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.
Star Wars Movie Viewing Order – UPDATE
6 responses to “Star Wars Movie Viewing Order – UPDATE”
Where’s the option for IV, V, VI, do not exist lalala I can’t hear you?
How about IV, V, VI. Prequals be damned!
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.
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