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Which Opening Scene Is Your Favorite?

Discussion in 'General Movie Discussion' started by The Hero With No Fear, Jun 6, 2017.

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What is your favorite opening scene?

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  3. Episode III

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  4. Episode IV

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  5. Episode V

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  6. Episode VI

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  7. Episode VII

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  1. The Hero With No Fear

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    After the opening crawl, each of the movies have their own unique start. Which one of these opening scenes are your favorite?

    Personally, my favorite is the opening to ROTS. It takes you right into the action with some great dogfighting. One of the many things I like about the film!
     
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    Seconded. As great as ANH's opening scene is, it loses its novelty upon repeat viewings. ROTS starts you off with about 20 minutes of fun action from the moment the crawl ends.

    I would say:

    Upon repeat viewings:

    • ROTS
    • TPM - the first time I saw Jedi effortlessly dispatch the battle droids, and the lightsaber slice through the blast door :eek:.
    • ROTJ - establishes the plot straightaway with no hesitation. Highlights the important segments of the upcoming scenes, and starts advancing the plot.

    Standalone viewings:

    • ANH - the first time you see the Star Destroyer make its way onscreen, and it keeps on coming and coming and coming... then Darth Vader enters the scene and crushes that guy's neck :D.
     
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    I only remember ANH :confused:
     
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    Same here, A New Hope, straight after the opening crawl we're straight into the action with the music & scene playing it's part.
     
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    For me its ANH every time that opening scene with the Star Destroyer is just phenomenal right from the start you get a feel for just how powerful the Empire is.
     
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    I could not vote.
    Each Episode IS my favorite as each is the next part of the Story we are Told.

    I LOVE Them ALL !
     
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    ANH opening, straight into the action and the beginning of this great journey!
     
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    Return of the Jedi for Vader's great arrival on the Death Star

    Revenge of the Sith for music and pure excitement

    A New Hope for being the start of it all

    And Rogue One, getting an honorable mention, for making us wonder how this standalone thing would work and for giving us the memorable Krennic theme
     
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    For me it's the opening of ROTS (War!) followed by the opening of TFA.
     
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    Dang it, I didn't think about TFA, for some reason. That one might go before ROTS for me.
     
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    Whilst certainly not my favourite, the opening to Attack of the Clones really possesses a strong sense of eeriness to it that I feel is often overlooked.
     
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    Agreed. Also, welcome to the Cantina!
     
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    ANH just because that is what started it all.

    But there are plenty of awesome openings in the other movies as well. TFA we get introduced to so much so quick in the opening scene.
     
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    It's gotta be ANH - First time being introduced to a galaxy far far away and the tone is set immediately. The scope of the struggle, the overpowering empire chasing a small defenceless looking vessel... Then the introduction of Darth Vader, just epic
     
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    Agree 100%, and I'd put TPM at #3.
     
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    Watched AOTC today, think the opening for that is very underrated. Corsucant skyline, relative silence and then...boom. In fact, the opening for all three of the prequels hold their own.

    ROTS was the only one I saw in the cinema back in the day, the thunderous drum beat, the enormity of the cruisers, hands down win I reckon.
     
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    Speaking of the TPM opening: One of my favorite lines of all SW films .... "You were right about one thing master. The negotiations were short."
     
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    III or IV
     
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    Good choices, especially IV.
     
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    For me, it's probably TFA. I was too young to be able to experience the original Star Wars in theaters, and I really only remembered my experience at ROTS. But I was so hyped about TFA, and I thought it really set the tone for what I think will be an amazing trilogy. It helped cement that Kylo Ren was going to be a true villain, and that he meant business.
     
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