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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Milla Jovovich!

Aug. 5, 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: Resident Evil series, You Stupid Man, No Good Deed, Ultraviolet, .45, Dirty Girl, Bringing Up Bobby, The Three Musketeers

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I've seen this actress mentioned a few times for Movie Jail and the prosecution agrees: it's time for Milla Jovovich to go to the cinema slammer. Early in her career Miss Jovovich appeared in a few movies that became classic/cult films (Dazed & Confused, Kuffs, Chaplin) but she first received major exposure with The Fifth Element. That film apparently unleashed her hidden lust for action because those types of movies have become her bread and butter, which the prosecution wouldn't have a problem with if they were actually any good.

You can't talk about Miss Jovovich without bringing up the Resident Evil series and that franchise is a big reason why the actress is on trial. Each new installment of the franchise has been lazier than the last and while some may argue that it's still exciting to see Miss Jovovich as Alice, the prosecution feels her performance in those films has become stale and about as fresh as the area between my butt cheeks after a five mile run.

But couldn't she do something about the quality of these films? Maybe talk to the writer or director? It shouldn't be too hard since she is married to the dude. The prosecution doesn't have a problem with nepotism when the end result is an excellent movie, but the films from the couple been just plain bad. It'd be one thing if they made films together like Joel Coen and Frances McDormand, but Anderson and Miss Jovovich aren't even operating on the same level as Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter.

Miss Jovovich has done other films besides Resident Evil but most of them have been more uninspiring action flicks like Ultraviolet and The Three Muskateers, the later of which was also directed by Paul W.S Anderson. The films Miss Jovovich has appeared in that don't require her to wield machine guns range from below average (Dirty Girl) to awful (Bringing Up Bobby), and her performances in those films aren't bright spots either. In fact, most of the time if she's in a movie where she isn't kicking someone in the face it's like Miss Jovovich doesn't know what to do.

Miss Jovovich's upcoming films aren't that promising either: another Resident Evil movie and Pompeii directed by (surprise!) Paul W.S. Anderson. Obviously things aren't going to change unless we do something about it, and that means sending her to Movie Jail. Or at least a break from Paul W.S. Anderson.

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The Defense: The Fifth Element, He Got Game, The Claim, Zoolander, Resident Evil series (explained below), Dummy, A Perfect Getaway, The Fourth Kind, Stone, The Messenger: Joan of Arc*

Ladies and gentlemen, let's make one thing perfectly clear: Milla Jovovich is an action movie star. That doesn't mean she shouldn't be judged, but certain people (like the prosecution) just aren't going to care for the actress or the films she stars in. Like Jason Statham and his trial from a few weeks ago, Miss Jovovich knows what she's capable of and what her fans like. There's a reason why she's been rumored for The Expendables 3 and I guarantee most people won't have a problem with her appearing in that film. Resident Evil is a popular, profitable franchise and Miss Jovovich clearly loves playing the character. The films may not wow critics, however there are huge fans of the movie that would defend Miss Jovovich with their lives. Geek love is strong.

Miss Jovovich also has a better mix of non-action films than the ones listed by the prosecution. Although she didn't have a lot of screen time, the actress was quite hilarious in Zoolander and has shown plenty of dramatic range with films like He Got Game and Stone. Although it is more of a sci-fi than it is a drama Miss Jovovich was tremendous in The Fourth Kind, even though that film as a whole is pretty craptastic. Many of her smaller films don't get the attention they deserve so many people just assume she does the action films and nothing else.

To really understand Miss Jovovich and her career all you have to do is read this quote from the her that appeared in an interview with the Toronto Star back in 2003 about becoming an action star:

I love it. I feel if I've ever found a niche in Hollywood, it's possibly as an action star, in a sense. No one is going to give me a chance to play a normal part, unless I do an independent film or I produce it myself.

Today those words are even more true for the actress. Miss Jovovich knows that many just see her as that ass kicking girl from the Resident Evil films and instead of whining about not getting better parts or complaining that she's being typecast, she embraces the action roles she does get and tries to do other things on her own. Her smaller films may not have earned her Oscar nominations or widespread critical acclaim, but Miss Jovovich has still been excellent in most of those roles and doesn't deserve to go to Movie Jail.

*The defense forgot to include The Messenger: Joan of Arc when originally writing this article and those responsible have been sacked.

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IN CLOSING...

Movie Jail for Miss Jovovich? Is she just a generic female action star or a hot ass kicking woman that has more range than she gets credit for? Is there too much Resident Evil and Paul W.S. Anderson in her filmography or is it a good mix? Is Milla Jovovich 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

Ryan Reynolds

After spending some time grumbling about what movies the defense and prosecution used as evidence in the trial (what, can't a dude not like Smokin' Aces?) the jury found Ryan Reynolds NOT GUILTY of all charges. Many of you came to Mr. Reynold's defense citing his work in Buried, him potentially playing Deadpool again in another film and his puppy dog eyes. Mr. Reynolds is free to go, but Movie Jail will be keeping an eye on him and he better keep his nose clean.

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

Extra Tidbit: Who should stand trial next week? Share your suggestions below with your verdict!
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2:02AM on 08/07/2013

NOT GUILTY!

Although she hasn't done any great movies, other than 5th Element and Dazed and Confused (even though that was more of an ensemble), she still has quite the career for a model turned actress. She'll always be LeeLoo in my eyes.
Although she hasn't done any great movies, other than 5th Element and Dazed and Confused (even though that was more of an ensemble), she still has quite the career for a model turned actress. She'll always be LeeLoo in my eyes.
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5:41PM on 08/06/2013

Not Guilty

I quit the Resident Evil series after Extinction, but I still like Milla.
I quit the Resident Evil series after Extinction, but I still like Milla.
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4:40PM on 08/06/2013
Milla is no Kate Beckinsale...while she owns the Resident Evil franchise..her work outside that universe has been hit or miss...while we can say her best work has been Zoolander, Fifth Element and the Messenger: Joan of Arc..other material hasnt been so favorable....I would throw her in Movie Jail, but I have a feeling she would bribe or "knee to the head" one of the guards.
Milla is no Kate Beckinsale...while she owns the Resident Evil franchise..her work outside that universe has been hit or miss...while we can say her best work has been Zoolander, Fifth Element and the Messenger: Joan of Arc..other material hasnt been so favorable....I would throw her in Movie Jail, but I have a feeling she would bribe or "knee to the head" one of the guards.
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2:24PM on 08/06/2013
This is difficult since I'm a Milla fan.

She doesn't have much range because her last couple of films have been pretty much directed by her husband, who has limited directorial skills. On the other hand, as horrible as the RE films have been - the first one being somewhat watchable because she looks hella hot in her red skirt and shiny boots - she pretty much carries the films. If she wasn't in them, they probably wouldn't be making 'Resident Evil: Oblivion,' 'Resident Evil: The Wrath of
This is difficult since I'm a Milla fan.

She doesn't have much range because her last couple of films have been pretty much directed by her husband, who has limited directorial skills. On the other hand, as horrible as the RE films have been - the first one being somewhat watchable because she looks hella hot in her red skirt and shiny boots - she pretty much carries the films. If she wasn't in them, they probably wouldn't be making 'Resident Evil: Oblivion,' 'Resident Evil: The Wrath of Khan,' or 'Resident Evil: Jason Returns' and so on and so on.

I'm going to say not guilty. She just needs a new director that will give her some challenging material...only then would we see if Miss Jovovich can really act.
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1:44PM on 08/06/2013

Bad Girl!!

Spank you so hard you won't be able to sit for the rest of the year!
Spank you so hard you won't be able to sit for the rest of the year!
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9:39AM on 08/06/2013

Guilty

Oh yeah, she belongs to movie jail
Oh yeah, she belongs to movie jail
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9:37AM on 08/06/2013

Not Guilty

It is hard to use as evidence against her the Resident Evil series. It is a franchise that she absolutely carries. She stars as the lead actress, main character in an easily identifiable role. So the series isn't great, that isn't the point. It is targeted at a certain audience and it makes money and it is an "iconic" role. Movie jail is for folks who don't just make bad movies, but flops. Milla Jovovich can keep on doing what she's doing, is taht really a crime? Until her target
It is hard to use as evidence against her the Resident Evil series. It is a franchise that she absolutely carries. She stars as the lead actress, main character in an easily identifiable role. So the series isn't great, that isn't the point. It is targeted at a certain audience and it makes money and it is an "iconic" role. Movie jail is for folks who don't just make bad movies, but flops. Milla Jovovich can keep on doing what she's doing, is taht really a crime? Until her target audience gets sick of her she should just keep doing what she's doing. Let me ask you, are YOU sick of her? I'm not.
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9:17AM on 08/06/2013

Not Guilty!

With that fucking awesome body? Not Guilty of course.
With that fucking awesome body? Not Guilty of course.
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8:08AM on 08/06/2013
Guilty!
Guilty!
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2:17AM on 08/06/2013

Guilty

Sweet jesus the Resident Evil Movie series is awful. And the culture of the movies seemed to infect the games as well. If ever a mythos was in need of reboot its that one and her involvement gets her the boot.
Sweet jesus the Resident Evil Movie series is awful. And the culture of the movies seemed to infect the games as well. If ever a mythos was in need of reboot its that one and her involvement gets her the boot.
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1:51AM on 08/06/2013

Guilty

The Fifth Element and Resident Evil kind of balance each other out. That god awful, piece of garbage called The Perfect Getaway puts her in the slammer.
The Fifth Element and Resident Evil kind of balance each other out. That god awful, piece of garbage called The Perfect Getaway puts her in the slammer.
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1:29AM on 08/06/2013

Not Guilty

Stone, Dummy, Zoolander, and ,Dazed and Confused, but all that doesn't matter because she was fucking Leeloo.
Stone, Dummy, Zoolander, and ,Dazed and Confused, but all that doesn't matter because she was fucking Leeloo.
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12:06AM on 08/06/2013
She should share a cell with Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba. And there should be hidden cameras.
She should share a cell with Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba. And there should be hidden cameras.
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12:03AM on 08/06/2013

Guilty but still sexier than a victoria's secret fashion show

She is a good actress but she has done a lot of really bad movies. Get a better agent.

Extra tidbit: How about a WWE wrestlers edition? Then again with some of these guys its almost impossible to find a defense for some of them.
She is a good actress but she has done a lot of really bad movies. Get a better agent.

Extra tidbit: How about a WWE wrestlers edition? Then again with some of these guys its almost impossible to find a defense for some of them.
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11:40PM on 08/05/2013
finally! Guilty!
finally! Guilty!
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10:42PM on 08/05/2013

NOT GUILTY

Not guilty. Love the RE films. She always delivers acting wise and is very hot.
Not guilty. Love the RE films. She always delivers acting wise and is very hot.
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8:22PM on 08/05/2013

I SUGGESTED HER, SO...

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON.

The article that they quoted is true on a certain point of view. Hollywood isn't as black and white as before. Yes, studios still care about money so they don't like hiring actors in roles people aren't used to seeing them. But studios also care about quality and they trust the actors they hire and that audiences will be open-minded. So I don't agree with the comments below about her doing what she's "best" at because we already
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned RETURN TO THE BLUE LAGOON.

The article that they quoted is true on a certain point of view. Hollywood isn't as black and white as before. Yes, studios still care about money so they don't like hiring actors in roles people aren't used to seeing them. But studios also care about quality and they trust the actors they hire and that audiences will be open-minded. So I don't agree with the comments below about her doing what she's "best" at because we already we expect her to (who says she couldn't turn her career around and dedicate to dramas?), nor the ones about a bad movie making lost of money being acceptable. And why should we listen to her anyway? She thought that the "R.E." games were unknown before the movies.

Did I miss something? Since when are the RESIDENT EVIL movies considered guilty pleasures? Movies from that genre CAN be well-made, but this franchise isn't. It's not even fun. There have been a lot of bad performances throughout it, but Milla stands out because she's the lead and she's in all of them. Oh, and I checked and the concensus is that her performance in JOAN OF ARC (which I haven't seen) was bad.

Now, she's not incapable of a good performance. She surprised me in STONE. But it's not like that role was that different from what she usually plays. And while she was funny in ZOOLANDER, it was a minor role. She can't carry a movie by herself (STONE would be bad without DeNiro and Norton). She wasn't terrible in THE 5TH ELEMENT and A PERFECT GETAWAY (2 films I found to be overrated), but she was weak in them.

So what we have here is an actress with very, very limited talent, who mostly stands out because of her looks (even her cameo in CHAPLIN was memorable just because of her ass, not because of what she does to CHAPLIN later on), and who has only stayed popular because of a bad franchise where she's the worst part. That's the worst stereotype of a Hollywood actress!
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10:14PM on 08/05/2013
I assume your vote is guilty, but unless I missed it you never specified.
I assume your vote is guilty, but unless I missed it you never specified.
7:49PM on 08/05/2013

Guilty

You'd have to compare her to Kate Beckinsdale. Both are female action stars of their own franchise (in part due to their director/husband). Outside of those films, both have other movies which range from good to god awful. However, I think Kate has done a better job with her roles. Which means Milla is guilty.
And you might as well choose Kate Beckinsdale for next week, since her career and Milla's are really similar.
You'd have to compare her to Kate Beckinsdale. Both are female action stars of their own franchise (in part due to their director/husband). Outside of those films, both have other movies which range from good to god awful. However, I think Kate has done a better job with her roles. Which means Milla is guilty.
And you might as well choose Kate Beckinsdale for next week, since her career and Milla's are really similar.
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8:28PM on 08/05/2013
I wouldn't be against an investigation on Beckinsale.
I wouldn't be against an investigation on Beckinsale.
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7:47PM on 08/05/2013
NOT GUILTY

The girl loves to pay Alice. Fans love to see her play Alice. RE still makes shit ton of money every time it comes out. I can see why she is on trial, but I don't fault her for going back to the same well when you know it's not yet dry. Also, she was looks better and better with age. Damn this chick is hot. Movies like the 4th kind and The Messenger shows us two things: She can act outside of an action flick and those movies for her doesn't make any money. At least she tried and
NOT GUILTY

The girl loves to pay Alice. Fans love to see her play Alice. RE still makes shit ton of money every time it comes out. I can see why she is on trial, but I don't fault her for going back to the same well when you know it's not yet dry. Also, she was looks better and better with age. Damn this chick is hot. Movies like the 4th kind and The Messenger shows us two things: She can act outside of an action flick and those movies for her doesn't make any money. At least she tried and that's got to be worth something. Those movies financially are not good for her so I can't blame her for sticking to the action flicks. Even Ultraviolet made it's money back and then some as crappy as that movie is.
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11:45PM on 08/05/2013
the shit parody movies make a lot of money too, just means theres a lot of dumb asses with money to burn
the shit parody movies make a lot of money too, just means theres a lot of dumb asses with money to burn
6:30PM on 08/05/2013

NOT GUILTY

and let me tell you why....
....whether or not the defendant is guilty depends on the relative expectations for such defendant.

in other words, if steven spielberg started making jack and jill parts 2-6, then he'd be guilty, because his career and the natural path predicted does not warrant his actions of makign jack and jill 2-6.

same goes for tara reid. how can one convict her of being guilty when she has not provided a reasonable doubt to not be considered complete shite from the
and let me tell you why....
....whether or not the defendant is guilty depends on the relative expectations for such defendant.

in other words, if steven spielberg started making jack and jill parts 2-6, then he'd be guilty, because his career and the natural path predicted does not warrant his actions of makign jack and jill 2-6.

same goes for tara reid. how can one convict her of being guilty when she has not provided a reasonable doubt to not be considered complete shite from the beginning?

in other words, Milla is an actress, but nothing more than that. shes never sought after for award-baiting performances, nor tries to be that actress. i think she palys an effective action star and what else is there really to say?

if we are judging her by her intentions, then she is not guilty. its not like she has jumped the shark, per se
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10:22PM on 08/05/2013
Don't agree, Tera Reid and Milla are in 2 complete different leagues. While I do agree with the point your making I don't think Milla fits the bill. Being a leading actress in a film opposite Ed Norton and DeNiro (despite the turns they both may have taken) is a career accomplishment most actors and actresses will never get. Looking over imdb I learnt she's also a singer and model and other crap, if she was doing it just for money and no artistic integrity I don't think she would have made the
Don't agree, Tera Reid and Milla are in 2 complete different leagues. While I do agree with the point your making I don't think Milla fits the bill. Being a leading actress in a film opposite Ed Norton and DeNiro (despite the turns they both may have taken) is a career accomplishment most actors and actresses will never get. Looking over imdb I learnt she's also a singer and model and other crap, if she was doing it just for money and no artistic integrity I don't think she would have made the film choices and worked with some of the talent she has.
6:29PM on 08/05/2013

Guilty

She really should have stopped after the second or third RE movie.
She really should have stopped after the second or third RE movie.
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6:13PM on 08/05/2013

Let me lick you up and dooooooooooooown

'til you say stop

Oh you want a verdict? Guilty. Broad can't act for shite, but she looks great while not doing it.
Red Letter Media pretty much nails it that she's completely expressionless.
'til you say stop

Oh you want a verdict? Guilty. Broad can't act for shite, but she looks great while not doing it.
Red Letter Media pretty much nails it that she's completely expressionless.
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5:51PM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

do great at what she does great, not everyone has to drink tea and eat crumpets you know.
do great at what she does great, not everyone has to drink tea and eat crumpets you know.
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5:28PM on 08/05/2013

Guilty

She got sucked into being the "it girl" for these B-grade Franchises, willingly. I mean, she does something interesting films once in a while, and she is still hot for a skinny thing, but she should have stopped the Resident Evil thing a while ago.
She got sucked into being the "it girl" for these B-grade Franchises, willingly. I mean, she does something interesting films once in a while, and she is still hot for a skinny thing, but she should have stopped the Resident Evil thing a while ago.
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5:20PM on 08/05/2013

not guilty - but I understand why she is on the stand

Resident Evil > Romcoms

Plus for some reason I really like The Perfect Getaway.
Resident Evil > Romcoms

Plus for some reason I really like The Perfect Getaway.
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5:16PM on 08/05/2013
This might be the hardest decision that I've had to make while being on this jury. She showed depth and range in Stone, the performances were the strong point of that film. I enjoyed the first Resident Evil, but unlike the Fast and Furious franchise it's been steady downhill since the first going. Ultimately I am going to go with guilty because it annoys me when directors constantly cast their wives. Milla you married the wrong Paul Anderson.
This might be the hardest decision that I've had to make while being on this jury. She showed depth and range in Stone, the performances were the strong point of that film. I enjoyed the first Resident Evil, but unlike the Fast and Furious franchise it's been steady downhill since the first going. Ultimately I am going to go with guilty because it annoys me when directors constantly cast their wives. Milla you married the wrong Paul Anderson.
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5:03PM on 08/05/2013

the fourth kind sucked! sooooooo boring

I want to see her do better movies, but I think that ship has sailed. Ever since she started doing the same movie with her husband for the last decade. So she is totally guilty in my book
I want to see her do better movies, but I think that ship has sailed. Ever since she started doing the same movie with her husband for the last decade. So she is totally guilty in my book
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4:45PM on 08/05/2013

I'd let her off with a warning

Mila's obviously a great actress (she blew me away in STONE) and finding decent female roles in Hollywood is hard unless you're Meryl Streep or Jennifer Lawrence. That said, I'd prefer if she actually took more chances with her role choices.
Mila's obviously a great actress (she blew me away in STONE) and finding decent female roles in Hollywood is hard unless you're Meryl Streep or Jennifer Lawrence. That said, I'd prefer if she actually took more chances with her role choices.
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3:58PM on 08/05/2013
Nope, Not Guilty. One of the few, true, geeky girls in Hollywood and beautiful to boot. She's a great person, a lot of fun, and a lot of fun to watch on screen. No, not the best actress, but she has made no qualms about that. We know what we get with her and that's always been good enough for me. In fact, she was never a big actress to begin with, so I think that the fact she actually has some great films like Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, and The Messenger is a plus that she has proven
Nope, Not Guilty. One of the few, true, geeky girls in Hollywood and beautiful to boot. She's a great person, a lot of fun, and a lot of fun to watch on screen. No, not the best actress, but she has made no qualms about that. We know what we get with her and that's always been good enough for me. In fact, she was never a big actress to begin with, so I think that the fact she actually has some great films like Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, and The Messenger is a plus that she has proven she actually CAN act, and isn't simply fanboy fodder. So, Not Guilty. Let the geeks have their doll!
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4:49PM on 08/05/2013
Dazed and Confused was great, yes. The Fifth Element was good for the time and the Messenger is just awful, she's guilty as guilty can be.
Dazed and Confused was great, yes. The Fifth Element was good for the time and the Messenger is just awful, she's guilty as guilty can be.
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2:37PM on 08/05/2013

No Multie Pass!

Guilty
Guilty
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1:56PM on 08/05/2013

Not guilty

Guilty for having a hack of director as husband but thats it. Depending on the script shes doing an pretty good job and thanks to her dedication and hot looks the RE-series is at least halfaway tolerable.
Guilty for having a hack of director as husband but thats it. Depending on the script shes doing an pretty good job and thanks to her dedication and hot looks the RE-series is at least halfaway tolerable.
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1:39PM on 08/05/2013

GUILTY!

She is horrible, her movies are pretty much horrible and she looks like a tween boy.
She is horrible, her movies are pretty much horrible and she looks like a tween boy.
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1:23PM on 08/05/2013

GUILTY AS HELL

Girl can't make a good movie to save her life, the RE movies are garbage, Musketeers was unwatchable, and everything else aside from Fifth Element was straight to video quality, throw away the key!
Girl can't make a good movie to save her life, the RE movies are garbage, Musketeers was unwatchable, and everything else aside from Fifth Element was straight to video quality, throw away the key!
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1:01PM on 08/05/2013

Guilty... Hot... But Guilty

No matter how sexy she is, besides one or two great films (5th Element, Zoolander), she has not been in much where I thought she was good.
No matter how sexy she is, besides one or two great films (5th Element, Zoolander), she has not been in much where I thought she was good.
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12:27PM on 08/05/2013

Not guilty

While Resident Evil is a tired franchise, Mila is still one of the best female action stars out there.
While Resident Evil is a tired franchise, Mila is still one of the best female action stars out there.
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12:20PM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

Now to be fair all of the RE movies are pure shit and completely unbelievable (well the first one was OK) and she is ok in them, but the main reason I will give her a not guilty is bc she is not a real actress, you never see her in anything else, which means she doesn't have many other offers, so basically with these RE movies she is just staying employed and who can blame her for that. I don't think she has the power "to choose" her roles I think she gets very few of them and takes what she can
Now to be fair all of the RE movies are pure shit and completely unbelievable (well the first one was OK) and she is ok in them, but the main reason I will give her a not guilty is bc she is not a real actress, you never see her in anything else, which means she doesn't have many other offers, so basically with these RE movies she is just staying employed and who can blame her for that. I don't think she has the power "to choose" her roles I think she gets very few of them and takes what she can
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12:18PM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

Now to be fair all of the RE movies are pure shit and completely unbelievable (well the first one was OK) and she is ok in them, but the main reason I will give her a not guilty is bc she is not a real actress, you never see her in anything else, which means she doesn't have many other offers, so basically with these RE movies she is just staying employed and who can blame her for that. I don't think she has the power "to choose" her roles I think she gets very few of them and takes what she can
Now to be fair all of the RE movies are pure shit and completely unbelievable (well the first one was OK) and she is ok in them, but the main reason I will give her a not guilty is bc she is not a real actress, you never see her in anything else, which means she doesn't have many other offers, so basically with these RE movies she is just staying employed and who can blame her for that. I don't think she has the power "to choose" her roles I think she gets very few of them and takes what she can
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12:12PM on 08/05/2013
They don't get any guiltier than this. Well, maybe her husband... they keep each others career alive.

Probably the first name that pops in my head when talking about mediocre actresses (okay, her or Alba)
They don't get any guiltier than this. Well, maybe her husband... they keep each others career alive.

Probably the first name that pops in my head when talking about mediocre actresses (okay, her or Alba)
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12:10PM on 08/05/2013
I find Paul W.S. Anderson guilty!!!
I find Paul W.S. Anderson guilty!!!
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12:03PM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

Again the prosecution is so weak that she must be found not guilty!
Again the prosecution is so weak that she must be found not guilty!
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11:56AM on 08/05/2013

not guilty

I like milla and most of her films, her performance in Joan of arc was brilliant and by far the best portrayal of the character, she's a hit and miss actress but most of her crap performances are from projects with crap directors and or crap screen plays...personally i think she has the capacity to win an Oscar if she was paired with the right material and director.
I like milla and most of her films, her performance in Joan of arc was brilliant and by far the best portrayal of the character, she's a hit and miss actress but most of her crap performances are from projects with crap directors and or crap screen plays...personally i think she has the capacity to win an Oscar if she was paired with the right material and director.
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11:43AM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

Probably a bit bias on my side, but I do have a soft spot for all the Resident Evil films, in no way are they great movies, they are just fun to watch for all the zombies and the bizarre monsters in it, and Milla does a pretty great job doing what she does in all those movies.
Her performance in The Fifth Element should grant her instant not guiltyness.
Probably a bit bias on my side, but I do have a soft spot for all the Resident Evil films, in no way are they great movies, they are just fun to watch for all the zombies and the bizarre monsters in it, and Milla does a pretty great job doing what she does in all those movies.
Her performance in The Fifth Element should grant her instant not guiltyness.
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11:26AM on 08/05/2013

What?!!

That chick is still running around a free woman!!!? I thought she would have beeb thrown into some dark, unforgiving hole, long ago.
SO GUILTY!!!!!!!
That chick is still running around a free woman!!!? I thought she would have beeb thrown into some dark, unforgiving hole, long ago.
SO GUILTY!!!!!!!
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11:20AM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty, But Just

While I do actually like the RE films, and in the first few, Ms. Jovovich did her best with what she had to work with. I feel in the last few, she is on autopilot. However, the fact that she is one of the very few female action franchise leads is an impressive feat. She has also seemingly not tried in some other movies ('Ultraviolet').

With all that though, her performances in her earlier films ('The Messenger', 'The Fifth Element', etc.) are excellent and in more recent films like 'Dirty
While I do actually like the RE films, and in the first few, Ms. Jovovich did her best with what she had to work with. I feel in the last few, she is on autopilot. However, the fact that she is one of the very few female action franchise leads is an impressive feat. She has also seemingly not tried in some other movies ('Ultraviolet').

With all that though, her performances in her earlier films ('The Messenger', 'The Fifth Element', etc.) are excellent and in more recent films like 'Dirty Girl' (a severely underrated comedy) and 'Faces In The Crowd' (disappointing movie, but her performance is maybe the best of her entire career) she shows a nice range that she doesn't have the opportunity to in her big budget films.

So I vote not guilty, but maybe house arrest, and she can't make a movie with her husband until she's proven her worth.
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11:00AM on 08/05/2013

Guilty.

side note- Her best movie was definitely Joan of Arc. Also, the worst thing she could have done was marry Paul w.s. Anderson .
side note- Her best movie was definitely Joan of Arc. Also, the worst thing she could have done was marry Paul w.s. Anderson .
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10:50AM on 08/05/2013

Guilty!

Can't say that I care much for Ms. Jojovich's work at all. The only movie I cared about that she was in was "The Messenger"; the whole Joan of Arc thing. Even that was a little strange after Dustin Hoffman started popping up as Satan.

I'd have to go guilty myself.
Can't say that I care much for Ms. Jojovich's work at all. The only movie I cared about that she was in was "The Messenger"; the whole Joan of Arc thing. Even that was a little strange after Dustin Hoffman started popping up as Satan.

I'd have to go guilty myself.
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10:41AM on 08/05/2013
I don't really care if she's in or out of this prison. But can we all agree that 5th element is a underrated classic?
I don't really care if she's in or out of this prison. But can we all agree that 5th element is a underrated classic?
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2:06AM on 08/07/2013
Classic Willis. Classic Tucker. Sexy Milla. Definite classic.
Classic Willis. Classic Tucker. Sexy Milla. Definite classic.
10:18AM on 08/05/2013
Guilty. Rooney Mara is a great example of someone who can be a stoic badass and still deliver a great performance. Milla is a great example of a person being really lucky. She is just awful.
Guilty. Rooney Mara is a great example of someone who can be a stoic badass and still deliver a great performance. Milla is a great example of a person being really lucky. She is just awful.
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10:22AM on 08/05/2013
Oops. Meant Noomi Rapace
Oops. Meant Noomi Rapace
10:18AM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty...

While I hate the latest Resident Evil films with a passion, you can't argue with success, and the fact of the matter is, they make money. We can go on and on about their quality (or lack thereof), but many people continue to go see them. And I would agree that most, if not all, the blame falls on her husband. But I did love her in the Fifth Element, and The only thing I find that can be effectively used against her have Paul W.S. Anderson's name attached to them. So I'm going to say not guilty,
While I hate the latest Resident Evil films with a passion, you can't argue with success, and the fact of the matter is, they make money. We can go on and on about their quality (or lack thereof), but many people continue to go see them. And I would agree that most, if not all, the blame falls on her husband. But I did love her in the Fifth Element, and The only thing I find that can be effectively used against her have Paul W.S. Anderson's name attached to them. So I'm going to say not guilty, on the grounds that she hasn't made nearly enough bad movies to justify Movie Jail, and the hopes that future performances in non-Anderson-directed films (such as the upcoming Expendables 3) will exonerate her.
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10:09AM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

Milla Jovovich isn't the problem. Paul W.S. Anderson is. We should be locking HIM up and tossing away the key for life.

Sure Milla might be sad about it at first, but I'll be there to console her... nightly.
Milla Jovovich isn't the problem. Paul W.S. Anderson is. We should be locking HIM up and tossing away the key for life.

Sure Milla might be sad about it at first, but I'll be there to console her... nightly.
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10:00AM on 08/05/2013

Love her...

Not guilty....next.
Not guilty....next.
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9:59AM on 08/05/2013

Not guilty, no way, are you kidding me??

I swear I won't go on another pro-Resident Evil tirade here. But really, no matter what role the infectiously bubbly Jovovich is cast in - as the defense cites - she embraces it and puts her signature breathless all in to every movement or line of dialogue. And if you want a more traditional example of her talent, shoot... she effortlessly out-acted both De Niro AND Norton in Stone. I am biased, I suppose, because I consider Jovovich to be my favorite actress and just about anything she is
I swear I won't go on another pro-Resident Evil tirade here. But really, no matter what role the infectiously bubbly Jovovich is cast in - as the defense cites - she embraces it and puts her signature breathless all in to every movement or line of dialogue. And if you want a more traditional example of her talent, shoot... she effortlessly out-acted both De Niro AND Norton in Stone. I am biased, I suppose, because I consider Jovovich to be my favorite actress and just about anything she is involved with (film or otherwise - her fashion line, her music, etc...) I am a big fan of... but... well yeah, just not guilty, man, not guilty. I'M OUT OF ORDER!?!? YOU'RE OUT OF ORDER!!!!
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9:47AM on 08/05/2013

NOT GUILTY

There is no way in hell Milla should be found guilty. Fifth Element alone should exonerate her of all charges as 15 years later I still get all boned up thinking about that white striped outfit / orange hair/ badassery that she displayed. She has that ''it'' hot factor that Charlize Theron has.
There is no way in hell Milla should be found guilty. Fifth Element alone should exonerate her of all charges as 15 years later I still get all boned up thinking about that white striped outfit / orange hair/ badassery that she displayed. She has that ''it'' hot factor that Charlize Theron has.
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9:41AM on 08/05/2013

Guilty

There's a point when you come so far in your career and there's not a single memorable performance you've delivered. The only reason she gets work nowadays is because she's married to the guy who includes her in all his movies.
There's a point when you come so far in your career and there's not a single memorable performance you've delivered. The only reason she gets work nowadays is because she's married to the guy who includes her in all his movies.
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9:39AM on 08/05/2013

NOT GUILTY

her movies may suck, but that is irrelevant in her case. the fact that she is a female action star with box office draw trumps whether the movies are good or not. that alone is a greater accomplishment.
her movies may suck, but that is irrelevant in her case. the fact that she is a female action star with box office draw trumps whether the movies are good or not. that alone is a greater accomplishment.
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9:34AM on 08/05/2013

Not guilty

Not guilty for Jovovich!
1. She's amazingly hot (and not in a stereotyped "big busty" way)
2. Her action films are great popcorn fodder, and she delivers without snubbing the genre
3. As Filmbuff said, she had a great performance in The Messenger
Not guilty for Jovovich!
1. She's amazingly hot (and not in a stereotyped "big busty" way)
2. Her action films are great popcorn fodder, and she delivers without snubbing the genre
3. As Filmbuff said, she had a great performance in The Messenger
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9:33AM on 08/05/2013

NOT GUILTY

I dont blame her, I blame her husband. I really liked resident evil 2 and 3, I didn't bother after that purely for the fact that when you see Paul WS Anderson still using the Matrix effect in the trailer you know its gonna be crap.

So yeh next week Paul WS Anderson to the dock.
I dont blame her, I blame her husband. I really liked resident evil 2 and 3, I didn't bother after that purely for the fact that when you see Paul WS Anderson still using the Matrix effect in the trailer you know its gonna be crap.

So yeh next week Paul WS Anderson to the dock.
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9:25AM on 08/05/2013

Guilty

I actually like the Resident Evil films. Though I know when I watch them I'm just fiending some action packed cheese topped with monsters & zombies. Most of what she does I don't find that great. Loved the 5th Element. I think that once upon a time she had a very promising career ahead of her, but then just said to hell with it. Granted, I'll probably be a sucker for more zombie & monster cheese when RE 6 comes out on BluRay, but other than that I really couldn't care less any more to see her
I actually like the Resident Evil films. Though I know when I watch them I'm just fiending some action packed cheese topped with monsters & zombies. Most of what she does I don't find that great. Loved the 5th Element. I think that once upon a time she had a very promising career ahead of her, but then just said to hell with it. Granted, I'll probably be a sucker for more zombie & monster cheese when RE 6 comes out on BluRay, but other than that I really couldn't care less any more to see her on screen.
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9:16AM on 08/05/2013

The Messenger

Her performance in "The Messenger" was amazing and should NOT be overlooked.
Her performance in "The Messenger" was amazing and should NOT be overlooked.
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9:11AM on 08/05/2013
I'm going to say guilty. I think she does look lovely and can be okay if not good in certain films, but she cannot carry a movie - let alone a franchise - by herself. The whole idea that the Resident Evil films were devised by Paul W.S. Anderson as pretty much "insert wife into fanfic" showcases is off-putting, but I don't think that is entirely Milla's fault. While she is a pretty stiff actress with not a lot of screen presence or range, I don't think she's the kind of actress that people
I'm going to say guilty. I think she does look lovely and can be okay if not good in certain films, but she cannot carry a movie - let alone a franchise - by herself. The whole idea that the Resident Evil films were devised by Paul W.S. Anderson as pretty much "insert wife into fanfic" showcases is off-putting, but I don't think that is entirely Milla's fault. While she is a pretty stiff actress with not a lot of screen presence or range, I don't think she's the kind of actress that people actively hate or want to boo off the screen.
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9:09AM on 08/05/2013
Awesome to see Reynolds not guilty.
Awesome to see Reynolds not guilty.
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2:03AM on 08/07/2013
Is it really that awesome?
Is it really that awesome?
9:07AM on 08/05/2013
Double posts rock.
Double posts rock.
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9:06AM on 08/05/2013
Guilty for not giving a single worthwhile performance during her career to date.
Guilty for not giving a single worthwhile performance during her career to date.
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2:04AM on 08/07/2013
Fifth Element? You're loco ese
Fifth Element? You're loco ese
8:58AM on 08/05/2013

Not Guilty

I dont know about this one. She hasnt really done anything strong enough for her career to do something bad enough that would warrant movie jail.
I dont know about this one. She hasnt really done anything strong enough for her career to do something bad enough that would warrant movie jail.
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8:53AM on 08/05/2013
I say not guilty. I agree that she has made some movies, including some RE films, that leave something to be desired. However, she has had some that she has shined in. Like the Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, The Fourth Kind and The Perfect Getaway. You can't fault her just because she knows she is typecast and she owns it in her larger films while doing something different in her smaller films. At least she knows that and knows what her fans expect of her.
I say not guilty. I agree that she has made some movies, including some RE films, that leave something to be desired. However, she has had some that she has shined in. Like the Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, The Fourth Kind and The Perfect Getaway. You can't fault her just because she knows she is typecast and she owns it in her larger films while doing something different in her smaller films. At least she knows that and knows what her fans expect of her.
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8:47AM on 08/05/2013

I'm torn but..

can we put her in the same career services as Johnny Depp? I see potential for these two. As long as they can get away from certain directors, they're fine.
can we put her in the same career services as Johnny Depp? I see potential for these two. As long as they can get away from certain directors, they're fine.
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8:35AM on 08/05/2013
Not guilty. She was great in The Fourth Kind and Ultraviolet. For Ultraviolet, I blame the script.
Not guilty. She was great in The Fourth Kind and Ultraviolet. For Ultraviolet, I blame the script.
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