This is a complaint that is often levied against ROTS. I think this complaint is predicated on a misunderstanding of Anakin's turn. Anakin did not join Sidious to become evil; he sold his soul to save Padme. -- Before he ignites his lightsaber against the younglings, you see a hint of hesitation in Anakin's face -- After Anakin kills the Separatist council, you see Anakin in some tears, lamenting the despicable actions he undertook. Having Anakin kill younglings was a poor decision. If it were friends who had looked up to Anakin, it would have been better. However, even this was not unprecedented. In AOTC, Anakin slaughtered all of the Tuskens, including the children. As a result, the slippery slope had begun in AOTC. This tends to be forgotten, because the children weren't shown on screen I guess. In sum, I think this complaint misses the point of Anakin's turn. What do you think?