History has taught us that stars will praise whatever movie they’ve shot, no matter how bad it is. Every so often, though, one will blurt out the truth. Case in point? Sienna Miller recently said of the cast’s work in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra: ”It’s not going to be the best acting work we’ve ever done.” (Paramount declined to screen G.I. Joe for critics.) Miller is not alone. Can you match these stars to their anti-blurbs?
A. Megan Fox on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
B. Rupert Everett on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe
C. Mickey Rourke on Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
D. Peter O’Toole on Troy
E. Katherine Heigl on Knocked Up
F. Director Mathieu Kassovitz on Babylon A.D.
1. ”Ugh, what a disaster…. I watched 15 minutes of the finished movie and then walked out.”
2. ”I’m in the movie, and I read the script, and I watched the movie, and I still didn’t know what was happening.”
3. ”It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as goofy, fun-loving guys…. It was hard for me to love the movie.”
4. ”It’s pure violence and stupidity…parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24.”
5. ”I didn’t like the film very much…. I didn’t think any of the characters interacted very well.”
6. The movie is ”stupid and without depth. I have no intention of ever seeing it.”
ANSWERS: A-2; B-5; C-6; D-1; E-3; F-4