Yesterday was May the Fourth and I saw a few Star Wars posts on social media. One of those asked what order do you watch the Star Wars movies in? Do you watch them as they were chronologically released (4,5,6, 1,2,3, etc ) or do you watch them by episode number (1,2,3 maybe Rogue One, 4,5,6, etc)?
Personally I’d have to say when they were released. Otherwise you kill the big reveal in Empire Strikes Back is ruined.
A couple of weeks ago I had a ten day staycation. I decided to watch all 9 Star wars films in episode order.
1, 2, 3, Rogue One, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Overall I am more of a Star Trek fan but it was fun to watch them all. IMO The Last Jedi and Rogue One are the best. The only person who whines more than Luke is Anakin. Chewie gets the best lines. They should glass that planet with the porgs on it. Maz Kanata is hot.
Optional Insert - Rogue One
4: A New Hope
5: Empire Strikes Back
1: Phantom Menace
2: Attack of the Clones
3: Revenge of the Sith
4: Return of the Jedi
5: Force Awakens
6: Last Jedi
This method allows the viewer an air of Mystery surrounding Vader.
Just after the revelations of Empire, in Godfather 2 fashion, you flashback to Don Vito’s life as a child and young man and see his progression to what we learn of in Empire. Then you wrap up his story with Return.
From there on out it’s all about Michael (I mean Luke)… and he keeps trying to get out… but they keep dragging him back in.