Hey Hollywood hunks! Stop burying your heads after poor film reviews!
All right now. Despite the fact that everyone is concerned with Henry Cavill’s CGI removed moustache in Justice League, I’d love to talk about more serious problem. A problem that the film industry in Hollywood is having for years now. The emerging trend of leading actors shoving their heads like ostriches after their movie is panned by critics.
Ray Fisher did just that with Batman V Superman, Dwayne Johnson after Baywatch was destroyed by film critics and most recently Jason Momoa after Justice League’s flop.
“I try to stay the f— away from what people say,” he told EW, revealing that some of his friends told him the film hasn’t been “doing well.” The news was disappointing to him, but he has refrained from obsessing over the disappointing reviews that have emerged.”I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity,” he said. “I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.” Concluded the actor and thus defended the movie despite the bad reviews.
No Jason… Burying you head in the sand doesn’t help. I’m fully aware that Momoa and the rest of the cast were given a lot of money to be in the movie, and lots of other recourses were invested in the finished product. Yes…. That gives them the right to protect the movies that they are starring in. Yes…. There is a whole team behind a movie like Justice League and the negative criticism goes out to every single one of them- not just to Jason Momoa. But staying away from what people say (as he put it) is just ignorant. The actor has the right to defend his work, but so do the film critics. Their reviews are their work and as a film critic I can say that in 99% of the cases, that criticism (as negative as it may be) was based on experience, knowledge, education a reasoning on the part of the film critics.
I get it… Nobody likes being told their movie sucked, but instead of ignoring the negative reviews, or even worse lashing out at Rotten Tomatoes (or directly at critics), why not being gracious and humble about it? You know… We poured our hearts and souls into that movie… I’m so proud of that movie despite it all… Bla Bla Bla. You know the usual PR bull s**it that we the audience get to read most of the time after such blockbuster fiasco.
But I can’t put this trend just to the men. Cara Delavigne was just as ignorant after Suicide Squad’s fiasco and spared no words about it.
“The critics have been absolutely horrific. They’re really, really horrible. You know, I just don’t think they like superhero movies,” Cara Delevingne told Reuters. “It doesn’t really matter what the critics say at the end of the day, it’s the fans that we made this movie for.” Said the model turned actress.
I wonder if she was aware that she was the worst DC villain ever. I wonder if she’s aware that she is a terrible actress. Maybe not, but like in the movies mentioned above, one person is not to blame for the disappointment. As much as I’d like to blame it all on her, Suicide Squad sucked on so many levels. I wish she had the decency to admit it.