I like Hayden's portrayal of Anakin Skywalker in AOTC. I like AOTC, it's my favourite of the prequels, for all its flaws, I just really enjoyed seeing multitudes of Jedi in action at the end, I loved Kamino, Jango, the clones idea, Count Dooku and the general interaction between Obi Wan and Anakin. I thought it all wondeful and original. But I really loved Anakin in it, he was courageous but hot-headed, passionate but there was a darkness even to his attraction to Padmé, the potential for obsession and moral depravity. Just what I always imagined a young Vader would be like. But a small point that I appreciated was how Hayden used a slow, deep delivery for his lines that for me, if modulated, COULD sound like JEJ behind he mask. I think this was a choice, either on Hayden or George's part and has led to unfair criticisms that he was wooden and stiff in the movie. I really feel that he was trying to foreshadow Vader's diction and vocal timbre as well as his physical movements. What was awesome was the scene where he goes after the Tusken Raiders with the Duel of the Fates playing, and when he returned with the body of Shmia. That was pure Vader. What do people think ?