I already think that Ben Stiller is a hack, one dimensional actor who can get only two kinds of roles. Both of them bit parts in other people’s movies. I saw the one with him and Aniston, Along Came Polly, and had sympathy for her and wanted him to fall off the edge of the screen. Yeah, and now he is going to ruin a remake of my favorite movie of all time.
About a year ago I posted about my favoite movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty here: https://stuffbqknows.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/friday-time-for-fun-and-secret-lives/ read the review again if you’ve forgotten the whole premise. But basically it is about a daydreamer caught up in real world intrigue, an adventure for the first time in his dull, mediocre life. Except now the dull, mediocre Ben Stiller is going to be hacking his way through the remake. Why do these people have to destroy originals in the first place. I mean have you ever seen the Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn version of Charade? Not to mention it also starred James Coburn, Walter Matthau, and George Kennedy. It was an absolute classic. Did you see the remake, The Truth About Charlie? No, well it sucked big ones and I like Mark Wahlberg in general, but not when he was flubbing a great movie.
Stiller remaking The Secret life would be akin to having Zac Effron remake Psycho. Everyone would know the movie was going to be a train wreck, no one would see it, but Psycho and Anthony Perkins would forever be tainted with the suckfest remade. That is what Stiller will do for Danny Kaye and Walter Mitty. Damn his oily hide, damn it to hell. Here is the trailer for those of you who have to get a glimpse of….I don’t know a barely competent actor hacking his way through a movie using a minimum of dialog because he is so one dimensional.