This page explains the merits of watching the Star Wars films in the order of IV, V, (I), II, III, VI. Everybody whose watched both trilogies should give it a read and understand why it strengthens the prequels and the saga as a whole.
Everyone new to Star Wars should try watching the films in this order. Note that Episode I is optional. That is also explained at the link.
I think it is a TERRIBLE idea to make more Star Wars movies. The central story of Star Wars, in my opinion, was completed in the 1st 6 movies (i.e. the story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, also the archetypal conflict between the light and dark sides of The Force). Making more movies set after ROTJ cheapens the franchise, waters it down, takes away from the perfect symmetry of the saga as it exists now.
I completely agree. I can understand why they would want to continue playing out the storyline, however at this point it’s simply a matter of exploitation. Don’t we all wonder, “what happens next?” after any film? However, you can’t continuously create new films without becoming completely focused on the franchise & not the story. I hardly doubt any film will measure to the beauty of the first six. With that said, I don’t want to be a debbie downer or hater, & therefore will still hold some hope that they’ll be great. . .
Ok this may sound very stupid.. but I haven't seen Star Wars. and I'm about to see it, but WHERE DO I START? Do I start at episode I? or IV? and I don't get it :(
hello! it depends … if you start with episode 1 then you are watching them chronologically, which may help you make more sense of the storyline. however, you will also see the huge difference in effects between the original trilogy (which was created decades ago) & the new one. If you don’t think that will bother you, watch them chronologically. if you think it will, then watch the original trilogy first, then watch the new trilogy. Hope this helps!
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