Lex Luthor: A manipulative mastermind. A hugely successful industrialist. A brilliant businessman apparently born to be both the brains and figurehead of a multinational mega corporation. A man whose actions got him all the way to the White House. A man who is as charming and commanding as he is evil and power-hungry.
A man being played by Jesse Eisenberg, the weedy guy that played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network……and whose voice sounds like a duck being raped by a chipmunk.
I'm not the best with names of actors i don't give a damn about.
My first concrete memory of Lex Luthor from the comics (back when I was in grade school) was an issue where he tore Mettallo's kryptonite from his chest with no concern for whether or not it may kill him while at pretty much the same time sexually harassing one of his researchers (and no, he wasn't vulgar enough to play grab ass, but using not only your charm but your position as someones employer to coerce them into dating you is text book sexual harassment). This cocktail of ego, casual abuse of power and manipulation are at the core of his character. Can I picture Eisenberg pulling off this sort of performance and making it believable? Again, no. But I've given up on DC films a while ago, I think they've proven that the first two Nolan flicks were flukes.
Hell, Eisenberg has played one of the most underhanded and intelligent businessmen of our time and, in my opinion, he played it well. Now, all he needs to do is show that he can play somebody with spine... which could be a hurdle for him, but at least there is room for hope. About his voice, the studio can hire a voice coach to aid him with a more commanding tone.
This is going to be a big fail.
It seems whoever is picking the cast thinks they will win because these people are well known. However the fans and critics will step in and tear this movie apart. Piece by piece.
To me it's like there trying to build a tower on a hill which won't hold the tower and what will cause it to fall and break apart is when all this badness they are putting into it will cause it to fail.
I'm already picturing what's going to happen on the day they will release it. Fans and critics will boo and show there angry towards everyone who was part of that film and Hollywood is going to lose some big money on this. Then the news will eat this up as another story.
It also looks like they are trying to make it like a cheesy low budget B-movie and they think they will get away with this? Surely more then one person is going to be blamed for this movie.
Proof of this that bloody reboot of Robocop. It already has an 7.1 rating on IMDB. As the ori has 7.8 rating. When this comes out it will have such a low rating, bad reviews and won't even make back the money they put in to it. Living proof that evening getting big names to make stuff like this they'll do something that will ruin it forever.
That is all.
But I'll hold my judgement for now.
but what makes her different then this is that she can still bulk up to better fit the role...
I strongly suspect many casting choices are about getting popular actors into movies in order to make money, rather that to accurately portray the characters represented.
As well, we cracked.com pointed out. No matter how badly they mess it up; nerds and geeks will still go to see their movies, if for no other reason than to complain about it.