Tuesday, January 28, 2014

LCR’S Recast-athon

By Sati. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 , , , ,
Jack from the awesome Lights Camera Reaction came up with a very fun idea - what if you could recast some roles from 2013? So he asked us to choose 3 and write why would that actor do a better job. You can still join in and I must say most of the ideas people have so far are like 10x better than what we actually saw in those movies.


Charlize Theron as Malkina in The Counselor
replacing Cameron Diaz

Let's pretend for a second that The Counselor is not an awful movie. I know, I know - it's almost impossible to do, but let's try.  Malkina is the film's most interesting aspect and the character was mercilessly butchered (as were my high expectations) by confused, lost and ill suited for the part Cameron Diaz. But take someone like Charlize Theron, who never gives bad performances (I liked her in Snow White and the Huntsman and Prometheus, so you can just save the energy and not mention those in 'what about...?' question that I sense is coming in the comments section) and the film, while still awful, I'm sure, would at least have one mesmerizing performance. Not to mention Javier Bardem's mouth would probably never close after witnessing that car moment.

 
Tom Hiddleston as Charlie in Stoker
replacing Matthew Goode

Not to take away anything from Matthew Goode's brilliant work in hugely underrated Stoker, but whenever I watch this film - and I watch it a lot - I always wonder what Tom Hiddleston would do with this character. Oh, and I think he would do so much. Hiddleston can pull off mysterious and menacing very well and all that he needs to do to turn you on is just look at you. On one hand I'm glad it didn't happen because I have Only Lovers Left Alive to worry about in terms of killing me. But he is gonna play menacing, mysterious guy, who is incidentally Mia Wasikowska's husband in Crimson Peak. Win-win.

 
Christina Hendricks as Juniper in Mud
replacing Reese Whiterspoon

In Mud, Matthew McConaughey plays a man who would do anything for a woman he loves, Juniper. He would die for her, he is a fugitive because of her and he can't stand being away from her. So what a disappointment when Juniper turns out to be trashy looking Reese Witherspoon. Look, she is attractive, but she is not even the most interesting and attractive female in this movie. Now, cast someone like angelic and stunning Christina Hendricks in such a role and I'd buy McConaughey going to Hell and back for her. God knows I would.

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30 comments:

  1. I'm with you on all of these casting decisions. Hiddleston in Stoker... oh, that would be even sexier.

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  2. Thank you so much for participating! Really appreciate it.
    Not sure I agree with the Hendricks/Witherspoon one, not because Hendricks would be right for the role. Rather that it was such a meh character, and Hendricks is so above that. Witherspoon was miscast though, McConaughey goes on about her long legs when she's only really small haha.

    Hiddleston is an excellent choice for Stoker. He's making great career decisions anyway, so I'm excited to see where his career goes.

    Great choices!
    Again, thanks for doing this :)

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    1. My pleasure, this is such a fun blogathon!

      Hendricks is really above that, but for some reason she is playing nothing roles, at least this one was a high profile, acclaimed film :) Haha, yeah he hyped her way too much :D

      I really cannot wait for Crimson Peak, I'm hoping Del Toro still remembers how to make a good movie.

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  3. Definitely would like to see Stoker more if Hiddleston cast as Charlie! I mean, Goode was good and attractive, but Hiddleston would give another color!

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    1. Hiddleston would make me question India's choice near the end :)

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  4. Oh God, Hiddleston in Stoker...are you trying to kill me? (Granted, Goode did just about that, but still...)

    I actually quite liked Witherspoon in Mud though I would be curious to see Hendricks in that role.

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    1. I think Tom is gonna kill us on his own with CP next year :P

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  5. Theron would have been significantly better! I have yet to see Stoker. I really love this site, your reviews are excellent-- would you mind adding my film site (jarwatchesfilms2.com) to your blogroll and I'll do the same?

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    1. Thank you! That's not quite how it works here, though, I only add blogs I visit often over significant period of time and I just visited yours today.

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  6. I like Matthew Goode in Stoker; he was definitely sinister, but I would like to see how Tom Hiddleston handles the role. I think he'd be great in it and he would really cast a charm of his own. I think his presence would make everything twice as intense!

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    1. Twice as intense, indeed! Plus he looks like someone who really could replace Goode's way of playing Charlie and looks seamlessly.

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  7. I haven't seen very much of Stoker, but anything with Mr. Hiddles will be improved - even if Matthew Goode was awesome.
    Semi-agree about your choice of Mud. I think someone other than Reese would've been better in the part, but I'm not sure I see Christina Hendricks. Great choices though!

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    1. Thank you! You should finish Stoker, it's really very good.

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  8. Veeery interesting. I would never question casting Hiddleston in anything. He is that good. But I have to say I loved Goode in "Stoker". He had the creep factor down perfectly.

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    1. Love that fact that you like Tom! Goode was amazing in Stoker but it's just such a juicy role...I'd love Tom play that character :)

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  9. Great choices! I think my ovaries would explode if Hiddleston was in Stoker. I'm not sure if I can handle that amount of sexy.

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    1. I'm still dreading seeing Only Lovers Left Alive. That movie sounds like a hot dream.

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  10. Oooh, looks like we both want Hiddles replacing someone. I actually like Goode and like you said he was brilliant, but hey, it's fun to ponder what another actor would do with that role. I think Hiddles would be fabulous, though Matthew is SOOOOO pretty that it makes the character all the more chilling.

    Haven't seen The Counselor but Charlize Theron replacing Cameron Diaz sounds brilliant! I mean Charlize is a hundred times more watchable and more talented anyway. Fun picks Sati!

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    1. I'd love Hiddles to replace the loneliness in my life:D Goode was great but apart from Kidman I think anyone in this film could have been replaced.

      Yeah, I'm not a big Diaz fan.

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  11. Fun post! I like the idea of Christina Hendricks in Mud. I thought Witherspoon was solid enough, but yeah, Hendricks is an even better fit. Good call!

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    1. Witherspoon was all right but I saw her and I was like 'Really? You suffer for that chick?" :D

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  12. I love Hendricks instead of Witherspoon. I loved Mud but she was definitely the weakest link of the film.

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    1. She really was :/ So wrong for the part.

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  13. Oh, Hiddles in Stoker... that would be.. interesting. I can't imagine it well but I can't also think of him as a baddy. Even as Loki, I root for him, he's just so nice.. so sweet. :)

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    1. He played quite the asshole in Deep Blue Sea :)

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  14. Agreed with every choice. Even Hiddleston in Stoker. I think Goode was great, but Hiddleston might have been even more interesting. And Theron as Malkina. Yes. 100 times yes.

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    1. Theron would have made that movie watchable, at least :)

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  15. Nice choices! Hiddleston is a really intriguing choice. I'd love to see that performance.

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    1. Thank you! He needs to be in more movies :)

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