Denise Richards is a black spot on an otherwise very good bond film.
Its the same problem as Alba: these woman that just seem like bimbos in these highly prestigious career fields. I was watching an interview with Tara Reid about Alone in the dark, and she didn't even seem to know what her character did.
Also, they gave her glasses, so we would think she was smarter. Even on the commentary Uwe Boll is like 'yeah, doesn't she look clever with those glasses?' Um....No.
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Post by HMARK Center on Dec 26, 2008 11:02:09 GMT -5
Yeah, the author is confusing "miscast" with "bad performance". Sometimes the two overlap, though, so he's not wrong on all of them.
Frankly, I didn't think James Franco was that great in the Spider-Man flicks, again, until the third one. His line reads always seemed too stiff to me, and Harry always seemed to have a very limited range of emotions. Then again, I doubt that was Franco's fault, since he's a solid actor, and more likely the script and Sam Raimi's.
And did someone here just nominate Topher Grace? He was about the only entertaining thing about Spider-Man 3.
I will say, the #1 pick is a good one, though. Reeves and Ryder simply didn't belong in those roles, and it dragged down what could've been a pretty damn memorable adaptation.
I also love Gangs of New York, too; didn't feel any of the performances distracted badly from the film, but I did feel that, unfortunately for Diaz and DiCaprio, they didn't have a ton to work with with their characters. I would've preferred if the flick revolved around Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neisen.
On the criteria about Mark Wahlberg I presume the author never saw him in The Departed? He was freaking awesome in that movie and that wasn't bang bang shoot shoot. I agree with the Ryder/Reeves thing. I was sorely disapointed with that movie as I love the book and the two were not comfortable in their roles. And with Gangs of New York, well when you are in a movie with Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson its difficult not to get outshon by actors of that calibre.
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I liked Kirsten Dunst as the "girl next door" Mary Jane Watson, which is what she is to Peter Parker - tho now she's a sexpot, she wasn't originally.
You mean comic book MJ wasn't originally a sexpot? The woman whose first words in the comics were "Face it, Tiger. You just hit the jackpot"? That's the kinda line I can't imagine hearing from a girl-next-door type, unless you live next door to a brothel or something.
Thought I'd go with a couple current favorites and 1 all-time favorite for a little while.