Topic: Who would do better?

Who do you think would be a better Anakin Skywalker for episodes II and III?

Stuart Townsend (Queen of the Damned, League of Extraordinary Gentleman)

or

Hayden Christensen (Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith)

Re: Who would do better?

Stuart Townsend.

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Re: Who would do better?

Billy Crystal would have made a better Anakin than Hayden Christianson. He is by far the worst actor in all of Star Wars history. So my choice is easily seen.

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Re: Who would do better?

Even Ashton Kutcher would have made a better Anakin.

"Everyone has the right to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege."

Re: Who would do better?

Mr. T should play every role in every movie, with the exeption of "Monster Dog Movie."

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Re: Who would do better?

draco fett wrote:

Mr. T should play every role in every movie, with the exeption of "Monster Dog Movie."

Mr.T should've been Jango.

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Re: Who would do better?

If that was the case, the light-saber would just bounce off of his gold.

take it easy baby take it as it comes

Re: Who would do better?

draco fett wrote:

If that was the case, the light-saber would just bounce off of his gold.

If that was the case Sam Jackson would've been slaughtered. I pity the fool.

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Re: Who would do better?

Gustavo_Perez wrote:

Even Ashton Kutcher would have made a better Anakin.

I could just imagine him running around punking the other Jedi.

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Re: Who would do better?

Gustavo_Perez wrote:
draco fett wrote:

If that was the case, the light-saber would just bounce off of his gold.

If that was the case Sam Jackson would've been slaughtered. I pity the fool.

Ha that just reminded me that my Film Analysis teacher's phone went off wednesday and it yelled, "I pity the foo who don't pick up his phone!!"

And it seems I am not the only one who agrees that Christianson was a terrible casting choice. "I'm in charge of security here..."

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Re: Who would do better?

I agree, Stuart Townsend definitely would have made a better Anakin. If you've seen Queen of the Damned, him being the vampire Lestat (sure the movie didn't have squat to do with the book, but it still kicks ***!) is awesome. Did anyone see the ROTS parody with Jimmy Fallon?

Re: Who would do better?

I'll go with Sean Canaray.  Incorrect spelling, of course.

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Re: Who would do better?

Fett_II wrote:

I agree, Stuart Townsend definitely would have made a better Anakin. If you've seen Queen of the Damned, him being the vampire Lestat (sure the movie didn't have squat to do with the book, but it still kicks ***!) is awesome. Did anyone see the ROTS parody with Jimmy Fallon?

I did.  That was some funny crap.  'A-flippyflippyflippyflippy-lavalavalavalava!'

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Re: Who would do better?

lol, they had some good puns too.


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Re: Who would do better?

Hayden

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16 (edited by The Yautja Friday, June 1, 2007 3:18 pm)

Re: Who would do better?

Karson Fett wrote:

Hayden

Does his mean you think he did a good job?  Or somethings else?  It's kind of hard to understand what your point is when you only use one word.

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17 (edited by Darth Maul Clone Saturday, June 2, 2007 2:01 am)

Re: Who would do better?

lol  now that I've seen Hayden as Anakin,I can't think of anyone else fitting in the role.And why does everyone think that he was bad?I didn't find him so bad...

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Re: Who would do better?

Darth Maul Clone wrote:

lol  now that I've seen Hayden as Anakin,I can't think of anyone else fitting in the role.And why does everyone think that he was bad?I didn't find him so bad...

I agree. He may not be the best actor but he is not that bad either.

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Re: Who would do better?

See I have to disagree with the two of you and say that he did in fact do a bad job. Compare his acting with Ewan Mcgregor's and there is a huuuuge gap. Now am I saying that he should have been as good as him? No, I'm just giving a way to compare his acting to other Star Wars characters. (And a Ford comparison wouldn't have been fair =P)

I think it was mostly in the fact that his anger just seemed so forced. It didn't flow like it should from an actor, instead it looked like he was saying to himself, "I need to look as angry as possible." And his lines were all so choppy, like a crappy soap opera star. "You..... underestimate my... power"

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I agree with you about that Fetterthanyou. He is defiantly not in the same league as Ewan McGregor. He is such a funky actor and he was wonderful as Obi Wan Kenobi.

I understand the points that you have made and I do agree with you. I think he could have dome a better job than what he did but I can still enjoy the films and I think he could have been a lot worse.

Hehe though you could always compare him to some of the really bad actors out there and he looks brilliant wink (I am going to have a think and edit in some when I remember some of the really dire acting that I have seen)

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Re: Who would do better?

we can't just judge Hayden Christensen like this, as Star Wars are really the only films he's done. Maybe if he were more like Orlando Bloom and tried out for more movies (btw Orlando Bloom is quite a good actor), we could judge on a fairer basis.

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Re: Who would do better?

draco fett wrote:

Mr. T should play every role in every movie, with the exeption of "Monster Dog Movie."

"monster dog movie" explain urself. you wouldnt be refering the cinematic masterpiece known
as "CUJO"? you know when the film studio puts an entirely different dog on the dvd box than is in the movie,
that sort of attention to detail means the movie has got to be good!

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Re: Who would do better?

No, Monster Dog is a low budget B-horror movie staring Alice Cooper. In the movie, he uses the name Vincent, which is his birth name. Alice is quite an actor.

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Re: Who would do better?

ah, i c. didnt think you were...
i should have known this involved Alice in some way. as for his acting- im not hip to his body of
work outside of waynes world and that creepy decapitation excerp you dropped in the chat room.

back on topic though- i dont think hayden is a bad actor(he was good in "life as a house") -but i think lucas grossly miscalculated his range. he plays whiny well. and i think that all the actors in the prequels were dogged by having to act infront of green screens the whole time.

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Re: Who would do better?

Well I think he was ok.  Then again I may be slightly biased because Hayden is a fellow Vancouver-ite. tongue If he wasn't I'd probably be in agreement with most of you people.

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