I can’t believe we’re less than one week from a new Star Wars movie! GAH!
I am absolutely loving the Star Wars references anywhere and everywhere I look. The Sunday comics. Clothes. Toys. Cereal. Even car commercials are getting in on it!
Yet the one thing that’s really starting to overtake my Facebook feed of late are people asking the same question over and over: “My kids haven’t seen Star Wars yet. What order should I show it to them in?”
I’ve seen this question before. And I’m sure we’ll keep hearing it for a long, long time to come in galaxies near and far away.
I’m baffled by this question though. Seriously? Don’t people know how to count?
As a true Star Wars fan who’s been there since the very beginning (Okay, so I was only 5 when the original Star Wars was in theaters, but that still counts), I want to set the record straight.
There is no debate. There is no arguing. There is only one way to watch all the Star Wars movies.
And that orders is:
- Star Wars
- The Empire Strikes Back
- Return of the Jedi
- The Force Awakens
Of course, you’ll have to wait a few days to watch that last one on the list, but seriously, just show your kids Star Wars Episodes IV-VI and you’re done, until The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.
If you hear rumors or rumblings about other Star Wars movies (like some prequels or something), just chalk it up to Jedi Mind Tricks. Those are not the movies you are looking for.
May the Force Be With You. Always.
Which is your favorite Star Wars movie?