Movie casting hullaballoo, it’s a fairly new concept. Folks didn’t give much of a toss when studios announced who would be playing who in the latest blockbusters back in the day. No one flung turds at their copies of Variety when news of Roy Scheider’s upcoming Chief Brody or Christopher Reeve’s soon to be Superman made headlines. But welcome to the twenty first century, where the world-wide-web gives every dumbass from Alaska to Osaka a platform to voice their opinions. So when the latest Hollywood sap steps into hallowed shoes or capes, by the time the press conference is over the world has already told them to go die a thousand deaths.
I’m aware of the irony of moaning about this on an internet film blog, but having read the amount of vitriol levelled at Ben Affleck this week you start to wonder where this amount of arseholery is going to lead us. If only these people put as m
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