I have the comic book trade paperback that explains the entire movie.
This thread is for those who have thoroughly read it.
I am afraid the prequel trilogy is going to be only about 90% or a little less of what I wanted. It hinges on several issues:
ANAKIN'S MOTIVATION TO GO TO THE DARK SIDE:
Sure, he wants Power to save Padme and believes Palpatine can teach him this when he learns he's the Dark Lord of the Sith.
Perhaps the comic doesn't show too much of Anakin wanting Mace to spare Palpatine's life for this reason, or maybe I read it too fast - but Anakin's rationalizing that Mace betrayed him and was wrong to kill the Sith Lord / Chancellor seems weaker than if everything had torn at Anakin (had Dooku been his father and the Jedi not told him and allowed him to kill Dooku with never knowing - THIS IS NOT THE CASE, but should have been).
I think the way Lucas did it gets 90% of the message across, but doesn't go full circle.
ANAKIN'S FALL INTO LAVA:
Obi-Wan says he loves him, but lets Anakin fall anyway, in order to finish it and end the Sith.
I'd have had Obi-Wan trying to save Anakin to the last, and Anakin refusing his help and die while acusing Obi-Wan's "give me your hand offer" as a trick. Obi-Wan comes off less compassionate than I estimated his character to be by letting Anakin go out this way.
SIDIOUS EXPLAINING ANAKIN WILL BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN EVEN HE IS:
Perhaps he's just trying to frighten Yoda in their duel, but I doubt Sidious would ever let Anakin grow that powerful until Sidious couldn't prevent his own passing. Plus he already took a very large and uncharacteristic chance that Anakin would fulfill his destiny and kill Lord Sidious when he revealed to him that he was the Sith Lord in what seems like casual conversation. I was thinking it would be more melodramatic, but surprises are good.
ANAKIN/VADER WANTING TO RULE THE GALAXY AND RIGHT EVERY WRONG:
in the movies, Anakin's frustration with the Jedi has not been THAT apparent except when he disobeyed orders to try and save his mom, or when he and Obi-Wan argued it out on the Gunship on Geonosis while chasing Dooku. It seems Anakin's cleary on the Jedi side, even if he is unorthodox. But to think that first by hiding Padme and raising their family somewhere quiet, and then to jump to making her co-ruler of the universe would somehow put her out of danger is a very large irrational leap. But it does play towards Vader's offering the same to Luke.
Pretty much nothing's that shocking about Episode 3 - it's darn great entertainment and if it's acted well, it will do 90% of what I hoped it will to bridge all the gaps (C-3PO's memory wipe is confirmed, btw) But that's about it. Star Wars goes out like your 18th birthday, as opposed to your 21st.