The Underworld series of movies currently has four movies. According to Wikipedia, the movies were released 1, 2, 3, 4: but chronologically, they are ordered 3, 1, 2, 4 (3 is a prequel).
In what order should one watch the movies to achieve the greatest continuity and best understanding of the story?
Is it better to watch them in the order released: Underworld (1), Evolution (2), Rise of the Lycans (3), Awakening (4)? Or in chronological order: Rise of the Lycans (3), Underworld (1), Evolution (2), Awakening (4)?
Having not watched the movies before, my concerns are that the prequels assume knowledge of future events that occur in movies 1 and 2: or that there events in movies 1 and 2 that benefit from an explanation in the prequels. Of course, I cannot know this ahead of time.