Anakin Skywalker: father of Luke and Leia, Darth Vader himself. The most feared man in the galaxy from one of the biggest franchises in film. Fans were eager to see the origins of Vader, and were, shall we say, disappointed. George Lucas gave them a whiny, angst-ridden child who swiftly ruined the beloved institution that is Star Wars. Here they are, the absolutely lamest moments of Anakin Skywalker.
How many kids, who loved the original trilogy, even thought the new films (Episodes I-III) were groundbreaking and life changing in the way Episodes IV-VI were? It may be the one equalizer among Star Wars, with Anakin (and Jar-Jar) making fans of all ages uncomfortable. Beyond that, they decided to cast two different actors in the role. Neither was up to the task and their teamwork helped to turn this iconic, evil character into the whiniest, most pathetic, annoying waste of screen time.
Jake Lloyd and Hayden Christensen aren't entirely at fault - the lameness of Anakin is thanks to a long line of bad decisions. Those two didn't write that abysmal dialogue, they weren't brought it over months for rewrites, and they certainly weren't signing off on this mess throughout the production process.In the end, Anakin Skywalker did the impossible and turned one of the most feared/respected and badass characters into one of the most pathetic, thanks to a perfect storm of AWFUL. By the time we got to see him morph into the evil Darth Vader in Episode III, we just... didn't care. Check out the list below and "enjoy" some of Anakin Skywalker's lamest moments.
Anytime He Speaks in Episode I
Also known as: the lamest video of all time.
That Pod Race That Just. Kept. GOING.
That video above is about 12 minutes (TWELVE) and it starts with them already at the track. Just this sequence lasts almost as long as a sitcom without commercials... It had its moments... then it had another few hundred we could have done without.
Are You An Angel?
This is how we are introduced to one of the most terrifying forces in the galaxy. This.