Post by Maidpool w/ Cleaning Action on Dec 26, 2008 16:47:38 GMT -5
The only thing "miscast" about Duncan as Kingpin to me is that he was black, and that was no big deal to me. Duncan played Kingpin's attitude and demeanor just fine to me which was much more important than skin color. He is also one of the only guys his size who is also a good actor that I know of, so I'm just fine with him as the movie universe's Kingpin.
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.
Remember the thread is about miscasting, not performance. I just never understood whyy the y chose Topher grace to play a Buffed,rude and tough Eddie Brock when he plays an Innocent and weak guy on his show.
Post by Tehboobz wants Ewa Sonnett on Dec 27, 2008 0:32:32 GMT -5
That's who it was modeled on for the comics, yeah. I doubt he would have ever played the character in a movie. But hey, they could have at least gotten someone a little less...wooden, and dyed Keanu's hair. I myself would have preferred Sean Patrick Flannery from Boondock Saints as John Constantine. He'd have at least LOOKED more the part.
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Post by Tyger on the Radio on Dec 27, 2008 0:54:16 GMT -5
I've never understood the hate for Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker in Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula". Besides the dubious accent (which isn't even that bad), Keanu plays the role well enough: Harker is a fastidious, boring, and fairly colorless man put into an extraordinary position. Captured by the most famous monster in literary history and surrounded by the likes of an eccentric doctor, a lascivious aristocrat that everyone wants to bonk, a cowboy straight from a Zane Grey novel, a howling, tormented madman, an asylum doctor on the verge of going mad, and a Jane Eyre-like tutor who becomes the single most capable person in the book, Harker is supposed to be pedestrian, supposed to be the Everyman. Until he escapes Dracula's clutches and gains the kukri, he's pretty nondescript and I think Keanu does a good job with it.
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