But yeah, i did the same as you.
release order originally and then watched in episode order.
And yes, the cutoff of I is amazingly thought, and the guys makes his points perfectly. The only good thing we miss from cutting ep.1 is Liam Neeson. That's it, even the double-light saber is kinda of stupid, imho. It was great the first time i saw it, but it.. never grew on me. Light sabers are Swords not Bo Staffs.
> Saw them in release order originally and recently watched them in episode order.
> I've heard for years about going IV,V, I, II, III, VI and I can see how it
> works, but I never thought of how perfectly it would work if you just chopped
> out episode 1 entirely.
> Man, that movie is not entertaining. At all.
> I don't really care for VI *too* much (especially compared to IV and V)...I
> consider VI around II in quality. Not terrible and certainly has some awesome
> moments, but some really nagging bits that seriously damage the whole
> III is balls to the wall hot as fuck. Even that silly surf ninja fight at the
> end. Even the NOOOOOOOOO.
> and Obi's call to the sand people in episode IV on the new BD release is so
> fucking stupid sounding.