People of the fediverse, lend me your ears...
I have never seen all the Star Wars films (I’ve seen some of them, can’t remember which). I recently signed up for Disney+ and plan on watching them all.
Which order should I watch them in?
@kev don't watch the Disney trilogy. It's not Star Wars. Rogue one and Solo are OK though. The Mandalorian (a series) is great. The animated series are both great.
Don't watch the Disney Trilogy.
@kev Just watch the first three originals, and then Rogue One. The remainder are poor, and I wish I hadn't fallen for the hype.
And the Machete Order came before the First Order!
Oh well. You'll have to watch all films to understand that reference. 😜
@kev Definitely start with the original trilogy. There's a good story in the prequel trilogy but those movies have some infamously clunky dialog and performances that I think would make them harder to appreciate if you're not already invested. The Clone Wars animated series takes place between II and III and does a lot to improve on the prequel story too, if you want to spend that kind of time.
I think Rogue One is excellent and Solo is fun.
@kev I have to agree with many others on here that says to watch in release order. I only ever watched the first of the Disney trilogy and stopped after that, but I have heard it isn't great. But, assuming you are watching all 9 main-line sw movies. The proper order is 456-123-789. There is really not a lot that 123 adds that improves the experience of 456. Whatever you do, enjoy it! And don't let mob opinion stop you from enjoying whichever ones you like. :)
@kev I voted for release date order but here's what I really think. I would watch Episodes 4-6 first, which matches release date order. Then, I'd watch the rest of the movies in chronological order.
I have 4-6 first only because they are older. They'll look even worse if you watch the newer ones first. Also, you get a nice intro into the original concept by George Lucas first before getting into all of the expanded stuff.
Start with 4 "A New Hope", then 5 "Empire Strikes Back", then return to 2 "Attack of the Clones" 3 "Revenge of the Sith", then continue on with 6 "Return of the Jedi", then everything else in release order. 1 "Phantom Menace" is largely considered superfluous for the story. You *can* watch it before 2 "Attack fo the Clones", but it's really not necessary, unless you're a completionist.
@kev people love to hate on the sequel trilogy but I think they're fine, don't let the hate spoil them for you.
Also, even though I voted for release order, it would be hella cool to watch Rogue One right before Episode IV, so I definitely recommend that.
Also don't forget Blue Harvest and Spaceballs!
@kev there’s something called the Machete Order. It’s basically 4,5,1,3,3,6 and then all the rest. All Star Wars is good stars wars because we have more Star Wars.
@kev if you're into scify then I recommend The Expanse. It is so underappreciated for some reasons that I can't understand.
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