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Here there be snark.

Yesterday I was giddy with excitement. Today I'm annoyed, irritated, agitated, ready for a couple of stiff drinks . . . but mostly discouraged.

I made the mistake of reading people's comments on the IMDb, on YouTube, on various websites showing the Goats trailer. Yes, I do know I shouldn't read them; yes, I do know it's just their opinions. But I am so tired of reading criticisms of Ewan's accents. Sick to death of it, and I'm not talking about just the Goats trailer now. Sometimes the accent is the ONLY thing people comment about - nothing about his performance, nothing about a film in general, nothing about a particular scene, just the fucking accent. Who cares about the accent? Why is it not the performance or the content of the story that matters to people? That's what I look for. Sure, I've seen films when someone's accent might not be the greatest (the most recent example being Gerard Butler in The Ugly Truth). So what? Duly noted . . . moving on. With each new film of Ewan's I have to try to get beyond how awful these comments make me feel. I wonder if it makes him feel bad as well. I certainly hope not.

I know this is one long me-me-me whine session, but my point is that I long for Ewan to be recognized for what he's DOING, not how he fucking SOUNDS while doing it. Is that too much to ask? Will it never happen? Why has he become the whipping boy for the "oh his accent really sucks" comments? I just find it so incredibly discouraging.

*heavy sigh*

Hello, Mr. Booze, I'll see you shortly.
What the hell are they talking about? I didn't notice one thing in the trailer either. My family has been in America for 350 years. He sounds completely American to me. May just be men with little penises who are jealous of Ewan who like to complain? It gets people to read their ignorant blogs if they try to trash him. F*** them. I disagree with Clara. i think Ewan is a genius with all the forms of English accents he can do. The only problem with Deception was that the director spoke English as a 2nd language with a very thick French accent, and therefore was unable to discern if Ewan's American accent was a little off, in order to correct it.

P.S. Ewan in this trailer is absolutely hilarious:

"Jeez, you had the whole desert to drive in, Lyn." ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edited at 2009-08-29 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, OK. Guess I get a little riled up now and then. I'd hate you to cut me off just at the best part of Bleak Aspect! LOL
I don't see anything wrong with how he sounds in the trailer either, I think he sounds perfectly fine, but the Ewan bashers are out once again. Any time he doesn't use his own accent, they attack him. They did it with Cassandra's Dream and Angels & Demons too. It's like their new favorite thing. Critics do it too. I'm just so unbelievably tired of this focus on accents! How about paying attention to the damned acting! Grrr. It makes me crazy. Then after that, I feel so discouraged. *sigh*

I hadn't realized the director of Deception was French speaking, I assumed he just had a French name (like Jorge with his Spanish name, who grew up here and has no Spanish accent). Maybe it was his decision, even though the character was called McQuarry, to have him speak with an American accent. He could so easily have been Scottish, especially in NYC.

Oh, I agree, Ewan looks brilliant in this. I crack up every time he says that about the desert! And the look on his face when George says they're Jedi just kills me. I really can't wait to see this movie! :D
I can't wait either! At least we'll have Amelia in Oct., Goats in Nov, and Phillip Morris in Feb!!!! Woo hoo!
I know! *happy dance*

And hopefully some nice new pictures from the film festivals. :o)