Watch Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones...
Continuing our run of Star Wars video recaps, we happily present to your our condensed version of George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. This film picks up 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and finds the galaxy on the brink of civil war. In case you don't have time to revisit all six episodes before checking out Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it opens December 18th (or just don't want to watch the prequels, which is understandable), this video should get you caught up.
Watch Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones...
It's never been easier to marathon the whole series, but before you press play on the first movie, it's important to decide your preferred viewing order. Do you start with the original trilogy or the prequel movies? What about the standalone films and the television shows? Here is how to watch Star Wars in order, whichever order you choose.
The Star Wars movies in chronological order sets the movies in a real timeline so you experience the story as it would unfold for the characters. Below, we have every Star Wars movie as well as the spin-offs. If you start the movies in this order you could watch them in a weekend.
Though some sources claim there are up to five different orders you could watch the Star Wars saga in, there are three generally accepted ways to do it. One is in order of episodes (following in-movie chronology), the second is in order of production (going by release date) and the third (the so-called "Godfather cut") to best tell the Skywalker story's plot twists. All three have their pros and cons. The Machete order is simple: you remove The Phantom Menace. In terms of what's best, for us it's the chronological viewing order. You can get all the movies in a weekend binge rather, so it's doable compared to the ultimate order. You just have 11 movies to watch alongside the two spin-offs.
Many feel that the Star Wars prequel trilogy is significantly weaker than the original three movies and the Disney-era installments. As such, watching the original trilogy first can give viewers a reason to endure the franchise's first three episodes. Likewise, watching the movies in release date order will lead to a constant improvement in special effects, though the practical effects in the original movies are arguably far superior to the CGI in those which followed.
In terms of other downsides, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace is widely considered to be the worst of the 11 Star Wars movies, so starting there may not provide the best first impression of the series. However, the movie does still have its moments and viewers can rest assured that it's all uphill from there. Well, mostly, anyway. There's also an argument to be made that going into the movie with no expectations will make it a lot less disappointing than watching it after sitting through the original trilogy, though this may vary from viewer to viewer.
Depending on who you speak with, you may be told a few different ways to watch the saga. The easiest ways to watch are in release or episode order. That gets thrown out of wack a bit if you want to add "Solo" and "Rogue One."
If you wish to preserve the Vader reveal, but still want to watch the series in some sort of chronological order, you can start by watching the two spin-off movies first and then watching the films in the regular "machete" order.
The shows fit pretty neatly within the "Star Wars" universe. The majority of "Clone Wars" takes place between "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith." The final four-episode arc, which you should watch even if you aren't caught up with the animated series, takes place adjacent to "Episode III." 041b061a72