Anyway- yes, see the first 3 for sure (or 4,5 and 6 as it were) if you have a strong stomach for awfulness- see 1. 2 is marginally better...and Sith is pretty good, if you ignore the gaping inconsistencies.
Anyway....yeah, 3 for sure, 2 maybe's and 1 you prolly should ..yeah
As much as you can say Star Wars is JUST a movie (or six) I think it is truely important to watch the movies because there are so many cultural refrences to the saga. At a bare minimum you should watch the original three.
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I wonder what movies you have seen and what kind of life you live.
I consider them fun to watch, but I don't consider them to be more important than many other films. I certainly don't "live them," but as a rare theater-goer, I put the last three on the list of movies to see at the theater. I saw Ep IV in the theaters, but not I or III, as I was in a contrarian stage of my life (Ep IV was a double-date situation, adn I was outvoted).
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I'd recommend you watch the original Star Wars ("A New Hope"), The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. If you can get a hold of a widescreen VHS copy of the originals, non-special edition, that'd be best. The originals are not available on DVD.
There's some silly stuff in there but I think they hold up pretty well. Just remember that no one had ever seen anything like these special effects before...
I'd recommend NOT seeing the prequels. Thank your lucky stars that you can pretend they do not exist.
I agree Pixie, watch 4, 5 and 6 and bypass 1 and 2 and watch 3. Just my humble opinion. Maybe read a synopsis of 1 and 2 but dont bother watching.
I agree. You should at least see the original trilogy.
Now the recent DVD releases of the original trilogy, which I own, were a bit of a disappointment. First of all, there was the whole Han shoots first controversey... (but you have to be a fan to understand that! lol), and I did not like the newly added sequences in Return of the Jedi. (Did anyone notice how they replaced Anakin at the end? I was furious! )
Get to know the main characters in "Sith" (Episode Three) before you watch it, so you can pass over 1 (Phantom Menace) and 2 (Clones).
So, watch 4 (A New Hope) first, then follow it up with 5 (Empire), 6 (Jedi), and then watch 3 (Sith) at the end. I hope you will enjoy them. The original three films belong in the American household, along with "Gone with the Wind", "The Wizard of Oz", and "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
They have influenced popular culture so much, it is a shame not to have at least seen them once.
BAH!!! on bad advice! Lucas suffers from the same fate as Disney: fans who have expectations so high that they can never be met... and fans that only want to see what they want and not what the artist wants. They are, after all, his films.
See them all... but the question is in which sequence to see them. The choices are 1) in the order they were originally released, or 2) in the sequence the story unfolds chronologically. Both methods have their reasons.
Something to remember: this is not six seperate stories; this is one tale, just like Lord of the Rings, but presented by the artist over a course of almost 30 years. To leave out one or two of the chapters is like skipping the first third of a novel and then trying to convince yourself that you got the full flavor of it. There are detail and subtle story points in the first two that many people miss, but I wrote about that in another post several months ago.
If you're interested let me know, and we'll make an event out of it.