It's a funny thing, but while I still haven't seen this new edition, I already like this change (though, as always, I reserve the right to change my mind ). I mean, basically they've replaced a guy that appeared only in the last film and only for a grand total of five seconds, with someone who's appeared in two other SW films. It simply makes perfect sense to have Hayden Christiansen there instead of Shaw.Wedge009 said:I haven't had time to watch Episode 6 yet, but I was a little miffed by the changes to the Emperor scene (in Empire). But I'm not too bothered, I can understand the need for continuity.
Yeah, but if age mattered in determining his appearance, then other physical changes - like, say, burns and such - would matter too. It seems to me that these Jedi ghosts look the way they want to look, not the way they looked the day they died (because if they did, Vader would look like he did in the Death Star scene). And Anakin couldn't possibly want to look like the ordinary version of Sebastian Shaw, because he's never actually looked like that in life - he could either go for the Christianson version or the burnt-up Shaw version.LeHah said:Not to mention - Vader died redeeming himself at an older age, not Hayden's.
Any actor worth his salt can bring life to the worst of lines - as proven by the likes of Ewan McGreggor, Ian McDiarmid and Liam Neeson in the prequels.dextorboot said:That's about how good the writing's been for Episodes 1 and 2.
Exactly. In Life As A House he basically played the same part, minus the force powers, and he was able to pull it off. I still think in this one it has more to do with the way the character is written. I'm not saying he's a stellar actor that should be able to do what McGregor and the others were able to do, but if he's done the same thing before this shouldn't be much of a stretch, but it is. The majority of this blame goes to Lucas.LeHah said:The thing is with Hayden - he's suppose to be this angsty grunge-rock vibe gone horribly wrong - but he can't pull it off. I'm not saying that he's a bad actor - I saw "Life As A House" which he wasn't bad in - but he's really bad in these movies and so is Portman. Hayden is about as angry and threatening as a Good Charloette song.