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Old 09-12-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Did George Lucas screw up ?

When he cast Ewan Mcgregor as ObiWan ?
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Old 09-12-2004, 07:14 PM   #2
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Ewen McGregor is brilliant as Obi. In Episode 1 he seemed iffy but that was cause he was still very young and didn't really resemble the Obi we knew in the OT. But in Episode 2. Damn, he was so kickass XD

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:29 PM   #3
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If there were any screwups in casting I dont think that it was Ewan. If anyone it was Hayden Christensen.
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Old 09-14-2004, 09:15 AM   #4
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Don't think he screwed up on Ewan as Obi-wan. Heck, the first time I heard Ewan speak as Obi-wan I was impressed by the work he'd done in even trying to sound like Sir Alec Guiness (albeit a younger version). As for Hayden, I think it's a little early to tell. I'll wait to see how he performs when the Dark Side has consumed his character a bit more.

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Old 09-14-2004, 12:17 PM   #5
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Hayden just comes off as a whinny kid. When hes talking to Padme about killing all of the Tuskans, its just pitifull.
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Old 09-14-2004, 02:55 PM   #6
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No voice acting can compare to the voice of James Earl Jones, now that is a kick ass voice.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:31 AM   #7
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Nope, he didn't screw up. Ewan's a good actor, and looks like Obi-Wan except for the fact that he has a beard, which is normal for his age. Don't believe me, try imagining Ewan without the beard. Looks just like the young Obi-Wan.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:42 AM   #8
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casting Ewan Mcgregor as Obi-Wan was pure genius.

anyone who thinks otherwise should be beaten with cactus and then picked in vinegar.
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Old 09-15-2004, 02:55 AM   #9
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casting Ewan Mcgregor as Obi-Wan was pure genius.

anyone who thinks otherwise should be beaten with cactus and then picked in vinegar.
Exactly XD

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Old 09-15-2004, 04:45 AM   #10
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Nope, he didn't screw up. Ewan's a good actor, and looks like Obi-Wan except for the fact that he has a beard, which is normal for his age. Don't believe me, try imagining Ewan without the beard. Looks just like the young Obi-Wan.
Eh? Don't need to try to imagine, as he was beardless throughout Phantom Menace. Then again, Sir Alec Guiness was bearded throughout the entire OT, so I'm trying to figure out the need to see Ewan beardless anyway.

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Old 09-15-2004, 06:12 AM   #11
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the beard's appearance in EP2 is exactly what is needed to help tie-in young obi-wan with obi-wan the elder. if a beard didn't show up in the prequels, we'd be like Oh hey, look, Obi-Wan grew some facial hair ... because you NEED that in the desert


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Old 09-15-2004, 06:18 AM   #12
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Oh hey, look, Obi-Wan grew some facial hair ... because you NEED that in the desert
of course, I mean, you need it to keep sand off the lower part of your face and all.

Nah Ewan was excellent as young Obi. I think anyone else and it might have been sucktastic.


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Old 09-15-2004, 06:36 AM   #13
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on the subject of obi's beard, the only thing i didn't like is how in ep II half the time it was real and the other half it was fake...

real beard

fake beard

probably cause by the time they did the 'pick-up' shot ewan shaved the real one off so they had to stick on on.
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Old 09-15-2004, 07:34 AM   #14
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Ewan was good in both, I just didnt see the point of Qui Gon in TPM
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Old 09-15-2004, 07:45 AM   #15
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well qui-gon discovered anakin and then made obi-wan promise to train him, even though obi-wan knew anakin was dangerous.

i guess GL decided that if it was obi-wan that found anakin and trained him willingly, it would be too similar to obi-wan and luke in ANH.
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:16 AM   #16
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I suppose you're right
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not to mention it provides 4 degrees of separation between anakin and palpatine/sidious.


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Old 09-15-2004, 10:43 AM   #18
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Hayden just comes off as a whinny kid.
Maybe because the character is a whiny kid. So in that sense, it is good acting.

The casting is fine. The directing needs some work. Ewan is the best of the bunch though...

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Old 09-15-2004, 10:48 AM   #19
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Maybe because the character is a whiny kid. So in that sense, it is good acting.

The casting is fine. The directing needs some work. Ewan is the best of the bunch though...
hey man, don't cut out Sam Jackson. Ewan and Sammy are the best


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Old 09-15-2004, 10:51 AM   #20
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Re: Did George Lucas screw up ?

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When he cast Ewan Mcgregor as ObiWan ?


Ewan Mcgregor was probably the best thing in the two first prequel movies!
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:00 PM   #21
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In Episode 1, Ewen McGregor looked like Ewen McGregor playing a young Obi.

But in Episode 2 it wasn't like that at all. He looked so different it was more like Obi playing Ewen McGregor playing Obi XD

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Old 09-15-2004, 11:54 PM   #22
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I think Ewan Mcgregor was trying to hard to be Alec Guinness and not hard enough at being OBI-Wan

Some of Ewan`s EP I+II scenes were disturbingly wooden, IMO !
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Hate to break it to ya, but Alec Guiness is the model for Obi. If you can be like Alec, you can play a great Obi.

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Old 09-16-2004, 12:23 AM   #24
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You`re missing the point, I said he`s "TRYING" to be like AG, that alone is an impossible task. I don`t recall Alec having any "wooden scenes" in the original trilogy, but Ewan had a few.

Maybe it was bad directing
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:29 AM   #25
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I don`t recall Alec having any "wooden scenes" in the original trilogy, but Ewan had a few.
I think perception may be key here, I mean, I for one thought Ewan was brilliant in ep2 and very decent in ep1.


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Old 09-16-2004, 07:47 AM   #26
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hey man, don't cut out Sam Jackson. Ewan and Sammy are the best
Sorry, I was refering only to the "Big 3."

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You`re missing the point, I said he`s "TRYING" to be like AG, that alone is an impossible task. I don`t recall Alec having any "wooden scenes" in the original trilogy, but Ewan had a few.

Maybe it was bad directing
Ewen has a much bigger part in the PT than Alec did in the OT and certainly a lot more action than Alec saw. Give the guy credit. It's one of the toughest roles to fill and there's no one better to play Obi-wan.

If you're so sure Ewen was a bad choice then who would you cast as Obi then?

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Old 09-16-2004, 01:50 PM   #28
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If you're so sure Ewen was a bad choice then who would you cast as Obi then?
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Ewan fit the part very well in my estimation. only casting screwups I saw were for ani (not hayden whom i think does his job well and lives across the hall from some very cool people i know).

but i never expected a perfect cast for a young kid. i mean lets face it kids will NEVER be able to be convincing at that age.


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but i never expected a perfect cast for a young kid. i mean lets face it kids will NEVER be able to be convincing at that age.
Well, on the Phantom Menace DVD, of the 3 finalists Jake was the obvious choice, at least from the footage they showed.

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Well, on the Phantom Menace DVD, of the 3 finalists Jake was the obvious choice, at least from the footage they showed.
indeed. He was the best pick of the final three they had. So after seeing that, I figured... it coulda been worse.


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Old 09-23-2004, 07:34 PM   #33
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Ewan was a brilliant Obi. Who disagrees deserves to be tortured and executed between the little electric-beam thing on the back of a pod racer (see bannah )


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Old 10-04-2004, 11:57 AM   #34
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Personally I think Ewan plays the only likable guy in the prequels. He adds some personality to the obi wan persona.


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Old 10-05-2004, 05:01 AM   #35
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casting Ewan Mcgregor as Obi-Wan was pure genius.

anyone who thinks otherwise should be beaten with cactus and then picked in vinegar.
Your exactly right.


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Old 10-06-2004, 08:57 AM   #36
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IMO- So far Ewan Mcgregor is the best part of the movies.

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Old 10-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #37
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ewan was a very good obi


as far as hayden acting like a whiny kid, I dont like it either, but just look at Luke (must be genetic).


also, i think jake lloyd did his job very well also


the only possible mistake is hayden
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Old 10-08-2004, 12:08 PM   #38
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I disagree....

nope, Ewan rox as Obi-Wan...I think he is the perfect choice.

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Old 11-24-2005, 12:28 PM   #39
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I really cant picture anyone else as Obi-Wan
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Old 11-26-2005, 12:14 AM   #40
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Yeah, Ewan played the role to perfection. He saved the prequels from a twisted fate.

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