Sunday, May 11, 2008

Beating a Dead Horse Some More

Ho-hum... Apparently when you're as successful as Tom Cruise has been for as long as he's been, there's bound to be unrestrained joy in many quarters when the tide appears to be turning, as it ostensibly has been in the last three years for the actor who runs a lot in his movies.

And, so, here's yet the 15,364th article about the troubles of Valkyrie, written by Richard Brooks, "Art Editor" at the UK Times Online... Why did I bother posting this? I don't know. For all I know, the movie will be laughably bad, or maybe it'll be one of those poor movies that suffers from an an avalanche of pre-release "bad buzz" so that even if it's good it'll be forever underrated. Or... Zzzzzzzzzzz.....

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article3908364.ece

3 comments:

cjKennedy said...

What's interesting about this kind of thing for me is how buzz can totally kill a movie before it even hits.

Unless Valkyrie pulls out a 3rd act save of Titanic proportions, it's in big big trouble whether it's any good or not.

I'm sick to death of TCs personal life, but I still like him as an actor in certain roles. For a superstar he's gone for some surprisingly edgy material when he could easily have sat back cashing paychecks.

Alexander Coleman said...

Agreed on all counts, Craig.

Cruise's personal life being in the spotlight is annoying but like you, he still works for me when properly used (which is frequent; he's got a good head for the business and almost always seems to know which films/roles suit him best while displaying a risky side as you point out).

Valkyrie will need to pull out a third act save of Titanic proportions, as you say. The critical knives have been out for all thing related to Cruise for a while now, and Lions for Lambs was an easy target, and Valkyrie's bad reputation is making that movie an easy target, too.

cjKennedy said...

I hope the movie works. I worry about Singer's career too after Superman got roughed up.