25. The 'Birth' of Darth Vader ('Revenge of the Sith')
Yes, Lucas blows it at the very end with that "Nooooooo!" as the Emperor’s new apprentice stumbles off the operating table like Karloff in his Frankenstein boots. But there is something undeniably chilling about seeing the burned, living husk of what's left of Anakin Skywalker being encased in that black armor, the mask descending toward the camera like a final harbinger of doom. And then he takes that first filtered, instantly recognizable breath — and the final stage of the birth of Darth Vader is complete.