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  Taral-DLOS
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Reepicheep wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
I didn't like angsty Anakin, but I wasn't meant to. I was meant to see a character who is mostly good but has personality traits that start making him seem awful.

But shouldn't you like the main character - at least in a Star Wars movie? I vastly prefer Anakin's portrayal in TCW. He was a good, heroic person with the seeds of darkness laid. They struck a good balance between making him larger than life as General Skywalker, hero of the Clone Wars, but also making him all too relatable. For the life of me, I don't know why they didn't go in that direction in AotC. In AotC, he had nearly no redeemable qualities and just came across as a pyscopathic time bomb.


No, I don't think I need to. I think it's perfectly OK to not like the protagonist of a movie. I'm supposed to at least understand their motivation (which I do; he wants to be a Jedi, he's angry and also in love, etc.)

Consider James Bond. This doesn't come across in the movies as much (a bit more in Daniel Craig films), but he's dark, twisted, hateful, misogynistic, (in the books also racist and homophobic, generally misanthropic). I am not meant to like him. But he's our hero and I enioy following what he does.

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And, Dog, you should really rewatch RotS. It's actually amazing imo. It may be better than you remember.


Full disagree. By far the worst of the franchise, in my opinion. Still like 6.5 / 10, but I enjoyed it the least.
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