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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.
I didn't hear anything wrong with his accent either, I thought he sounded perfectly fine, but every time he doesn't speak with his own accent, the bashers go after him. The critics do it too. They all did it with Cassandra's Dream and Angels & Demons, and they do it every time he plays an American. I'm so sick of it. I wish to god they would stop going on about accents and pay attention to his acting! I really have to stop reading their crap, because it makes me crazy. Grr. Then, when that wears off, I feel so discouraged. *sigh*

Yep, the author of the book is English. I don't know what their thinking was in turning him into an American. Maybe they didn't want the film perceived as the British attacking American military spending? *shrugs* Who knows? I didn't get that impression from reading the book, he just put forth the facts - and some of them were truly frightening. The film is focusing on the ludicrous stuff, like the goats and that fool who thought he could walk through walls if . . . only . . . he . . . concentrated . . . hard enough. Nut job! He was also an officer, if I remember correctly. O_O

When all is said and done, the film looks hilarious, Ewan looks brilliant in it, and I can't wait to see it. :o)