A great article on what order to watch the Star Wars series (or show it to your kids while you do something… ANYTHING else). Notable is that it completely cuts out episode 1. While I have little to no interest in seeing the prequels ever again, the author does note that this order makes Jedi a better film.
I’m shocked at how much exposure the kids these days get to Star Wars. It’s absolutely everywhere and the only explanation I can think of is total media blitz all the time. The last of the films came out in 2005– seven years ago. If I think about 1991, seven years after Return of The Jedi, while not totally forgotten, it’s not like it was top of mind. Now– it’s fucking EVERYWHERE.