A Force Awakens popped up to rent on my Amazon Prime so I rented it and started watching, thinking my girlfriend wouldn't give a shit....I found out via text that she also wanted to watch it but hadn't seen the original Star Wars in years.
I know I watched the first 3 back when Attack Of The Clones or Revenge Of The Sith came out, but I don't think I was paying attention at the time because, before today, I still didn't know the difference between the movies.
We're doing the Machete Order, which goes IV, V, II, III, VI, VII (or in order of release, 1, 2, 5, 6, 3, 7. The Phantom Menace is skipped entirely because it sucks so bad....and after watching Attack Of The Clones over again, if the dude who came up with the Machete Order didn't cut this one, then there's no fucking way I'll re-watch Phantom Menace because Attack Of The Clones was hard enough to stomach with that "acting".
I also didn't realize that the original vids were remastered and edited with CGI. I can't complain about this, because it's been too long to remember the originals. I just knew something was different when Jaba The Hutt came on screen in CGI.
I know I loved these movies as a kid. I've got pictures of me with Star Wars blankets, me dressed up as Darth Vader for Halloween, but I completely forgot the story line for these. It's kind of fun watching them over again.
Any of you know of any specific documentaries involving the making of the first three movies? I love behind the scenes stuff, sometimes more than the movies themselves.
I highly recommend tracking down the "Despecialized Edition" of the OT, it's essentially what they should have done to the originals rather than what they did.