Star Wars Question

(12 Posts)
goplayout Thu 01-Aug-13 14:01:27

My ds(8) wants to watch the full set of Star Wars movies. Dh says he should watch them in chronological order ie. the newly made prequels before the originals. Friend says opposite - that they will make more sense if watched in the order they were filmed...... please can you advise which would be best order for an 8yr old. I have only ever seen the original so am clueless!

Thank you

LadyMaryQuiteContrary Thu 01-Aug-13 14:05:06

If he's 8 then I would start at from 1 to 6 (Phantom Menace?) as it may not make sense to start from half way through. smile

CockyFox Thu 01-Aug-13 14:07:05

DS watched them in the order they were made but didn't have the clicking into place we all had when we saw the new ones he just kept asking why things he had seen hadn't already happened.
I think it would have made more sense to him to see them in chronological order but for an adult or brighter child than mine seeing the new ones first means the original films lose something, you know to much about it.

Spirael Thu 01-Aug-13 14:09:05

They would make more sense watched in chronological order for someone new to StarWars.

HOWEVER, Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith is a 12A film and I think the section where you see a main character on fire, flailing on the ground with his legs cut off is a bit gory and potentially nightmare fuel.

For that reason I'd suggest letting your DS watch the original three films and save the other three until he's a bit older. However, you'll know best whether he's likely to be traumatised or not!

CrackersandCheese Thu 01-Aug-13 14:12:08

The order they were made smile

BeQuicksieorBeDead Thu 01-Aug-13 14:24:07

I would just deny that the three new ones had been made at all. If there is no Harrison Ford, leave it out!

goplayout Thu 01-Aug-13 14:32:56

grin at BeQuicksie

goplayout Thu 01-Aug-13 16:22:06

Thank you all

mizu Sun 08-Sep-13 16:35:56

bequick totally agree about the Harrison Ford thing smile

RobotHamster Sun 08-Sep-13 16:37:41

But.... There are only three Star Wars films confused

grin

Chubfuddler Sun 08-Sep-13 16:37:50

Revenge of the sith is worth the turgid first two prequels

Otherwise agree with others, watch them in order made. And be prepared to sob at the end of return of the Jedi

AnythingNotEverything Sun 08-Sep-13 16:43:07

I think the order they were made. I just don't think they would work 1-6.

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