movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Wed Apr 19 2017, 09:16pm | 11 comments
Color me not in the least bit stunned.
Even to show how much of an idiot he is, can I please not have any Chris Pratt in my life?
Anyone know an app that can just edit certain topics out of any e-mail, tweet, notification or site for me?
It would have been fine if they didn’t try so hard to make Chris a likable character. I believe this a point you made in your review, it would seem that most people agree with that on some level.
Not that I’m defending the guy, he clearly didn’t think about the creepiness of his role but isn’t this a directing/writing flaw? It should also be noted, it’s often not healthy to criticize productions that you were given a starring role in.
If he had just said this, and then kept his mouth shut, we wouldn’t be having this discussion:
“I never want to be in a situation where I’m blaming critics for not liking a movie,” he says. “So I’ll just stop talking. It is what it is and I’m proud of it.”
Is Chris Pratt known for this sort of thing? I haven’t really followed his career, aside from the fact that he’s married to Anna Faris. I hoped she’d have better taste in men.
I liked Pratt in Parks and Rec, where he seemed to have a genuine rapport with cast members like Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza (who I’d like to think wouldn’t hesitate to confront him if he gave them any crap). And he’s done things like the charity ice bucket challenges and showing up at children’s hospitals to cheer up the patients. I don’t think he’s a bad guy, and actors gotta work, but — as MAJ says — he enjoys the male privilege of being able to be oblivious to the implications of some of his roles.
Oh, his response seemed genuine (and honesty is useful to me) and he was relatively courteous if bewildered about the critics. I just haven’t seen him in anything I’ve liked. His interviews are especially annoying to me. And, as much as I’ve enjoyed a LOT of Chris Evans’ work and think he’s fine in interviews, I would view him with a great deal of suspicion if I met him in person seeing how much he’s buddies w/ C.Pratt.
I like just enjoying artists for their art, I don’t normally give much thought to their lives outside of it. But, I think Chris Pratt is a one-note actor and it is a note that replicates a type I actively stay away from if I can i.r.l. unless I’m working with them. I’ll find a way to work with anyone. In my personal life, I get to make choices. My entertainment is my personal life. Ergo, I’d like the app that lets me block annoyances.
No clue. Maybe he’s completely different from the single note he strikes in all the things I’ve seen him in. But, his acting is monochromatic and it is a tone that is dull.
As I’ve said many times, I’d like to be able to combine a video game console with live TV, so that I can shoot any TV personality who gets on my nerves.
Then again, I just saw this:
Yeah, I’ll watch the Guardians movies, but I think I’ll take my social commentary from someone less oblivious, thanks.
Then again AGAIN, he seems willing and able to acknowledge stupidity. So there’s that. :-/
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