12. Anakin Being A Ghost in Return of the Jedi
Just about everyone has a problem with this one, and not all of it has to do specifically with Hayden Christensen making his way into the original trilogy of films.
There’s more to hate here beyond the fact that they put Hayden Christensen in for old Anakin — which is lame, but whatever. It could have been any actor, because it’s the fact that there was a ghost of Anakin at all and old ghosts for Obi-Wan and Yoda sitting right beside him, despite what we have been told about the rule of the Ghost Force.
It is stated clearly at the end of Revenge of the Sith that Qui-Gon taught the ability to become one with the Force in death. It is assumed that Obi-Wan and Yoda learn this ability at some point between the trilogies. How does Anakin know this ability?
This is another example of the prequels manufacturing ties to the originals that create more questions. That ending was totally fine until the prequels tried to explain how it happened in a way that didn’t work.
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