Ready to geek out? I knew you were! What’s the best order to watch the Star Wars movies in?
This dude Rod Hilton claims to have solved the puzzle. And you know, I think the man makes sense.
His solution: 4, 5, 2, 3, 6. This combine two ideas:
- It keeps the Vader reveal, and deepens it with a two-movie backstory. Two movies about Luke, two about Vader. The cliffhanger at the end of 5 works even better.
- Bag 1 entirely. None of it turns out to be necessary, and you lose the most annoying parts of the series (Jar-Jar, midichlorians).
He admits that 2 isn’t very good, but it’s necessary to understand 3.
Now personally I’d go with: 4, 5, 6. Then go play KOTOR. If you’re insomniac in cable hell some night and 3 is on, watch it, drinking some J.D. from the little fridge, otherwise leave the prequels alone. But if that seems too severe, follow Hilton’s advice.