I’m Actually Glad Matt Damon Is Back!
It’s been a while Matt Damon! Yup. You’ve probably seen the photos I guess. The Academy Award winner is back with a new movie this year, and it’s a starring role I might add.
Ford v. Ferrari is his latest project and I’m actually happy about Matt’s comeback if you want to call it that. Why a comeback you ask? Well, because the man hasn’t had a starring role in over 2 years. That’s quite some time for one the most bankable movie stars of our time. The George Clooney’s flop Suburbicon was Damon’s final starring role in 2017, and in that same year he stared in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing.
Both of the two movies were commercial bombs and whole Downsizing got a little better reviews, none of them left any mark with the audience. To make matters worse, that was the year of the infamous Weinstein scandal, and his comments on the sexual harassment didn’t sit all too well with the general public. They portrayed a man so out of touch with the common knowledge about sexual harassment, and with so little empathy and regard for the victims of the ex-Miramax head, that they really damaged the reputation of a good-hearted husband, and father to 3 daughters that happened to be an A-list Hollywood mega-star.
But that’s water under the bridge, and two years later Matt is ready for a comeback if you will. He’s a changed man and with the right movie it could very well be a turning point in his career. Maybe he’ll get on the public’s good graces again. And from the looks of it, he just might.
How? With several easy steps. First let’s take a good look at the movie in question. Ford v. Ferrari. It’s a biopic (the Academy’s favorite genre) it’s directed by James Mangold (Logan), it has some impressive cast (aside Damon) and it has a November release date. AKA Oscar bait!
But let’s take a closer look at his cast mates. Christian Bale is first on the list, then its Caitriona Balfe, the Jon Bernthal, and then Josh Lucas. Not bad right?
And after 2 years of cameo roles in 3 separate movies (including Thor Ragnarok and Deadpool 2) it’s time for his comeback. But I’m actually glad about it. He’s a rich, dumb, entitled, ignorant and very tone-deaf celebrity, but he’s a good actor nonetheless. And I’m actually glad that he’s back at doing what he does well. I really hope that the movie does well too, but whether he’ll be forgiven for his stupid comments… Time will tell.