I suppose all the Star Wars fans on here have now got Revenge of the Sith so how does it feel to have all six films now complete?
Does Anakin's story still ring true? Is it, according to Lucas told through the droids?
Let's start with Anakin Skywalker yes in the Phantom Menace he was very annoying "yippee" springs to mind but you had to show his good qualities to make his turn to the dark side more shocking. In Attack of the Clones Anakin is more dark not just the Sand People massacre but also in the way he treats Obi-Wan, he doesn't trust him at all. In Revenge of the Sith we finally see the real Anakin and boy is it great. Perhaps its wrong to single out a single actor but Ian McDairmid as Darth Sidious is a revelation slowly turning Anakin over to the Dark side his scene at the opera is one of the greatest non-lightsabre scene in all six films. From killing Jedi and children we can see how far Anakin has slipped.
Now we move to A New Hope and WTF! Darth Vader is now second in command and basically a puppet to Grand Moff Tarkin. How did that come about? We are all adults here we know that Lucas didn't have much of a back story when he went to 20th Century Fox with the story of Luke Starkiller and the Jedi Bindu's so we can forgive him that and Vader is still a great villain. Obi-Wan now grey and old is a great father figure for Luke (ironic really) and the look that Obi-Wan gives to Luke before he is cut in half by Vader speaks volumes. He still believes the prophecy that Anakin will bring balance to the Force but it needs his son to do that.
In Empire Strikes Back we see whether or not you watch the original or DVD version that Vader knows/finds out that Luke is his son and he doesn't want to kill him. In the way of the Sith he wants to take him as his apprentice and rule the galaxy as father and son. The same offer that he gave to Padme in ROTS.
Now we come to Return of the Jedi and the redemption of Anakin. We believe Luke and Padme who say there is still good in him by one line "It is too late for me my son". In watching Luke being fried by Sidious' force lightening there is a choice like the one in ROTS he made when watching Windu befalling the same fate. This time he makes the right choice and finally brings balance to the force. Not by killing Sidious but by asking Luke to remove his helmet. Anakin has killed the Master but in killing the Sith he has to kill the apprentice. Him.
So now we see Lucas' full vision though I haven't watched them back to back yet it is a good story and I predict that it will run and run. So how many times Lucas explains it is not told through the eyes (recepters?!) of the droids.
Guess who's back?