Originally Posted by ElDuderino
He was okay in Immortals, but he didn't have many lines and wasn't asked to do an American accent.
Cold Light of Day didn't make Cavill's performance horrible. Cavill's performance made Cold Light of Day horrible.
I do agree it was a bad performance. I think the director did a terrible job because absolutely nobody gave a good performance.
But the film was bad as a whole. I can't even imagine thinking it was a good movie if someone like Michael Fassbender was in the role, with the director telling him to play it like he was in a constant state of panic (which is what the director told Cavill to do). It's just so OTT, the plot sucked and the dialogue was awful too.
'Why do I find all of this so horrible to explore?
Sure, they are interesting questions that I don't mind seeing in an elseworlds GN. But as a theme for the film that is kicking off the tone of the whole JL, and in a film that is presenting Superman to the general audience in a way that current generations will remember him?
I just don't like it. It's dark, it's depressing and it's not how I like the tone of Superman films to be.'