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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.
Excellent point about the American accents - it's not as though there's just one! Sheesh.

They attack Ewan every time he speaks in an accent other than his own. They all went on about his accent in Cassandra's Dream and Angels & Demons too. The critics do it as well. It's maddening. I wish people would focus on his acting! I just HAVE to stop reading this stuff because it makes me crazy. It's exhausting. *sigh*

I totally agree with you. This is the United States, we have loads of people living here who are originally from other countries. There was certainly no reason why Ewan's character in Deception couldn't have been a Scot - especially in New York, for heaven's sake. I still thought his accent was fine, though, and once again I don't see why people had to go on about it.

Edited at 2009-08-30 04:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks anika---- I just put my two cents worth in on IMDb pertining to the Ewan accent thread, for Goats...

Yes---Ewan can be a Scot or Brit in all of his films.
What the Hell dofference does it make.

Like you said, it's not like Americans have only one accent.
And I too thought his "American" accent is always just fine. So what if a little Scot slips through.
I just put my two cents worth in on IMDb pertining to the Ewan accent thread, for Goats...
Yay! Good for you, Char. :o)
I didn't, no. Sorry. I'm trying to stay away until I calm down a bit more. I'm glad you're in there punching for our man, though. :o)
I just take it all with a grain of salt.
I say what I want to say there, and that is it.

I get upset, but not enough to not comment...
I have to put my thoughts there too..

I hope you will read it when you can.
I just read your comments. Nicely done. :o) I'll probably give them a piece of my mind at some point today, I don't think I'll be able to stop myself.

I see Rebecca accused them of small penis syndrome too. LOL!
Thanks anika---- It comes from my heart..

LOL--- yes I love reba's comment ~!!!To funny~!!

I will look for your comment too...