Star Trek Into Darkness
As I Lay Dying
It looks like Cruise does not guarantee a hit like he used. Sure in the 90's and early '00's anything he touched turn to gold, but unfortunately he decided to reveal to much of his personal side on some talk show involving a couch... and things haven't been the same since. I'm not disputing Cruises acting abilities and he knows what makes a good picture, but no one can continue to be a big star forever... these days we're drawn to the movies for the spectacle of the film, the idea it presents and the overall viewing experience... not the star. Times have changed, and if Cruise can be okay with that and just make movies for the hell of it and not expect millions in return, then he will endure. But his glory days are definitely behind him now.
Jan 15 - 04:24 PM
It's basically the result of reality. People no longer believe in an aging, 5 foot nothing guy in a lead action role. Dramas and Rom-Coms is about all I could take Tom Cruise seriously in. That's not to say he is a bad actor.. but if you don't feel someone playing a role could even kick your pudgy ass - how the hell are you supposed to suspend disbelief when he is beating up martial artist on screen?
Jan 15 - 05:56 PM
P.s. I think Bruce Willis might still be able to kick my ass. Go Die Hard!
Jan 15 - 06:07 PM
name one other actor who could have driven a modestly budgted and pretty formulaic action movie to $200M+? There isn't many. Cruise is still a draw though perhaps not as big as he used to be. The movie was a lot of fun and he was excellent as Reacher (don't let the butthurt fanboys of the novels tell you otherwise). A sequel would be more than welcome.
Jan 16 - 03:54 AM
If it made money (At all) there will be a sequel. Cruise produces his own shit so funding won't be a problem. Bottom line is, it's his choice basically.
Jan 16 - 09:24 AM
Trailer for James Franco adaptation
Star Trek is Certified Fresh
Rachel McAdams' time travel romantic drama
Trailer for Tom Hanks thriller