Preconception of actors/actresses... Do we judge too early?
This little issue has been bugging me for a while, So I thought I would share my opinion.
Honestly this has been on my mind for a while now, but after seeing the Avengers and how Ruffalo stole the show, I thought it was time to share my opinion.
Now us fan boys love judging things early, some times we get it right but we get it wrong too. I know I have done it before my self. But are we too quick to judge, especially when it comes to actors, I believe so. Well the first example of this was Michael Keaton being cast as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Fans were shocked and appalled at the idea of an actor who had made a name for his self in comedies such as Mr.Mom and Beetlejuice would play Batman.
Even when the internet was not around us fan boys still found a way to voice our opinions and bombard WB with letter telling them how [frick]ed up there choice was. Well what happened when the movie was released, every single one of us was proven wrong, Keaton was god damn Batman. To some he is still the definitive Batman, whilst others would agree that he did a good job. Was he perfect know, there are fan's out there who still believe he was a terrible choice, but to them I would say just like at the performances by Clooney and Kilmer. So this was one of the first example of fan boy preconceptions being proven wrong.
Now lets look at one of the most infamous case, yes Health Ledgers casting as the Joker. Oh boy did that drive us fan boys crazy, "the dude from the gay cowboy movie playing Joker. BLASPHEMY!!" was the most popular reaction on the net.
I think every one would agree that Ledgers Joker owned the movie(IMO you take away his performance and the movie becomes pretty media-core). He literally blew every one away with his performance. But once again preconceptions of him were proven wrong.
Well this brings me to my final point, whilst I know a lot of you have not seen the Avengers but if you have read any of the reviews, or heard reactions from people who have seen one thing is clear, Ruffalo steals the show as Banner, his performance shows all aspects of Banner from his dry wit to his fear of the "other guy". And there is a moment in the movie where he shows what a certified bad-ass Banner really is. Now I guess you could argue that a lot of it might be down to Wheadon's writting which is fair but with out a good performance a good script is worthless. His performance eclipse's Nortons performance, who was pretty good him self. But the people who predicted that Ruffalo would never match Norton's performance oh boy were you [frick]ing wrong.
If you haven't guessed by now what I am trying to get at is may be we should wait till we actually see some footage before judge these actors, Hell I know I've done it my self, totally unrelated but I hated Channing Tatum with passion but his performance in 21 Jump Street was outstanding. So I believe we should all be a bit more open minded about these things, yes some casting choices are plain wrong e.g. Nic Cage as Superman ( you can tell that was going to go wrong).
Any ways so what do you guys think? agree? disagree?. Debate away mother [frick]ers.
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