Shia LaBeouf “done” with Big Budget Films….good!

In My Humble Opinion:  It takes a real ass to come out and make negative comments about the very industry that has provided him with a living and his entire way of life.  Shia LaBeouf (Transformers Franchise, Indiana Jones) came out and said that he is “done” making big budget films.  His exact quote was:  “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.”  Of course this isn’t the first time he made headlines for his loose lips.  He publicly spoke out against Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which, to no one’s surprise, upset director Steven Spielberg and has since dampened their relationship. 

If the studio does hamper the visionary or creative input an actor or director has in a film, surely Mr. LaBeouf realized it after the first Transformers film?  I just find it hard to believe that a young man who has made his living nursing on the tit of Hollywood decides now to speak out against it.  Of course this could be because he is in the middle of promoting his new film Lawless (which does look good, but only because Tom Hardy can carry any movie he’s in).  It just seems like an awfully convenient time for Mr. LaBeouf to reject the very industry that helped him reach stardom in the first place.  Not to mention, there are plenty of other actors/directors that have retained their creative and visionary control while making big budget films:  Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone Christopher Nolan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams, and of course Quentin Tarantino.  If you feel I’ve forgotten someone, please comment!


The Dark Knight Rises…Batman Will Not Die!!!!!

In my humble opinion:  To all those people who have jumped on the bandwagon and keep saying, “Batman will surely die in the third movie” you’re drinking a little too much of the kool-aid.  1. It’s already the most anticipated movie of the year….maybe ever, so you’re not going to kill off the main hero in case sequels can be made (it’s Hollywood, they are all about money). 2. What better way to hype up the most anticipated movie ever made even more?….make it look like Bane kills Batman in the trailers. 3.  What other movie series decides to kill of the main character (hero) for dramatic effect?  None spring to mind? Yeah that’s because it’s never happened… and as much credit as I give to Christopher Nolan (he is awesome!!!) I don’t think he’ll be the one to start the trend.  So rest assured people…Batman will not die.  Here’s how it will go down: Bane will have beaten Batman in a fight.  Bane, thinking he has killed Batman and tossed him down a deep dark waterfall inside the Batcave will then take Batman’s cracked mask and toss it aside thinking he has won…..then…. later on….when all hope is lost…Batman will show up and save the day, in true Hollywood style….all that said I will still be going to see it…no doubt 🙂