« on: April 1, 2005, 03:20 AM »
I think the progression of Anakin from good to evil is what makes the PT a tragedy of sorts. That along with the slow decay of the Republic and the political intrigue are what make the PT interesting to me.
It's funny, because I saw or read an interview with Lucas recently. He said that he got the feeling that a lot of fans wanted the entire PT to be basically what happens in ROTS. I thought about it a bit, and I can see that doing so, as some fans might want, would seriously compromise the entire saga. It would almost make the entire PT like some kind of slasher series of movies. It would be much more one dimensional and ultimately not as interesting.
I think when all is said and done, the PT will stand up much better after ROTS is released and the PT can be viewed as a whole. ROTS will be the payoff that people have been waiting for. But it will have happened with Anakin Skywalker taking a complete journey, and not him being a mindless murderer.