Ten years ago Edge of Tomorrow would have been a home run, but then a lot of things can happen in ten years. Tom married Katie Holmes, they had a daughter they named after an Iphone assistant, then they were divorced. He starred in the remake of War of the Worlds, which I did pay to see... and I hated. He showed up a couple of years ago at the Academy Awards and instead of people talking about how good he looked for hitting 50, they gossiped about how much plastic surgery he must have had. He's a Christian Scientist and they don't believe in anesthesia since it renders you unconscious, so if he has gone under the knife it had to have been with a helatious amount of local anesthesia. Can't you hear some crazy doctor saying "in order to make you look younger, we're going to shave away some of your cheekbones to keep them sharp and youthful looking." Ouch!
|Emily, blame Tom!!|
People just don't care about him anymore, and they don't care about his films. This happens to most actors and they move onto supporting roles. I doubt if Tom Cruise will ever be a supporting actor. He's too odd. Audiences don't mind if the actors they are watching on the screen are eccentric, they don't, however, want them to be weird in an "euwh" sort of way. Unfortunately for Tom, I suspect most people feel he is so very, very close to being borderline.
I'm sure he's placing the blame for lackluster ticket sales on the way the film was merchandised. He's wrong, of course. If this film had starred anybody else I'd have been to see it already, except maybe Shia Leboef. Anyway, now we're all going to have to wait, without baited breaths I might add, to see if Tom continues his series of flops. Will a pattern emerge that sounds a lot like flop,flop, flop, flop, flop?