The countdown to December 18th is on in our house. My husband and son have their Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie tickets already, and have been re-watching all the past episodes in anticipation. My son was 4 and one half when he saw Star Wars for the first time, possibly a bit young, but his dad is a huge fan and watched along with him to answer any and all questions he might have had. They watched the Star Wars films in the “Machete Order” Episode IV, Episode V, Episode II, Episode III, then Episode VI. Episode I was skipped and watched as a standalone film on a later date.
The “Machete Order” works for one main reason, it preserves all of the plot twists in both trilogies and even completes the storyline better. Episode IV and V set up and establish the Star Wars universe. Episode II and III are a flashback revealing the history of the series’ main villain. Then Episode VI is the conclusion to everything, well until December 18th…
Besides watching the movies our family went to the Star War Costume exhibition currently on view in New York City at Discovery Times Square. The exhibit features 70 hand-crafted costumes from the first six films and seven additional costumes from the highly anticipated film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was so cool seeing the costumes up close and personal.
So, if you have a young kid excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens I have a five coloring sheets you can print out and share with them, including Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and BB-8.