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In what way I should watch a Star Wars Marathon? — Page 10

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  1. A new hope
  2. Empire
  3. Phantom menace
  4. Attack of the clones
  5. Revenge of the sith
  6. Return of the Jedi
  7. The force awakens
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Time to bump the marathon thread!

I’m now in the middle of ROTJ, started with R1, and… This was going to be a lead up to TLJ but honestly, I don’t feel like watching TFA at all. I don’t think I’ve seen it in a year anyways. I’m a little saddened by it but there’s more cringe-y moments than good stuff for me to pick it up.

Speaking of R1, the first hour is completely useless and that feeling only gets stronger by every viewing for me. I’m probably gonna hold back with this one too on later viewings…

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This is my preference:

ROGUE ONE.

STAR WARS (original version).

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (original version).

RETURN OF THE JEDI (original version).

THE FORCE AWAKENS.

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I’m going to marathon all the films minus The Clone Wars over two days before I see TLJ.

Not enough people read the EU.

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I watched Hal’s prequels over the course of this past week. I’m going to watch Rogue One at some point between now and next weekend, then marathon the OT plus TFA with some friends next Saturday. I’d have liked to do it the weekend before TLJ comes out, but the 2nd is the closest everyone’s schedules will permit.

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andyw715 said:

I watched SW as soon as I came home from R1… I hope in the near future, some theaters choose to do that double feature.

That would be really, really cool! 😄

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LexX said:

I just finished watching SW.

And I have to say… it felt so fantastically weird to see the opening crawl about rebels taking their first victory against the Empire, the same crawl I’ve been reading for 20 years, and now I was like “hey, I saw that victory yesterday!”. And then, after the two hours of action and what happened at the end of R1 the first half of SW had a very calming feeling after the battle instead of feeling like a slow start. Also the galaxy felt even more massive than before. Watching SW now didn’t feel like watching it for the first time but it did feel completely different than ever before. And only in a positive way, for me.

I’m super-glad that you feel that way! 😄 Rogue One so perfectly and delightfully expands the Star Wars galaxy in an amazing and breathtaking way! Like I’ve stated before watching Rogue One makes a person feel like they’re being drawn into a beautiful and luxurious painting! 😄

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I’m gonna give this thread a bump. I never marathon through these movies, I just watch whatever the hell I feel like watching.

I would recommend machete order IF The Force Awakens didn’t exist. For me, the time gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, especially to a first-time viewer is jarring. I watch the Unaltered Original Trilogy first, then I spring for the 2002-2005 Clone Wars 2D animated series, both DVDs back-to-back. Then watch Episode 3. Whether it be the “original” version, the extended cut on the Spleen, a fan edit (the best one is hands down Labyrinth of Evil V4.2, but I digress) I feel like you can skip out on the embarrassing mess that is Episode 2. The time gab between Episodes 1&2 is so big, that the characters are entirely different people by the second movie, but the second movie is so bad it’s only enjoyable if your completely inebriated. Episode 3 has Return of the Jedi highs, and Attack of the Clones lows. If you’re wanting more, watch a few episodes of the 2008 CGI Clone Wars show just to space the original trilogy and the sequel trilogy even more. Then move onto The Force Awakens. Sorry for the wall of text.

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Rebels
Rogue One
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
The Force Awakens
The Last Jedi

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BillionaireHobo287 said:

MalàStrana said:

BillionaireHobo287 said:
It helps explain many of JJ Abrams directing choices for the Force Awakens (practical effects).

What ? Most of EpI is practical effects. Do you think Maz is practical effet ?

Sorry. I was too lazy to come up with something else and besides the Phantom Menace has the worst looking Blu Ray of the series, mainly due to the CGI.

I bet you can’t even tell which parts are CGI.

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Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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My order is release order for newcomers and chronological order for everyone else.

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Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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Didn’t I read somewhere that the only shot in tpm without any cgi is the shot of toxic gas coming out of the vent?

Not that that means there aren’t plenty of practical effects as well.

Although I have to say, as annoying and terrible as jarjar was his cgi was incredible, especially for 99. I’m not saying all of the cgi in the film is believable, but I’ve never looked at jar jar and thought he looked fake. Mostly just thought “shut the f up”

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TPM is the only prequel I don’t dislike for its effects.

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I’m probably in the minority but the cgi in the prequels “mostly” doesn’t bother me. The only example I can think of that look fake to me in motion without just screenshotting an awkward single frame is the opening shot of the space ships in rots.

That being said the method of production hurt the films as a whole by not giving the actors anything to react to. But the cgi itself usually looks good to me.

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I’m probably in the minority but the cgi in the prequels “mostly” doesn’t bother me.

CGI doesn’t bother at all in anything. I can’t think of any CGI effect SW or otherwise that looked glaringly fake, which is why I can’t stand it when people complain that a movie has too much CGI. How do you even notice? Sure, I can sometimes deduce what’s CGI based on the practically of filming it, but even then, it still looks real. In fact, anytime there’s no visible faces, I think EA Battlefront looks like live-action (granted the way the characters move still looks unnatural and gamey, but that’s besides the point).

Am I the only one who would rather watch R1 after the OT instead of before ANH?

If you’ve seen them all before, I don’t see anything wrong with having RO before ANH. You could even cut to ANH crawl instead of RO’s credits and have the two flow seemlessly together.

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Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I’m probably in the minority but the cgi in the prequels “mostly” doesn’t bother me.

CGI doesn’t bother at all in anything. I can’t think of any CGI effect SW or otherwise that looked glaringly fake, which is why I can’t stand it when people complain that a movie has too much CGI. How do you even notice?

How do you not?

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I didn’t count the Scorpion King cuz I’d heard he wasn’t finished when the studio rushed the film to theaters. I just did some research on it now, and I can’t find a clear-cut answer, though that one is tossed around here and there.

chyron8472 said:

Why guess how old Frink is when it’s easier just to say he’s a crotchety old man?

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Anakin Starkiller said:

I didn’t count the Scorpion King cuz I’d heard he wasn’t finished when the studio rushed the film to theaters. I just did some research on it now, and I can’t find a clear-cut answer, though that one is tossed around here and there.

Anything else you don’t count that we should be aware of?

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TV’s Frink said:

Anakin Starkiller said:

I didn’t count the Scorpion King cuz I’d heard he wasn’t finished when the studio rushed the film to theaters. I just did some research on it now, and I can’t find a clear-cut answer, though that one is tossed around here and there.

Anything else you don’t count that we should be aware of?

Possibly this.

I want to be naked, running through the streets.
I want to invite this so-called chaos you think I dare not be.
I want to be weightless, flying through the air.
I want to drop all these limitations and return to what I was born to be.