DeniseeMariee’s review published on Letterboxd:
I decided to watch this again because I just finished the novelization and it validated everything I've ever loved about this movie.
I often thought about this quote from the novel while I watched the movie tonight:
"For Anakin, there is nothing more important than friendship. He is the most loyal man I've ever met---loyal beyond reason; in fact [...] abstractions like peace don't mean much to him. He's loyal to people, not principles. And he expects loyalty in return. He will stop at nothing to save me, for example, because he thinks I would do the same for him...because he knows I would do the same for him." - Obi-Wan
Anakin will always be my favorite character. I see so much of myself in his fear, his doubts, and his uncontrollable emotions. I never attributed my love for him to how much I relate to him until I read the novel.
Maybe that's why it hurts so much to see him go through the things he does. Maybe that's why this movie hurts every single time. It feels like I'm watching my fears and emotions get the best of me, destroying everything in my path for the ones I'm supposed to love.
I constantly feel the need to protect him because it feels like I'm consoling myself when I'm too scared.
What a weird feeling---to relate to a villain so much.
"Obi-Wan, there's still good in him."