The gift that keeps on giving

By February 15, 2009Nat-news

Rachel was just ragging on it a few days ago and now yet another “award” for Hayden and Natalie’s Star Wars coupling. Total Film has put together a list of the 20 worst screen couples and you’ll never guess who came out number 1.

Between Christensen’s sulky adolescent brooding, Portman’s doe-eyed emptiness and a stream of beyond-cliché digital courting locales – his hometown, a balcony, a windswept field – this is as close as we’re ever going to get to Dawson’s Creek In Space.

The nagging feeling that Pacey’s going to emerge from a shuttle and deliver some smug line about everyone having their whole lives ahead of them is muted only by the crushing realisation that it’s all so very real – this it actually what Lucas made and wanted.

He can’t act. She can’t emote. Their dialogue is dire (“I wish I could just wish away my feelings!”). Sure – love hurts, but this is all pain, no gain.

Read the rest of the list over here.


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  • ked says:

    Natalie was actually pretty good in those movies. She’s the only reason why people cared again imo.

  • biffyrules says:

    i thought natalie rocked in star wars
    except there scenes of the relationship were very badly done and didnt link in with the movie, but i mean.. her acting wasnt ‘dire’

  • viona says:

    SW 2 is just bad IMO. Natalie was not that bad.
    I just can’t stand the battle between Hayden-Natalie and Hayden-Rachel fans. ugh.

  • Dazza says:

    Who is the Rachel in Hayden-Rachel?

  • Teo says:

    The dialogue is horrible, but I liked them together when the movie came out and I still do today. I thought they had chemistry.
    Dazza, that is Rachel Bilson, Hayden’s girlfriend.

  • Lanie says:

    Hayden’s girlfriend Rachel Bilson.

    George Lucas can’t write or direct, period.

    Nat and Hayden are good in different movies. With Lucas? Everyone stinks. Worst “romance” ever, made worse that Lucas WANTED it that way!

  • omgzrachel says:

    Let’s face it: Everybody sucked in those movies.

  • Lanie says:

    Even Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson couldn’t save them.


  • Dazza says:

    Ah jeez, how could I forget Rachel Bilson. Unforgivable.

    And yeah, almost everyone struggled in the films.