I am SO sick of seeing and/or hearing the following actors voices in movies. Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and Seth Rogan. For the love of all that is holy America stop this. All of them have had a moment in the sun and had performances that were notable. But overexposure can be a bad thing and you have to ask yourself “Is it better to burn out or to fade away?”
With Michael Cera my tolerance is very low. His act has always been the same. Look sheepish, whipped and stammer out a line. Well it might have won him fans on “Arrested Development,” A show I’ve seen maybe 2 episodes of and he really did well in “Juno” but I am not going to say his act changed much, if at all. When “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” came out I saw it and, as usual, same act. I knew of only a handful of people that didn’t like that movie and I was in that crowd. In part due to the poor choice in casting Cera as Pilgrim.
Now let’s take a look at the man so annoying he seems to have taken voice lessons from Screech from “Saved by the Bell” Jay Baruchel. Why in the name of Satan’s chapped ass is he considered a romantic lead? Is that believable in any realm other than “World of Warcraft”? Now for this dazzling loser his best role was playing, Danger Barch in “Million Dollar Baby” in which he got his spazzy butt very roughly handed to him by thugs in a boxing ring. I am sure it was a stretch to act like a victim of bullies for this geek.
Regardless, Jay took roles as the hapless loser often. His plucky spirit would often get him girls that were WAY out of his league. This would occur in movies like “Fanboys”, “She’s Out of My League” and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” Meanwhile his screechy voice would continue to sound through my mind like night terrors in “How to Train Your Dragon”. I’d say it’s time to give this Peter Brady-sounding- smirking jackass a break.
I seriously cannot think of a good role for Jonah Hill. Not a thing comes to mind that he stuck out in that he wasn’t overshadowed by someone who was better. I would say “Superbad” but I think anyone who has seen that movie knows that the best actor in that was Christopher Mintz-Plasse who played Fogell/McLovin. He stole the show for me. Back to the Jonah Hill, why is he even in movies? More than half the time he looks like he just got up from drinking to shoot the movie as it is. He barely looks aware of where he is and he is getting paid millions of dollars. What an awesome country we live in.
Finally we have Seth Rogan. Now he is one I have seen in some good and some bad films. I loved “Pineapple Express” and “40 Year Old Virgin.” But still too much is not a good thing. For example, why is he the new Green Hornet? That movie has the airs of an action movie and there is his fat stoner butt coming in to make it a big chuckle-fest. For those of you not familiar with Green Hornet, Green Hornet was a hero that fought crime alongside his faithful sidekick Kato. The funny thing was Kato was originally played by Bruce Lee so he did the butt kicking leaving the sleuthing to Green Hornet. Now it’s just going to be cheap stupid laughs since it’s not as if Seth can fight and he’s basically telling the audience the joke from the word go.
I’ll give him this at least Rogan is the least annoying of these clowns. The whole Apatow crowd is rapidly becoming the most overexposed crowd in show business and all of these jokers have appeared in his movies. Maybe it’s a conspiracy. Like how every scary Asian Horror movie needs a girl with hair covering her face but that is a rant for another day. Let me tell you if the world needs people to play geeks out there, there are plenty of decent actors that still can do it who haven’t been overexposed yet like Aaron Johnson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Anton Yelchin. People need to just give it a rest when it comes to these awful movies.