The poor thing (tot) doesn’t have a chance. Unless it gets more of its DNA from the mother, Renner’s “girlfriend”, Sonni Pacheco. I’m afraid that the baby is destined to have a weak chin, a late start & Continue reading
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, with Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen & Pihla Viitala. Director, Tommy Wirkola. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Renner’s & this juvenile attempt at coddling twenty something’s with a refurbished folk tale seems to cement the feeling that, every film Renner’s in is either inherently ridiculous or ruined by his presence. I’m all for bringing old stories to life, within reason. Why they had to bring this particular one to the screen & then decorate it with 1980′s-style trivia, is beyond my understanding. Continue reading
It’s no secret that I find Jeremy Renner to be repulsive in so many ways. I’ve expounded previously on his lack of talent, his bland monotone “acting style” & blatant opportunism. Now I’m presented with someone who is opening up his mouth & blithering on about his modus operandi while making the soon to be released The Bourne Legacy.
At a press conference he said:
I could not get injured. I wanted to do as much as I possibly could because of the responsibility of the authenticity of the three films prior. It would do a great injustice to this film if I could not perform what was required. I like those challenges. I like those physical challenges. Outside of that, it’s a job from page one to 120 and tremendous cast and directors and writing. It’s exciting to go to work…
… My personal workload, I felt, was minimal compared to the entire process of filmmaking. For me, it was about getting enough sleep and being physically adept enough to be able to perform when I needed to perform. That was it, every day. There was fighting, training, stretching, or whatever I had to do to get through the day. It was like, “Here’s food. Here’s water. Now, go do this.
I don’t know about you, but when I hear someone spewing that, “personal injury is unacceptable”, as they respond to topics or inquiry about potentially detrimental situations to themselves & then proceeding to rationalize why or why not they cooperate, avoid injurious situations & the “preparations they take” during their day; I find it all either a case of double-speaking (fork-tongued like a snake) or expression of concern, without the actual admission or acknowledgement of that fear. All expressly for the purpose of appearing to be an expert & veteran. Which Renner is definitely not.
In Renner’s case, he’s obviously exulting in his extraordinary (current & temporary) status of being a celebrity. But he’s a fraud! The star of the over-rated success, The Hurt Locker, a movie pretty much about nothing in particular except the over-used concepts of the Iraq War, again is posing as someone with talent – & as people with talent usually end up speaking candidly about their experiences & the way they do things, he’s spouting off, following his own personal script. Since talented actors are asked questions about what happened during production & how they feel about this & that – Renner is imitating those with talent. Going through all the motions of being someone of ability, in order to maintain the allusion that he has ability.
I have to tell you, when I see him beside valid, action stars like Cruise or the young, new talent in The Avengers (my review of that Summer blockbuster), I laugh & laugh – & yes, I laugh again at the weak-chinned joke, pretending to be something that he’s not. I chortled (like a pig) so much during the last Mission Impossible, that I was stuffed up for hours. My Summer allergies revived, being the price I paid for my disgust at Renner’s ridiculousness.
Real actors, when asked about dangerous stunts, all speak of what has happened or dangers they faced & broken limbs or scratches incurred during filming; but I have yet to hear a single one speak of actively avoiding such injuries, detailing such avoidance & how they studiously perform their tasks. What a boob! Even a psychologist will tell you that speaking of fears does not necessarily invalidate the fears & cowardice. Renner is revealing his actual fears of possible, personal injury to the public! In the guise of candid discussion.
Whether or not Renner’s fears stem from the fact that he’s an older actor, having spent so many years in obscurity, clawing his way up like a reptile aiming for the bird’s nest at the top of a tree, is another matter entirely. My armchair psychology is not competent enough to address the intricacies of his appalling phobias.
Renner is a lower-class of individual, who’s unable to even pretend he’s not common – & when a clown takes off his red nose he reveals an interior that’s not too different from that shed exterior. I am repelled by his ilk, on every level. Grasping opportunists give any profession a bad name.
I’m wondering if the Bourne franchise will survive this major casting mistake. Surely, there must have been someone else auditioning for the part! The other day I declared that I would intentionally avoid this movie. Now I must see it. Can any of us resist looking at a train wreck as we sail on by? No way, Jay.
Even though he’s plain of face, is terminally monotone (in all that he does) & is way out of his league in most anything he’s cast in now, Hurt Locker’s Jeremy Renner complains further of his Avengers role (Hawkeye), according to cinema blend.
Basically, he was cast as the least important (& uninteresting) character of Hawkeye, which “superhero” has either limited or no supernatural powers. What better actor, than the blatant social climber Renner to be cast in this bland character! I mean, he just exists as someone that was in an initial hit movie, which was highly over-rated & not that good. He’s an actor with a career span of about half a decade as far as the big spotlight is concerned & he’ll be forgotten after a while.
His statement on the matter, diplomatically:
I prefer [playing the good version of the character], because if we go to the evil part, or hypnotized or whatever the heck you want to call it, it’s kind of a vacancy. Not even a bad guy, because there’s not really a consciousness to him. The interesting part was being guilty about the bad things I did do when I was hypnotized. I think he’s already an interesting enough character. To really kind of take away who that character is and just have him be this sort of robot,
essentially, and have him be this minion for evil that Loki uses. Again, I could just focus on the task. I was limited, you know what I mean? I was a terminator in a way. So yeah, fun stunts. But is there any sort of emotional content or thought process? No. That doesn’t exist in that time [that he's hypnotized]. It happens to
be for most of the movie.
A nice way of saying he didn’t care for the part. I’ve always had a problem with people that don’t fit in at a party. Not that I’m exclusive/excluding or unfairly tend to not care for people without rationale; but when someone tries too hard, with little to go on, just to get ahead – I call them opportunists. It’s one thing to take advantage of opportunities & it’s another thing to be that as a personality.
The day that I no longer have to hear or see him, is the day I’m looking forward to. Obviously I won’t be seeing the latest Bourne movie that some idiot thought to cast him as lead. Bad moves, insure bad movies.
Cinema is full of actors, with talent, who are not necessarily the most beautiful people. The history of cinema is speckled with actors with no talent or looks; briefly fulfilling a niche & then sputtering out. Thus, Renner’s fate. Of course, it’s my duty to point out the boob, as he falls flat on his face.
An image has been posted online, reported by Collider, showing the less-than-adequate Hurt Locker (hated that film) “star” Renner posed with a bug-eyed expression alongside Rachel Weisz, who is supposedly keeping her trap shut on her character’s details; to the surprise of Collider. Obviously, her character’s identification would qualify as a spoiler. How can one spoil a movie that became roadkill the moment it hatched & ran across the road?
The players include Edward Norton, Joan Allen & Albert Finney; each fated to take up the slack because Renner is in lead. Will they actually end up stealing the show from someone (Renner) who is little better than a back alley geek? I would hope so. Though Norton has an unacceptable habit of (often) spewing his politics (offending so many), he is more than capable of keeping this out of the dumpster & Allen has a way of adding quiet, dramatic elegance to anything on the silver screen.
I don’t know whether this film will be worth looking forward to, but we’ll wait for a trailer to take a closer look. It’s a potential bomb. Renner is a one shot wonder & won’t be able to carry off a starring role in a major film. It’s just not a capability that he’s shown to the world. Sorry! I don’t like over-hyped people who are cast solely because they were in a previous hit. Technicalities don’t equate to talent.
In the corporate world I saw more than one fool climb up to management, by doing “all the right things”. Think about it & you’ll agree.
I don’t know whether anyone’s noticed but with all the superhero movies that are coming out & the attention that I’ve given them; I’ve been purposely silent on The Avengers that’s to be released shortly. Even though that it is my duty to gossip (which is against my nature, wink wink) I haven’t had anything good to say about it & have chosen to be silent.
Reasoning? I am utterly repelled by Jeremy Renner, as referenced briefly here & here. I have to say, The Hurt Locker was a ridiculous movie & Renner really doesn’t have anything special to add to anything, except as a mannikin in an already hyped up production. Film stills show an out of place, scowling & ridiculous man, whose fellow “stars” are beautiful & handsome (sometimes at the same time), eclipsing his dowdiness.
Over-rated & lackluster Scarlett Johansson is totally the wrong personality type to play a superhero.
Let me put it this way. If I were to meat Renner, I would remain in his presence only if he were to offer me a handful of cash. But, I would have to put a bit of menthol under my nose.
I like superhero movies, I don’t like superheroes all clumped together having an adventure. It’s the way I’ve been since I was a child, merely a couple of decades ago. It’s a cheapening of a concept (the superhero).
My advice, unless you’re dead set on seeing this film, just wait for the next train.