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June 30th, 2005

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12:31 am
Steven Spielberg is a fucking pussy and "War of the Worlds" is absolutely AWFUL.

Not everything needs to end with a hug.

My viewing companion and I compiled, easily, a list of 20 actors who would have been a better fit for the lead role in this film. Here they are, alphabetically:
  • Ben Affleck
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Antonio Banderas
  • Nicolas Cage
  • George Clooney
  • David Duchovny
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Viggo Mortensen
  • Edward Norton
  • Bill Paxton
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Gary Sinise
  • Will Smith
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • Denzel Washington
In a similar vein, here is a list of five directors named David who would have done a better job:
  1. David Cronenberg
  2. David Fincher
  3. David Koepp (one of the credited screenwriters on this)
  4. David Lynch
  5. David Zucker
Independence Day is significantly better in nearly every category.

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Date:June 30th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
That's very disappointing to hear - the previews really had me hoping. But, as I remarked to more than one person: "It could be cool, but I'm worried about the interaction between the possibility of Spielberg's overdirecting and the certainty of Cruise's overacting."
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Date:June 30th, 2005 02:45 pm (UTC)
yup. that's what I was thinking too. Plus tom's loosing it. some might say, he lost it a while ago.

I never did see that samari movie he was in.
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Date:June 30th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)
Last Samurai was good, but less because of Tom and more because of Ken Watanabe and solid direction.
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Date:June 30th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Bill Paxton? Really?
Wow, that must have been REALLY awful.

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Date:June 30th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
The main character needs an Everyman quality that Tom Cruise, by dint of being the world's biggest movie star, sort of lacks by definition. Of all the people on the list, Paxton is perhaps the one who best typifies this attribute.

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