Movie Goers Have Spoken

18 Jun

And the walk out tweets for Cosmopolis keep rolling in! 😀

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
Under no circs go and see it. If my tweet saves JUST ONE PERSON…

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
Apaz @JasonCritic attempted to spare my pain a day or two back, but I wasn’t concentrating

Jason Solomons‏@JasonCritic
@pollyvernon omg you went to see Cosmopolis didn’t you? Yeah. Totally.

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
@JasonCritic awful. AWFUL

GAVIN MARTIN‏@TMusREVoLUTION
@PollyVernon @JasonCritic word to the wise :you guys should check the greatest rock n roll movie since…a long long time `: @goodvibesfilm

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
@JasonCritic hello Martha and I just walked out of Cosmopolis after ten minutes. We didn’t consult with you first.

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
Apaz @JasonCritic attempted to spare my pain a day or two back, but I wasn’t concentrating.

MSquared‏@Mmords22
@PollyVernon you have saved everyone approximately £13.50 of their well earned cash. A great public service in these times of austerity.
Retweeted by Polly Vernon

Polly Vernon‏@PollyVernon
@Jodypops dialogue appalling. Basic notion doesn’t translate. Characters unappealing. No detectable narrative arc. Etc

94 Responses to “Movie Goers Have Spoken”

  1. Ali June 18, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Lmao that GIF!!!

    • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      OMG Ash ROLMFAOPMSL you out did yourself girlie 😆 😆 😆

    • Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      Wooooooo…I am crackin up at that Tim Curry Rocky Horror.gif

      Haaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. wedieeveryday June 18, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Aw no..this is such a mess. At the London opening night we were about 15 people. 1 walk out or went to the loo and came back at the end… I blame Cronenberg for this mess and the worst part is trying to make it seems like a critically acclaimed success or only the intellectually elevated people will understand it…that’s Bull. For those who have seen, I still think Rob did the best he could considering DC lack of vision. Someone said DC did not understand the book …and it shows. The worst thing for me is how they try to jump on the Occupy movement for publicity sake and make it topical/relevant. That is the farce we live in. PR trying to make people believe what is not real and ultimately altered our perception…

    • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 9:28 am #

      Welcome wedieeveryday!
      Agree with what you are saying. Good thing some of us are smart enough to realize we can still form our own opinions without feeling stupid because we just ‘don’t get IT’.
      Personally, I think DC did what he has always done. Perhaps this film didn’t translate as well, but from what I’ve seen written, it is classic Cronenberg. And, from the clips I’ve seen personally, classic Bob…playing Edward…playing Eric Packer. JMO, of course. 😉

    • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      Welcome and I agree DC supposedly wrote the screenplay in 6 days 😯 that right there says it all. Guess like someone said he rested on the 7th hehhehe.

      • SHINE/ wedieeveryday June 18, 2012 at 11:55 am #

        Thanks again for the welcome…I signed-in already I am SHINE, sorry I am new at this blogging stuff , so I am getting confused with my blog. I don’t mind so much it was wordy but its just the directorial laziness and to make it look like a cinematic choice…I am learning more about films on this blog than at film school…PR mess!
        D’eanna – for me there were moments you could feel Rob was confined to the choices of an imposing director – DC -how can he say there’s no impro on the text or we’ll follow the text as its written or rather which he copy/pasted from the book? It’s so contrived it’s like someone badly reading a book to you for 3 hours straight…than it should have been a play. Now that would have been a performance worth seeing! I think Actors are on the bottom list of decision making on set, sadly. ..On the other hand, Film 4 tweeted this: “Film4.com ‏@Film4 Meanwhile, if you’re heading to the cinema, we recommend David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis” ..really Film4?? REALLY???

    • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 11:42 am #

      Other complaints I have heard is that it looks nothing like New York, its dull and boring. I can’t wait for their next movie together 🙄 that will be special 😯 and some were talking Oscars, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee you are emabrrassing yourself.

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

        The only Oscar he is going to see is the one in the trash can!!!!

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

        Oh and yes I keep reading “so what it is not a BO hit it is a masterpiece” “It does not have to make money, Rob was great” 😯 really last I checked the film industry usually made a film to make money not have it hung in a art gallery….

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

        Good one Lisa 😆

  3. D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Hope everyone had a nice weekend.

    I scanned the fanfic PRsten porn on the previous thread and OMG!! I don’t see how anyone can sit and fantasize about anyone else’s sex life – let alone the nit swapping of those two. Really????
    I do wonder if Bobby has gotten word that his film is emptying theaters round the world? Would be interesting to see his reaction to that one. 😉

    • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 11:46 am #

      My favourite bit is when they say half the audience left, 12. So 24 people went to that showing . He and his team just make poor choices. I think for his next role he should play Gambit from the Xmen. Gambit sat in bars and flicked exploding cards = perfect role for him.

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

        😆

  4. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    D’eanna,how about,””You must be joking””.

    • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      I’m sure that’s pretty close, Alexsis. Too big of an ego for any other response.

  5. Lisa June 18, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Funny thing this is one tweeter out of several I have been posting them all on the other boards I mean I have never seen this many…….It is said on average 54.1 percent are walking out 😯 and yes it is not all Bob I concede, but he is doing what he does best play dead and cold nothing new there…..

    • ? June 18, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      ummm…. booby and his people agreed to the part.. remember, other actors turned it DOWN… just saying…
      it reflects on him as well……. pretending to be something that he is not.. hmmm.. sound familiar??

      • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 11:38 am #

        Maybe Mr Stewart just has poor taste; Twilight and Mrs Stewart

  6. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    He admits he doesn’t like being told what to do,does he not listen to what the director asks of him,or is he just unable to deliver.

  7. OnTheFence June 18, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Do we freshin ourselves up after a long plane ride..before…we go grab a bight to eat?…FUCK NO!!! We just go..who needs a FUCKIN BRUSH?!!!!!

    sorry if you are eating!!! :/

    • OnTheFence June 18, 2012 at 9:58 am #

      oh wtf…*bite

    • Daphne, My Darling June 18, 2012 at 10:10 am #

      She keeps wearing those jeans. 😛

    • lylag09 June 18, 2012 at 10:14 am #

      She looks like Gollum.

    • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 10:18 am #

      LMFAO!! She looks like a rooster!

      I do wish she would lose those stupid matching red and black Joan Jett wanna be, jackets. Jeesh! She just needs to get herself a binkie and be done with it.

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 11:24 am #

        “get herself a binkie” D’eanna you nailed it LMAO….

      • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 11:48 am #

        😯 Lucky Mr Stewart. I wonder is her toupe falls off when she gives blow jobs. That will add to the moment.

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

        She might suffocate giving bj’s, she is a mouth breather…..and those rabbit teeth might get in the way…..ouch

      • Steph June 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

        Well at least when she does give bj’s, they can hang onto her dumbo ears so that they can keep her mouth where it should be and she can’t speak, ermmm, I mean stutter! 😯

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

        OMG you girls have to stop my belly can not take any more and i keep looking at the gif above and I am on the floor laughing so hard!!!!

      • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

        OMG!! LMFAO!!! Her toupee falling off?!?! FABulous, Rache!!
        Maybe they both know no better and take the term ‘blow’ a too literally. If that’s the case, I’m sure she’s the best!

      • lylag09 June 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

        I bet she eyerolls when giving a BJ since she prefers another anatomy.

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

        😆

      • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

        FLMAO Click you are the best!

      • lylag09 June 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

        Not joking I really think if she ever goes down on a man then for her career or to convince others and herself she’s straight but her face can’t hide the disdain:”The c*ck isn’t doing it as my favourite lady-dish”

      • kell June 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

        hahahah….omg…i can finally breathe…she does look like a rooster!! …hahahah…..,,one thing i have to say “donald trump….you ARE the father” ….hah wait…he is pretty expressionless himself…hmm …lol…and it does look like a toupe…hahaha

      • Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

        …actually she does look like a rooster. wow.

    • Ali June 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      It’s like she was trying to pull the “gooey” hair do’ from There’s Something About Mary 😆

  8. Famewhore June 18, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    A Rooster. Ha ! Yes that’s it. WTF?
    Also thank you for the RHPS gif..

  9. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    She thinks she’s the bees knees…

    • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

      PML!!! I LOVE that saying!!! Haven’t heard that one in awhile. The bees knees. ❤

  10. Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    OMG they made a poll PMSL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i-Flicks.net‏@iFlicks

    Quick show of hands: Did you see Cosmopolis over the weekend? And did you walk out? #cosmoPOLLis

    • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

      Well it is breaking records LOL

      Listen Up London‏@ListenUpLdn

      Just saw Cosmopolis … Different film never seen 35 people walk out a film !!!

      • Steph June 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

        PML! It looks like it’s going to break the records for the most poeple to walk out of the cinemas during showings.

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

        Holy shit!! That’s some bad stuff right there. It’s becoming a rolling epidemic

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

        Is there even a category for that at the Oscars??????????

      • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

        There’s the “Razzies”

      • D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

        LOL Lisa!! I was thinking the same thing. Maybe they will create a new catagory specifically for Bob. Call him on stage and make him write a big ol check to give the movie goers their money back!

      • Tiny Wang is an idiot June 19, 2012 at 1:24 am #

        Were the people that watched Cosmo at Cannes paid to stay in their seats to fool the public that this film is good?

    • Rachel June 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      We could have this treading LMAO.
      You do know Boob will like this 😉

  11. Lisa June 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm #

    And for the ones claiming that it is only Bob fans that are not liking it, it is NOT true:

    i-Flicks.net‏@iFlicks

    @chrisblohm I know Cronenberg fans who have walked out, which isn’t encouraging…

  12. D'eanna June 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Took S to see Prometheus on Imax 3D for Father’s day, and what do you know, not a single person left the theater. 😉
    I really do like Charlize, but I have to say her performance was less than stellar. Not sure what is up with that. Even S said he was surprised at how small her role was because she was such a big name star.

    • Steph June 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

      Huge hugs to you, girlie!
      I wonder what S would have said if you’d made him sit through Cosmo! I’m guessing you’d be in the dog house! 😆

    • lylag09 June 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

      I loved Prometheus, the 3D was incredible and I was worried it would give me a headache but it didn’t. The film is all about Noomi and Fassbender. I also found Noomi’s boyfriend in the film damn hot.

      • Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

        Yeah he was hot.

  13. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Well if he can’t pull this film off,sitting on his butt most of the time,how the hell is he going to manage being a hard nosed interrogator in the “supposed” next one.

    • movinon1 June 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

      I wonder too Alexisis. Its a role for an experienced actor.

  14. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    By now surely with the amount of roles he has played,he should be considered experienced enough.,instead he seems to be going backwards.

    • Tiny Wang is an idiot June 19, 2012 at 1:20 am #

      It’s funny really. Every single time a new movie of his comes out, everyone wonders if this is the role that will prove he can act. It’s like “this one is it, we promise” and then it bombs and they go “No no no, it’s the next one, we promise we promise!!!”. And what’s the consensus? He still can’t act.

  15. Nonnie June 18, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Ok so i have to laugh. I was just reading some comments at The AT since all the sheep and crazies have been bitching about rob going to a bar the other night, and i saw some comments about some crazy psycho sheep who sent stuff to Robs house for him and kristen to wear. LMFAO these people are fucking nuts, they send stuff to his personal home address for him and spew, WTF were they thinking? Not to mention if i was him i would be scared shit that crazy fans are sending shit to my house and they know my address and they can send some kind of bomb or something in the mail. These sheep have really gne off the deep end…..I don’t even know what to say anymore when it comes to them, they need to be taken away and locked up somewhere.

    • kell June 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      that is creeeepy….wait…they have a house?…together?….thought they were living out of hotels so that ppl couldnt find them? hahaha….w/e ….i for once havent seen tooo many of them bitching on my timeline on twitter…guess i follow mellow robsten fans now lol…none of them picked apart the pic

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

        They think it is ‘their” house although Bob and K have basically confirmed otherwise. Better yet it has not been proven that the house that is in trust of Nick is even Bob’s. And yes he said himself he lives in 3 different places and hotels although he lies all the time. But I think personally that house is a decoy to keep their real living arrangements a secret. All for the money ppl. But let the sheep keep making stupid fools of themselves it is quite entertaining…..

      • kell June 18, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

        geeeez…all the lies…kinda given me whiplash 🙂 hahah…oook had to throw it in there…but i do wonder….hahaha or they share a house….with allllll their “friends” ….and Bear 🙂 lmao!

      • Tiny Wang is an idiot June 19, 2012 at 1:15 am #

        Poor Bear… we haven’t seen him in forever. Poor baby, he probably got sent back to the shelter. 😦

  16. Liza June 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Even with the bad review and many walk out, the nonnies and the robstens will still sit through it multiple times just to get the numbers up. The robsten have done it with SWATH too.

    • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      That is the thing her crazy fans do do that but to no avail but his don’t at all and to sit through that for more than 1/2 an hour seems like chinese torture LOL

      • Tiny Wang is an idiot June 19, 2012 at 1:12 am #

        Maybe his fans don’t do that now, but back when Remember Me came out….dang! Those girls bought tickets online that they didn’t plan to use just to boost sales or handed them out outside the movie theater to get people to see it. I was like “wow”. People must be waking up now to what he’s about though; he doesn’t have as much clout as he once had….

  17. alexisis June 18, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    More fools them ,more money than sense.!! (D’eanna, another one l got off my mum).

  18. vickyrobssexy-britgirl June 18, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    big hugs
    hi girlies how are you all hope you are all ok when did rob fly back home cos i thouhgt he wasnt due back yet & i think the story about fans sending things to his house is bullcrap i thought they wasnt living together didnt rob say he was living in hotels cos he didnt want the fans knowin where he lived if he bought an house

    • Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      i thought he said he lived in hotels cause he traveled so much

  19. vickyrobssexy-britgirl June 18, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    oh crap im ment to say thought

  20. Lisa June 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    LMAO while some robsessed fan is on a first name basis with rotten tomatoes and she made sure she sent them more reviews to change the rotten to fresh….sorry that cracks me the heck up like rotten tomatos is a career changer but I degress we get this again!!!!!

    Corey Atad‏@CoreyAtad

    I’ve never in my life walked out on a movie for being bad. Cosmopolis just changed that.

    • ? June 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

      See how easy it is to manipulate a poll? Fascinating… IMHO of course and further shows how everything that you read about a celeb is not real..merely someone’s version and interpretation.. 😉

      • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

        Yes it is and how sad is that…….

      • Rachel June 19, 2012 at 2:28 am #

        Ridiculous. If his career rests on Rotten Tomatoes he might as well walk away now. How embarrassingly pathetic of Robsessed people.

  21. quiche June 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    I don’t understand people who walk out of a movie. Why waste your money? Either way I’m gonna bootleg it. From the descriptions from the actors on set it sounds like DC had very little vision with this. In the previews Rob and Sarah looked really good.

    Saw Prometheus and it was AMAZING. Fassy was flawless as usual, but Charlize was a big disappointment. Most people who complained about it being “boring” can go suck an egg. They were too busy looking for an Alien remake.

    • Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

      Yes, Fassy was great. Charlize was a disappointment and I did not like how they gave Idris a minimal role –what was the point of having him in the movie.

      Fassy is h.o.t.

  22. Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    I am still laughin’ so hard at that crazy Tim Curry .gif from Rocky Horror above!!! I just can’t stop lookin’ at it and laughin’……..LOLLLLL

    Where did you get that? I need to use it.

    • Lisa June 18, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      IKR I chuckled all day long 😆

  23. Acer June 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    Oh mann!!!!! Just saw Kell’s comment:

    “donald trump….you ARE the father”
    ______________________________

    I can’t stop laughin”” LOLLL more…. I can’t stop..

    • kell June 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      heheh…..besides the rooster thats what it reminds me of lol…how his hair …toupe….always flies up or looks awkward 🙂

  24. Lisa June 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Have you all seen Shia in the buff O M G

    • Ali June 18, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

      I saw it and lawdy! Phew….First I see Shia butt naked then my friend sent me a naked Fassy gif from Shame? 😆

    • Ashley June 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      ROFL! Lisa, put that away! 😆

  25. Liza June 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Old EW interview.

    “There are actors who seem to be able to do both indie films and big studio films.

    Pattinson: But how many people are there, really who can do that?

    Stewart: Dude! So you don’t think they exist? There are phenomenal acts that do both commercial movies and small ones. Catherine Keener! Julianne Moore! There are lots.

    Pattinson: Look at you, just waiting to contradict me.

    Stewart: It’s just that this is what I want to be. So if you say it doesn’t exist, that’s big for me! Like, that’s all I aspire to and you are saying it doesn’t exist.”

  26. Liza June 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Cannes so-called kiss again.

    • Ashley June 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

      He looks reeeeal ‘special’ here.

      • kell June 19, 2012 at 12:05 am #

        rightttt!….wtf….haha….excuse me tho…i mean that issss the epic kiss *rolls eyes*…..even tho his facial expressions make it look like he is begrudgingly kissing his sister or something lol….

  27. Ali June 18, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    I seen this pic in Tumblr today, has anyone seen it before? is it from a Cosmopolis rc or is it old? cause if it is from a recent rc event well…it’s embarrassing that the only people that went were kids, a few crazy Twimom nuts and one creepy looking guy

    • kell June 19, 2012 at 12:03 am #

      Def recent! cant remember which one that was tho….i remember hearing about how it was a smaller crowd…annnd his hair in that…that would be his hair still growing out …i vote recent….maybe Berlin? or Portugal? maybeee even Toronto…hahahah but that hippie looking guy is crackingggg me up 😛

      • Ali June 19, 2012 at 12:36 am #

        In that case it’s really sad….for him 😆

  28. Rachel June 19, 2012 at 3:03 am #

    This belongs here

    Movie Review: Cosmopolis

    June 18, 2012— 8 Comments

    A Message: I walked out of this film. I went to a theatre, paid money to see it, sat down, got through the ads and trailers, the movie started, I got approximately one hour and ten minutes into it, I got up out of my seat and proceeded to walk home. There was about forty minutes left in the movie, maybe less, I’m not quite sure, but I didn’t care. It’s the first time in my life I’ve walked out of a movie just because it was bad. Now, let me tell you why…

    Never have I seen a film by a major director so lazily directed as David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis. If even the director can’t be bothered to direct his movie, why on earth should I be bothered to watch it? Alas, the name Cronenberg drew me in, as did some vague positivity out of Cannes. When I say I have no idea where that positivity comes from, know I am not being hyperbolic in the slightest. Sometimes I just don’t like a movie that other people like. Often times I can understand their point of view in part. Other times I realize I’m simply not the target for a specific movie. With Cosmopolis, though, I just don’t get it. A film so badly made, enjoyed unironically? It’s beyond the scope of my comprehension.

    First of all, let me break down what’s bad about the movie. I could just say all of it and leave it at that and feel pretty satisfied with the accuracy of my response, but I walked out of the film and didn’t see the resolution, so I don’t want to make claims I can’t 100% stand behind. So instead I’ll start with the most clearly bad thing about the movie. The script. It basically plays out as a series of conversations between Robert Pattinson and various passengers in his stretched limousine. A Kiarostami film this ain’t, though. The conversations follow no actual rhythm or logic. Half the time the characters are speaking past each other with declarative statements and bizarre questions on topics of free-market capitalism, sex, anarchism and more. It’s unending, or it feels that way. Now, if these conversations sounded at all human, like the characters had any investment, that might’ve helped. It also might’ve helped had the conversations been more naturally concrete instead of sounding like out of context passages taken from philosophy and economics textbooks. Worse still, the script builds no drama into the story except for a supposed threat to Pattinson’s life. These conversations effectively happen in a vacuum, with no motivation or reason and without ever saying anything remotely worth listening to.

    Maybe that terrible script could have worked, though. I highly doubt it, but I could almost imagine a director taking a satirical approach to the material. Heightening the film stylistically and through that style transforming and extracting some meaning from the void. Nope. Apparently Cronenberg was content to graft style in the form of ugly, weird camera angles and horrific editing. As far as I can tell, the cinematographer was asleep during the making of the film, which reflects in the absolutely terrible lighting in the film. And then there’s the green screen. I couldn’t always discern what was green screen and what wasn’t (thanks in part to the terrible lighting), but was frequently distracted by the green on actors’ faces and the dreadful looking background in the limousine windows. This would all be somewhat forgivable from a debut feature by a director who didn’t know what he was doing, but from the guy responsible for movies with low budgets and heavy effects like The Brood and Videodrome, you’d think he’d pay a bit more attention to how the film looked.

    And it’s not just the visual style of the film that’s off. The whole film feels lazily put together. The camera placements look bad, but the way the are positioned and cut look like no thought was put into anything. Another area where no thought was placed was in location. The film is set in New York, but filmed in Toronto. This is nothing new. As a Torontonian it’s usually pretty easy to tell, and that’s a little distracting, but also a little fun. Usually, films that do this at least attempt to make Toronto resemble New York, even if only a little. Cronenberg didn’t bother at all. Well, no, sorry, he did do one thing. He placed a New York City trash can in every shot where someone is outside in the open. Bam! New York! Does it matter than by shooting Union Station from that angle it doesn’t look anything like any corner of New York? Does it matter that there are TTC streetcars passing by in various shots? Does it matter that University Avenue looks about as far from a potential New York location as anything in the entire city? None of it matters, apparently. And you may think I’m being nitpicky, and that most audiences wouldn’t notice or care, well, that’s not true either. You see, Cosmopolis is very specifically set in New York and the world of high finance. The details of the location aren’t important, but the sense of setting sure as hell is. The film lacks believability and much of that comes from a very false-looking setting.

    Finally, we have the place where all these problems coalesce: the acting. It’s bad, I mean really bad. So utterly bad. I’m sure it was a directorial decision to have most of the actors speak with little-to-no emotion, but the effect is to make the characters come off as robots. And not fun, warm, relatable robots. There is nothing engaging about it. There’s nothing to latch on to. The conversations become as vapid aurally as their text must read. Robert Pattinson is atrocious. More wooden even than his stint as Edward the Sparkly Vampire. A would gladly lay the blame for his performance at his feet alone, except that everyone is bad. Literally everyone. His wife, played by Sarah Gadon is worse than Pattinson. So Kevin Durand. Jay Baruchel is in it, but it’s like he was plucked from a different movie entirely. A bigger source of amazement is that Samantha Morton and Juliette Binoche are sucked into the vortex. That’s right. Morton and Binoche are in this movie and deliver bad performances. This movie, Cosmopolis, it did that. I’m pretty sure that’s a punishable offense in more civilized countries.

    Cosmopolis is a shameful example of a film. It’s a film that, from my vantage, has nothing at all going for it. David Cronenberg should feel terrible for having it in his filmography. He should feel as excruciated as I felt just by watching it. I didn’t see the whole film, but when I looked at my watch and saw that i had more than a third of the film left to go, the though of spending another torturous minute trapped in the world of Cosmopolis seemed to me worse than death. I had no choice. I couldn’t take it. A film so badly conceived, so badly acted, so badly made, and with so little care at all put into the end product is not befitting the time it would take to watch it in its entirety. Quite frankly, it’s not befitting the time I invested in it to begin with, and certainly wasn’t worth the money I paid to see it. A true shame.
    http://justatad.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/movie-review-cosmopolis/

    • SHINE/ wedieeveryday June 19, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      Yep.. my sentiment exactly! “Never have I seen a film by a major director so lazily directed as David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis. “

    • Lisa June 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

      LMFAO Rach I saw that review and was like wow that guy really really hated it like most that walked out and I saw this and was all 😯
      Omar El-Khairy‏@TheloniousO

      I’m starting to think that David Cronenberg is a fraud. #cosmopolis

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