Date: 27th May 2002

Darth Vader Blasts New Star Wars Film

Dave Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy has blasted the latest films for having lost their magic.
Dave Prowse, who appeared in the first three films Star Wars (1977), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars Episode VI : Return Of The Jedi (1983), criticised the standard of acting in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002).
He also said the blockbuster flick relied too heavily on special effects.
He said, "Some of the acting was quite banal. I think Star
Wars was initially a really basic story - good over evil,
relationships, a terrible villain.
And people always referred to the characters as Han Solo,
Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker, not by Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher or Mark Hamill."

Source: Press Release