Today (February 10th, 2012) marks the first step in the next-era of the Star Wars film franchise, as Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is released in 3-D, a first for any Star Wars flick, and the lead horse in a re-release event which should see all six movies make it back to the big screen by 2017.
However, logic would persist that if Phantom Menace, easily the most derided film of the franchise, much less the Prequels, doesn’t make bank in it’s 3-D re-release, then we might never see a 3-D Rancor in five years. It’s certainly a risky move leading with Phantom Menace, considering the black-eye it left on the Star Wars mythos. Sure, it’s Episode 1, technically, but is it truly worth of being the lead film? If you start with The Original Trilogy, purists might skip the Prequels altogether. But if you’re going to watch a six-movie marathon of the Star Wars films, what would be the most appealing sequence, bolstering both the narrative of The Original Trilogy, and making the Prequels somewhat watchable?
PoP!-Stars and lifelong Star Wars fans Jason Knize and Mary Staggs take a blaster-shot at re-ordering the films of the Original and Prequel trilogies that will not only benefit viewers new to the franchise, but might just be serviceable to all the Prequel haters. Get your hands on all six movies, theatrical or Special Edition, and join us for a journey from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.
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