[quote]Professor X wrote:
Doug Adams wrote:
inb4 Shai labeouf haters(which is everybody) and honestly why all the hate on him? Not like he detracted the fun from the movie infact he actually made it funnier with his quirkiness but o well…
Btw trailer looks sick
The Sam Witwicky role suits him well- a regular kid thrown into an extraordinary situation and doing the best he can. It’s the Mutt Williams role in the last Indiana Jones movie that people have a problem with, since he was portraying a capable hero. Too much of a stretch for him at this point.
I like him in Transformers. I still haven’t seen Indiana Jones simply because…I’m scared. I don’t want to ruin that childhood image of that character in my head.
Labeouf can act though…he just isn’t one of the best and he doesn’t have the “seasoning” to pull off many lead roles at this point without people rolling their eyes.
The movie Eagle Eye is proof of this. He was supposed to be playing some guy in his late 20’s so that there would be some chemistry between him and the lead actress. Instead, it was like she was babysitting him the whole movie and he never filled that role out completely.[/quote]
I agree with all of this. I don’t actually mind the kid at all, but I think they are trying too hard to push him into lead action roles and that’s just not how people see him. I don’t think people will ever really see him that way. He’s just too short and slightly built to believe as a serious action guy. Even that poker scene at the beginning of Eagle Eye made me laugh a little, as he just seemed to be trying too hard to be a bad ass at the table.
He should stick to roles like Sam Witwicky and other roles where we plays more of an ‘everyman’ that’s thrown into a situation.