"From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!"
Why, in a sea of suck, does that line infuriate me so?
I'LL TELL YOU WHY.
He's betrayed his mentor, his order, his society, his ideals. He's just slaughtered a roomfull of politicians, and before that he killed twice that number in children.He's pretty fucking commited to his current worldview, can we all agree on that?
Here comes along his old friend, Obi-Wan, who tries to convince him that, "Palpatine is evil!"
Did Anakin reply, "No! It is the Jedi who are evil!"
No, he says "From my point of view
the Jedi are evil!"
From my point of view....
You say "from my point of view" if you're able to acknowledge that there's another potentially valid perspective. That's what you say in a good natured debate.
ANAKIN IS WAY TOO FAR GONE FOR THAT! That would be like Pat Robertson saying, "Assuming you accept the idea of a God, I believe that God would have to be benevolent." A rational person might say that, but not a zealot!
It was infuriating partly because it was a noticably, ridiculously unrealistic line. It has plenty of equals in other parts of the film, but I think this is what really killed it: It was in the middle of a dramatic scene. If you'd made it that far, you've probably already accepted Anakin's annoying character, the many logical flaws in the film, and the impossible setting. The very last thing you, as a filmmaker, want to do now is draw attention to how absurd the scene is, and that's what THAT LINE DOES.
So there. Just wanted to get that out in the open. I've officially written more than is healthy about Star Wars now.