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General Chat Thread, Watching Star Wars for the first time - What Order? in General; You only need to watch 4 (the original and best) then maybe 5, the rest are just waffle and done ...
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    You only need to watch 4 (the original and best) then maybe 5, the rest are just waffle and done for the money, but 4 was ground breaking. Saw it a few times when it originally came out, have it on VHS and read the book countless times...ok so I have a biased view!

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    4,5,6, 1,2,3 - the original order.

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    456123 didn't do me any harm - except for turning me into a geek.

    I did make my little sister watch them in 123456 order - and told her that it was illegal to not have watched StarWars by the time she was 10yrs old. Apparently she actually believed me for several years and reminded me of the fact a couple of weeks ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    4,5 and 6 only.
    The others aren't worth bothering with.
    I have to agree with this assessment. 1 is abysmal and has not a single redeeming element. 2 is poor. I haven't seen much of 3 but from what I've seen, it's just as bad as 2. There are some elements to 6 which aren't great, but most of it's good.

    To save you watching episode 3, here's a synopsis:

    STAR WARS EPISODE III A LOST HOPE - YouTube

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    Thanks guys. I'll probably go for the popular choice of 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. I already know the major surprise of Episode 5, it's been pretty hard to stay away from that line about parental lineage after all these years! :P

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    Why wouldnt you watch them in the "story order"? Despite quality issues I can't see the point of mixing up the story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcGuigan View Post
    I recently watched it in something called Machete Order which might be interesting, made me forget about Episode 1, even though it was the first I ever saw (I'm still a young'un, don't hurt me for that :P)

    Basic idea is that you watch IV, V, II, III, VI. In order to follow Luke's story with the Vader reveal kept quiet until the end, but still introducing Anakin as a character. They cut out episode one because it's not really necessary, you see it from the start of his training, rather than his rescue from Tatooine.

    More in depth and a few other orders here: Star Wars: Machete Order
    I'm slightly concerned that someone has gone to the effort of thinking that through but I'd agree that it definitely sounds like the best order to watch them in!

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    Whats Star Wars ?



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    Definitely 4,5,6 then 1,2,3 (maybe with 4,5,6 again)

    They're two totally different trilogies in terms of storytelling and scope (not to mention that one is incredible and the other average at best)

    The first three are definitely not required to appreciate the second.

    I think Tim Bisley best sums up the general opinion of Episode one... Spaced | Menace to Society | Channel 4 - YouTube

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    I'm a fan of all of them for different reasons.
    4, 5 & 6 are good solid films. 1-3 are mainly eye candy and a little more 'kiddish', not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

    Prequels are generally written to be watched / read after the stories they are canonically before and I think this is definitely true of Star Wars. So I'd go with 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3.

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    If you watch them twice you can do it in both orders and then post back and tell us which one was better so

    1,2,3,4,5 and 6 OR 4,5,6 and 1,2,3 ??

    What about the Disney versions that are being planned ?

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