Star Wars Movie Viewing Order – UPDATE
I ran this poll a long time ago, but I read an article the other day about viewing the Star Wars movies in a completely different order that has completely changed my thoughts on how to watch Star Wars. It’s called the Machete order. You start with A New Hope, then Empire with it’s gnarly cliffhanger/reveal…and then shows you how young Anakin Skywalker’s slide towards the Dark Side of the Force, but without most of Jar-Jar and the creepy “I knew you as a child now I’m making babies with you” aspect of the Anakin/Padme relationship. It actually IMPROVES the Palpatine being Sidious reveal along with it. It’s honestly pretty brilliant, and I think it’s what I’m going to do for my kids. Thomas has seen bits and pieces but Mattie will be unspoiled.