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Aug. 12, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Movie Jail

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

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The Case

The Prosecution: Red 2, A Good Day to Die Hard, Fire with Fire, The Cold Light of Day, Lay the Favorites, Catch .44, Set Up, Red, Cop Out, Surrogates, Live Free or Die Hard, Perfect Stranger, Over the Hedge, The Whole Ten Yards

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Walter Bruce Willis isn't on trial today because of recent events surrounding The Expendables 3. No, Mr. Willis is here because for the last decade he has starred in some terrible films. Even worse, many times it just seems like the actor doesn't care about his performance in the movies he stars in.

The prosecution doesn't enjoy putting someone on trial who starred in Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys and Unbreakable, but those films were released years ago. If we are only looking at what Mr. Willis has done lately, it isn't pretty and the films he has appeared in absolutely pale in comparison to the actor's previous efforts. If you want a perfect example, look no further than the actor's Die Hard franchise. Do the last two films come close to the awesomeness of the first three movies, even if we compare them to the weakest film (Die Hard 2) from the original trilogy? No way in hell.

Of course not all the blame can be placed on Mr. Willis since it's not like he wrote and directed those films as well, but he did agree to be in them. And since these movies wouldn't happen without the actor, the prosecution would like to know just what the hell Mr. Willis saw in the scripts (besides dollar signs) that made him think, "This is exactly what fans want to see in a new Die Hard movie!"

Besides his last two outings as John McClane, Mr. Willis has also appeared in Red and Red 2. The prosecution isn't a fan of these films, but that isn't why they are being used against Mr. Willis. It's because the actor put little to no effort in those films, and it's painfully obvious in Red 2 that the actor just didn't want to be there. If the actor doesn't care about the movie why should we (the movie goers) give a shit? The same can also be said for most of the direct-to-video crap he has starred in like The Cold Light of Day, Catch .44 and Set Up. But why in the f is Mr. Willis appearing in direct-to-video films in the first place?

So what else has Mr. Willis done these past ten years? A completely unnecessary sequel to a sleeper hit (The Whole Ten Yards), the vomit inducing Cop Out and Surrogates, which is just plain boring. His appearances in The Expendables films have pretty much been cameos and although G.I. Joe: Retribution was fun, the prosecution feels that Mr. Willis really didn't add much to the movie in general. The prosecution isn't looking at a lengthy sentence for Mr. Willis, just one long enough so the actor can get his shit together. Underwhelming Die Hard sequels? Direct-to-video slop? A cameo in Nancy Drew!? We expect more from you Mr. Willis, and hopefully some time in Movie Jail will help.

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The Defense: G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Looper, Moonrise Kingdom, Assassination of a High School President, Grindhouse: Planet Terror, Lucky Number Slevin, 16 Blocks, Hostage, Tears of the Sun

Ladies and gentlemen, my client doesn't care. That's right: Mr. Willis doesn't give a shit what you think. Isn't that obvious by now? Don't like The Expendables 3 news? Pffft, jog on. My client doesn't need that series and he certainly doesn't care about online film nerds bitching about him not appearing in the third movie because guess what: he's Bruce f*cking Willis.

My client's filmography the past decade might be a mixed bag, but the defense argues that the good far outweigh the bad. The last two Die Hards might not have been great, but because the series attracts more attention than some of his other films, people only seem to only remember the negative things about those films and forget the good he's done in other movies like 16 Blocks, Hostage and Lucky Number Slevin.

People also seem to forget that Mr. Willis has gone through rough patches like this before. Between Die Hard 2 and Pulp Fiction he starred in films like Hudson Hawk, North and Color Purple, and he also appeared in some awful movies in the late 90s like Mercury Rising and Breakfast of Champions. The point the prosecution is trying to make: don't ever give up on Bruce Willis. He might star in some bad films and might even be guilty of mailing in a performance or two, but then he'll dazzle us like in Moonrise Kingdom or Looper.

In all honesty, the defense feels like Mr. Willis doesn't needed to be...well, defended. His filmography speaks for itself (recent works and older films), and the actor has proven time and time again that he is one talented bastard that is capable of playing many roles. He gets lumped in with other action stars, but Mr. Willis can do drama and comedy much better than most of those actors. He even manages to star in independent films like Assassination of a High School President. Seriously, what more do you want from the actor? His gruff personality might turn some people off, but that has nothing to do with how well he does in movies and it shouldn't be used against him. The defense believes Mr. Willis is not guilty of these charges, and should serve no time in Movie Jail.

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IN CLOSING...

Should we send Bruno to Movie Jail? How much should he blamed for A Good Day to Die Hard and Live Free or Die Hard? Does the good really outweigh the bad? Is Bruce Willis GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR VERDICT!

*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

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LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Milla Jovovich

It was a very close vote last week but the jury has found Milla Jovovich NOT GUILTY of all charges, although many of you wanted to toss her husband in jail instead. Maybe we'll have a visit with Paul W.S. Anderson in the future, but for now his wife is free to go. Just promise us Resident Evil 6 will be the last one, please?

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Happy Madison Productions, Jennifer Lopez

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron, Ray Liotta, Jason Statham, Paul Walker, Will Smith, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Johnny Depp, Ryan Reynolds, Milla Jovovich

Extra Tidbit: Movie Jail is looking to put a director on trial next week, so be sure to leave suggestions below with your verdict!
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5:19PM on 08/14/2013
He's made some bad movies, but he's still delivered on some great ones too.

Not guilty
He's made some bad movies, but he's still delivered on some great ones too.

Not guilty
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11:55PM on 08/13/2013

Exile

Not guilty, but please disappear for a while. And when you return, please let it be in a sequel to Hudson Hawk.
Not guilty, but please disappear for a while. And when you return, please let it be in a sequel to Hudson Hawk.
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3:29PM on 08/13/2013

Not Guilty

Not Guilty
Not Guilty
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3:15PM on 08/13/2013

NOT GUILTY ...

... reason - 50-50 in good/bad movies, Expendables 3 won't bring nothing new so plus for botching out + Sin City - A Dame To Kill For on the horizon ... BRUNO LIVES!
... reason - 50-50 in good/bad movies, Expendables 3 won't bring nothing new so plus for botching out + Sin City - A Dame To Kill For on the horizon ... BRUNO LIVES!
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2:36PM on 08/13/2013
Guilty on all counts
Guilty on all counts
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11:44AM on 08/13/2013

Guilty

He's no Harrison Ford.
He's no Harrison Ford.
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11:59AM on 08/13/2013
Heh, I was just popping back in to suggest that perhaps Harrison Ford should take the stand next.
Heh, I was just popping back in to suggest that perhaps Harrison Ford should take the stand next.
10:16AM on 08/13/2013

Not Guilty!

Put Robert pattinson on the stand next!
Put Robert pattinson on the stand next!
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10:41AM on 08/13/2013
Kristen Stewart was found not guilty because of her short filmography. Pattinson's is even shorter.
Kristen Stewart was found not guilty because of her short filmography. Pattinson's is even shorter.
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10:00AM on 08/13/2013

Hurm.....

Bruce Willis has starred in many great films, but in the last 10ish years, the only good films were looper, and moonrise kingdom (too many of his movies I don't even recognize bc they were DTV - and TWO OF THEM HAD 50 CENT IN THEM???? What serious actor wants 50 cent as one of the leads in your movie, at least in the action genre - maybe if he was like playing himself). But there's no way in hell he picked those movies - the directors picked him. Everything he's picked has been terrible (and
Bruce Willis has starred in many great films, but in the last 10ish years, the only good films were looper, and moonrise kingdom (too many of his movies I don't even recognize bc they were DTV - and TWO OF THEM HAD 50 CENT IN THEM???? What serious actor wants 50 cent as one of the leads in your movie, at least in the action genre - maybe if he was like playing himself). But there's no way in hell he picked those movies - the directors picked him. Everything he's picked has been terrible (and really in looper he was asked to pretty much play his usual character, but the director twisted it and JGL made his performance seem better, different bc JGL did all the thinking and what not. He did the self-reflecting, otherwise Willis was doing the same thing. The casting of Willis was really to make JGL look more tough. There's no doubt he can act, especially when a director like Wes Anderson directs (and chooses) him. But he can not choose films well at all (in the last 10ish years). I personally think nothing is lower than a DTV movie with 50 Cent and Bruce has been in 2 of them...and one of those 50 got top billing.
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10:01AM on 08/13/2013
Also the surrogates was a pretty good movie
Also the surrogates was a pretty good movie
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2:08AM on 08/13/2013

Not guilty, BUT!

The dude needs to go to rehab.
The dude needs to go to rehab.
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12:52AM on 08/13/2013
He's not guilty but you don't include The Fifth Element or The Last Boyscout in the defense so you put Over The Hedge in the prosecution? Worst movie jail defendant case I've ever seen.
He's not guilty but you don't include The Fifth Element or The Last Boyscout in the defense so you put Over The Hedge in the prosecution? Worst movie jail defendant case I've ever seen.
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10:38PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

While I would like to say Guilty because like diblob said he does tend to phone it in a lot and seems to just show up for a paycheck ...but you know what that goes for a lot of the big named stars on the not guilty list...so it's only fair that Bruno gets a pass also.
While I would like to say Guilty because like diblob said he does tend to phone it in a lot and seems to just show up for a paycheck ...but you know what that goes for a lot of the big named stars on the not guilty list...so it's only fair that Bruno gets a pass also.
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10:18PM on 08/12/2013

SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER.

Sorry, I forgot to mention this in my previous post.

Some of you have suggested that all he needs is a career turner. If that ever happens, it'll be a good and fun action movie where he plays JOHN MCLAINE again. I'm not saying he doesn't have any acting range. He just doesn't have it specifically in action movies. That's another reason why he's guilty: His career has gotten so bad to the point where it can even be properly redeemed.
Sorry, I forgot to mention this in my previous post.

Some of you have suggested that all he needs is a career turner. If that ever happens, it'll be a good and fun action movie where he plays JOHN MCLAINE again. I'm not saying he doesn't have any acting range. He just doesn't have it specifically in action movies. That's another reason why he's guilty: His career has gotten so bad to the point where it can even be properly redeemed.
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9:43PM on 08/12/2013
I had to think about this one for a sec because he seems to phone in all his roles as of lately but then I remember we're talking about John Mcclane here. So definately NOT GUILTY.
I had to think about this one for a sec because he seems to phone in all his roles as of lately but then I remember we're talking about John Mcclane here. So definately NOT GUILTY.
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8:35PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

I am surprised at anybody who is ready to throw Bruce Willis in the rotten cells of Movie Jail....The man cant be held accountable to the horrible last two DIE HARD movies...He is like some great actors...they make great movies, but in an effort to keep working and keep their names in the lime light,,,make shitty movies. At the same time, they doesnt completely excuse them either.
If Bruce Willis is gulity of anything...its not being paitent to find a good movie and making those terrible
I am surprised at anybody who is ready to throw Bruce Willis in the rotten cells of Movie Jail....The man cant be held accountable to the horrible last two DIE HARD movies...He is like some great actors...they make great movies, but in an effort to keep working and keep their names in the lime light,,,make shitty movies. At the same time, they doesnt completely excuse them either.
If Bruce Willis is gulity of anything...its not being paitent to find a good movie and making those terrible direct to DVD movies and dipping into RED 2, Cop Out, and Over the Hedge. Bruce seems like the type of actor that can re-direct his movie career and make good movies again.
To avoid possible time in Movie Jail...Mr Willis has to make a kick-ass DIE HARD movie to win back some fans.
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10:17PM on 08/12/2013
He's certainly made career shifts in the past. But I think personally, that Die Hard ship has sailed, and the next one will be just as bad, if not worse, and gross a lot of money worldwide. And they'll greenlight another. Rinse. Reuse.
He's certainly made career shifts in the past. But I think personally, that Die Hard ship has sailed, and the next one will be just as bad, if not worse, and gross a lot of money worldwide. And they'll greenlight another. Rinse. Reuse.
10:46PM on 08/12/2013
He needs to stop taking roles for the paycheck. He wasn't paid much for 12 Monkeys, Moonrise Kingdom, or The Sixth Sense and they were the best performances of his career... He keeps making movies like Die Hard 4 and 5 for the money that the studio throws at him, and there's not a single good thing about them. It's very rare that he takes a role that doesn't pay well, but when it does, you can clearly see that he enjoys doing them. It's in his performance.
He needs to stop taking roles for the paycheck. He wasn't paid much for 12 Monkeys, Moonrise Kingdom, or The Sixth Sense and they were the best performances of his career... He keeps making movies like Die Hard 4 and 5 for the money that the studio throws at him, and there's not a single good thing about them. It's very rare that he takes a role that doesn't pay well, but when it does, you can clearly see that he enjoys doing them. It's in his performance.
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7:53PM on 08/12/2013

Tough call... But guilty.

On one hand, I love this guys work... But he's only good when he cares about the movie he does, and lately, he doesn't seem to care about many. A lot of actors have opened up and admitted they'll take a role in a bad movie if it means a big paycheck. Depp admitted it, Walken said he'd never turn down a role because he just loves working, and Jackson has been in everything from major blockbuster to straight to video... But the difference between all of them and Willis is you never see them
On one hand, I love this guys work... But he's only good when he cares about the movie he does, and lately, he doesn't seem to care about many. A lot of actors have opened up and admitted they'll take a role in a bad movie if it means a big paycheck. Depp admitted it, Walken said he'd never turn down a role because he just loves working, and Jackson has been in everything from major blockbuster to straight to video... But the difference between all of them and Willis is you never see them phone it in. They put 100% into their work, and Willis just clearly hates it. If you don't want the part, don't take it. If you're getting paid that much to do the job, do it well. Don't show up and make everybody's life hell, give a bad performance, and then be an ass when you have to do the PR. He needs to get his priorities in order, and maybe take less projects on... Maybe he wouldn't be so grumpy.
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7:40PM on 08/12/2013

PLEASE STOP WRITING COMMENTS AND ANSWER THIS QUESTION!

I thought Movie Jail was about the entire career, but it seems the Prosecution, the Defense and most of the comments are talking just about the new millenium. I'll pretend it's the latter. If this was about his whole career, MAYBE I'd say Not Guilty. But the new millenium? I don't even have to think about it.

Yes, he's been in good movies like UNBREAKABLE, and I even liked SURROGATES. And I admit he can totally carry a movie by himself. But notice that when he has been in a supporting role
I thought Movie Jail was about the entire career, but it seems the Prosecution, the Defense and most of the comments are talking just about the new millenium. I'll pretend it's the latter. If this was about his whole career, MAYBE I'd say Not Guilty. But the new millenium? I don't even have to think about it.

Yes, he's been in good movies like UNBREAKABLE, and I even liked SURROGATES. And I admit he can totally carry a movie by himself. But notice that when he has been in a supporting role and/or shared protagonism in a good movie (SIN CITY, OVER THE HEDGE, PLANET TERROR, RED, LOOPER, and I'm gonna cheat here and add PULP FICTION), he has NEVER been the best part of it. And I don't think he's that good at comedies. All he can do is make fun of his tough persona (THE WHOLE 10 YARDS; MOONRISE KINGDOM; 3 episodes of FRIENDS).

And of course, the bad movies. The worst for me are PERFECT STRANGER (but I blame the writing and directing more than him) and COP OUT. LUCKY NUMBER SLEVIN has been given way too much credit (it's a badly-acted and badly-edited PULP FICTION rip-off). The only reason why he's not the worst part of G.I. JOE 2 is because of his short screen-time (plus, Adrienne Palicki is terrible). And I didn't even like the EXPENDABLES movies (yes, I know what they were trying to be).

He became famous because DIE HARD was fun and he was good in it. What exactly is fun about watching a guy working in something he doesn't want to?

Next week: John Cusack. It'll coincide with the release of THE FROZEN GROUND.
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10:14PM on 08/12/2013
I always figured Movie Jail was kind of like the Hague. Bad movies being like alleged war crimes. Whether it's a lifetime of bad movies, or just a series of bad choices made over the past few years, (unless the person can self-correct, like Matthew McConaughey) they deserve some kind of sentence.

Not everyone sees it this way, as I found out when I voted Guilty for Robert De Niro, and the vast majority ruled the other way, due to his many years of great films.
I always figured Movie Jail was kind of like the Hague. Bad movies being like alleged war crimes. Whether it's a lifetime of bad movies, or just a series of bad choices made over the past few years, (unless the person can self-correct, like Matthew McConaughey) they deserve some kind of sentence.

Not everyone sees it this way, as I found out when I voted Guilty for Robert De Niro, and the vast majority ruled the other way, due to his many years of great films.
7:25PM on 08/12/2013

Next week

How about George Lucas for next week, since I'm sure that would get some interesting discussion. Sure the prequels and Indy 4 had problems, but at the same time Lucas created those series, 2 of the best series in the history of film.
How about George Lucas for next week, since I'm sure that would get some interesting discussion. Sure the prequels and Indy 4 had problems, but at the same time Lucas created those series, 2 of the best series in the history of film.
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10:07PM on 08/12/2013
These days he might walk. It's like trying a dead guy. George Lucas is out of the Star Wars game. Indy, well, hopefully he'll leave well enough alone.
These days he might walk. It's like trying a dead guy. George Lucas is out of the Star Wars game. Indy, well, hopefully he'll leave well enough alone.
10:21PM on 08/12/2013
Is his career vast enough to analyze him? He hasn't done much outside of STAR WARS. But if his on trial, I'd be happy to send his greedy ass to jail.
Is his career vast enough to analyze him? He hasn't done much outside of STAR WARS. But if his on trial, I'd be happy to send his greedy ass to jail.
7:23PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

If not movie jail, definitely movie rehab. Other than moonrise kingdom, when was the last time you saw bruce willis in a role that wasn't just Willis being himself. I do think he has more good movies than bad, but recently it's been far more bad than good. He should be handling the Die Hard franchise like Cruise handles Mission Impossible, actively involved in getting directors and scripts together. But you can tell Bruce doesn't care that much, and it shows on screen.
If not movie jail, definitely movie rehab. Other than moonrise kingdom, when was the last time you saw bruce willis in a role that wasn't just Willis being himself. I do think he has more good movies than bad, but recently it's been far more bad than good. He should be handling the Die Hard franchise like Cruise handles Mission Impossible, actively involved in getting directors and scripts together. But you can tell Bruce doesn't care that much, and it shows on screen.
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7:00PM on 08/12/2013

not guilty

I liked Red and Red 2 (I found them fun), while the Expendables 1 & 2 was utter crap that you can painfully tell were both shot without a working script. GI Joe 2 I couldn't make it through either. Sure he makes some bombs, but not any more than any other actor out there that makes as many movies. At least he's not Nic Cage pumping out the same bad direct to dvd movie every month.
I liked Red and Red 2 (I found them fun), while the Expendables 1 & 2 was utter crap that you can painfully tell were both shot without a working script. GI Joe 2 I couldn't make it through either. Sure he makes some bombs, but not any more than any other actor out there that makes as many movies. At least he's not Nic Cage pumping out the same bad direct to dvd movie every month.
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6:49PM on 08/12/2013

WTF?!?!?!

So we gonna let Jason Statham and Ryan Reynolds go, but most of you are gonna say guilty to an action legend? Sure.....that makes sense.
So we gonna let Jason Statham and Ryan Reynolds go, but most of you are gonna say guilty to an action legend? Sure.....that makes sense.
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7:22PM on 08/12/2013
Statham has never been recognized as a talented actor, just a cool action star. Willis used to be considered both, so it's more dissapointing when he's in a bad movie. And Reynolds still has a long way to go.
Statham has never been recognized as a talented actor, just a cool action star. Willis used to be considered both, so it's more dissapointing when he's in a bad movie. And Reynolds still has a long way to go.
2:46PM on 08/13/2013
Vits- I agree with you about Jason Statham, he is talented, I still very much prefer the man when he does roles like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and The Bank Job. He badly needs to do something outside of his same old action flicks. As for Reynolds, that dude has done multiple types of films and nothing really seems to click for him. Just the thought that some day down the road, Reynolds might end up in a category of great or even good Hollywood actors and yet he's got nothing
Vits- I agree with you about Jason Statham, he is talented, I still very much prefer the man when he does roles like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and The Bank Job. He badly needs to do something outside of his same old action flicks. As for Reynolds, that dude has done multiple types of films and nothing really seems to click for him. Just the thought that some day down the road, Reynolds might end up in a category of great or even good Hollywood actors and yet he's got nothing to show for it.
6:48PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

easiest call ever.
easiest call ever.
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6:44PM on 08/12/2013
Guilty. You mention he can't be blamed for the last two "Die Hard" movies, but he has power when it comes to those movies. The guy wasn't even trying to be McClane.
Guilty. You mention he can't be blamed for the last two "Die Hard" movies, but he has power when it comes to those movies. The guy wasn't even trying to be McClane.
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6:21PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

I'd stack Looper into the Bruce Willis "Best Of" list without question, and that film is not even a year old yet.
I'd stack Looper into the Bruce Willis "Best Of" list without question, and that film is not even a year old yet.
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6:16PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

The only thing he is guilty of is being awesome.
The only thing he is guilty of is being awesome.
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6:07PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty! Guilty of being the man! Remember him in Sin City?!?!

To me Bruce Willis is the most badass guns blazing action star out there. Every time he shows up with full force I have to smile, and yet he is also a complaining actor at times. Willis represents a more easily identifiable realistic character approach to his action films, he's not built like Arnold and Sylvester, and that's what I love about him. Sure he's had some bad films, but ever consider that maybe Hollywood action films are having a difficult time adapting these action legends into this
To me Bruce Willis is the most badass guns blazing action star out there. Every time he shows up with full force I have to smile, and yet he is also a complaining actor at times. Willis represents a more easily identifiable realistic character approach to his action films, he's not built like Arnold and Sylvester, and that's what I love about him. Sure he's had some bad films, but ever consider that maybe Hollywood action films are having a difficult time adapting these action legends into this new era of Hollywood action flicks. Which was the problem with "A Good Day To Die Hard", too much focus on making it modern when the studio should be focusing on making it more sync to look, feel and flow like the first three. Not Bruce's fault, he is still the man. Even though I had to give "A Good Day To Die Hard" a thumbs down review, I still love watching Bruce Willis on the big screen.
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10:05PM on 08/12/2013
Gotta say, when he raided the hideout in "Looper," I did get a bit nostalgic.
Gotta say, when he raided the hideout in "Looper," I did get a bit nostalgic.
5:51PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty Bruce, but please lets not end up like VAL KILMER

Paul WS ANDERSON, LETS DO THIS! Defense's got EVENT HORIZON and thats it!
Paul WS ANDERSON, LETS DO THIS! Defense's got EVENT HORIZON and thats it!
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5:42PM on 08/12/2013

not guilty

John McClane in movie jail? Only if he's roomin with Alan Rickman.
John McClane in movie jail? Only if he's roomin with Alan Rickman.
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5:33PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty sadly

All those DTV movies with 50 Cent and A Good Day to Die Hard really hurt him. Give him a year
All those DTV movies with 50 Cent and A Good Day to Die Hard really hurt him. Give him a year
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5:13PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

Who's gonna save the world if Brucey baby is behind bars? :) In all seriousness, he barely gets a pass from me. At this point the good still out outweighs the bad, but that won't be for long given the current trend.
Who's gonna save the world if Brucey baby is behind bars? :) In all seriousness, he barely gets a pass from me. At this point the good still out outweighs the bad, but that won't be for long given the current trend.
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5:07PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty...

I do like some of his films and love a select few but I just really don't like him as a person or an actor. Any charisma this guy once had seems to have been gone for awhile and I don't ever see it coming back.
I do like some of his films and love a select few but I just really don't like him as a person or an actor. Any charisma this guy once had seems to have been gone for awhile and I don't ever see it coming back.
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4:47PM on 08/12/2013
Guilty.
Guilty.
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4:31PM on 08/12/2013
Color Purple? Did you mean Color of Night? I say not guilty for everything he's given us, but I do think it's time for him to retire. Between his slate of terrible movies and his attitude towards his projects and other people, I think it's time for him to settle down and away from the film business. It won't happen of course, but he's slowly killing his own career. Jail might be a little much, but retirement is definitely something he needs to do.
Color Purple? Did you mean Color of Night? I say not guilty for everything he's given us, but I do think it's time for him to retire. Between his slate of terrible movies and his attitude towards his projects and other people, I think it's time for him to settle down and away from the film business. It won't happen of course, but he's slowly killing his own career. Jail might be a little much, but retirement is definitely something he needs to do.
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4:23PM on 08/12/2013

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He really should take a year off in order to be fresh again and to have interest in his work again, because that seems the problem, he has to find motivation again or just retire, please make a solid comeback with only movies he really wants to do, take a good look at the script and director before accepting it, and please this time make a really badass motherfuckin die hard movie called Die! John Maclane Die! Directed by John mactiernan.
He really should take a year off in order to be fresh again and to have interest in his work again, because that seems the problem, he has to find motivation again or just retire, please make a solid comeback with only movies he really wants to do, take a good look at the script and director before accepting it, and please this time make a really badass motherfuckin die hard movie called Die! John Maclane Die! Directed by John mactiernan.
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3:40PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

"Bruce Willis has a lot of artistic integrity." - said no one in the last ten years.
"Bruce Willis has a lot of artistic integrity." - said no one in the last ten years.
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3:25PM on 08/12/2013
Put Peter Berg on trial!!! And then Nicole Kidman who should just not have a trial and go straight to jail!!!!
Put Peter Berg on trial!!! And then Nicole Kidman who should just not have a trial and go straight to jail!!!!
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7:19PM on 08/12/2013
It would be interesting to analyze Kidman's career.
It would be interesting to analyze Kidman's career.
11:33PM on 08/12/2013
Forbes did an analysis and she has BEEN consistently highest money loser (by ratio to how much she gets paid) than any other actress for years. Not so much now since studios have wised up. Russell Crowe was the actor with the highest money losing ratio for years and I will bring him up after Kidman.
Forbes did an analysis and she has BEEN consistently highest money loser (by ratio to how much she gets paid) than any other actress for years. Not so much now since studios have wised up. Russell Crowe was the actor with the highest money losing ratio for years and I will bring him up after Kidman.
3:11PM on 08/12/2013

Need to retire.

He acts the same in every fucking movie and does not even try.
He acts the same in every fucking movie and does not even try.
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2:51PM on 08/12/2013

NOT GUILTY!!! How did anyone forget

Sin city? He was awesome in that movie!!!
Sin city? He was awesome in that movie!!!
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2:40PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

Fuck Bruce Willis - He's almost as bad as Sam Jackson when it comes to taking any job that comes his way - The difference being: Sam Jackson makes everything he's in better than it could have been, and Willis plays almost the exact same character in EVERY fucking movie. He's pretty much a one note joke.
Fuck Bruce Willis - He's almost as bad as Sam Jackson when it comes to taking any job that comes his way - The difference being: Sam Jackson makes everything he's in better than it could have been, and Willis plays almost the exact same character in EVERY fucking movie. He's pretty much a one note joke.
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2:34PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

I hate to do it, but Bruno just doesn't care anymore.
I hate to do it, but Bruno just doesn't care anymore.
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2:15PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty as Hell!

If Bruce Willis doesn't give a f**k about us, we don't give a f**k about him. The man's clearly burning all his bridges in Hollywood; perhaps a stretch in Movie Jail will straighten him out.
If Bruce Willis doesn't give a f**k about us, we don't give a f**k about him. The man's clearly burning all his bridges in Hollywood; perhaps a stretch in Movie Jail will straighten him out.
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1:45PM on 08/12/2013

guilty as fuck

Somebody put this geezer out of his misery. When even his friends can't stand him, you know there's a problem. I mean, besides his horrible choice of movies to star in.
Somebody put this geezer out of his misery. When even his friends can't stand him, you know there's a problem. I mean, besides his horrible choice of movies to star in.
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1:40PM on 08/12/2013

The defense (WTF?)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (terrible), Moonrise (Mr. Andersons same movie again, but this time worst), Assassination of a High School President (boring), Grindhouse: Planet Terror (not as good as expected), Tears of the Sun (bad)... Red should be part of the defense, its probably his best film in years, then Looper. Die hard 4 its not good but, better than many of what he did next. Bruce is GUILTY, cause he is now making movies for paycheck, and nothing else matters for him. He is destroying his
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (terrible), Moonrise (Mr. Andersons same movie again, but this time worst), Assassination of a High School President (boring), Grindhouse: Planet Terror (not as good as expected), Tears of the Sun (bad)... Red should be part of the defense, its probably his best film in years, then Looper. Die hard 4 its not good but, better than many of what he did next. Bruce is GUILTY, cause he is now making movies for paycheck, and nothing else matters for him. He is destroying his carreer and he knows it and he dont care. Totally GUILTY.
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1:38PM on 08/12/2013

As much as I loved me some Bruce Willy in the old days.

Liam Neeson can easily take his place, and Neesons isn't an asshole, and has a giant cock.

Guilty.
Liam Neeson can easily take his place, and Neesons isn't an asshole, and has a giant cock.

Guilty.
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5:10PM on 08/12/2013
I assume you're referring to the highly underrated K&P skit and for that I thank you. Those guys are great.
I assume you're referring to the highly underrated K&P skit and for that I thank you. Those guys are great.
3:55AM on 08/13/2013
I love that skit to no end. Also referencing the Hollywood Babble-on podcast. But K&P is my shiznit.
I love that skit to no end. Also referencing the Hollywood Babble-on podcast. But K&P is my shiznit.
1:29PM on 08/12/2013

Nope

Not guilty, but certainly pushing his luck.
Die Hard, The Last Boy Scout, Unbreakable, Looper and Armageddon are enough to keep him out if jail, but with a stern warning.
Not guilty, but certainly pushing his luck.
Die Hard, The Last Boy Scout, Unbreakable, Looper and Armageddon are enough to keep him out if jail, but with a stern warning.
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1:09PM on 08/12/2013

DIE HARD 9: DIE EVEN MORE MOST HARDEST?

You want to make movies for the money and ruin the franchise that put you into rock star status, fine. Don't get butt hurt like Johnny Depp when people bash your movies cuz they suck and you sold out. 10 bad movies for every good movie doesn't impress me Bruce. You're better than that. Guilty until he proves us otherwise.
You want to make movies for the money and ruin the franchise that put you into rock star status, fine. Don't get butt hurt like Johnny Depp when people bash your movies cuz they suck and you sold out. 10 bad movies for every good movie doesn't impress me Bruce. You're better than that. Guilty until he proves us otherwise.
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12:48PM on 08/12/2013

staying neutral.

Surrogates was amazing imo.
Surrogates was amazing imo.
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12:46PM on 08/12/2013
I'm neutral. He has plenty of fun films and plenty of crap films. Personality may be an ego issue but actors are still nothing more than overpaid people so I can't fault his greed or ego. He still has plenty of fun films even as of late. Has he become a paycheck man, sure. Movie Jail worthy? I'm 50/50 on it. I doubt he'll retire anytime soon.
I'm neutral. He has plenty of fun films and plenty of crap films. Personality may be an ego issue but actors are still nothing more than overpaid people so I can't fault his greed or ego. He still has plenty of fun films even as of late. Has he become a paycheck man, sure. Movie Jail worthy? I'm 50/50 on it. I doubt he'll retire anytime soon.
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12:39PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

No guilty but its very close. The last few years he has been phoning in his performances but he has also made some awesome flicks. He had a great run and hopefully he can get back into it. If he keeps pushing out turds, yes, I will consider him full on guilty but for now, not guilty. The guys is still an asshole but were not talking about his personal life.
No guilty but its very close. The last few years he has been phoning in his performances but he has also made some awesome flicks. He had a great run and hopefully he can get back into it. If he keeps pushing out turds, yes, I will consider him full on guilty but for now, not guilty. The guys is still an asshole but were not talking about his personal life.
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12:30PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

Absolutely guilty of all charges!
Absolutely guilty of all charges!
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12:15PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

Guilty and it is not even close. You can clearly tell this guy doesn't care about his films anymore nor does he even care to act in them. He literally plays the same person in all of his recent films. He should have retired years ago and if he did he would have got far more respect from many people.
Guilty and it is not even close. You can clearly tell this guy doesn't care about his films anymore nor does he even care to act in them. He literally plays the same person in all of his recent films. He should have retired years ago and if he did he would have got far more respect from many people.
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12:12PM on 08/12/2013

NOT GUILTY

People like Nic Cage, Ben Stiller, and Jim Carrey can be found not guilty, there is no way the man responsible for THE BEST action movie franchise of all time (DH5 aside) should be thrown in movie jail. Every actor squats out a few festering turds in his lifetime, keep in mind the Willis is pushing 60 so he's had a chance to push out a few extras.
People like Nic Cage, Ben Stiller, and Jim Carrey can be found not guilty, there is no way the man responsible for THE BEST action movie franchise of all time (DH5 aside) should be thrown in movie jail. Every actor squats out a few festering turds in his lifetime, keep in mind the Willis is pushing 60 so he's had a chance to push out a few extras.
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7:14PM on 08/12/2013
How can DIE HARD be the best action franchise? Yes, most of them are good separately, but in essence they're all the same. The best would have to be one where I can tell the installments apart.
How can DIE HARD be the best action franchise? Yes, most of them are good separately, but in essence they're all the same. The best would have to be one where I can tell the installments apart.
12:10PM on 08/12/2013

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12:16PM on 08/12/2013
Talk about someone who had a massive drop-off. You go from Boyz in the Hood to 2 Fast 2 Furious to the Taylor Lautner led Abduction.
Talk about someone who had a massive drop-off. You go from Boyz in the Hood to 2 Fast 2 Furious to the Taylor Lautner led Abduction.
4:50PM on 08/12/2013
With Shaft in the middle- a horrible cop movie, but an interesting character study if you pretend the movie is actually about Jeffrey Wright's character.
With Shaft in the middle- a horrible cop movie, but an interesting character study if you pretend the movie is actually about Jeffrey Wright's character.
7:13PM on 08/12/2013
I second that.
I second that.
9:55PM on 08/12/2013
Oh, for sure!
Oh, for sure!
12:07PM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

When you're starring in DTV crappy action movies and you've got Bruce Willis' career behind you, you have to wonder if a) he has money problems, which I don't believe to be the case or b) he just doesn't care, at all, anymore.This is assuming all these awful DTV productions have paid him exorbitantly, since $3 million wasn't enough for less than a week of effort on his part.
When you're starring in DTV crappy action movies and you've got Bruce Willis' career behind you, you have to wonder if a) he has money problems, which I don't believe to be the case or b) he just doesn't care, at all, anymore.This is assuming all these awful DTV productions have paid him exorbitantly, since $3 million wasn't enough for less than a week of effort on his part.
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12:05PM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty In The Least

A- Mr. Willis' personality is not what's being put on trial, and just like when it's a hot actress being put on trial, it bothers the hell out of me that is what people end up voting on. The private personality/ hotness of someone should play jack all into the verdict. It's bullshit reasoning and skews the verdict (either way) based solely on hearsay stories or looks, which is not at all what is being judged.

B- Excluding 'Good Day To Die Hard' the worst of that series is 'Die Hard With
A- Mr. Willis' personality is not what's being put on trial, and just like when it's a hot actress being put on trial, it bothers the hell out of me that is what people end up voting on. The private personality/ hotness of someone should play jack all into the verdict. It's bullshit reasoning and skews the verdict (either way) based solely on hearsay stories or looks, which is not at all what is being judged.

B- Excluding 'Good Day To Die Hard' the worst of that series is 'Die Hard With Vengeance'. The actors are good, but the direction is lazy and the script is so convoluted and stupid I am surprised anyone can have a good time watching it. 'Good Day' is worse, but still better than either of the somehow popular, worst action films in the last decade 'Expendables' films (I honestly cannot figure out how those movies have fans/ got good reviews/ are considered anything but awful).

C- Willis is not guilty, not by a longshot. Yes, he has made some terrible films throughout his career (well he ever be in anything worse than his vanity project, 'Hudson Hawk'? I highly doubt it, but I haven't seen 'Red 2' yet). However, he did 'HH' and then made 'Death Becomes Her' (I didn't see it mentioned above and it's amazing!), which balances that out. He made 'Good Day To Hard' but just before he had 'Looper', which is one of his best performances ever IMO, and 'Moonrise Kingdom', a vastly overrated confused film, that has two highlights, one of which is Wilis in full on broke down mode. Seriously, he's one of the only good things in that train wreck.

Over the last few years he has had several films go DTDVD such as the fun, if slight, 'Fire With Fire' and tepid 'Catch .44'. The thing is, compared to other DTDVD action films (the terrible 'Arena' for example), his work here is solid, if nothing great. He elevates each of those films, as they'd be far worse off without him.

Finally, and most importantly, unlike Stallone or Schwarzenegger, his whole movie action persona is built around him being an average Joe. Therefore, his transitions between action, sci-fi, drama, and comedy films seem natural and he's talented enough to be able to pull each genre off. For a counterpoint, please see Stallone in 'Rhinestone' (yeah, he was good in 'Oscar' but that was trading off of his known persona, so it doesn't totally count) and 'Judge Dredd'.

Willis has had a few clunkers in a row, and he might be an asshole in real life, but he's talented, has taken risks throughout his career ('Sixth Sense', '12 Monkeys'), and can deftly move from genre to genre. So not guilty!

Side notes- Willis not being in 'Expendables 3' is great news. That franchise is beyond awful, and he (along with everyone else in it) deserves better.

I am super pleased to see some love thrown towards the awesome, yet under appreciated 'The Assassination Of A High School President'.

Also, was 'Sin City' not used in his defense, or did I just miss that? He's incredible in it.
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9:53PM on 08/12/2013
Great appraisal of why Bruce Willis is the star he is today. He does have the presence to get by even when his heart isn't in it. I just wish he'd take a bigger interest in his own work (there wouldn't be all those Rambo movies if Sly didn't insist on it, and T3 probably wouldn't have happened without Arnie really pushing, meanwhile, I'm pretty sure the only reason Bruce continues to do Die Hard is because, well, it's Die Hard, and we wouldn't watch it otherwise).
Great appraisal of why Bruce Willis is the star he is today. He does have the presence to get by even when his heart isn't in it. I just wish he'd take a bigger interest in his own work (there wouldn't be all those Rambo movies if Sly didn't insist on it, and T3 probably wouldn't have happened without Arnie really pushing, meanwhile, I'm pretty sure the only reason Bruce continues to do Die Hard is because, well, it's Die Hard, and we wouldn't watch it otherwise).
12:56AM on 08/14/2013
@HoyleHaw, thanks! I do consider myself a fan of his other works (seriously, 'Blind Date' should be awful, but the he and Kim Bassinger really elevate that material). While yes, 'Rambo' is a series that Sly does really love, as evidenced by the impressive fourth film. T3, even if it only exists because of Arnie, isn't much better than the latest 'Die Hard' for me. Bland action film in a series that's anything but ('Salvation' may be flawed but it had a distinct voice). Willis may not love 'Die
@HoyleHaw, thanks! I do consider myself a fan of his other works (seriously, 'Blind Date' should be awful, but the he and Kim Bassinger really elevate that material). While yes, 'Rambo' is a series that Sly does really love, as evidenced by the impressive fourth film. T3, even if it only exists because of Arnie, isn't much better than the latest 'Die Hard' for me. Bland action film in a series that's anything but ('Salvation' may be flawed but it had a distinct voice). Willis may not love 'Die Hard' the same way, but I believe he is still talented enough to be great when fully engaged.
12:05PM on 08/12/2013
Guilty, but with chance of parole - he's got a very iconic character and some great movies under his belt and he is more than capable of good acting, but lately he's been sleepwalking through movies way too much for his own good, and apparently demanding a hefty paycheck for said sleepwalking.

Suggestion for next week: Perhaps Stephen Sommers? He's not usually flung in the same pile as the likes of Brett Ratner, McG, Len Wiseman and Paul W.S. Anderson, but there are those who seem to really
Guilty, but with chance of parole - he's got a very iconic character and some great movies under his belt and he is more than capable of good acting, but lately he's been sleepwalking through movies way too much for his own good, and apparently demanding a hefty paycheck for said sleepwalking.

Suggestion for next week: Perhaps Stephen Sommers? He's not usually flung in the same pile as the likes of Brett Ratner, McG, Len Wiseman and Paul W.S. Anderson, but there are those who seem to really dislike his films too, so he could be an interesting director to put on trial.
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7:10PM on 08/12/2013
I don't think Sommers is famous enough. But those other 3 you mentioned? Sure.
I don't think Sommers is famous enough. But those other 3 you mentioned? Sure.
11:52AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

Pains me to say this, especially after growing up seeing the guy go from Moonlighting to where he is, but I have to say guilty.
Pains me to say this, especially after growing up seeing the guy go from Moonlighting to where he is, but I have to say guilty.
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11:41AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty!

Just retire Willis! He puts absolutely no effort in anything he does.... He has enough money and he dosnt even seem like he tries to act anymore so why not just retire? I use to love Willis! I absolutely loved the first. 4 die hard films ( yes even the fourth one.) but the last one was awful on everyone's fault. Maybe they could have hired a decent director if Willis was said to be such a nightmare to work w/. And I heard he was a dickhead.... I don't want to seem like a complete hater b/c when
Just retire Willis! He puts absolutely no effort in anything he does.... He has enough money and he dosnt even seem like he tries to act anymore so why not just retire? I use to love Willis! I absolutely loved the first. 4 die hard films ( yes even the fourth one.) but the last one was awful on everyone's fault. Maybe they could have hired a decent director if Willis was said to be such a nightmare to work w/. And I heard he was a dickhead.... I don't want to seem like a complete hater b/c when Willis comes out w/ a decent film Ill be first in line! Just please don't fuck up die hard 6 and ill take back every bad thing I've ever said about him!
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11:39AM on 08/12/2013
Guilty! Looper and Moonrise cannot outweigh all of the other garbage he's pumped out.
Guilty! Looper and Moonrise cannot outweigh all of the other garbage he's pumped out.
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11:38AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

He might take a paycheck role but he also put in work in Moonrise Kingdom and Looper last year...
He might take a paycheck role but he also put in work in Moonrise Kingdom and Looper last year...
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11:35AM on 08/12/2013

GUILTY!

I love Die Hard, but c'mon. He's veering into DTV territory. And in the last Die Hard he took advantage of all his fans' good will and showed that he doesn't mind abusing it. If he showed one iota of respect for his fans I wouldn't vote guilty. But he doesn't care.
I love Die Hard, but c'mon. He's veering into DTV territory. And in the last Die Hard he took advantage of all his fans' good will and showed that he doesn't mind abusing it. If he showed one iota of respect for his fans I wouldn't vote guilty. But he doesn't care.
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11:33AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

I say guilty not because he's a bad actor, not because he has some bad films. I say guilty because it is just work for Bruce, he doesn't love doing it anymore and you can tell. He likes the money. But he doesn't love doing what he does.
I say guilty not because he's a bad actor, not because he has some bad films. I say guilty because it is just work for Bruce, he doesn't love doing it anymore and you can tell. He likes the money. But he doesn't love doing what he does.
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11:25AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty!

Guilty! Because he has become a lazy "I don't even wanna be in this movie" kinda actor.
Guilty! Because he has become a lazy "I don't even wanna be in this movie" kinda actor.
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11:21AM on 08/12/2013
NOT GUILTY, too much of an icon, no one is perfect
NOT GUILTY, too much of an icon, no one is perfect
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10:55AM on 08/12/2013
Guilty unfortunately

He hasn't been bad per se just really disappointing. I loved Looper and Moonrise Kingdom but whatever goodwill he earned from those he squandered quickly. He just seems like he completely doesn't care about his job. He doesn't say turned down enough projects. The last time besides those 2 from 2012, the last time he seemed to be trying was in 2008 with What Just Happened where he played a self-parody. He has had 15 movies since and only 2 seem like hes actually trying.
Guilty unfortunately

He hasn't been bad per se just really disappointing. I loved Looper and Moonrise Kingdom but whatever goodwill he earned from those he squandered quickly. He just seems like he completely doesn't care about his job. He doesn't say turned down enough projects. The last time besides those 2 from 2012, the last time he seemed to be trying was in 2008 with What Just Happened where he played a self-parody. He has had 15 movies since and only 2 seem like hes actually trying. They guy is gonna end up making shit with Snipes and Cuba Gooding Jr. in DTV hell for the rest of his career
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10:53AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

More often anymore, I see him on the covers of a bunch of DTV action movies in the video section at WalMart making the same face on every cover. He's a shell of his former self.
More often anymore, I see him on the covers of a bunch of DTV action movies in the video section at WalMart making the same face on every cover. He's a shell of his former self.
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10:47AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty.

First off, people have been calling to put him on trial for months now. So glad this finally came to fruition, as Bruce Willis is certainly an actor who inspires a wide variety of opinions. He's also a very hard guy for me to decide about. As an action star he usually does little more than turn on "Tough Guy Mode" and go to work. He's very good at it, but the roles are beginning to run together. As an actor it's a whole other story as he can play vulnerable and funny pretty well. Thing is, even
First off, people have been calling to put him on trial for months now. So glad this finally came to fruition, as Bruce Willis is certainly an actor who inspires a wide variety of opinions. He's also a very hard guy for me to decide about. As an action star he usually does little more than turn on "Tough Guy Mode" and go to work. He's very good at it, but the roles are beginning to run together. As an actor it's a whole other story as he can play vulnerable and funny pretty well. Thing is, even when he's making the rounds for his more "prestige" movies, I don't know how much of what he says he actually believes, and how much is just publicity work. I believe he really cared about "Moonrise Kingdom," and probably had some fun doing "Looper," just for the novelty of it. I think he keeps doing John McClane because it's expected of him.

I recommend sentencing him to public service. Teach him a little about personal responsibility. I could give a damn about the Expendables hoopla, but the fans have given him a pass for too long.
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10:28AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

Too much good for too little bad.
Too much good for too little bad.
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10:21AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

He's definitely on a slippery slope. From all the rumors saying he's full of himself and just the not so quality films of late, I'm not impressed. But he's pumped out a lot of solid films in his day. If he doesn't change his ways, he could just become Bruce just playing the same old character..... also, was Sin City mentioned.. even though he's playing yet another cop, I really enjoyed his character.
He's definitely on a slippery slope. From all the rumors saying he's full of himself and just the not so quality films of late, I'm not impressed. But he's pumped out a lot of solid films in his day. If he doesn't change his ways, he could just become Bruce just playing the same old character..... also, was Sin City mentioned.. even though he's playing yet another cop, I really enjoyed his character.
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10:09AM on 08/12/2013
As for his filmography he's about 50/50. I'm a defender of Live Free or Die Hard, but A Good Day to Die Hard was basically unwatchable. Looper was great, but JGL carried that one. I almost fell asleep during Red 2 (first one was okay). But he's been such an asshole lately I'm gonna have to go guilty. The way he treated that interviewer at the press junket made me cringe. It was a dumb question sure, but you're a grown ass man, Bruce. Act like it. He's just a big bully now (Kevin Smith can
As for his filmography he's about 50/50. I'm a defender of Live Free or Die Hard, but A Good Day to Die Hard was basically unwatchable. Looper was great, but JGL carried that one. I almost fell asleep during Red 2 (first one was okay). But he's been such an asshole lately I'm gonna have to go guilty. The way he treated that interviewer at the press junket made me cringe. It was a dumb question sure, but you're a grown ass man, Bruce. Act like it. He's just a big bully now (Kevin Smith can attest to that) and I'm glad Sly Stallone isn't putting up with his shit anymore. Hope he can turn it around because he was the man in the 80s and 90s.
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10:04AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

The man made Die Hard. DIE HARD! Not guilty. He may have made some clunkers in the past few years, but in the 20 years before that, his career is ace. Off the top of my head Pulp Fiction, Die Hard (1-4), The Sixth Sense, Sin City, Unbreakable, and 12 Monkeys should not only be prominent in his defense but be cause for the entire case to be thrown out as a frivolous lawsuit.
The man made Die Hard. DIE HARD! Not guilty. He may have made some clunkers in the past few years, but in the 20 years before that, his career is ace. Off the top of my head Pulp Fiction, Die Hard (1-4), The Sixth Sense, Sin City, Unbreakable, and 12 Monkeys should not only be prominent in his defense but be cause for the entire case to be thrown out as a frivolous lawsuit.
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9:54AM on 08/12/2013

Lock em up!

Guilty! Guilty! He's an ahole in real life and now it's affecting his crappy work! 10-15 years should do the trick.
Guilty! Guilty! He's an ahole in real life and now it's affecting his crappy work! 10-15 years should do the trick.
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9:52AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty

As much of a dick as he is, not guilty for me, esp since I enjoyed red and cop out and live free or die hard (not so much die hard goes to Russia) he's just too good to throw in jail, the defense should have mentioned his time on friends as well, check that out if you haven't seen it
As much of a dick as he is, not guilty for me, esp since I enjoyed red and cop out and live free or die hard (not so much die hard goes to Russia) he's just too good to throw in jail, the defense should have mentioned his time on friends as well, check that out if you haven't seen it
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9:51AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

BTW... GI Retaliation was terrible, "call me Joe"... "hu-a".. good awful... his role was simply lame and lazy

Other than Red he hasn't done anything remotely interesting in the last 5 years, just a cash and grab attitude
BTW... GI Retaliation was terrible, "call me Joe"... "hu-a".. good awful... his role was simply lame and lazy

Other than Red he hasn't done anything remotely interesting in the last 5 years, just a cash and grab attitude
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9:50AM on 08/12/2013

Guilty

Yay Milla! And for Bruce... a timely selection to go up on trial what with him pulling yet another classic Willis this week on Expendables 3. $3M for 3 days ain't enough for ya, Bruce? I'm sure on top of that you wouldn't have accepted direction and insisted on doing your tried-and-true (and old) schtick. Don't get me wrong, I have loved Bruce in the past just as all of us have. Die Hard all the way, baby. A Good Day to Die Hard, though? Stick this mofo in jail until he learns some humility.
Yay Milla! And for Bruce... a timely selection to go up on trial what with him pulling yet another classic Willis this week on Expendables 3. $3M for 3 days ain't enough for ya, Bruce? I'm sure on top of that you wouldn't have accepted direction and insisted on doing your tried-and-true (and old) schtick. Don't get me wrong, I have loved Bruce in the past just as all of us have. Die Hard all the way, baby. A Good Day to Die Hard, though? Stick this mofo in jail until he learns some humility.
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9:46AM on 08/12/2013

Nope

Not guilty. Looper and Moonrise Kingdom were pretty great. I'm sure if we found out who gets what for movies, and who's left movies before for a million, everyone would be surprised.
Not guilty. Looper and Moonrise Kingdom were pretty great. I'm sure if we found out who gets what for movies, and who's left movies before for a million, everyone would be surprised.
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9:46AM on 08/12/2013

QUILTY

Say it isn't so... but Sly is right, he's a personality now not an actor worth watching and it's all a pain to him now. I predict DTD in his future (even more than now).
Say it isn't so... but Sly is right, he's a personality now not an actor worth watching and it's all a pain to him now. I predict DTD in his future (even more than now).
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9:41AM on 08/12/2013

16 Blocks is tits!

But still, definitely guilty.
But still, definitely guilty.
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9:39AM on 08/12/2013

Sorry People...He's Guilty!

Guilty! He was funny in Moonlighting, two of the Die Hard Movies, The Whole Nine Yards, but in the last few years, he has not been performing that well (i.e. Live Free or Die Hard, Red 2) I don't know if he can make a comeback, unless some scriptwriter can cobble something up , and create a whole new character & series for Wills specifically.
Guilty! He was funny in Moonlighting, two of the Die Hard Movies, The Whole Nine Yards, but in the last few years, he has not been performing that well (i.e. Live Free or Die Hard, Red 2) I don't know if he can make a comeback, unless some scriptwriter can cobble something up , and create a whole new character & series for Wills specifically.
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9:29AM on 08/12/2013

guilty

Sorry Bruce but you've committed serious movie crimes as of late....my new review of films has been "its better than die hard 5"
Sorry Bruce but you've committed serious movie crimes as of late....my new review of films has been "its better than die hard 5"
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9:28AM on 08/12/2013

Stallone summed it up well : greedy and lazy.

And since that's how he approached many of his recent films, he is definitely GUILTY of making poor quality movies. Seems he would play in anything as long as he gets his paycheck. Sometimes, he seems interested enough in the movie that he gives his best, but it's getting rare. Plus, he's giving a hard time to the people who actually try to make a good movie. So for now : GUILTY ! Let's put him in movie jail with a possibility of parole in two years. 3 millions for 4 days playing "one-liners,
And since that's how he approached many of his recent films, he is definitely GUILTY of making poor quality movies. Seems he would play in anything as long as he gets his paycheck. Sometimes, he seems interested enough in the movie that he gives his best, but it's getting rare. Plus, he's giving a hard time to the people who actually try to make a good movie. So for now : GUILTY ! Let's put him in movie jail with a possibility of parole in two years. 3 millions for 4 days playing "one-liners, guns & friends" and he wants more ? FUCK OFF !
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9:23AM on 08/12/2013
Not guilty. However, he's getting closer to the Guilty side. He needs something as original as the original Die Hard to revive his popularity. Or at least something close to Last Man Standing.
Not guilty. However, he's getting closer to the Guilty side. He needs something as original as the original Die Hard to revive his popularity. Or at least something close to Last Man Standing.
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9:06AM on 08/12/2013

Not Guilty (for now)

I'll say Not Guilty for now. The only reason I am saying this is because of Moonrise Kingdom and Looper. Two fantastic films in which he was really good in; especially Moonrise Kingdom.
I'll say Not Guilty for now. The only reason I am saying this is because of Moonrise Kingdom and Looper. Two fantastic films in which he was really good in; especially Moonrise Kingdom.
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8:52AM on 08/12/2013
I'm trying not to judge him based on his personality but it makes it super difficult not to say he's guilty on the basis that he's purely an asshole. I also think Red and Live Free or Die Hard are fun movies, so I'm pretty neutral on those. Purely on his acting, I'll say NOT GUILTY but as a human being he's completely guilty of being a greedy ass clown.
I'm trying not to judge him based on his personality but it makes it super difficult not to say he's guilty on the basis that he's purely an asshole. I also think Red and Live Free or Die Hard are fun movies, so I'm pretty neutral on those. Purely on his acting, I'll say NOT GUILTY but as a human being he's completely guilty of being a greedy ass clown.
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8:50AM on 08/12/2013

Seriously guilty!

Much as I have enjoyed his smirk and amusing demeanor in his old films, he has simply been phoning in every performance for a long time now. It seems like he is only employed for his star power and not his acting chops. Sorry Bruce!
Much as I have enjoyed his smirk and amusing demeanor in his old films, he has simply been phoning in every performance for a long time now. It seems like he is only employed for his star power and not his acting chops. Sorry Bruce!
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