Sometimes the best storytelling is not linear. Would Pulp Fiction or Memento have been as good if they had just progressed in straight chronological order? Thinking about this led me to the question, what is the proper order to watch the 6 Star Wars movies? is it release order IV-VI then I-III? or straight I-VI? Should you go through the original and get all of the shockers (family ties) there first and then go and find out how the universe's number one bad guy came to be? or should you just follow it as a straight narrative? I realize that there is no correct answer and a lot of people will probably recommend just watching IV-VI and throw out I-III or some variation of that, i.e. just watch III-VI. It seems to me that the best order would be release order (especially for someone who has never seen the films). Once everything is known chronological may be fine but for introducing someone (my children) to the movies release order seems like the best method. I have not yet seen ROTS but will tomorrow night (would have gone last night were it not for work, grad school, and six month old daughter). ______________________ Note for those who don't care: I realize that there have been a slew of Star Wars threads recently with the release of the final chapter. I have not seen this question addressed yet. Those of you who have voiced the fact that you don't care about ROTS or Star Wars in general should feel free to completely ignore this thread since I highly doubt you will change anyone's opinions of the movies by posting here. Note to Moderators: I have been watching and have not found a thread where this would be appropriate discussion, however I may have missed one or two so please feel free to move this thread if if would fit better elsewhere.