By Kim Jacqueson
Intriguing title, isn’t it? If you’re not into Star Wars, you may think I will talk about a self-confidence session or maybe a religious experience. However if you’re a big nerd just like me, and that your geeky soul can’t wait to hear the blasting sounds of lightsabers fights again, then you KNOW what I’m going to talk about in this SCAB.
Indeed, in literally one month, as we are today the 15th day of November, will be released Star Wars VIII. That’s 8 if you suck at roman numbers. (By the way, we’re getting experts at reading them at SCA now we have the final John logo; so feel free to ask for help if you can’t understand them.)
This upcoming opus of the saga is a well-anticipated event by the fans. You probably know that Star Wars recently continued its storyline after 30 years or so of waiting and everyone was super excited when the 7th movie came out, years after. What made me particularly emotional was to realize that, the very day it was released in France (and of course, as the nerd, I told you I am, I HAD to be there the release day), the cinema was filled with people of every age. You had the oldest persons who went to see the very first Star Waars movie back then and who came to watch it just like they did for every movie (because the franchise is awesome), you had the adults who felt into the fan pit when they saw the 2000’s movies (which are the prequels, and yes they are good, Obi-Wan saves it all), you had the young adults like me who discovered the saga via DVDs and re-screenings and LOVED it, and finally you had even kiddos, who also discovered (but way later, and in the blu-rays HD time, those lucky people) Star Wars at home.
The age range was simply stupefying. And the cinema was full, full of happy people happy to see the new opus, some even costumed for the occasion.
Now, in one month, the following movie arrives. Let me tell you that it’s going to be exactly the same. Don’t get confused if, by a beautiful sunny afternoon, hundreds of people enter a building talking about a certain Captain Phasma or a possible death of a possible Jedi. They’re just going to have a blast seeing Star Wars VIII.
Wait, I see the haters in the back frowning at all those numbers. Yeah, I know, Star Wars movies are confusing. Many fans will suggest you watch them in logical order, which is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, other fans will say this is b*llshit and suggest you instead to respect the production chronological order and watch the movies starting with 4, then 5, 6, to go then to the 1, 2, 3, and then to the 7th and the 8th. But, pff, in my opinion, those two are wrong.
Follow my advice. You should see the movies in THAT order: 4, 5, then 1, 2, 3, then 6, 7 and 8. See? That’s simple.
…..Okay, maybe it’s not. The reason why suggest you watch it this way is for you to see all of Anakin’s backstory before entering the very dramatic 6th movie. Honest and clever advice, truly! Then you continue chronologically.
Oh, by the way, spin-offs are great and matter a bit, so you can add your Rogue One watching between the 3rd and the 6th.
Wait, what? What do you mean, you’ve never heard about Rogue One? Oh, gee….