Lord Haseo said:
Anakin killing little Jedi kids is so cheap and stupid
Cheap? Yes. Stupid? No…if you’re going to kill all of the Jedi it’s reasonable to kill the kids too just in case one of them comes across a holocron. It’s called a contingency for God’s sake.
I find Anakin killing the children stupid, any clone could have shot the children, instead we’re shown the clones fighting older lightsaber-weilding Jedi, while Anakin goes to kill the baby Jedi. Not a great start for the “awesome” Darth Vader.
It’s a nonsense scene to get the “Anakin is evil” reaction. There’s really no reason for Anakin to start killing children at that point, and if it was done to prevent them becoming Jedi in the future, it should have happened off-screen in between episodes.