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Old 10-28-2009, 12:25 PM
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Ford actually told George Lucas once: "You can write this $hit, George, but you can't say it."
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:53 PM
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Ford actually told George Lucas once: "You can write this $hit, George, but you can't say it."
Indeed, but he still delivered the lines much better than Hayden Christensen ever could.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:16 PM
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Harrison Ford did a great job with it. In fact, the original cast did a really excellent job with all the wacky dialogue. I don't know what it is, but a lot of the acting seems so wooden in the prequels. IMO Liam Neeson and Ian McDiarmid were the only ones who escaped that feel.
Obviously Ford is a more capable actor than Christensen.

I think it's all the blu-screen they had to do. They almost never worked in proper sets etc
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:33 AM
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Another thing to consider is that Anakin Skywalker really wasn't depicted as all that likeable or noble once Hayden Christensen had the role (and in that capacity, Hayden was perfect). Although Anakin had his heroic moments, sure enough, he was basically a spoiled brat in Episode II and a misguided tool in Episode III. There really wasn't a lot of time to show more of Anakin's redeeming qualities because the primary focus was in showing him descend towards the Dark Side. If anything, Episode I was necessary to show how could that innocent little kid turn out to be such a selfish prick and ultimately a Sith Lord...

In many ways, the Clone Wars CGI-series airing on Cartoon Network shows a much more heroic and admirable Anakin than was in the movies.
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Another thing to consider is that Anakin Skywalker really wasn't depicted as all that likeable or noble once Hayden Christensen had the role (and in that capacity, Hayden was perfect). Although Anakin had his heroic moments, sure enough, he was basically a spoiled brat in Episode II and a misguided tool in Episode III. There really wasn't a lot of time to show more of Anakin's redeeming qualities because the primary focus was in showing him descend towards the Dark Side. If anything, Episode I was necessary to show how could that innocent little kid turn out to be such a selfish prick and ultimately a Sith Lord...

In many ways, the Clone Wars CGI-series airing on Cartoon Network shows a much more heroic and admirable Anakin than was in the movies.
That's not an unfair assessment.
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Obviously Ford is a more capable actor than Christensen.

I think it's all the blu-screen they had to do. They almost never worked in proper sets etc
I agree. The blue screen work really took the oomph out of the performances IMO.

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Another thing to consider is that Anakin Skywalker really wasn't depicted as all that likeable or noble once Hayden Christensen had the role (and in that capacity, Hayden was perfect). Although Anakin had his heroic moments, sure enough, he was basically a spoiled brat in Episode II and a misguided tool in Episode III. There really wasn't a lot of time to show more of Anakin's redeeming qualities because the primary focus was in showing him descend towards the Dark Side. If anything, Episode I was necessary to show how could that innocent little kid turn out to be such a selfish prick and ultimately a Sith Lord...

In many ways, the Clone Wars CGI-series airing on Cartoon Network shows a much more heroic and admirable Anakin than was in the movies.
That would be why I like the Clone Wars quite a bit more than the first two prequels.
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Another thing to consider is that Anakin Skywalker really wasn't depicted as all that likeable or noble once Hayden Christensen had the role (and in that capacity, Hayden was perfect). Although Anakin had his heroic moments, sure enough, he was basically a spoiled brat in Episode II and a misguided tool in Episode III. There really wasn't a lot of time to show more of Anakin's redeeming qualities because the primary focus was in showing him descend towards the Dark Side. If anything, Episode I was necessary to show how could that innocent little kid turn out to be such a selfish prick and ultimately a Sith Lord...

In many ways, the Clone Wars CGI-series airing on Cartoon Network shows a much more heroic and admirable Anakin than was in the movies.
It's possible the large time-frame leaps required worked against his character in that respect. But I'd agree it was necessary to show him all the way back to being a kid to get a sense of the path his life took.
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