: Anyone who says otherwise is a "stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder.";)
     
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  14. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Talk about a lopsided poll!

    I remember seeing episode 6 in the theater. It was was one those that felt epic. I wasn't alive when first 3 were released. Agreed that episode 1 is terrible, but you've still got to watch it.
     
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    Another vote for machete order. It really makes sense the way the stories tie together.

    4-5-2-3-6

    Skip 1. It's basically useless story wise and just adds confusion IMO
     
  16. miamialley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Before I posted the poll, I had no idea there were more than two options for how to watch the series, lol.
     
  17. merkava macrumors member

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    Yep, but more specifically: Despecialized 4-6.

    The only way to watch the prequels is via the Red Letter Media/Plinkett commentaries.
     
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    No.

    If most responses lean towards one particular preference, maybe that preference is worth noting?

    More to the point, why would you want to inflict dross on your girl friend? Or, rather, put another way, why would you insist on putting her through torture just to introduce her to a world that you love?

    Anyway, you need to be clear in your own head as to what outcome you desire: So, I will offer you another poll choice, one that reads as follows: Do you wish her merely 1) be be introduced to this universe, 2) be smothered by it, 3) learn to share your love of it? 4) Perhaps, even grow to like it herself?

    If you desire an answer - or outcome - somewhere between 3) and 4), I would suggest that you watch 4-6, and only if she shows a passionate desire and wonders whether a backstory exists, should you even contemplate mentioning the mere existence of episodes 1-3.
     
  20. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Even at this, the fact that she hasn't seen them is probably a deal breaker. And never, ever mention episode 1.
     
  21. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    A deal-breaker for which of them? If I was subjected to episode as a condition of a relationship, it would be true to say that this might become a bit of a deal breaker for me, too.....

    Well, if I was to be smothered and suffocated in something of the sort - even assuming My Onlie Beloved wished to introduce me to his private mental space with a viewing of their series, I might think to wonder where it is possible to admit to tedium, or being underwhelmed.

    A message to guys: If you want her to like what you like - or, even, perhaps, not develop an actual deep and passionate loathing of it - show her what is good about it; she doesn't need every single last detail unless and until she had developed an interest in it.

    You know, there is a reason TV shows the sports highlights: Nobody, apart from the really zealous and perfervid fanatics, wants to see the 'lowlights'.
     
  22. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    There's no way to tell from the question or thread. I like what I like, and repeatedly being subject to something I don't care for usually results in really not liking it.

    I'd say try episode 4. If she asks for more, go ahead. If she doesn't, accept it. I don't think I've ever mentioned it, but never, ever mention episode 1.
     
  23. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    My girlfriend who has only recently seen them says chronological. She watched them in the order they were made.
     

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