Unsatisfying and Unconvincing; Hayden Christensen to Darth Vader

January 28, 2012 at 7:40 am 1 comment

Darth Vader is perhaps one of the more iconic, recognizable, and quoted villains in cinema history. In the original trilogy, it is hinted that Vader was a Jedi Knight, who  turned to the Dark Side after being slowly seduced by its power and temptation. This was a transition which fans wanted to see, and opened up doors to a prequel trilogy (Yes I am aware Lucas had planned to make 9 movies). This turned out to be a case of be careful of what you wish for. Throughout the prequel trilogy, they tried to show Anakin Skywalker, who would later become Darth Vader, and the struggles he faced with his emotions. This came out as forced, sporadic, and very unconvincing.

The final installment of this prequel trilogy, should have been all about Anakin struggling with his inner demons’, as some thing or someone pulls him farther and farther into the path of darkness. Well, they tried this, but it really was not pulled off well. The writing was unconvincing, and sloppy. There were too many contrived plot devices to seem authentic. However, the worst part, and I believe helped contribute to the campy writing, was Hayden Christesen’s inability to act. I think if they had tried to show Anakin slowly going insane, Hayden’s performance would have made the movie worse than it is currently. So yes, I am blaming Hayden Christensen completely for ruining the transition of Anakin Skywalker, to Darth Vader.


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  • 1. Makita  |  January 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Amen. Hayden Christensen ruined “Star Wars” just like twilight ruined Vampires and Judas ruined Thursday night dinner at Jesus’ place


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