Monday, October 12, 2009

John C. Reilly: The Vampire's Apprentice... WTF!?!

For a while John C. had a fairly promising career as a character actor. It's seem though, after "Talladega Nights" he's decided that money and face time is more important than respect and obscurity. Now his character in "Talladega Nights" was quite funny, especially since it was essentially a parody of himself (He played Cole Trickle's best friend and teammate in Days of Thunder.) I love "Walk Hard." it was a pitch perfect parody of formulaic music biographies that we've been bombarded with over the last few years. Those two movies are the exception to the rule at this point for him. "Step Brothers" Sucked, and is indicative of his overall problem. Since "Talladega Nights" he's eschewed real character work to be man-child side kick to Will Ferrel.

Which Brings us to "Cirque du Freak: The Vampires' Assistant." Now I'm no professional movie reviewer so I've obviously not seen the movie yet, but based on the trailer this looks like a typical shitty Walden Media, Tween friendly, also-ran vampire movie. Which in and of itself is fine, and frankly to be expected considering the sucess of "Twilight." Then I saw John C, and realized his career is pretty much over at this point. Not only is he IN the movie he STARS in the movie. Here's a Synopsis of from IMDB:
A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.
I mean seriously... This is a guy who 7 years ago was nominated for an OSCAR! Who knows who's making his career decisions but whoever they are they need to be fired.