I have mixed feelings towards haydens performance. And I feel its GL's fault. If there was better dialogue for the him in this movie, hayden could have done better. The talent is there but GL needs to come up with better drama/romance dialogue to compliment the performances. Hayden and anakin clashing was pretty good. I also liked haydens facial expression after padme states: "please dont look at me that way... it makes me uncomfortable." I think hayden needs to work on saber dueling a bit more.