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They are shit.

I have to agree. I must have downloaded the whole 6 of them and tried watching from Episode 1 (new one). I still haven't gotten past Episode 2 because I couldn't be arsed. Thankfully after just seeing this thread, I may return to them and watch the old ones.

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Well it's not about me enjoying them or not, it's about story telling. If you jump straight into 1 then who the fuck is that guy hanging around with QuiGon? He does nothing except have a nice dance with swords at the end. Oh yeah it's that guy from the other films you should already have seen and therefore need no introduction to. I mean you can argue he's pretty pointless in that film anyway but without even knowing who he is or his eventual role in the story it's even more pointless.

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If you're going to watch 4/5/6 first, best to watch the original (or "despecialised") editions if possible. Otherwise, you'll be like "who is that ghost kid meant to be" and "why did Han just step on Jabba's tail", etcetera.

I guess 456(original) 123 456(special) would be quite a good way to see the evolution. But if you want purely chronological, you'd have to include the Clone Wars too because... well, why not?

Although, controversially, might I suggest you just play the Lego games instead? They tell the story of the films pretty well, without a word of dialogue needed. They're also pretty funny, which the prequels rarely are (deathsticks, aside).

Also also, surely THAT twist is well-known to EVERYBODY now, no? It's a meme, it's transcendent!

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If you're going to watch 4/5/6 first, best to watch the original (or "despecialised") editions if possible. Otherwise, you'll be like "who is that ghost kid meant to be" and "why did Han just step on Jabba's tail", etcetera.

Actually that's a good point.

Stupid Lucas and his meddling ways.

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The machete order does spoil one twist from ROTJ, but it's not too major. Personally I think it's better watched this way after you've seen the original order first though, assuming you ever want to watch any of the prequels again at that point.

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I know the basic story :)

I have now received two PM's telling me to ignore the advie in the thread and do chronological/machete order.

This is even more nightmarishly confusing than trying to explain to people I haven't seenn star wars and there do not really understand their amazing yoda impression.

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There's no discussion to be had - release order is all you need.

Just stop sodding around and go and watch Star Wars. Then after a 20 minute break, watch Empire, then, if you have the mojo, whack Return on and see if you can make it to the end.

The new ones offer no experience of any real value IMO, but watch em if there's nothing else to do.

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Is there any situation where a series of films shouldn't be watched in release order? I can't think of any.

I recommend 4, 5, 6, then get some mates over to drink and watch Star Wars Uncut.

Exactly. Just watch them as they were released. You'll experience absolutely zero benefit from doing it any other way, and chances are you might not even get to the original trilogy because although some people find the prequels ok films the majority consider them to be total shit. And if you are introduced to a series with the worst examples of it, you're unlikely to persist through to get to the better stuff.

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Recently gone through the same dilemma (of sorts, though didn't last long) when wondering how I should introduce my kids to Star Wars.

Decided on release order, as I detest the new ones and thought it might ruin their experience enduring 3 films before they could even watch the first decent 1.

It worked, and will for you too twinkly. I'm assuming the only reason you're watching is to see what all the fuss is about? In which case it's nothing to do with the last 3 movies and I would probably avoid them altogether if I were you. Unless you really get into it throughout the original 3, in which case you'll want to watch the new trilogy. And you'll want them to be great. And they're not.

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OK, so you have the definitive answer. You now have until this weekend to do something about it, or this thread should be locked along with your account and the drawer that contains the DVD's.

As I see it, that's the only acceptable course of action.

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Its really REALLY simple.

Watch the original un-fucked with 4,5,6 then walk away. You've seen Star Wars.

No, The light saber duals are very good in the new films, apart from the stupid looking

yoda v Count Dooku one, compare them to the awkward Old Ben v Vader

i love the film but that looks a bit shit now

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