I think his problem was he'd never cast a kid before. Uh wait, Corey Carrier played a itty-bitty Indiana Jones in Young Indy. That kid was actually pretty good. Overall, I don't mind Lloyd through the first 2/3 of the movie. However, some of his moments with Padme' and Qui-Gon were "Ugh" inducing. The main problem I have is with his character's motivation(or lack of)during the space battle. That's primarily the writers and directors responsibility however, not the actors.