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(News.com.au)   Aside from the fact they're awful, what's the big problem that's been plaguing Tom Cruise's movies over the last decade?   ( news.com.au) divider line
    More: Obvious, age gap, Actor, Central Intelligence Agency, Film, Cruise, Malin Akerman, Valkyrie, Covert operation  
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2017-10-05 07:43:32 AM  
14 votes:
Thetans.
2017-10-05 01:52:45 PM  
9 votes:
This might be part of the problem:

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2017-10-05 09:17:53 AM  
6 votes:

WilderKWight: bloobeary: They have Tom Cruise in them.

People are sick of his shiat. I like him as an actor, but his personal life has leaked into the public eye in ways that have highlighted what a rotten guy he really is, and it taints his films by extension.

That, and his control-freak need to make changes to movies when he's in them. Shut up and act. If they wanted you to direct or write, you'd have been hired as a director or writer.


I'm reminded of how Christian Bale once said that he based his performance of Patrick Bateman in American Psycho on Tom Cruise's dead eyes and plastic smile.
2017-10-05 08:55:53 AM  
6 votes:

LL316: I liked Jack Reacher.  There, I said it.


I liked Jack Reacher Round 2 better.
2017-10-05 07:55:28 AM  
6 votes:
Y'all might want to direct your ire elsewhere. Lots of old white guys playing olympic level athletes well into their 70's and bedding young women in Hollywood.
Cruise can kill you with his mind.
2017-10-05 06:39:55 AM  
6 votes:
They have Tom Cruise in them.
2017-10-05 09:17:14 AM  
5 votes:
Tom Cruise acts like an alien in a human guise pretending to be a normal human.

"Haha, this is how humans laugh"
2017-10-05 08:45:39 AM  
5 votes:

Far Cough: "the age gap widens between he and"

And stopped reading there.  So even the Australians are butchering the motherfarking language.


Even the Australians? Isn't Australia where the language goes to die? Or am I just having a gollysnog in my dingle when the bities and the dunny budgies are a swarmin'? Crikey.

/I have no idea what I just said.
2017-10-05 08:00:58 AM  
5 votes:
Could be worse.  Could be Mel Gibson movies.
2017-10-05 10:35:25 AM  
4 votes:

RJReves: bloobeary: They have Tom Cruise in them.

Done in the boobies.


Not quite: No mention of Valkyrie.  We could have been Godwined in the Boobies.
2017-10-05 10:20:47 AM  
4 votes:

bloobeary: They have Tom Cruise in them.


The headline specified a "big" problem.
2017-10-05 08:55:43 AM  
4 votes:

Fano: StopDaddy: Lead actor significantly older than lead actress. This discovery will surely send Hollywood all a-flutter.

Next thing you know, people won't go see a movie where the "high school kids" are clearly in their mid to late twenties


Hold on now. I don't think Hollywood would be so misleading as to put a non-teen in a high school movie. That's just dishonest, like men dressing up pretending they're women or hiring costumed humans instead of actual Wookies.
2017-10-05 08:45:27 AM  
4 votes:

StopDaddy: Lead actor significantly older than lead actress. This discovery will surely send Hollywood all a-flutter.


Next thing you know, people won't go see a movie where the "high school kids" are clearly in their mid to late twenties
2017-10-05 08:35:08 AM  
4 votes:

theborg1of4: Egoy3k: LL316: I liked Jack Reacher.  There, I said it.

The thing about Jack Reacher is Tom Cruise isn't big enough to be getting into fist fights like that.  He's not nearly as physically imposing as the dialog he reads would suggest that he is.  IT's like the part was written for a different actor.  I enjoyed the movies well enough too though.

Bruce Lee, Jet Li,  Tony Jaa and a bunch of other seemingly little guys would like to have a word... right after they kick your ass:)

Seriously though, Cruise is believable as a fighter, he's in great shape and looks as tough as he's ever been.


Maybe, just maybe, little guys with big heads look best on film.
Maybe.
2017-10-05 08:21:58 AM  
3 votes:

Egoy3k: LL316: I liked Jack Reacher.  There, I said it.

The thing about Jack Reacher is Tom Cruise isn't big enough to be getting into fist fights like that.  He's not nearly as physically imposing as the dialog he reads would suggest that he is.  IT's like the part was written for a different actor.  I enjoyed the movies well enough too though.


Bruce Lee, Jet Li,  Tony Jaa and a bunch of other seemingly little guys would like to have a word... right after they kick your ass:)

Seriously though, Cruise is believable as a fighter, he's in great shape and looks as tough as he's ever been.
2017-10-05 08:06:48 AM  
3 votes:
I knew it had something to do with beards.
2017-10-05 09:51:18 AM  
2 votes:
Homoerotic undercurrent?

/Just kidding....don't know and don't care
2017-10-05 09:14:35 AM  
2 votes:

bobug: Socrofece: In the first Jack Reacher, he's trying to clear the name of a horrible person who is nevertheless innocent of the crime he is accused of.  It's not a bad movie.

In the second Jack Reacher.... uhh... god, i forget.  That movie was so basic.  My brain refuses to remember it.

If it's like the books, it's an ex-military guy, who still stays in touch with people in  his criminal investigation unit in the Navy, and he travels from town to town, getting wrapped up in crimes and helping to solve them, before hopping on another bus. He buys clothes new, rather than washing them. I remember THAT in the books.


Where are all those motels that will let you just use the bathroom and not check in/ pay full rate?
Asking for a friend.
2017-10-05 11:38:39 PM  
1 vote:

ReaverZ: Dancis_Frake: Seriously?
This age gap issue is a Tom Cruise thing?

More of trying to get studios to stop with it. Society has sort of moved on or realizing and admitting this is creepy. The age gap in real life is becoming more of a thing with people being 5 years apart a big difference (this is my parents who have a 6 year gap commenting).

Hugh Heffners transition from ladies man to creepy grandpa.


So what are older people to do?
2017-10-05 06:39:58 PM  
1 vote:
Risky Business II - Joel's wife (a worn out Rebecca DeMornay) goes to visit her mother for 2 weeks, so Joel invites all of his friends and a bunch of hookers over for a party.  2 people die from cocaine cut with strychnine, the Kitchen is destroyed by a fire, and everybody gets syphilis.  That's just the first 20 minutes.  The rest of the movie is just him moving money to off-shore accounts and fleeing to Aruba with the least-diseased hooker.  It's a dark comedy.
2017-10-05 06:18:58 PM  
1 vote:

exparrot: Far Cough: "the age gap widens between he and"

And stopped reading there.  So even the Australians are butchering the motherfarking language.

Even the Australians? Isn't Australia where the language goes to die? Or am I just having a gollysnog in my dingle when the bities and the dunny budgies are a swarmin'? Crikey.

/I have no idea what I just said.


Jaysus, you just spoke the code words to release the gates on all the crocodile farms.
2017-10-05 05:40:34 PM  
1 vote:

MajorTubeSteak: This might be part of the problem:

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I remember when we were starting to say the same thing about Bruce Jenner, and look what happened.
2017-10-05 02:18:53 PM  
1 vote:

RJReves: bloobeary: They have Tom Cruise in them.

Done in the boobies.


& the phrasing award goes to.....
2017-10-05 10:55:04 AM  
1 vote:
Creepy age gaps in movies are the result of a patriarchy that doesn't realize that the male lead is way too damn old for the kind of roles he is being placed in.  While his last movie wasn't bad, I would point out that the character, whom Cruz is playing, was actually a young father in real life, back in the 80s, and not some old creepy grandpa with a lot of plastic surgery.  The female leads are fine, they need to be paired with an actor who is believable for them to have a romantic entanglement with, and this is coming from a 40 year old guy who still tries to creepily pick up 25 year old women.
2017-10-05 10:52:22 AM  
1 vote:

snocone: bobug: Socrofece: In the first Jack Reacher, he's trying to clear the name of a horrible person who is nevertheless innocent of the crime he is accused of.  It's not a bad movie.

In the second Jack Reacher.... uhh... god, i forget.  That movie was so basic.  My brain refuses to remember it.

If it's like the books, it's an ex-military guy, who still stays in touch with people in  his criminal investigation unit in the Navy, and he travels from town to town, getting wrapped up in crimes and helping to solve them, before hopping on another bus. He buys clothes new, rather than washing them. I remember THAT in the books.

Where are all those motels that will let you just use the bathroom and not check in/ pay full rate?
Asking for a friend.


Some places charge by the hour...
2017-10-05 09:26:23 AM  
1 vote:

CommonName2: theborg1of4: Egoy3k: LL316: I liked Jack Reacher.  There, I said it.

The thing about Jack Reacher is Tom Cruise isn't big enough to be getting into fist fights like that.  He's not nearly as physically imposing as the dialog he reads would suggest that he is.  IT's like the part was written for a different actor.  I enjoyed the movies well enough too though.

Bruce Lee, Jet Li,  Tony Jaa and a bunch of other seemingly little guys would like to have a word... right after they kick your ass:)

Seriously though, Cruise is believable as a fighter, he's in great shape and looks as tough as he's ever been.

Reacher is described as being 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall, weighing 210-250 pounds (95-113 kg) and having a 50-inch (130 cm) chest.

The original dialogue is written as if a wrestler is saying it, not a secret ninja.


I haven't read the books, but - at least in the first movie - that wouldn't have been believable.  A group of punks in a bar aren't going to walk up to a wish-fulfillment marty stu hulk and pick a fight, and even if they're drunk/stupid enough to do so, it's far less satisfying for the audience to see the resulting smackdown of said punks.

That sort of lead works in books because you can place yourself in the role of the character as you read.  A movie is different- much more removed.  You're watching someone else go on their adventure, not vicariously going on it yourself.  Cruise was a great fit for the character as expressed on-screen.
2017-10-05 09:24:30 AM  
1 vote:
He's not a heartthrob anymore. Same with Harrison Ford. I was looking at his imdb and at some point after The Fugitive Ford never really had a great movie again. He wasn't a draw, he wasn't pulling the same scripts. He was too old.

Cruise has done well for himself but he's same-old, same-old and he doesn't have the sexual charisma he once had.
2017-10-05 08:56:39 AM  
1 vote:

yakmans_dad: I liked both of the Reacher movies


Oh, the MOVIE.  I thought you meant the title.

/it's just that it has tom cruise in it
2017-10-05 08:37:40 AM  
1 vote:

bloobeary: They have Tom Cruise in them.


Done in the boobies.
2017-10-05 08:20:18 AM  
1 vote:
Lead actor significantly older than lead actress. This discovery will surely send Hollywood all a-flutter.
2017-10-05 07:36:09 AM  
1 vote:
Which has fark all to do with Cruise.
All male leading men rob the cradle.
Bond, James seduce your granddaughter Bond.
 
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