Monday 18 August 2008

Myers the bastard

He’s always been for left field choices but this is something else. Quentin Tarrintino has decided on casting Mike Myers for a small bit part in his new film Inglorious Bastards. Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders.

I’m willing to defend the guy for most of his choices and films but to me it seems that now the maverick director is trying to hard to “outcool” himself. At the moment I see the director dipping his foot into the smug pool, getting ready to jump in. I mean did you see the second half of Death proof? Zoe Bell anyone?

Usually QT is on point with his choices; people like Robert Forster have worked effectively on his movies for many reasons. But looking at the back catalogue of “Austin Powers” we see one (well received) straight role of Steve Rubell in 54 and one good dramatic role doesn’t make you a great thespian does it Marlon Waynes? We must also add the the box office poison that courses through Myers’ vains and films, unless the word Shrek is placed in front of them and even the draw from that is starting to wane.

But I can’t say I’m not looking forward to QT finally getting off his arse and creating what could be a bit of a stunner. I’m sure it will at least wash the egotistical taste of deathproof out of my mouth.