For Star Wars fanatics, the craze for The Force Awakens has been real. With an over $1 billion-grossing opening weekend, the seventh installment of the supernatural franchise has people revisiting how they should ingest the entirety of the series.
Think about the younger crowd—the kids who have heard about Star Wars, but are waiting for the green light from their parents and/or peers to hit "play" on their DVR. With six choices of installments to choose from, the problem of where to start comes in astronomical play. So, according to George Lucas and other notable celebs, here's how to do it...
The original Star Wars director, Lucas, as you might have guessed, says that watching it in chronological order is the best option for viewership. "Start with one. That's the way to do it right. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. That's the way they're supposed to be done. Just because it took a long time to film, it doesn't mean you don't do it in order."
John Boyega, SW's newest addition, leaves it more up in the air. "I would say whatever you want! Watch 3, 6, 2, 1—do whatever you want to do so long as you experience it in a very unique way and enjoy it."
More distanced from the film itself is Perez Hilton, who says watching exclusively the original episodes are the way to go. "Watch the original ones, and only those. Those are the only ones that matter. The other ones that came out weren't the best. And since they brought back the original cast for the new one, they're kind of going back to basics."
Today Show anchor Savannah Guthrie agrees. "I feel very strongly about this: They should watch the '70s trilogy, so it's really Episodes 4, 5, and 6—Star Wars, Empire Fights Back, Return of the Jedi. I'd allow them to skip the whole second three movies. It's fine if you don't see them."
Mark Ruffalo adds, "From the first one made to the most recent. Straight through. They just build up nicely that way. That's the way I saw it, and I'm a little bit of a throwback."
However you watch it, we're likely to infer that your enjoyment will meet maximum capacity.
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