MaxFly Posted September 10, 2007 Report Share Posted September 10, 2007 I loved WWW when most people didn't. I love whatever Will does, regardless the outcome. But it's not about what I want, it's about the concept. I'm pretty sure Will is doing this more for the oscars than he is doing it to become a better all around actor. You think Will is doing I Am Legend for an Oscar? You think he's doing John Hancock for an Oscar? Really? Again, people have been complaining and urging him to diversify his roles for the longest time, and now we're questioning his motive (speculating really) for taking on more diverse and serious roles? This might come as a shock, but as serious as his upcoming roles are, he probably won't be getting Oscar nominations for I Am Legend and Hancock... and somehow, I think he knows that... somehow, I don't think he chose those movies looking for an Oscar... I love Will but the man has all the talent in the world to receive an oscar, and he deserves it too. BUT, when you look at Will's movies, I love all of 'em, but you can't tell me one movie that could go in the top 200 movies ever.Again, i'm not talking about Will's performance, but the movies he's been in. Maybe MIB is considered unique and fits in that category of best ever movies, but it sure isn't a lot. Note that, compared to the porfolios of others, Will hasn't had that many movies... he also hasn't had that many flops... You should see some of the movies Denzel has done... Not every movie is magic. Most of Will's movies have been science fiction hits... enjoyable blockbuster movies, but not anything that will go down on top 200 lists. He's done only a few serious movies, I can count them on one hand... But, we really can't lament the fact that he doesn't have any movies in top 200 lists if we're going to turn around and accuse him of doing movies that could land on such lists only for Oscars... that, after years of hoping that he would get involved in more serious content. And when Will is regarded as the most bankable actor in Hollywood, you wonder why he doesn't work with the best of the best that often. He's worked with the best around the 90's and in 2001, but after that he's worked with medicore directors, producers. I'd love for once that he works with the likes of Ridley Scott, Paul Greengrass, Christopher Nolan.My problem isn't with Will's acting, it's with the team he's working with in the past couple years, the quality level hasn't been very high when you compare it to the ID4, Enemy of the State, MIB movies. Lately, he's done Ali, Bad Boys 2, I, Robot, Shark Tale, Hitch, POH... Those are very diverse movies. All were good... Ali and Bad Boys 2 were big name directors... I, Robot was great regardless of what anyone says... Love that movie... So really, what we're left with is Hitch, POH and Shark Tale... The thing with big name directors is that they are big for a reason, but that doesn't necessarily make them the best for a given project. I Am Legend looks like it is going to be outstanding with Lawrence directing. POH was great for what it was... I'm not sure what more a big name director could have brought to it other than a big name. It was shot beautifully, but the content of the story limited it... and really, what more can you do with the content... people were crying in the movie theater I went to. Muccini really brought the best out of Will... he told him not to simply act the emotion, but to experience it for the camera... and like I said, people were crying in the movie theater... I went to a bookstore and bought the book, the teller asked me if I saw the movie and then told me how much she cried during it. If people want to attribute all of that to Will, that's fine... he's a great actor, but let's not discredit the director... Again, I'll be there opening day and I'll buy his DVD's regardless of how dissapointing it may be, but I'd love for once that he starts working with those A list directors, producers in the future, he hasn't worked with them much or at all for the past years. Look at Denzel, look at the upcoming movie, American Gangster. I just want him to star in those movies with those directors. That's all. Denzel's been acting for a very long time and has a huge body of work... I think we have to be patient. Will is only just now making the transition to more serious roles, POH and Ali were great starts, but there will be more to come. Denzel found his niche early and generally stuck with it... Crimson Tide, Philadelphia, Malcolm X.... He doesn't do comedy... I don't think he can do comedy... Will can, and that's why it will take him longer to make his mark doing more serious content. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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