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Hayden Christensen as Anakin.

yeah it's not the best performance and it contradicts greatly with what Obi Wan said bout him in A New Hope.

But it wasn't terrible.

Attack of the Clones: his entire dilemma with Padme on Naboo. You can tell he's trying so hard to keep to the Jedi Cose and not fall in love but he's so unstable.

The scene where he revealed to Padme he killed his mothers kidnappers; again trying to be stoic but slowly showing all his anger. ANYONE who experienced a loved ones passing would be that way

Revenge of the Sith: any scene where he doesn't talk.  Yeah his facial expressions are fantastic , showing his conflict. This scene in particular

so was it a great performance? No, but it's more down to direction really.Christensen wasn't the cunning warrior Obi Wan described but he certainly was the unstable boy that would become Darth Vader.

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nigel5469 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
George Lucas or Cast Director obviously chose the wrong actor to play Anakin Skywalker. George Lucas's purpose of writing prequel stories was to tell how vulnerable and weak Anakin Skywalker can be as he got himself consumed by his own anger, pain and loss while manipulated by Palaptine through his childhood and Jedi Hood. George Lucas didn't have the time to put 'cunning and great' inside Anakin Skywalker because he wants to show how Empire rise, how Republic falls and how Anakin falls into dark side. His theme is you'll get consumed by anger, loss and pain; you're not perfect warrior despite many accomplishment.

In aged 9, he was too old to become a Jedi because he was too attachment to his mother, Obi-Wan, Palaptine, Qui-Gon Jin, Ahsoka Tano and even Padme. Therefore, he's an easy target for Palpatine to test and pick him as his apprentice before realizing Anakin is not.

However, if you watched The Clone Wars (Movie and 2008 Series), you'll get the chance to see how cunning and great warrior he can be especially voiced by more manly adult-type Matt Lanter.
TimeBoy08 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I think Christensen still gave all he could. 
nigel5469 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps. But in Clone Wars, you get to see how great and cunning Anakin Skywalker is and how he earned 'A Hero without Fear'. Lots of reviewers and fans disliked Chistensen. I'm just okay with him.
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