to wish Robert Downey Jnr would stop making blockbusters

(55 Posts)
carlajean Sat 27-Apr-13 22:37:51

I'm off to see Iron Man III tomorrow, but I'd love to see RDJ in a non-blockbuster film. he's such a good actor and I'd like to see him in something like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang again.
(yes, a totally frivolous thread, I know)

GreenPeppercorn Sat 27-Apr-13 23:54:42

Look, Agent, I hate to have to be the one who says it....but...he isn't going to tell YOU about it is he? After what happened the last time he was at yours? With the cling film? And the fish paste Foie Gras? Really, just leave it, yeah?

comewithmeandtakethiscity Sat 27-Apr-13 23:54:47

He can't really carry a blockbuster very well. He is very bland and swamped by CGI. One of those actors you can't quite recall how he actually looks 10 mins after walking out the cinema.

AgentZigzag Sun 28-Apr-13 00:00:42

shock he's for it now telling you about the cling film, the punishment of not coming out until he's tidied the shit we've got stored in there will be ample pay back <evil>

Look, we have to put our differences aside when there are posters like comewithme calling him bland angry

ScumbagCollegeDropout Sun 28-Apr-13 10:01:41

He was fab in Iron Man 3. As long as the blockbusters are of the Iron Man/Avengers/Sherlock Holmes calibre then it is a-okay with me.

Saying that though, I am more of a Mark Ruffalo girl and those 2-3 mins of him at the very end was oh so worth sitting through the credits for grin

PurpleThing Sun 28-Apr-13 10:06:41

All you RDJ lovers, have you seen Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus? He's entirely, entirely covered in hair but still manages to be charismatic and sexy as anything.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Sun 28-Apr-13 10:07:49

I loved him in Ally McBeal <swoon>

not sure I've seen many films with him in . I found Sherlock embarrassingly bad. haven't seen Iron Man (think I need to)

My poor man's RDJ is Jeffrey Dean Morgan - very shaggable IMO, in a RDJ kinda way grin

Beaverfeaver Sun 28-Apr-13 10:10:06

This is his last iron man film for that very reason

mrsjay Sun 28-Apr-13 10:23:19

least he isnt in rehab or jail when he is making these blockbusters keeps him occupied and busy and he is an actor and slogged away in films so why not do these big films he gets exposure a shedload of money and is having a ball id expect,

mrsjay Sun 28-Apr-13 10:24:20

I love him as sherlock holmes it is kick arse grin

carlajean Sun 28-Apr-13 10:38:50

I thought Sherlock I was terrible, but II was pretty good. is it def. his last Iron Man then beaver? Fur is just plain weird. and yes, I think he is probably having a ball, but would like to see him in something else. mind you, Due Date was awful - anyone else see that?

mrsjay Sun 28-Apr-13 10:40:39

Due Date was awful - anyone else see that

<nods> awful film,

Alconleigh Sun 28-Apr-13 10:44:00

He is excellent in wonder boys. If you've not had your eye on him since Weird Science you're a newbie in my view. Man alive I'm getting old.

carlajean Sun 28-Apr-13 10:46:45

yes, great in the Wonder Boys, and Zodiac.

Ally mcbeal and the elton video were my 'firsts' i love him in the creepy in dreams that film is just crazy, also in gothika. I love his style of acting he just screams fantastic-ness from the screen grin iron man filmd leave me shock in happiness but i love action films. The sherlock movie was spectacular guy ritchie really did well but the second i just can't get into.

<swoons>

Air America was my first date with RDJ. 23 years ago. <faints>

Tee2072 Sun 28-Apr-13 11:33:14

Oh yes, his Less Than Zero days when he was so high and/or drunk he barely knew where he was.

That's so much better than now...

carlajean Sun 28-Apr-13 20:05:06

IM3 was great by the way, and it passed the Bechdel Test. the only hmm thing, to me, anyway, was that Shane Black directly referenced Kiss Kiss Bang Bang by having RDJ doing a monologue directly to the viewer at each end of the film. Anyone else the Rebecca Hall character will come back as Poison Ivy, or a similar anti-heroine (I think Poison Ivy might be DC comics). if you see it, stay put until the credits end.

pissovski Sun 28-Apr-13 21:26:12

Alconleigh - with you at Weird Science. And he looks so adorable in it, even if he is being an arse!

CoolStoryBro Mon 29-Apr-13 04:35:37

Anyone remember this

CoolStoryBro Mon 29-Apr-13 04:37:15

Oh I've just read back. Apparently yes you all do!!

TheFallenNinja Mon 29-Apr-13 06:56:33

Tropic Thunder - genius

fuzzypicklehead Thu 02-May-13 03:21:31

Ahem. this grin

RafaellaNhaKyria Thu 02-May-13 04:59:03

I lived him in Heart and Souls and especially in Only You with Marisa Tomei. Been loving him since Weird Science <swoon>

bootsycollins Thu 02-May-13 06:02:10

RDJ's a total sweetheart but it all got a bit akward after I had to get that injunction out on him. At first I'll admit I was very flattered but the constant phonecalls, flowers and attempts to woo me eventually just annoyed me. Robert just had to accept the fact that I'm a happily married woman, he's a great guy though and I wish him well.

grin

Tee2072 Thu 02-May-13 06:20:50

Excellent fun, Ironman Three.

Who had said it's the last one?

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