Friday, April 13, 2007

What Evil Movie God Decides These Things?

I'm doing self-therapy again, bear with me. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this:
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Angelina-Jolie-Confirmed-For-Atlas-Shrugged-3459.html

It's somewhere between nauseous and confused.

If you don't feel like clicking today, here's the gist of it:

"Angelina is signed to star in the film as the powerful female Railroad Tycoon Dagney Taggert."

Atlas Shrugged happens to be one of my favorite books of all times. I have been waiting...and waiting for the movie to be made, even though I know a movie from a book is always a disappointment. I still want to see those magnificent, idealistic characters played out on the screen.

Angelina Jolie happens to be one of my least favorite people-that-I-don't-know people. I do admire her free-spirited save-the-world one child at a time attitude. Really, I do. I'm not sure what bugs me so much about her, maybe I'm just jealous. But, come on...first Brad Pitt and now John Galt???!!! How many fantansy men does one gal get to have in a lifetime?

Okay, jealousy aside, she is just not Dagney Taggert material. Dagney did not have the world by the balls because of her looks, but because of her mind. I'm sure Ayn Rand is rolling over in her grave about now. I think Jodie Foster would be great in the role. Is there still time to vote? Or boycott? Or have a temper tantrum?

2 comments:

Christian said...

Many people fumed about Tom Cruise's choice of the Vampire Lestat in the movie version of Anne Rice's novel. However -- and his acting changed many minds -- he turned out to be a perfect fit to the megalomaniacal vampire role. Maybe Angelina will surprise you, for it's the director's vision that brings the role to life...if you can get past the reality of her persona. Good luck! :~)

Shannon said...

Yeah, I thought about the Tom Cruise thing, too. I did end up liking him in the movie. But, that was before he unleashed his new in-your-face persona on us. I think it's just hard when an actor/actress has such a strong personality, you see them in the role instead of the character. I'm remaining hopeful.