I'm Catholic and I blog about it a lot. Other things I like: superheroes, languages, Elementary, Once Upon a Time, Star Wars, history, fairy tales, and Les Misérables in all its many and glorious incarnations. Je parle français aussi.

 

The big complaint about the acting/writing in the Prequels with regards to Anakin is that it’s “awkward”.

But you see, that is why I like it.

I just don’t see how you could expect a guy

who spent the first decade of his life as a slave

literally being treated as less than a person

then was suddenly uprooted and separated from his mother

entered an elite and privileged order

in which most of the members have been there since infancy

and was told he was the ~*chosen one*~

destined to save them all or something no one’s quite sure

and who clearly has some serious emotional issues

to not be a little bit

or a lot

awkward.

I’m not saying this is what Lucas meant to do and that he deliberately wrote awkward dialogue and told Hayden to play the character that way.

I’m just saying it works.