Whatever happened to acting like the movie never existed or avoiding the whole issue altogether? Now actors are taking it upon themselves to apologize to their viewers for the unsatisfying movies they ended up being in. M. Night Shyamalan has yet to apologize for his whole career.
Now Sam Worthington, who has been riding a wave of momentum since Terminator, has lamented his part in Clash of the Titans, and promising that the next one will be better.
I’m a pretty harsh judge of these apologies. If you’re that committed or prepared, it would’ve been good the first time around. However, I do realize that an actor can only be responsible for his role in the movie. The director, the writers, and a slew of different factors can affect the outcome of a film.
May 2010 go down as the year that movie stars stopped being polite and started getting real. Shia LeBeouf led the charge, saying he recognized how let down everyone was by the last Indiana Jones chapter. Then Mark Wahlberg admitted that the “f*cking trees, man” of The Happening were horrible. And as we noted, Sentient Pile of Pudding Sam Worthington has joined the truth brigade and tells us, yup, Clash of the Titans was absolute crap.
Speaking to Moviefone, Mr. Pudding recognized how let down everyone was by Titans and how the sequel will be better:
I just think we can improve on it.I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we’re setting out to do with this one – the writers and the director and myself – is improve. I think I can act f*cking better, to be honest … Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the ‘net and give them a movie they f*cking want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people.
I’m all about self-improvement. So if they’re going to release a cash-grab movie like Wrath of the Titans anyway, at least we have an actor who’s willing to admit that he messed up and make it better.