Midweek Mouth-off: If he's in, I'm out

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Easily the biggest of releases this weekend coming is the sci-fi actiion thriller Edge of Tomorrow. You may have heard that I thought that it really was damn good, a sentiment echoed by most international critics as well. And yet, despite the superb trailers, the great buzz and director Doug Liman’s established track record, I’ve heard/seen several remarking that they’re not interested in seeing it. The reason: Tom Cruise.

Irrespective of his talent and accomplishments as an actor, their dislike of his personal antics (which frankly, are kind of out there) and public persona, means that they just cannot stand to see him in a movie. Even if that movie is one of the best of the year thus far.

So today, what we want to hear from you is whether or not a movie personaility’s personal issues influences your decision a movie, just because he/she is in it? Personally, I’ve always been of the opinion that separating the actor/actress on screen from the man/woman off screen is the most reasonable thing to do.

Last Updated: June 11, 2014

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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