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.

What order will you show the Star Wars movies to your kids?

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6 responses to “Star Wars Movie Viewing Order – UPDATE”

  1. Colin Avatar

    Where’s the option for IV, V, VI, do not exist lalala I can’t hear you?

    1. TheTick Avatar

      HA! One sec.

  2. Joey Avatar

    How about IV, V, VI. Prequals be damned!

    1. TheTick Avatar

      Added that option!

  3. Mike Sakasegawa Avatar

    Interesting. I had always planned on doing 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, but not only does that have the Ep I badness, it also leaves you on a down note. That Machete order looks intriguing.

    Have you heard about Topher Grace’s re-edit of the prequel trilogy? Condensed all three into 85 minutes, and from what I’ve read it’s the best extant fan edit.

    1. TheTick Avatar

      Yeah, that order looks great. Wish I’d thought of it.

      I saw that bit about Topher Grace’s edit at Slashfilm. Sucks it won’t be able to be released, but it seems like there’s enough info on what was in it that an enterprising community member somewhere could make a similar edit.

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