Whenever someone tells me Hayden Christensen can't act, I show them this scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfevBIsVG1o&feature=youtu.be
Nobody says he can't act you homo
His lines are just shit
the writing in all of the prequals is nonsense, dribble of an old fool called George Lucas who got prided with creating Star Wars where as he just filmed shit.
He might've wrote something for a new Hope but a lot of George his ideas were thrown out of the fucking window, hence Empire is the best because George had at that time the least to do with Star Wars.
Sure he did.
>Why he’s “largely retreated from Hollywood”: “I guess I felt like I had this great thing in ‘Star Wars’ that provided all these opportunities and gave me a career, but it all kind of felt a little too handed to me. I didn’t want to go through life feeling like I was just riding a wave.”
>How his “time off” affected his career: “You can’t take years off and not have it affect your career. But I don’t know — in a weird, sort of destructive way, there was something appealing about that to me. There was something in the back of my head that was like, ‘If this time away is gonna be damaging to my career, then so be it. If I can come back afterward and claw my way back in, then maybe I’ll feel like I earned it.’”
he's acting in christian drama movies now
He's not the richest celebrity but he's alright and plus, he put a baby in Rachel Bilson. Not a bad life i'd say.
He's doing waaay better than Jake Lloyd that's for sure.
The Jedi are supposed to be Buddhists. They're supposed to dismiss all emotion and strive to feel nothing. Anakin saying "I hate them!" only makes sense if the viewer understands the opposing concepts of the Jedi(Balance/rejection of emotion) and the Sith(Chaos/embrace of the self). Anakin's line is supposed to be the final nail in that he is recognizing that he not only acted rashly, but he also disastrously gave in to his hatred. Essentially, that scene is him admitting that he had become the antithesis of his training.
The biggest issue with the prequels is that they exist in a weird state of being extremely intricate and basic and the same time. Lucas when full on auteur with the philosophy(ie Jedi lightsaber combat was almost ornamental like certain, high-level martial arts.). On the other hand so much was just ill planned. Rather than having Anakin slowly fall to the darkside by increasing compromise(and slowly losing parts of his body as a visual metaphor), he becomes Vader all at once.
It's by far the worst of the prequels. Episode I kinda felt like Star Wars since George didn't go full CGI plus the Darth Maul lightsaber duel was entertaining. Episode III had Sheev and some decent action. Episode II is total shit from beginning to end.
Exactly you downie.
They bribed reviewers to bring down Lucas and get a cheaper deal on Star Wars (while maintaining the original trilogy's reputation intact so they can market TFA as le OT-purism oriented)
>implying the prequels weren't widely hated long before RLM
I bet you didn't browse the internet before 2010, you millennial.
I agree completely.
He's a fucking amazing actor. But that was the only scene, where the script wasn't retarded.
Anyone who hates the prequels for his acting, is a RLM shill from leddit.
>He's doing waaay better than Jake Lloyd that's for sure
This scene is perfect at illustrating Padme's stupidity. Anakin's like "I killed a bunch of homeless people!" and her response is "well, you're human." Not even "only human"; Padme considers humanity a baseline good thing, and genocide a natural (if unfortunate) consequence. Of course, implicitly, the homeless sandpeople are not human at all. And just as Padme is a racist who doesn't care about sandpeople, the Republic obviously excludes 'third-world' planets like Tatooine.
The scene provides a very basic summary of the film's science-fictional premise: humans are stupid. They aspire to something greater, but they don't know how. And, at the same time, they have these incredibly ugly reactions towards those considered inhuman. This is why the films are loaded with every possible type of sci-fi creature that bends the definition of humanity: ghosts, aliens, clones, robots, cyborgs, shapeshifters.... The thesis, in the end, is that humanity cannot progress because it fails to love the inhuman. Jar-Jar is the protagonist. Padme is the villain.
It's not fashionable so you are not used to it, which makes you instinctively think it's creepy because said person apparently doesn't follow social norms which is "dangerous".
Social indoctrination basically.
bad acting is always the director's fault
there was no reason for that delivery to only be composed of two shots, the first with little to no camera movement or background actor interaction, and the second with only one horribly edited shot reverse shot.
if you don't realize one of your leads is shit and continue to shoot the film the same way despite this knowledge, then you're a shitty director. the performance is hammy, but the awful writing, staging, editing, etc. do him no favors. it would be a hard performance for any actor to pull off given how theatric it was designed.
I got chills watching that scene OP.
He truly is a talented guy!
Still looks good to me.
Why couldn't he just stay the way he looked in episode 3
This the most autistic thing I've ever seen on this board.
>and the children too!
>[Padme stares vacantly]
He should've said younglings, that always raises an eyebrow or two!
Cucked to death.
You mean YOUR son? Just because he isn't your biological spawn, doesn't mean he isn't your son. When you come to accept this, you may form a closer bond with him. It is then, the cuck ceases to be.
>responding seriously to a shitpost
>my wife's son
>i couldnt relate to him or like him therefor hes a shitty character!
- plebs everywhere
prequel anakin is one of the absolute best postmodern shakesperean tragic heros in the western canon