How ‘The Clone Wars’ helped me appreciate Anakin Skywalker again

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When it comes to the Star Wars movies, people generally fall into two different camps: loving the original trilogy and hating the prequels, or accepting all six films. In the first camp, many feel that the prequels were substandard, for a number of reasons. Some of the divide breaks generationally, but there are multiple explanations—and pretty much any Star Wars fan is happy to give you their thoughts on what they think and why at the drop of a hat.

It’s a hot-button issue.

I’m one of those fans who falls into the “Love the Original Triology, meh on the prequels” category. One of the reasons I have a hard time with the trilogy is the evolutions of Anakin Skywalker from open, gregarious child to youngling murderer apprentice in the space of three movies. Not only did I think the transition was abrupt, but I’m fairly sure that (and pardon…

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