4 So that's that then.farnzy | 16/06/2008 | See all farnzy's reviews (164)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Lucas raps up his trilogy with a special effects bonanza but ultimately fails in his quest to satisfy everybody all of the time. The single biggest factor in the ultimate failure of the trilogy is that Skywalker senior is just not likeable enough. We don't feel his pain or loss because we don't really care about him. We don't buy his love affair, we don't buy his friendship with Obiwan, and we certainly don't buy how quickly he crosses over to the darkside when that fateful moment comes.In the original trilogy the darkside of the Force seemed to be the ultimate evil-something to be feared and respected. The torture on Luke's face when confronting his father and The Emperor in Empire and Jedi is painful to watch. In the new trilogy the danger seems to have evaporated into the CGI scenery along with any feeling of dread for Anakin's fate.Still, Lucas delivers enough money shots to keep most of the people happy most of the time. The opening space battle, General Grevious' lightsabre duel with Obiwan, and the slaughter of the Jedi, are all handled superbly.The final battle between Obiwan and Anakin is breathtaking against the volcanic setting but its tragic outcome is botched badly. The sight of the newly created Vader screaming "NOOOOOO!" like Grant Mitchell after Tifany's death on Eastnders is hilarious. Thank god the later sight of Vader looking at the Death Star with a young Grand Moff Tarkin reminds us of the heady days of A New Hope when Lucas and his audience were more in tune with one another.