Megan Fox--Lacking "Star Power"

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  1. Astan

    Astan Senior member

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    she also comes out as fucking annoying, humorless and projects herself as more than what she is in those stupid magazine interviews.

    This.
     


  2. limping_decorum

    limping_decorum Senior member

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    "Why would I pay $12 to see that bad movie when I could stare at her tits on the internet for free?"

    her tits aren't all that great.

    not even for free.
     


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    she also comes out as fucking annoying, humorless and projects herself as more than what she is in those stupid magazine interviews.

    Well she comes from a culture that tells us that the degree to which one's obnoxiousness is tolerated is a clear index of one's own attractiveness/desirability. Sadly, she may have run up against the limits of that tolerance.
     


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    It was fun to look at her in Transformer 1, but she has...umm...transformed into such a twat.

    Maybe there's a role for her in Tomb Raider XXVII, after AJ retires.
     


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    willpower Senior member

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    Well she comes from a culture that tells us that the degree to which one's obnoxiousness is tolerated is a clear index of one's own attractiveness/desirability. Sadly, she may have run up against the limits of that tolerance.

    Indeed. That and the uber tacky Marilyn tat.
     


  6. Sesame Seed

    Sesame Seed Senior member

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    It's simple. Arrange meeting with Tarantino. Take shoes off. Reveal feet with mutant toes. Get part in film. Your career has been resuscitated.
     


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    There are very few female stars who can anchor a movie by themselves. Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Sigourney Weaver, and Jodie Foster come to mind. The rest play supporting roles next to action heroes or else star in romantic comedies.

    I think she just chooses her projects poorly. She's no less talented than a lot of actresses out there, and certainly a lot hotter.
     


  8. HORNS

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    Just move into hardcore porn already. It's literally all she's good at.

    Absolutely
     


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    If she doesn't realize that her type is a dime-a-dozen by now, she never will.

    Almost no actor today can single handedly carry a movie. Even Will Smith has had his flops.

    It's always been that way. Cary Grant was known for doing any film that came his way, many of which were flops even at the pinnacle of his career.
     


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    The recent plastic surgery has ruined her face.
     


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    the idea of going to a movie to see scantily clad actresses seems an anachronism when there are places on line with cervix cams and women showing the inside of their digestive tracts.

    ^ This.
     


  12. RFX45

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    It’s simple. Arrange meeting with Tarantino. Take shoes off. Reveal feet with mutant toes. Get part in film. Your career has been resuscitated.
    Does she get extra points for her toe thumbs?
    There are very few female stars who can anchor a movie by themselves. Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Sigourney Weaver, and Jodie Foster come to mind. The rest play supporting roles next to action heroes or else star in romantic comedies. I think she just chooses her projects poorly. She's no less talented than a lot of actresses out there, and certainly a lot hotter.
    +1, plus this movie isn't even about her really. Brolin was supposed to carry this film and Fox's role was just to be an eye candy like in the 2 Transformers movie. The movie just looks horrible overall, and that is coming from a comic book fan who tries to see every comic book films out there and I will be waiting for this one to hit Showtime/HBO.
     


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    The recent plastic surgery has ruined her face.

    agreed. not that she isn't attractive now, but she peaked in confessions of a teenage drama queen

    as for star power, i read that the only true 'star' now is will smith, and box office is mostly about the strength of the material (mostly preexisting/based on something). personally, i hadnt heard of the jonah hex comic prior to the movie trailer
     


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    i didn't even know she was in jonah hex, plus it looked like a bad movie.
     


  15. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Almost no actor today can single handedly carry a movie. Even Will Smith has had his flops.
    Yes and no. There are probably no actors whose mere presence in a movie can guarantee a serious box office draw. So the myth of "star power" is heavily overrated. But on the other hand, there are actors who can add a lot to the role they're in, thereby making the movie better (which can indirectly improve box office). Think of Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. Did his presence in the movie make it a box office success? Not necessarily. But did his presence in the movie make it a better movie? Conversely, would his absence have made it a worse movie? Almost definitely. Megan Fox cannot draw folks to the box office based solely on her presence in a movie, nor can she add anything substantial to a movie other than her looks (which, though nice, are not a long-term competitive advantage). She is destined to failure unless she hitches her wagon to another mega-franchise that happens to do well. But the success of any movie she's in has little to do with her being in it, and the failure of movies she's in has a lot to do with her being in them.
     


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