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Tom Cruise Is The Most Profoundly Boring Celebrity in Hollywood

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrities Are Better than You | June 13, 2014 | Comments ()


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I listen to a lot of Nerdist podcasts, and whether you like host Chris Hardwick or not, there’s one thing most people can agree upon: He brings out the actual personality of his guests (this is true, also, of other podcasters, but few have the access that Hardwick gets). I don’t listen to all of the Nerdist podcasts, but whenever he has on someone I like, or who I’m interested in knowing better, there’s nothing else like it for gaining insights. Some guests confirm everything you know about them (Tom Hanks is just like “Tom Hanks” only funnier), some will surprise you with how self aware and funny they are about themselves (Daniel Radcliffe), some are so good that you never want their shows to end (Jon Hamm, Lauren Graham), while others give a two-dimensional Hollywood personality its wonderful, hilarious third dimension (Katee Sackhoff).

I am rarely disappointed in a Nerdist podcast because I almost always learn something about the guest, even if its Topher Grace and all I learn is that Topher Grace really doesn’t seem to care for the politics of the industry (this is a common and recurring theme among Hardwick’s guests, who almost always rail against Hollywood fakery).

Not all of his guests are good (Harrison Ford), but they all eventually give in and reveal their true personalities, except for one: Tom Cruise. Cruise, it turns out, has no personality. He is the same guy in an hour-long interview as he is in 30-second soundbites: A grinning, vacuous robot who speaks only in platitudes.

This is not to say that I don’t like Cruise the actor: I do. A lot. And like many people, I thought Edge of Tomorrow was one of the best sci-fi films in years. But the man himself is nothing but a big, toothy pitch-man for his own products, a commercial jingle in human form, a very handsome animatronic mannequin.

I sat down to listen to Cruise’s podcast with the intention, as always, to take notes, because if there’s one thing an hour-long podcast is good for, it’s for finding out things about certain celebrities you never knew (Amy Poehler hates cats! Lauren Graham used to have a wildly competitive game night, which is where he and Peter Krause became friends; Katee Sackhoff is obsessed with dogs and an honest-to-God fan of MMA fighting!). But after 60 minutes with Cruise, the only insight I had was that he apparently included in his contract for Top Gun a stipulation that he be filmed in the Tomcat, which might have been a fun story if anyone else had told it, but Cruise couldn’t even make that interesting.

For one hour, Cruise spoke without saying anything. He must have mentioned that he “loves movies, all kinds of movies” at least 15 times throughout the podcast, but when pressed to name one, he demured. He couldn’t identify any television shows he liked. He’s worked with countless actors and directors over the years, but had stories to tell about only three, and they weren’t even good: A long, pointless story we’ve heard countless times about how Paul Newman used to call him “kid” (a story he called back to at least three times in the podcast); a story about how Dustin Hoffman recognized him in a restaurant in 1983 (a story he called back to twice); and a story about how he and Sean Penn used to park in front of Brando and Hoffman’s house and wonder what they were doing inside.

Enlightening. Thirty years in the industry, and this is all he could bring to the table.

He showed almost no self-awareness. He never spoke once to a personal relationship in his life (he didn’t even mention his kids, and what father can go an hour without mentioning his damn kids once?). He also seems to have very little understanding of the world outside of his bubble, as demonstrated when he suggested that he was a workaholic who put in countless hours a day, while Hardwick, “what, worked two hours a day, from 12-2?” All I know about Tom Cruise after spending an hour listening to him is that he likes to work, and that he thinks it’s “fun” (a word he must have repeated 50 times in the podcast).

Again, none of this affects my enjoyment of Tom Cruise films, but it may help to explain why a terrific movie like Edge of Tomorrow was such a huge box-office disappointment. For better or worse, we live in an era in which success is often tied to a celebrity’s personality, which is why someone like Jennifer Lawrence or Shailene Woodley or even Paul Rudd or Seth Rogen can be so successful: We feel like we know those people. We’re interested in them as much or more as we’re interested in their movies. They’re authentic, genuine people with whom some of us can relate.

Cruise, on the other hand, is not a person. He’s a brand. He’s like a guy who got his Ph.D in empty self promotion. He’s the Hollywood equivalent of the star athlete who only speaks in cliches — “we gotta play it one day at a time” — and the truth is, after listening to him for an hour on the Nerdist podcast, I am not so sure there’s anything under those cliches. He’s a hollow man of little substance who makes good movies but can’t relate to anyone but himself. I like Tom Cruise films. I want to like Tom Cruise, but he’s doesn’t give us anything with which we can connect.







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  • ASFan

    "For better or worse, we live in an era in which success is often tied to a celebrity’s personality."

    That could explain Adam Sandler's recent disappointment as well as he essentially admitted he makes his movies just to take vacations.

  • Dominic

    hmmm over 100 commments on a Subject who is supposedly "boring" ...this premise might be flawed ...

  • F'mal DeHyde

    He might be an emotionless robot but he sure is a good looking one.

    ETA: I'd rather he be a boring interviewee than to start hearing about him getting shitfaced in a bar, hitting on much younger women and then calling a cop "sugartits" when he gets stopped for drunk driving.

  • bridgeseller

    Maybe he feels his personal life is his business. Is that so odd?

  • St

    Well remember when he was parading poor Suri every day for the press? And then Katie divorced him and in one moment Suri disappeared from spotlight. It means they can take their children out of public life if they want. But when they want paparazzi pictures of them with their kids - they arrange it.

  • kirbyjay

    See above. Even notoriously press shy Harrison Ford realized that he was on an entertainment show so he entertained. He revealed nothing of his personal life other than the fact that he and his wife dress up for Halloween to take their son trick or treating, and he was funny. It's not about selling your soul, it's about 20 minutes of "singing and dancing" to sell your movie.
    If Russell Crowe get's this, why can't Tom Cruise? Because there is no "there, there".
    Also, Graham Norton serves booze and you know that the overly collected TC would never partake. Secrets could be revealed.

  • Maille K Yarwood

    He was even terrible on Graham Norton -- who got some laughs and stories out of grumpy ol' Harrison.

  • Buck off

    Thank god Emily Blunt was there to at least ameliorate the nothingness.

  • BootlegGinger

    Once Christian Bale admitted his character from American Psycho was based on Tom Cruise in interviews I've never been able to shake the similarity. Every time Cruise talks I just see: http://cdn3.whatculture.com/wp...

  • Katonine

    You're about ten years behind the times in realizing that Cruise is pretty vapid.

  • Jamie

    I understand the point you're making but calling him a 'hollow man of little substance' seems a bit harsh. Isn't it possible that after 30 years in the business he has just decided it's not worth opening up in interviews? Isn't it possible he's got tired of the whole promotional game and kind of zones out during interviews? After all the media interest in every word that came out of his mouth for so long I wouldn't be surprised if he were a little guarded. Just because he's boring in an interview doesn't mean there's nothing going on behind those dead eyes.

  • St

    No. I tried to listen to that podcast. I was doing my thing and listening to it. Whole hour. And really - he has absolutely nothing interesting to say. It’s all: "I like movies. I like making movies. I watch movies. I feel fortunate to work in this business.I like process of making movies. I like to hang on the set. I like all kinds of movies". And on and on. Whole hour. It was impossible to hear.

    He starred with so many legendary actors and he can’t even recall any interesting stories. He is really so full of himself. Mister Superstar. He takes himself way too serious. I can only imagine how hard it was on him when suddenly from Mister Respected Superstar media turned him on joke. And people started to laugh at him. And from The Tom Cruise he became Crazy Tom Cruise. That was hard. And then Katie Holmes escaped him. No wonder he basically went into hiding. He is the man who used to control everything around him. And then it was all gone.

  • kirbyjay

    Tom Cruise was told by Co$ that if he toed the company line, they would make him taller.

  • Bad Superman

    Dustin nailed it. I felt exactly the same way after hearing this interview. I think talent is independent of everything. Doesn't matter if you're a nice person, evil, hyper intelligent or a complete moron - you can still have talent. Age isn't even a huge factor. Tom is a very talented actor and has had one of the finest careers in the business, but only an imbecile could believe in scientology. L. Ron Hubbard was a convicted con-man before he started his cult. It was a money making scam, plain and simple.

  • St

    I liked Oblivion and EoT. Because I like sci fi movies. And EoT was a great action movie. But I was tired of Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise in every action movie. And I think majority of movie viewers were tired too and that’s why they ignored it. They thought it was another "Tom Cruise action movie". Tom must choose few good dramas. With Oscar actors beside him. He should not be in lead role. He should play supporting in some ensemble.

    Also all the time during EoT I got the feeling that he was a little too old to play that part. That was role for some 30-33 years old guy. You could just feel it. Tom looks very good for his age. But still he is 50. Even 40 years old would look too old for that part. Character was acting like young guy. It’s like when Jennifer Aniston plays role of young naive 27-30 years old chick. It just looks forced. Same as when 25 years old actors play 17 years old teenagers. It looks fake.

  • Bad Superman

    You're onto something with the age thing there. In EoT, I kept trying to see if Tom's started to dye his hair. I think he has. A shame. I've watched Tom through his whole career and if he's getting older that means I'm getting older, and that's totally unacceptable.

  • St

    Also it does look like Internet killed Tom Cruise career. Among other stuff. He was probably always like this. But people just didn’t knew it. They saw him on the covers, premiers, quick interviews. But only when you can sit and re-watch them all, talk about it in the comments, read articles you can really see if actor has personality or not. And Tom is just empty inside. He can’t compete with all those other new actors that always say something interesting. Tom? There is nothing interesting about him at all. That cult crazy staff was the most interesting about him. And divorce. Once it died out - Tom become boring again. I really wonder what kind of person Tom is in casual life. Without cameras. I would like to see some reality show about him. Or some MTV diary like where cameras would follow him at least for a day. To see a glimpse at him in real life.

    Like we saw Lindsay Lohan in real life with her Oprah series. And we saw what a completely empty person she is behind closed doors.

    Tom really got stuck stuck in the 90-th. He still acts like he lives in 1995 and is 33 years old. Today’s entertainment world is different. People like Brad Pitt and George Clooney could adapt to modern world. Tom Cruise, Jim Carry could not.

  • St

    Yep. Agree. Why EoT failed?

    It’s like -people just forgot about Tom Cruise. This is Hollywood. Once you are out for a long time - people forget about you. Tom was hiding (or living out of public eye) probably since his divorce from Katie. Once in a year he comes out of hiding for 2 weeks to promote movie. He shows up at the premiere. At few talk shows.

    But no one is interested to see what he is saying because Tom always sounds like lifeless robot. He gives polite non answers to every question. There is no personality inside Tom. Thats why public just let him go. It’s fine when you do Oscar movies. You can do one in 3 years and be in the awards circuit. But when you want to sell 100-150 millions budget movie then you can’t just show up for few interviews in the last two weeks.

    Matt Damon has the same problem. He disappears for months completely. Then shows up for 2 weeks to promote Elysium, We Bought a Zoo, The Monuments Men and it’s just no enough. Movie goers forgot about him. Same with Tom. Oblivion and EoT were surprisingly good movies. But Tom is not popular enough anymore to sell them over 100 millions. 70-80 millions is all he can get now. I wonder if they would make more money if some other actor would star.

  • Batesian

    I listen to the Nerdist podcasts for the same reason, and had the same reaction to the one with Cruise. In fact, ended up turning it off halfway through, when it struck me that he described everything as being "fun" (to be fair, sometimes it was "a lot of fun").

    Thing is, I think there's an interesting guy in there. He keeps that part of him locked down so tight, though, it'll never see the light of day.

  • St

    I’m 20 minutes into Tom’s podcast and I don’t remember any single thing he said :) It’s just bla-bla-bla. He sounds like politician or some person who writes press releases. When you have to say something without saying something at all. And it’s just "Sky is blue, grass is green, movies are fun"...

    He says nothing at all. I think that interviewers must ask him direct questions about stuff. About direct movie, direst person, direct event. When he would have to talk about it.

  • muscleman

    I don't know why this dude just does not come out. It would change his entire career and I think he would be so much happier. He's talented, handsome and very rich, JUST COME OUT!

  • Ali2044

    I know! He owns his own production company, has more money than god and has already effectively isolated himself from any genuine friends who would tell him to stop being a weirdo nutjob. What does he possibly have to lose?

  • foolsage

    Scientology's support will disappear immediately, and that seems to mean a lot to him. Tom, like John Travolta, cannot apparently be who he apparently is, because his religion says that's an aberration and a sexual perversion.

  • zyronife

    So, he talked about Top Gun (28 years ago), The Color of Money (28 years ago), and Rain Man (26 years ago). Has he seriously been telling these same stories over and over again this entire time?

  • foolsage

    He has a handler from the CoS that tells him what to say. No, seriously. A friend of mine worked with Kirstie Alley for a bit on a business endeavor that didn't pan out, and her handler was ubiquitous, covering all aspects of PR.

  • BlackRabbit

    Something something Cruise Control.

  • Boothy K

    I heard this podcast too. I wasn't sure whether to be mad at Chris, Jonah and Matt for not challenging him or Cruise for being so vapid. I just ended up feeling frustrated. I wanted so badly for him to reveal something, anything. I thought it was weird he didn't mention his kids, too. From the sounds of it he doesn't see them at all since he's constantly working.

    I do appreciate how Chris allows the guest to shine should they choose to open themselves up to it...Cruise just didn't step up. I feel sorry for anyone who lives in that much fear, but maybe he was sucked up by Xenu at his most vulnerable and he's beyond help....Wouldn't it would be great, though, if in 20 years he cracks? I want to be there when he does an episode of WTF.

  • The Grand Leaf

    I'm actually amazed more celebrities aren't like this. They catch so much shit for every little thing they do... I'd be scared to be spontaneous in public.

  • alacrify

    You all don't get it. This is what CLEAR looks like. The Scientology dream.

  • foolsage

    This is what CLEAR is supposed to look like, anyhow. He has a role to maintain.

  • L.O.V.E.

    Looking at his face in that header pic, the guy is over 50 and hasn't aged in 20 years. One might suspect that Hardwick did an Interview ... With a Vampire.

    (I'll show myself out)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    no sunglasses? (I guess because it wasn't a pun)

  • Wigamer

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d...
    All joking aside, he's pretty animated in this setting.

  • Wigamer

    Well, animated but not very articulate. Lots of air expulsion standing in for words.

  • John G.

    That's basically how I listen to Nerdist too. I look at the guest, and I think "can I stand to listen to Hardwick ask the least penetrating, couldn't ever even think about offending anyone on Earth questions" and unless it's someone I know will make it funny on their own, or interesting, or just someone I don't normally hear from, I just delete it from my queue. I saw Tom Cruise, and I was like...no way. This is going to be the most ridiculous fake thing ever. Delete!

  • Fleetwood Mac Sex Pants

    Sarah Vowell wrote a great piece on Cruise for her book "The Partly Cloudy Patriot". She wrote it after seeing Magnolia when it came out - funny that we still feel the hollow aloneness of Cruise, all these years later. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • lowercase_see

    The Katee Sackhoff interview is one of my go-to's. "You're like a mountain goat leaping from peak to peak!" never fails to crack me up.

    "He British?"
    "Australian."
    "Closth."

  • Wigamer

    I'm going to sound like a true Scientology conspiracy crazypants now, but I once read a whole treatise this guy wrote on the effects of the auditing that Scientologists undergo with the whole loony "e-meter" and everything. His argument was that over-exposure to the process (electrical current at varying levels, etc.) could actually be physically harmful to a person's mind and body.

  • e jerry powell

    So Julia Roberts hasn't done one yet...

  • emmelemm

    GLIB!

    That is all.

  • Wigamer

    I think he's just plain old not very smart. There has to be a little intelligence, a little "there" there to be interesting or witty and that's why he's so fricking boring. That lack, paired with an agenda of self-promotion (which I would argue has a hidden agenda as he is the "world ambassador for Scientology") makes for a completely dull human being. Or thetan.

  • Sean

    That is a good deal of it for any scientologist(I refuse to capitalize that bullshit). They aren't very bright, or have something to hide. Or in the case of Cruise, Travolta, and a few others, both.

  • DennisVetrovec

    I do not want this to come off as an asshole or contrarian, but does he have to show us his personality? I mean, there are parts of my life that I don't share with my co-workers. In this age of Facebook do we have to reveal our in-most selves to the known world in order not to seem weird?

    Maybe he is just an introvert (though how he could get into the acting profession while being an introvert, I will never know) and he is acting for us.

  • kirbyjay

    Yes, but if you are going to promote your movie and you go on a talk show, the idea is to be entertaining. You don't have to reveal your innermost self or spill about your love-life or kids, but at least have a few anecdotes instead of spouting clichés and platitudes.

  • Lea Thrace

    THIS. He owes us nothing. NOTHING. Sure it would be great to see more of his insides but I am not going to judge him because he doesnt tell a COMPLETE STRANGER how he feels about his kids or whatever.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Introverts can absolutely be actors. For many introverts it's not about being shy - they just often need to withdraw from social settings to recharge. Lots of "alone time."

  • VohaulsRevenge

    Peter Sellers once said something along the lines of that he didn't exist when he wasn't in an onscreen role, that he was a "chameleon". Perhaps Cruise has the same regrettable problem.

  • wonkeythemonkey

    If he's a chameleon, he's the kind that has only one appearance. And he's stuck in it.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    If he's such a wonderful actor, something I will dispute until the day I die, WHY CAN'T HE FAKE A PERSONALITY?
    I mean, he's loaded, hire a writer, get a few human interaction scenes down and rehearse them.
    Or at least stand in a mirror and practice putting life behind your eyes, if necessary, a small short circuit in your motherboard could provide a small twinkle in them without needing to reboot.

  • Sean

    Because there is no writer and director with him every step of the way. No one telling him how to be that character.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    But after thirty years? That's inexcusable, he and Xenu have plenty of money, hire a writer and work on a few scenarios that will make him seem human.

  • e jerry powell

    At least get Tyra to teach him how to smize and booty tooch.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Let's not challenge him too much. I don't think asking him to booty tooch is a good idea:

    http://www.bohomoth.com/wp-con...

  • Parsnip

    I think you're right. His underpant moves were pretty decent in Risky Business [sharp intake of breath] not so much now.

  • Wigamer

    I feel as if knee lifting is kind of his go-to dance move.

  • Parsnip

    think you might be right...

    http://37.media.tumblr.com/ecc...

  • e jerry powell

    On second thought, yeah, he could break something...

  • Wigamer
  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Ah, but that's a character...Unless you're suggesting he do all his press tours in a fat suit while booty tooching - because that might just convince me to like him. Maybe.

  • Wigamer

    I would very much like an alter-ego Tom Cruise. Remember when Garth Brooks went crazy and created an alter-ego?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    No I don't remember Chris Gaines...I mean SHUT UP! YOU CAN PROVE NOTHING...

  • Guest

    Hee! Crazy bastard.

  • Parsnip

    The one time I thought he was great was in Born on the Fourth of July, and, unless I'm mistaken, I think that was his pre religious days.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I've liked him in a few movies, but I've never really seen any thing from him that would elevate him out of the Action Club with Arnie, Bruce and the rest of the Planet Hollywood crowd.

    Still, he's an excellent serious runner... there's that.

    http://media.giphy.com/media/E...

  • Parsnip

    Oh, poor Cruise, but he can't even keep up with the original (and best) Batman and Robin.

  • Lee

    Hahahaha! Classic.

  • That's not want Xenu wants him to to.

  • dilwazr

    His episode of Inside the Actors Studio confirms this--he kept repeating that his father was "strong." He looked like he was concentrating very hard on simulating human emotions, but just didn't have them.

  • Don't forget that Tom Cruise is the inspiration for how Christian Bale played the role of Patrick Bateman. According to Mary Harron: " one day he called me and he had been watching Tom Cruise on David
    Letterman, and he just had this very intense friendliness with nothing
    behind the eyes, and he was really taken with this energy"

    That's who Tom Cruise is. He's always been this way: playing the role of Tom Cruise, Movie Star. At this point, I think he's stuck on "Movie Star Mode" on for good.

  • VohaulsRevenge

    Cruise would have been a *great* Bateman.

  • carrie

    no,i don't think weirdly but he would have been a great Jordan Belfort in Wolf Of Wall Street

  • Jericho Smith

    Do you mean in a movie? Or for real?

  • e jerry powell

    An interesting question...

  • Jericho Smith

    I'll be honest, I misread it as Batman. I had an image of a tiny Batman running around L.A. and everyone pretending they didn't know it was Cruise, because then he'd stop.

  • e jerry powell

    A mistake easily made.
    :-)

    And not difficult to envision, either.

  • e jerry powell

    Yes, but that would have been way too far from type, thus damaging the brand. Collateral he could do, Bateman was a different level of sociopath, and Christian Bale was enough of an unknown quantity at the time.

    I'm not disagreeing that Cruise would have been great, just that his people probably wouldn't have entertained the idea of him in the role.

  • amb

    Don't forget, though, that he was once the Tom Cruise who starred in "Eyes Wide Shut". Even if he was basically doing the same same old "Tom Cruise" schtick, it's still pretty mindblowing to think that he put his fame on he line to star in such a bizarre and risque(relatively) film. Let alone that he starred under one of the greatest directors eer.

  • Guest

    Nah, then again....

  • Mrs. Julien

    I remember seeing him on The Daily show and Jon Stewart was clearly taken aback by the overly-enthusiastic response to everything he said. Automaton.

  • Parsnip

    I always thought that, whenever he smiled/laughed, it never seemed to emanate from the eyes, only the mouth.

    From now on whenever I watch American Psycho I'll see TC (which in turn will always remind me of Top Cat).

  • dizzylucy

    I had the same experience listening to it. I've been judgmental of him since the crazy got let out of the bag, but a good podcast has changed my mind about a number of people, so I went into it thinking maybe it would with him. Instead I left it feeling like he is a soulless, empty vessel. He apparently repeated a lot of the same "stories" on Kimmel too, which made it seem even more like he was sticking to a script.
    I found it odd he never got the least bit personal - I'm good with celebrities wanting to keep their private life separate from their work, but it just seemed non-existent for him, like the ONLY thing in his life is movies.

  • Parsnip

    Dude needs a gap year. Get out and live a little it seems.

  • e jerry powell

    Too busy looking for #4.

  • Parsnip

    The elusive #4

  • e jerry powell

    It's obligatory if one is to reach five.
    ;-)

  • Parsnip

    You know I can go with the boring celeb, because, as you say, with a good interviewer you can usually extracate some morsel of fascinating detail here and there. How can he be filmed in a Tomcat and not FEEL the excitement of it (assuming the jet was flying during filming). So much experience and so little to say. It's like chewing cardboard.

  • Sean

    What do you want him to say? "I belong to a crazy cult because they hide my homosexuality, and kiss my ass? I love the slave labor they send me to attend to my every whim. I love my 2 kids. Wait, I bought 2 kids, and they did that thing with whatshername so I had a little girl. I don't really see them that much, or know much about them. One of them is black I think"

  • Mrs. Julien

    Don't forget, the cult cured his dyslexia.

  • Sean

    Or just sent slave labor over to read everything for him.

  • Wigamer

    GLIB!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Don't be glib, Mrs. Julien. You're very glib.

  • Katonine

    You don't know psychiatry. I DO.

  • Lee

    He seems afraid to reveal himself as a real person for even a moment. It's as if the cyborg Cruise is the thing we see in interviews and the real Tom never leaves his compound.

  • Tinkerville

    Obsessive Nerdist listener here. Chris Hardwick gave him so many opportunities to really be interesting and by the end was asking questions that were practically handing him the opportunity to be likable on a silver platter and Cruise just said the same things over and over again.

    However, it really pains me to see that such an amazing original film like Edge of Tomorrow isn't doing better in theaters. It deserves to be a massive hit.

  • VonnegutSlut

    He really did give him so many opportunities NOT to be a weird dick & he just failed all over the place.

    I feel like there might be an interesting person under all that oppressive control but it's just not allowed to come out and play.

    **ETA: This comes from someone who pretty much always loves it when he does scifi.

  • Tinkerville

    I must say I laughed when the conversation went like this:

    Hardwick: What's one thing the public doesn't know about you or gets wrong that you'd like to tell them?
    Cruise: I love making movies.
    Hardwick: .........
    Me: *snort*

  • John G.

    I really enjoyed it too, so of course it's not doing well.

  • VohaulsRevenge

    I loved it as well. Perhaps it doesn't have enough weed, dick, and fart jokes for today.

  • Or maybe audiences are suffering Robot Fatigue after Pacific Rim and years of Iron Man movies and Edge of Tomorrow hasn't done enough to differential itself.

    OR maybe because Cruise followed Oblivion with Edge of Tomorrow, people feel like they've already seen it - or associate the two films negatively?

    You can't blame EVERYTHING on a lack of dick and fart jokes...

  • Ali2044

    When you say "Robot Fatigue" I thought you were actually referring to Cruise, because goddamn, I am just tired of seeing him be "Tom Cruise" in movies. There is zero suspension of disbelief in any movie he's in.

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