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November 29th, 2010, 15:26
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
That's why I said "was". I really liked him in Jumper, so I know he's improved greatly since Star Wars, but I don't think Lucas's writing had anything to do with how bad he was back then.
Oh, I think he was pretty great before Clones.

I first saw him in:


A very impressive performance.

I think the fact that the prequels are basically 95% green-screen is the largest factor in these incredibly bad performances. I know Hayden is an easy target, as he has the most "dramatic" performance and arguably the most interesting role and in effect disappointed people the most - but I really don't think he was any worse than Neeson, Portman, or the absolutely dreadful Jackson. All of them give some very awkward performances, if you ask me.

Ewan McGregor did "ok", but certainly nothing like his work in other films. Maybe he adjusted better to the environment, I don't know.

I REALLY think Lucas is a complete hack when it comes to writing and directing, but he's great at combining these mythological ideas that he's stealing left and right - and he's obviously passionate about the visual side too. Someone should just have tapped his shoulder and told him the truth - and he could have gotten a decent director like he did with 5 and 6.

But, that's just my opinion.




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