I promised I would post, and so I shall. But first, if you didn't read my list of The Best Brad Pitt Movies, I suggest you do that first because I don't want you thinking I'm a bitch who hates Brad Pitt. Anyway, most of these are big-budget blockbusters, so if you don't agree, I can understand. But comment about it! Otherwise I'll just assume everyone agrees with me, which is a really boring way to live. So, without further ado, here are
The Most Overrated Brad Pitt Movies
This movie made me laugh. Like, really hard. That’s just sad, because it really isn’t supposed to be a comedy. Seriously. Did Brad Pitt confuse old for mentally retarded? Because there were times when I seriously thought he was trying to be Forrest Gump or something. He either had no emotion or was just stoned throughout filming. The movie was supposed to be about Ben’s troubles with being born old and growing younger, but Brad Pitt acted- or rather, didn’t act at all- like he was hindered when it came to expressing anything because of his God-awful Louisiana accent (I tried to find an example to embed a video, but had no luck). And what was with the Oscar nomination? Granted, I didn’t like this movie for several reasons, so maybe I’m being unfair to Brad, but still. It was and is completely overrated.
2. 2. Troy
I’m convinced that the only purpose Brad Pitt serves in this movie is to make Orlando Bloom look like a girl. I don’t really have anything else to say about it.
3. 3. Meet Joe Black
I get that Death is supposed to be emotionless, but when you take that and add it to a three hour long movie, it gets… sort of boring… and… oh, God, just let Anthony Hopkins fucking die already so that I don’t have to watch any more of this. If I hear Brad Pitt say one more word about stupid peanut butter, I swear…
4. 4. Legends of the Fall (SPOILER ALERT)
One word: ponytail. I bet you had forgotten. Aside from that, what irks me about his performance in this movie is that it isn’t believable that his character would go to war. He doesn’t sell us on the idea that he actually wants to protect his brother because of how carefree he is in the first half hour of the film. If anything, I would expect him to stay back while the other two go fight the Germans. He hadn’t quite mastered the art of crying yet, so when Samuel does die, he kind of just shouts uncontrollably in a Clare-Danes-ala-Romeo-and-Juliet sort of way, which makes me laugh every time even though it’s supposed to be sad. In short, a good film if you’re in the mood for epicness and shitty acting.
I always forget that Brad Pitt is in this movie. I like to play six degrees of separation on IMDB, and I had linked Tom Cruise from Minority Report to Interview, and I looked at the cast list, and said, “Brad Pitt was in this?” It took me a minute to remember that he played the main character. Which is sad, considering he was the main character. Then I thought about it, and realized that he really didn’t do anything. Tom Cruise jumped around like a homicidal maniac, and Kirsten Dunst made her evil-but-cute debut, but Brad Pitt sort of just stood there without expression. A good movie, but not one that showcases his acting.
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