The Rey order proposed by Vanity Fair is inspired by the order of machetes and focuses on Rey rather than Luke. We entered history as King with only an idea of what Star Wars and Skywalkers are. We've heard things about Jedis, Vader and Han Solo that happened in the past, but do those events shape the current situation? But how to see it? After George Lucas released his prequel trilogy, Star Wars fans debated the order in which they would devour the series. Now, with the animated and live-action spin-offs, the “right way” to view the Star Wars saga is even more complicated.
With all of this in mind, here are a few different viewing orders that will guide you, whether you're a long-time fan who wants to watch movies and series again or if you're a newcomer who needs an intensive Star Wars course. We recommend this playlist to those who have watched all of Star Wars long enough to want to mix things up with a truly strange experience. In reality, this doesn't complement any character or plot as much as it complements the series as a whole. This order should help you capture all the small references from one movie or series and connect them to the next, although you probably still miss some of them.
Together, the three movies make up the original Star Wars trilogy. They tell the story of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) who team up with droids, wookies and other rebels to defeat the evil Empire in their galaxy. If adjusted for inflation, Star Wars remains the second highest-grossing film of all time after Gone with the Wind. Again, if you don't want to go just in order of release or chronological, and you like Rey's approach as a newcomer to history by looking back at the past of Star Wars as she does, then this is an interesting structure that includes all the movies.
However, I sometimes wonder what this must be like for someone who is not very familiar with Star Wars or who is simply new to all of this. This order differs from the Skywalker story, between Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi, but it gives us a much better context for Anakin's heroism during the Clone Wars and prepares for his redemptive moment by siding with Luke instead of Emperor Palpatine. The Skywalker saga is complete, the animated series The Clone Wars has come to an end (more or less), The Mandalorian is about to return for another season and there is no release date for the Star Wars movies in the near future. It all starts at the beginning of Skywalker's journey, before the Empire, and begins with an innocuous commercial dispute that, strangely enough, becomes the catalyst for the galactic and personal events that will follow.
One of the things I like most about Star Wars is that some people identify with Luke, others with Padme, others with Rey, others with Han, others with Leia, etc. Supporters of watching the film in the order of release tend to wish the Star Wars newbie that, with luck, we like to experience the surprising revelations that surprised us back in the day. Some people warn that the Star Wars movies should not be watched in chronological order because some essential plot twists would be revealed right from the start.