Monday, May 24, 2010

Picking a Movie

I am not talking about how we decide which movie to go see. I am talking about how actors decide which movie roll to take. Sometimes, don't you watch a movie and wonder what in the world the actor was thinking when he signed on the dotted line to star in the move? Do they get tired of doing things they are suited to and want to break out? Do they get offered so much money that they don't care what a terrible fit the role is? Do they have too many yes-men telling them how great they are?

Keeping in mind that this is all just my opinion, and the blog is titled Here's What I Think, I submit to you Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise in nearly everything he as done since Risky Business. Yikes, he has made some bad decisions.

Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia. Good Night, what was he thinking? Didn't he read the script to see the role included singing and dancing? I was embarrassed for him watching the train wreck that was that movie. Maybe his Mother needed an operation.....

And today, I popped in Nine. Holy Buckets Daniel Day Lewis, what were you thinking? I did not find a point to the movie. I did not even find out why the movie is called Nine. Of course, I only made it about 20 minutes into it before I turned it off. In retrospect, I should have known since the movie was at the theaters a half a day. But Daniel, you usually make appropriate choices. Last of the Mohicans is one of my all time fav movies. Do you really need a role like this guy in a movie that should be called "Bob Fosse's Ego Meets the PussyCat Dolls?" There was nothing redeemable about the guy. Is that the fun of it?

Your thoughts? Personal additions to the list?
Normal Girl

4 comments:

votemom said...

agree about pierce (and meryl)in mama mia. tho my daughter wold strongly disagree. she's a huge fan of that flick. haven't seen the others you mentioned. but, yes, there is a long list of movies where it ends and i wonder the same thing.

Wykate said...

Umm, what was your question?? I am still thinking about Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans.

Owen's Grammy said...

Pierce is in the Plymouth area filming--so if you run into him, be sure to ask. They were using a house on Morrison about a block from the church 3 weeks ago. I think they are done there. My son waited on him at Sprint at Briarwood last week. He was getting a Blackberry.

Normal Girl said...

Owens'sGrammy...hope he was not singing.

WyKate.....my thoughts exactly.....