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  Darth Skuldren
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Listening to podcasts, I've been thinking about things that were done in the movies that worked for certain audiences but not for others. For instance the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi did not work for some older viewers but worked really well with younger audiences who continue to like them to this day. Jar Jar is a similar example.

But what about whiny Anakin? In the prequels, Anakin had a quite a few whiny moments. As a character, he can be defined as a whiny individual, as far as the movies go. So, did any audience actually like whiny Anakin? Did that aspect appeal to anyone?
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Listening to podcasts, I've been thinking about things that were done in the movies that worked for certain audiences but not for others. For instance the Ewoks in Return of the Jedi did not work for some older viewers but worked really well with younger audiences who continue to like them to this day. Jar Jar is a similar example.

But what about whiny Anakin? In the prequels, Anakin had a quite a few whiny moments. As a character, he can be defined as a whiny individual, as far as the movies go. So, did any audience actually like whiny Anakin? Did that aspect appeal to anyone?


Other than that he's physically attractive I haven't heard one good reaction to that portrayal. He's been discussed as an awfully written character and obnoxious. Its frustrating because the novels fixed several of his aspects but on film ugh.
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From movies only prespective: I don't mind Anakin being a whiny princess in E.I and E.II. It explains why Luke was such a whiner in ANH. Like father like son thing. It does bother me that Anakin remains somewhat whiny in E.III. I don't think you can get through a war plus a secret marriage and still be whiny afterwards. But that's the difference between Luke and Anakin I guess. Luke grows up and gets to be the ultimate hero. Anakin remains the little Kid from Tatooine and joins the darkside.


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I honestly have to say that my favorite Anakin is The Clone Wars Anakin. The movies have such a little amount of time that you can really call seeing him at his prime. Confident, troop leading, warrior is the way have always envisioned Darth Vader in his youth, even a bit whiny yea that's ok too it explains where Luke gets it from.
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I don't think everyone hates Hayden's Anakin. The internet blows stuff like that way out of proportion.

All things considered, he did alright with what he was give to work with. Not even someone like Michael Fassbender or Leo DiCaprio could've made lemonade out of lemons concerning Episode II's dialogue.
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Jedi Joe wrote:
I don't think everyone hates Hayden's Anakin. The internet blows stuff like that way out of proportion.

All things considered, he did alright with what he was give to work with. Not even someone like Michael Fassbender or Leo DiCaprio could've made lemonade out of lemons concerning Episode II's dialogue.


OMG...I just pictured Fassbender as Anakin and almost fainted... **sigh**
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