I know I’ve given views on this topic before but here it goes again. IMO they’re two different scenarios. One makes sense, one partially does.
I understand the Emperor change but my problem with it is the added dialogue and the fact that Ian literally delivers his lines as if he’s reading off cue cards. If it had been done similar to Adywan’s version including the look of the Emperor maybe it would have worked better. I’d still pick the original either way just on principle but anyways.
The Anakin switch is a different story. IMO without throwing the nostalgic angle on it it makes the redemption less meaningful and shows a variation of the character Luke never knew. Showing Shaw shows both a figure Luke will recognize and also represents the redeemed man who turned his back on evil, not the young whiny arrogant Jedi who did the opposite.
Was going to respond, but this is exactly how I feel about it so I’m just gonna quote you.
Fair enough. 😉