If you are planning a trip to Disney World and you are a Star Wars fan, you might be wondering which movie to watch before your trip. With so many movies in the franchise, it can be overwhelming to decide.
The Original Trilogy
Starting with the original trilogy is always a good idea. These movies are the foundation of the Star Wars universe, and they introduce us to the iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.
Episode IV: A New Hope
This is where it all began. Released in 1977, A New Hope tells the story of Luke Skywalker and his journey to become a Jedi Knight while fighting against the evil Darth Vader and his empire.
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Considered by many as one of the best sequels ever made, The Empire Strikes Back continues where A New Hope left off. It’s darker and more intense than its predecessor, with iconic moments like the revelation of Darth Vader’s true identity.
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The original trilogy concludes with Return of the Jedi. Luke and his friends must once again face Darth Vader and his master, Emperor Palpatine. This movie also introduces us to some new characters like Jabba the Hutt and Ewoks.
The Prequel Trilogy
If you want to learn more about how Darth Vader became who he is, then watching the prequel trilogy is a must. These movies take place before the original trilogy and follow Anakin Skywalker’s journey from young Jedi apprentice to Sith Lord.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Phantom Menace introduces us to Anakin Skywalker as a child and takes us back in time before the events of A New Hope. We also get introduced to new characters like Qui-Gon Jinn, Padmé Amidala, and Darth Maul.
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Clones follows Anakin Skywalker as a young adult and his forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala. We also see the beginning of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Galactic Empire.
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Revenge of the Sith is where we finally see Anakin Skywalker’s transformation into Darth Vader. This movie is intense and emotional, and it sets up the events that lead to A New Hope.
The Sequel Trilogy
If you want to watch something more recent, then you should check out the sequel trilogy. These movies take place after Return of the Jedi and introduce us to new characters like Rey, Finn, and Kylo Ren.
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
The Force Awakens takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi and introduces us to a new generation of heroes and villains. It’s a great starting point if you are new to Star Wars or if you want to see what happened after Return of the Jedi.
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
The Last Jedi continues where The Force Awakens left off, with Rey training with Luke Skywalker while Kylo Ren struggles with his own inner demons. This movie is controversial among fans but definitely worth watching for its stunning visuals and bold storytelling.
Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker concludes the sequel trilogy and wraps up all loose ends. It’s a fun ride that gives fans closure while introducing some new characters along the way.
So which Star Wars movie should you watch before going to Disney World? It really depends on your personal preference. If you want to start from scratch, then watching A New Hope is always a good idea. If you want to catch up on recent events, then The Force Awakens is a great starting point.
Ultimately, the Star Wars franchise is about the journey, not just the destination. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. May the Force be with you!