Great Movies Despite the Acting
There are other great movies that were almost single handedly ruined by either bad acting or a mis-cast. I'm thinking "Silence of the Lambs", and Jodie Foster. Jodie Foster's great, but she sported the worst southern accent I have ever heard. Her accent grated on my nerves every time she spoke. They should have either dropped the accent or dropped Jodie. That part wasn't for her (didn't she get some award for that, too). Julianne Moore was a much better agent in the sequel. Which accent was worse- Jodie Foster in "Lambs", or Nicolas Cage in "Con Air". Consequently, I still have nightmares about the scene where Cage is yelling over and over in that gut-wrenching drawl, "give me the bunn-nay" (from Con Air). Ugh. How about that brat in Star Wars: Episode One? His "whooping" and Jar-Jar's "aunt Jamima" impression almost ruined a franchise I've loved since I was a tyke.
Conclusion: no more kids in sci-fi/ horror movies unless you run the idea by me, and no more crappy accents. Also, if there is ever to be another Star Wars movie, don't let George Lucas direct it. I know that's ridiculous, considering he owns the franchise, but maybe he has an influential friend or family member that can talk him out of directing ever again. Never again Georgie, not after casting the "brat" and Haydin Christensen.