Sunday, 4 April 2010

Sam Worthington is everywhere

Well this is rather an overstatement, but for the life of me I cannot comprehend what casting directors see in this guy. He seems quite pleasant, he is an Aussie, and he is a good enough actor but to me he just doesn't have that ephemeral thing, that no one can quite put their fingers on, called star quality.
Heroes need that, for sure they do.
Sam was fine enough in the last Terminator movie and he was okay in Avatar - a brilliant movie. There it was his Na'vi alter ego that was the star of the film for me.
However, I have just seen Clash of the Titans and a a crew cut guy with an Aussie accent didn't do it for me. He was just so, so wrong for the part and looked totally out of place with the rest of the cast and there wasn't even the faintest sparkle of star quality - this guy was supposed to be a demi-god after all. Not only should he have looked like one, he should have sounded like one as well. Also this film was initially made in 2D and converted to 3D and it doesn't work in 3D for me. At times you get double images as if a copy of a person is layered underneath the original image. It is good fun, go see if if you like that sort of thing, but don't pay the extra for 3D it just isn't worth it and when it didn't quite work I found it extremely irritating.

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