>>123475317>We now feel more for Anakins fall, because we now know what kind of person he was
Explained better in one monologue in the original Star Wars than in all 3 movies.>monologue: Anakin was a good friend>movies: Anakin kills fucking everyone and almost chokes out his wife, Obi-Wan becomes tired of his shit and has to leave him burning to death because he's crossed too many lines
Obi-Wan would NOT regard Anakin with any sort of positivity given the events of the prequels.>we now understand Obi-Wan's pain at having to kill Anakin because we know their relationship better.
None of that shit matters in the original trilogy. None of it. It only muddles their relationship and raises more questions than it answers, and the ones it answers never needed to be asked in the first place. Darth Vader's redemption is entirely with Luke, and it's extremely personal and exclusive to the OT.>We now can appreciate why Anakin was so in love with Padme
That was quite possibly one of the worst on-screen romances in cinematic history. Watch that shit again, it really tests the meme if it's a better love story than Twilight.>"If the characters are good enough, they will carry even the most mundane of stories."
Half the characters in the prequels literally have no impact on the trilogy. The other half are rock fucking stupid, quite legitimately blind to Palpatine's bullshit. The Jedi are monumentally retarded in those films, and it completely contradicts what we are told about the force by Yoda in Empire Strikes Back.>Yoda in ESB: The force surrounds us, and binds us. Not this crude matter.>Obi-Wan talking to Anakin in Clone Wars: This weapon is your life!
The very fact that Yoda takes out a bite-sized lightsaber to fight Dooku and Palpatine is jumping the shark.
By the way, Lucas saw the actors as little more than means to an end, like film-making tools. There is no personality on the screen in the numerous scenes per film where they talk in shot-reverse-shot.