AmberV wrote:On Star Wars, I came across an interesting watch order that someone recommended that makes the prequels much more palatable (at least from a presentation of overall plot). The idea is to scrap Lucas' misguided notion that Anakin is the central character and return it to the original notion that Luke is the central character. Watching them in a linear sequence makes a big long and frankly stupid story about Anakin.
First priority: find the original cuts of episodes IV--VI. This is getting increasingly difficult to do. There are "Despecialized Editions" floating around.
As for the rest, read this if you have several hours.
I'd try it myself if I didn't throw all of my Star Wars movies away in a fit of pique some years ago.
One of my "hobbies" if I get a chance is marathon running. Not the silly exercise kind, but watching movies from a series back-to-back (*). As you can imagine, this is something I've been able to do less of since leaving college, but every now and then I throw something in there.
As such I have long contemplated my preferred order for watching the StarWars films. I ultimately settled on : Original series 4, 5, 6; prequals 1, 2, 3; remastered 4, 5, 6.
Yup, it means you have to watch 9 movies instead of 6, but you get to do both main choices of order (456123 and 123456) in 75% of the time.
However, having read this link, "Machete" order makes perfect sense. I was also really worried about the fact that the original trilogy weren't being released on bluray in their unf*cked form, and this dude seems to have my back on that one too! I have deliberately not watched anything starwars related in 7 years to 'clean' my mind to give myself the maximum opportunity for wow. It might be time.
(*) I am waiting for my girlfriend to go on holiday without me at some point so I can complete the ultimate: Bond