Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Tom-Mania!

by Jackrabbit Slim

Jeff Wells seems to be obsessed with Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible III these days, but I suppose he's not alone. It seems that TomKat and their spawn are the number one topic with everyone. I'm not particularly interested--he's too creepy to be interesting, and ordinarily I wouldn't give a shit about the movie. I saw the first one, and it was okay, but I didn't see the second one. This one interests me for three reasons: J.J. Abrams directing, Philip Seymour Hoffman as a villain, and that Keri Russell is in the cast. I have a crush on her as big as all outdoors that pre-dates Felicity, if you can believe it.

What's everyone else's level of interest?

10 Comments:

Blogger jaydro said...

I was pretty disappointed in the first M:I, the second one made the first one look like a work of genius, and nothing can make me see the third one.

My biggest objection is how Tom Cruise has totally pissed on the M:I concept to suit his idea of playing James Bond. I can imagine studio execs would have been happier had they stuck to the original idea of a low-key star with a rotating array of high-caliber guest-star secret agents so that you don't have to worry about negotiating sequel deals, but that unfortunately didn't happen.

4/18/2006 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Not to get all AICN on everyone, but my interest level is pretty high, because I know someone who's seen it that thought it was great. And this person hated the second one even more than I did (which was quite a bit), so it's an opinion I can trust.

4/18/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie will be great because Keri Russell is in it. She is absolutely adorable!!!!!!!

4/18/2006 05:54:00 PM  
Blogger LesterG said...

The trailers haven't really pumped me up, but I'm still interested to see what Abrams can do with 200 million. Obviously, it's got to be an improvement over MI2.

4/18/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Lora said...

They had me at Philip Seymour Hoffman. Of course, it's going to piss me off if he's wasted in a terrible movie. It's bad enough when my time and money have been wasted, and it's even worse when they fritter away talent.

4/18/2006 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

When I woke up this morning I was tired, feeling grumpy, sky was cloudy and the toaster was broken. Sitting down in front of the internet in my bathrobe with my untoasted loaves I looked up todays headlines.

Saddam. Immigrants. Nokia. China.

Happy parents. Hmmm...

The rest was a blur.

Running along Malmö main street, naked except for my boxers, tears streaming down my face, I joyously proclaimed the word.

"Suri-baby!! Suri!! Baby!!! SUUURII BAAABAY!!!!"

She has arrived.

4/19/2006 05:42:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

And like she said. Hoffman.

4/19/2006 05:44:00 AM  
Blogger Colin said...

I liked the first one a lot but never saw the second. As with others, Hoffman sold me on this one, and Abrams' participation has me really interested. Also, there's a lot of good actors in the supporting cast like Billy Crudup and Lawrence Fishburne. And Michelle Monaghan seems to be a rising star.

4/19/2006 08:24:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Abrams rocks, and Hoffman is the main draw for me as well. I might not see it opening weekend but I do plan to catch it in theatres.

My interest jumped WAY up when I found out that, like me, Cruise eats placentas. It is probably my second favorite food (first being the orange chicken at Panda Express.)

4/19/2006 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

i echo the positives about this movie...abrams and hoffman. But I don't think they'll outweigh my dislike of the 2nd movie and how much Tom Cruise rubs me the wrong way.

I only see 4 or 5 movies in the theater every year, so my May date is tentatively scheduled with X3.

Last year when my movie poster friend mentioned he was working on new posters for Mi3 he asked me for an idea. I said "How about: 'The movie no one wants to see or even knew was coming after how bad the 2nd one was.'" He agreed. (but i don't think that made it to a poster).
The additional knowledge of director and co-stars helps out a little but, like I said, not enough.

4/19/2006 05:19:00 PM  

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