Unless of course you have just stepped through the stones at Craigh na Dun and arrived from the 18th century, you’ll know that there is a new Starwars movie coming out on Friday. I wanted to prepare for this by watching the prequels and the original trilogy all over again, even though the odds of my going to the theater to see the new movie were fairly high, say on the order of the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field.
Seeing as I am old enough to have seen the original 3 in the movie theater these are my favorites. But not only do I prefer the Episodes IV, V & VI to the prequels, I’d prefer Episodes I, II & III didn’t even exist. I’ve seen them because I am a fan, but…
In which order should I watch them in? Episode order or release order? I found the answer to that question where all the answers are, the internet. Watch IV & V, then go back and watch II, III. Finish with Episode VI:
Revenge Return of the Jedi — The Machete Order.
That blog post is pretty long winded and because of how I prefer the Episodes IV, V & VI I was sorely tempted to take the advice in the very beginning and just go with the Original Trilogy and be done with it and I did indeed seek out Harmy’s Despecialized Editions, but I did want to try and see if I could watch some of the prequel material too.
Another internet article I found held some promise of me being able to incorporate the Prequels — The Anti-Cheese Edits. These can be found on YouTube which make them easily watchable on your internet connected Smart TV.
Donna and I watched Episode IV: A New Hope on Thanksgiving. At Blu-Ray definition on the big TV in the living room the movie as probably better looking than it was when we saw in a movie theater on Guam 38 years ago. I watched Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back on the 25″ computer monitor in on my own last weekend. Last night I tried to watch the anti-cheese Episode I and even without the cheese I only made it 20 minutes into the now shorted to 1:33 minute movie.
This weekend I may try Episode II: Attack of the Clones. If I don’t make it through that, I guess I’ll just jump to the last of the Original Trilogy and be done with it.