Originally Posted by philobeddoe
inevitably we'll have to debate Affleck's talent and sexuality in this thread, nevertheless, he knocked it out of the park on this one, great performance and great directing, you gotta give him his due when it's deserved
i told him i thought he crushed it on this one, and he was genuinely humble about it
the producers and the studio think this one is a crap shoot, no idea if it'll hit or miss, but they're pleased with the execution
i'd like to see a good film get some box office returns, it encourages more of the same
honestly, i can't take anymore superhero films or giant robots
This is true.
I'll give Affleck his credit for directing chops. Gone Baby Gone
was excellent, and he's proving to be an adequate if not superior director.
And at least the accent in this is Bostonian -- which he has also performed badly before. I'm willing to overlook bad acting in well-produced films, as long as the character doesn't dominate the thrust of the story. This one seems to be balanced between the characters (from the trailer, so what do I know?).
Looks like it's shot well -- so there's a plus.