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PT Did Hayden do a good job as Anakin?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Rotticus, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    I think he was better in ROTS then in AOTC.
     
  2. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Why so many people like to link the RLM when they want to tell how bad PT is but could not say much in their own words.
     
  3. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  4. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I think it's also the script's fault. The novel has much better lines.
     
  5. bellatroll

    bellatroll Jedi Knight star 1

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    Its really hard to judge. He was give such awful lines that no one could have delivered them reasonably. He didn't really have a character tbh.

    He isn't what I imagined Anakin to look like: the Anakin I imagined was something like Tom Hardy perhaps; an impressive big guy with a restrained demenour, apparently serene but with a good sense of humor. A very private person. While Obi wan would be more gregarious man with a wicked sense of humour who tries to get Anakin to open up. But it shouldn't be limited to this: their "adventuring group" should have had a third person, a third Jedi that tags along, preferably a woman
     
  6. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Overall I think he did a decent/good job, especially in ROTS before he became Darth Vader.
     
  7. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Did Hayden do a good job as Anakin? It depends on if he depicted him the way GL indicated he should. If creepy and wooden were on purpose, then he did a wonderful job. If it was not, but that's the best he could do, than no, he did not do a good job.
     
  8. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    Don't blame the actor for the characterization.
     
  9. Darth kRud

    Darth kRud Jedi Knight star 3

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    Great love story, great acting, as Kevin Smith once said "I thought I was watching Othello or Hemlet". lol ya.
     
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  10. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I bet he now wishes he could just wish away his review :p
     
  11. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Dude had Star Wars fever, just like the rest of us. We were so happy to have a movie that rose to the level of mediocre with only 5 or 6 embarrassing parts...
     
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  12. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    You see there I disagree, as a film I thought Clones was even worse than TPM and the worst in the entire saga. Though they could and possibly should have just started from AotC if that makes strange sense
     
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  13. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    No, we agree. AOTC was the absolute bottom of the barrel. The review, for which I claim Smith had Star Wars Fever was for Sith. The excitement surrounding how good Sith was compared to the movies that came before it (particularly Clones,) is why I believe he felt moved to compare Sith to Shakespeare... why we all felt that way for a time.
     
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  14. SithStarSlayer

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  15. fett 4

    fett 4 Force Ghost star 5

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    Arghh I get you now. Sorry from that snippet I thought he was talking about Clones. Yeah Sith was better than the last 2 films, which I think we were all grateful for, but it still suffered from some major problems as a film though itself.
     
  16. KilroyMcFadden

    KilroyMcFadden Jedi Knight star 3

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    Nods... scary clown makeup Padme was the big lol moment at the midnight show I attended. Particularly on the heels of Anakin's line about how beautiful she was.

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    EDIT: in fact, I remember a discussion at the time, in which we speculated that this scene was proof that GL was making bad movies on purpose just to see if he could fool fanboys into defending it as "art", and then having a chuckle at their expense later on when they did.
     
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  17. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't see creepy and wooden, he played a rebellious teenager, that's what Lucas asked.
     
  18. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Knight star 4

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    Of course he did a good job.
     
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  19. bellatroll

    bellatroll Jedi Knight star 1

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    She's pretty lame.

    I was thinking the woman of the trio should have been someone very professional, strict and proud Jedi in contrast to a more laid back, wise and gregarious obi wan who knows that rigid adherence to ideals doesn't always get you where you need to go. And the two would clash with Anakin as someone "in the middle".

    From my viewing of the clone wars series, I am not very impressed with ahsoka tano.
     
  20. CloneTrooperFox

    CloneTrooperFox Jedi Knight star 1

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    See... I thought Attack Of The Clones was great. Probably my favorite movie out of the 6. The Scene with all of the jedi battling in the arena and the clones come in was classic. In my opinion....
     
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  21. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    That scene ruined the Jedi and the lightsaber in a matter of minutes.
     
  22. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Jedi Master star 5

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    This is better.
     
  23. SithStarSlayer

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have been calling Tano a Mary Sue for years, so I get the not impressed part. I don't get why Anakin would need another Jedi to argue with. If anything, we should have seen more of Palpatine in his ears, further twisting his POV. More could have been put into "from my pov the Jedi are evil!" It is supposed to be the tragedy of Darth Vader, not the clashing bickering of Anakin Skywalker.
     
  24. Game3525

    Game3525 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, the council kind of fulfills that role anyway.
     
  25. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I liked Ahsoka initially because I thought that Anakin had met his match. He may argue with Obi-Wan and the Council, but neither are the feisty smartasses that he is. Ahsoka, at least in the first couple of seasons before she got overly mature and Mary-Sue-ish, fulfilled that role in spades. She was also annoying in the same way that he could be.