now, don’t get me wrong, i love RDJ. i just thought i was the only one. but a super hero? c’mon.
i have been watching this man transcend the crappy movies he’s been in during the last 20 years or so. and ally mcbeal doesn’t count.
here’s a small sampling. nothing particularly wrong with some of these, but a few of these barked. let’s recap shall we?
- baby it’s you
- tuff turf
- weird science
- back to school
- the pick-up artist
- less than zero
- johnny be good
- chances are
- air america
- natural born killers
- only you
then there’s that little matter of cruising sunset naked with a .357 magnum, throwing imaginary rats out the window, and then sleeping it all off in your neighbor’s kid’s bed.
despite his personal troubles, hollywood loves his talent and he has continued to work steadily, although mainstream success has eluded him.
anyway, the movie started with a bang, literally, and i was hooked. RDJ is the king of wicked, glib banter, a totally charming bad boy, ex-junkie, ex-con. perfect casting. RDJ has hit a new high, and this time it’s without the meth.
i think RDJ has finally redeemed himself. let’s hope this is the beginning of a lengthy hollywood comeback.