New Best Way to Watch or to Introduce Someone to Star Wars

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New Best Way to Watch or to Introduce Someone to Star Wars

Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:51 am

Don't know if anyone is interested this but when I have kids I have now found the order I am going to show them Star Wars in.

Below is a series of articles by Drew McQueeny, one of my favourite online film critics who has just finished showing it to his kids, Toshi and Allen. Each if the articles brought a tear to my eye and are well worth a read.

Throughout the articles he makes a great case for watching them in this order:

IV, V, I, II, III, VI


A New Hope

The Empire Strikes Back

THe Phantom Menace

Attack of the Clones

Revenge of the Sith

Return of the Jedi

Here's a link to the previous and continuing adventures of the kids
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:40 pm

try the clone war cartoons first matey
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Postby spideyGirl » Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:57 pm

chris.ph wrote:try the clone war cartoons first matey


:lol: :lol:

Though that order is not bad in terms of story. :D
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:23 pm

its the right timeline spidey and it will get the kids interested without all the special effects
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Postby DaveC » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:24 pm

chris.ph wrote:try the clone war cartoons first matey


I have the two cartoons from 2004/5 and say the film from 2008 but not seen the series yet, will pounce when I see them cheap.

The kids in the articles had only seen a few bits of the series which cool. :)
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Postby spideyGirl » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:27 pm

Oh I thought you were joking Chris! :oops: My lad got into the films but he's not fussed on the cartoons :D
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Postby chris.ph » Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:34 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Postby chuffed » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:27 am

NO!! start with IV then work in release order... only way to watch them I reckon, we did that with my boy... actually thinking about it we had to cause he was about 4 when he watched them first time and only phantom menace had been released at the cinema by that time!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:45 am

It's child cruelty to impose Star Wars on a minor!

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:05 am

I don't like Star Wars :P
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Postby DaveC » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:17 am

That's fine. :D


Anyway, I'm sticking with the new order, makes you really, really want Emperor to die at the end :D
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Postby pip » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:39 am

But they only made three star wars films :wink:
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Postby raisindot » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:15 pm

pip wrote:But they only made three star wars films :wink:


Oh Jeez. You had to go all political on us. Godwin's Law will be comin' about any time now. :D
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:14 pm

pip wrote:But they only made three star wars films :wink:
I've only ever seen I II and III :P First Indiana Jones now Star Wars,I never watch the right ones apparently. :lol:
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Postby stripy_tie » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:54 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:I don't like Star Wars :P


Neither do i really, it's not that i hate it, it's just that i don't really care / find it all that interesting.

Also, if i get my way they won't be setting eyes on a television screen until they're at least 8 years old, hopefully a couple years later than that. TV rots and cripples imagination. Just heaps and heaps and heap of books and running around outside and riding bikes for quite a while.

They'll definitely know the names of every tree species and be able to identify it by it's leaves. You see kids that can identify every brand name by it's logo but if you pointed at an oak tree and asked what it was they'd give you a blank look.
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