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originally posted by: ketsuko
The first two prequels were terrible. The third one might have had potential except for terrible pacing and time management. Sometimes it seems like Anakin flips to evil overnight until you realize this all plays out against Padme's pregnancy and then you realize the movie has a 9 month backdrop but doesn't feel like it.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: SaturnFX
I'm guessing you were too young to see them in the correct order and saw EP1 1st. Neo has no such excuse.
originally posted by: SaturnFX
Episode 1 is the first of the story...I dont know why they went with chapter 4 as the first movie, but that isn't the storys beginning.
Ask George Lucas what sequence you should watch the Star Wars films in and this is the answer you’ll get. Episode order is consistent with his original vision (or so he now claims), it tells a single story in chronological order and the currently available versions of all movies are presented to directly support this narrative. This is Anakin’s story — the rise, fall and subsequent redemption of the boy who became Darth Vader.
Finally, in pursuing this order, viewers have to start with The Phantom Menace, the weakest movie in the saga.
The purist’s approach, production order maintains the historic account of watching the franchise unfold
The problem is this is not the original Star Wars experience. Lucas has spent decades tinkering with his films, so much so that the current ‘original’ trilogy is a far cry from the films that graced our cinema screens in the late seventies and early eighties
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
I also agree with Kali on the viewing order, for the first time viewer the revelation of the Vader/Luke relationship loses its shock if you already know he is his father.