Re: Gene Hackman or Kevin Spacey?
The problem, imo, wasn't Spacey per se, but rather the material he had to work with. It was inadequate material, simply put.
Had they had a few scenes, where it was clear that a few months had gone by, where they showed some kind of lab where researchers were playing with the crystals and showing what kind of technology could be developed and what kind of knowledge could be gained through the use of the crystals, it's possible that Spacey might have equaled Hackman's performance.
Probably not, imo, because it seemed to me that Spacey was playing a part, whereas, Hackman became Luthor.
That's the difference between a good actor like Spacey and a great actor like Hackman.
Last edited by War Lord; 12-02-2006 at 03:58 AM.