Last night I settled in, turned on my little space heater ( it's cold weather time in my neck of the world ) and began watching a movie called
. It was a decent movie, at least for the most part. And the fact that one of my favorite
performers, Nick Cave, had written it, I had high hopes for it. Even so... bad movies on a "movie night" are still enjoyable - so I was content.
What I did not expect was to end up walking away with a new favorite actor.
Until last night I was always a Johnny Depp fan. Forget those freaking Pirate movies. I ignore them and believe that Depp simply did them to get a
GIANT Disney payday. I am talking about the Depp who did movies like Donnie Brasco, The Ninth Gate, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, The Astronauts
Wife, Blow, From Hell, Secret Window, Finding Neverland, The Libertine, Public Enemies, and The Rum Diary. A man with a prolific
However there is a new guy on the scene named Tom Hardy and he's good!
I actually was hesitant to even pay attention to Tom Hardy because one of his first major roles was in a terrible, terrible movie called Star Trek
Nemesis. He played a clone of Jean Luc Picard and I, personally thought it was just God awful. In fact so awful that it took me about a dozen tries
just to get through the full film. This tainted my opinion.
Sure, he'd had a part in Band of Brothers prior to that. But who the heck can remember ANYONE specific from that mini series? It was a great project
but was overkill on the number of characters we were supposed to keep up with.
Most will know him as Bane from The Dark Knight Rises - as this is his most high profile role to date. But he also kicked BUTT in movies like Sucker
Punch, RocknRolla, Inception, and Warrior.
The guy in an incredible actor!
Oh, and he's playing the legendary Max Rocketansky in the remake of MAD MAX!!!
If you haven't already exposed yourself to the work of Tom Hardy, please do so. This guy is going to be the next mega star IMO.
Mad Max remakes... This makes me smile!