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Machete Episode Three: Attack of the Clones

December 2, 2012 // 6 Comments

We’re watching the Star Wars movies in Machete Order! Click here for previous installments, or just jump in below. Personal note: This one’s been a long time coming. Life got in the way of finishing these Machete reviews back in the summer, and I got distracted by newer, shinier topics. But recently I realized that people have actually been reading these articles, and I feel more obliged to finish them. So, without further ado, please allow me to continue, as I tackle Machete [...]

Machete Episode Two: The Empire Strikes Back

August 12, 2012 // 4 Comments

We’re watching the Star Wars films in Machete Order! Check out our Introduction for explanations, or just dive in below… So far, Machete Order is a very comforting way for me to watch the Star Wars films. I mean, I’m old. I saw all these movies in the theater, as they came out. So of COURSE you’d start watching with Star Wars and move on to The Empire Strikes Back. Duh! But going in to Empire, I was afraid that sense of comfort, of familiarity, might make my Machete [...]

Machete Episode One: Star Wars

July 29, 2012 // 7 Comments

We’re watching the Star Wars films in Machete Order! Check out our intro for explanations, or just dive in below… Star Wars is a weird-ass movie. No, seriously. It’s easy to forget after all the intervening years, repeated viewings, and later films, but… Aahh! That is freaking terrifying! Maybe not to you now, as an adult, 35 years after initial release, but put yourself in the place of a new audience member walking into this flick cold in 1977. Seriously, what the [...]

Star Wars Machete Order: Introduction

July 28, 2012 // 2 Comments

So there’s this thing called “Machete Order.” It’s a suggested viewing order for the Star Wars movies that its creator, Rod Hilton, claims makes the whole series work better. It goes as follows: 1. Star Wars (Episode IV) 2. Empire Strikes Back (Episode V) 3. Attack of the Clones (Episode II) 4. Revenge of the Sith (Episode III) 5. Return of the Jedi (Episode VI) You might notice that there’s only five movies there. You might also notice that they’re a bit jumbled up. [...]