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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?

  1. Episode I

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  2. Episode II

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  3. Episode III

    21 vote(s)
    33.9%
  4. Episode IV

    29 vote(s)
    46.8%
  5. Episode V

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  6. Episode VI

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  7. Episode VII

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  8. Episode VIII

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  1. cawatrooper

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    IV: Iconic and exciting. Just a really cool establishment of the Alliance v Empire dynamic.

    III: Love the drum beats and the flying section. It's really cool for a bout 3 minutes, but quickly falls apart to cringey comedy after that

    VII: Familiar yet wholly alien. I remember almost in tears of joy from the first beats of the 21st Century Fox jingle

    VI: Kind of the reverse of ROTS- a slow beginning that just gets better and better as it goes on

    I: Drastically different than anything else Star Wars at the time (and still, really) but it stands out because of that

    Rogue One: No text and a slow Flashback of a beginning. Weird, but the early Empire era stuff was cool to see

    V: The real action doesn't start for a little bit, but you can tell from the beginning that something is about to go down really soon

    II: A lot of action, but it's hard to really care much about it.
     
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    Revenge of the Sith's opening is the most exciting and epic. That war beat, the Jedi starfighters flying into battle and crossing the hull of the Venator Star Destroyer. The chaos and destruction above Coruscant, and the sun on the horizon. No other opening compares.
    And though it's not remotely as exciting, Vader and Moff Jerjerrod's opening dialogue in ROTJ is great, as is Director Krennic's ship flying over the rings of Lah'mu.

     
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    I’m tied between A new hope and Revenge of the Sith. A new hope with the iconic scene of the star destroyer chasing the Tantive IV. Revenge of the Sith because it looked visually amazing over Coruscant. The space fight was also really action packed and entertaining.
     
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    Episode III can't be beat. What a battle. Breathtaking even after all these years.
    I like all prequel openings, actually. I like the tone of TPM (the ship, the designs, the sound) and I like the gloominess of EII with the fog and the clouds. There's no war, but something's coming.
     
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    rogue one is actually my favorite because of the cinematography and sound. The scene in it's self is just OK but the Iceland black sand and the shot of the ship flying over the beach is just beautiful. ANH is the best opening scene overall though. Puts anyone new to Star Wars in instant awe. ROTS opening is like a full episode of clone wars, literally an episode within an episode.
     
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  6. Pobody's Nerfect

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    Heath Ledger's Joker robbing the bank at the opening of Batman: The Dark Knight.

    But of the Star Wars films, the Star Destroyer capturing Leia's ship in A New Hope.
     
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  7. Ruralfarmboy

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    Mre are ...
    ...ok, I am a 'broken record' ...
    Each of 'em.
    I don't have a 'one favorite'.
    Like askin' me ... which of my daughters is my favorite.
    I treat Star Wars ... most All of it That'a way.
    I Love 'em All.
    Beginning, Middle, End.
    Star Wars Saga Stories.
    Star Wars: A Star Wars Story Stories (I know, we only got 1 just now).
     
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    Still Episode IV...
     
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    The first one. Sucked me in and held me for 40 years.

    #2 is Return of the Jedi. Not as forgiving as Vader, I gotta met this guy.

    #3 Last Jedi which sucked me and never let go like the first one in a completely different fashion.

    #4 The Force Awakens

    #5 Revenge of the Sith

    #6 Empire

    #7 Phantom Menace

    #8 AOTC

    R1
    Solo
     
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    IV will always be my favorite just because of how iconic it is and makes me feel like a little kid every time I see it and I always get a big goofy smile. III is a close second though because it just dives right into the action with space combat followed by the duel with Count Dooku.
     
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    this really was a hard vote. ANH, ESB, ROTJ, and TFA are all awesome.
    i ended up going with TFA because i can't resist the jaguar purr of that command shuttle. XD
     
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    i very nearly ticked 'TFA' like the wise trooper above me, as it's part of my fav 40 minutes of SW.

    i went with ep IV as it's just so iconic, but it was close.
    i can't really put the rest in order.. all great.
     
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    I voted for the classic: ANH.

    But all movies have a great start. Even the prequels that I dislike.
     
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    I'm the only one who picked Empire?! :( I just really love how non action packed it is. It's just so chill, with such phenomenal character writing right off the bat. It's such a lovely low key start within a saga with very few low key moments.

    I'm also really keen on TLJ's opening "drop" to the planet's surface. Felt like a roller coaster. And of course ANH and RotS are classics. Right into the action with John Williams brilliant score. Can't go wrong with those two.
     
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    No question, it's ROTS for me. The pounding drums of war, the "waterfall" sequence that leads into the seemingly endless tracking shot as we follow our heroes into battle, the camera closing in on the cockpit in a seamless blend of CGI and "live" action, the dialogue between Anakin and Obi-wan...cinematic perfection.
     
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    Sentimental vote: ANH
    ..as a symbol for the "star war" itself between the "hopeful but tiny" rebels and the "ALLMIGHTY" imperials.

    Recent: TFA.. because of it being the first SW film in theatre that I could enjoy together with my son. Unforgetable... after so much years :D
     
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    III, It Jumps Straight Into The Action. And Doesn’t Immediately Cut To A Planet
     
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    I love Rey's introduction. It's not an opening scene, I know, but it would have worked well as one and it's close enough to the beginning of TFA to count (at least to me). It's just so beautifully shot and it does a great job at establishing Rey as a character. She's the only live, bright thing in that dead desert, the contrast is gorgeous. That sequence is one of the most beautiful in the entire saga.
     
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    The Force Awakens, for me.
     
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    If we're just talking about the first few seconds; the opening SHOT, then TFA.

    If we're talking about the opening SCENE, then probably SOLO.

    Cheers,
    Jayson
     
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