RDJ is Doctor Dolittle

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  1. Prettyricky Registered

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    Yikes, couple more of these and Downey will be running back to marvel.
     
  2. Schlosser85 Watchful Protector

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    Not like he isn’t set for life a million times over.
     
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  3. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    And a whole two decades of critical acclaim before that.
     
  4. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    Yeah he's not Hemsworth.
     
  5. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    Hemsworth is also set for life. He's just fine.
     
  6. HammerDown High Tide Or Low Tide

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    This is lower than Cats right now at 13%. Lmao!
     
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  8. Stringer CHAMPS AGAIN!

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    I'm sure, but I'm talking about his lack of success outside of the MCU.
     
  9. Flint Marko Bring me Thanos

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    Can't remember where I read this (it was somewhere reputable) but the original director not only had no idea how to direct a big budget, VFX-heavy movie but was extremely difficult to work with on set and did a lot to ruin morale. I'm guessing that shows in the final product given the toxic reviews.
     
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    He was probably out of his element in terms of special effects, but he’s an amazing screenwriter of Traffic and Syriana.
     
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    The review in the paper this morning said this movie was absolutely dreadful. A magic trick, where audiences can watch $250M disappear in 100 minutes.


    Eddie Murphy is on a comeback and Robert Downey Jr is standing in for him with terrible children's flicks?

    Is this bizarro world?
     
  13. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    When Downey plays a spaceship or owns a casino on the moon, then we can talk.
     
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    To be fair, Downey Jr.'s choices (or non-choices) pretty much paved the way for this.

    He was on a roll with Tropic Thunder, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes (after his performance in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang put him on the map again), and hasn't done much this past decade, aside from vanity projects such as the mediocre The Judge... and now this.

    I hope he starts making better choices and will take more offers outside of his Team Downey banner.
     
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    This isjust embarrassing. Now that January release date makes sense.
     
  16. Deck Rickard Dovahkiin

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    Doolittle always sounded like a slang term for a small turd so I guess it makes sense that the movie sucked.
     
  17. samsnee Ok

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    Sure RDJ is happy he got paid as much as he did. He should go back to doing smaller movies. He doesn’t need the event movies anymore.
     
  18. -JKR- Registered

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    I wouldn't be so extreme and say he should stop making event movies altogether.
     
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  19. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    Exactly.

    Should Will Smith quit event movies because Gemini Man didn’t work? Or Tom Cruise cause The Mummy tanked?

    Yea, I’d love to see him in a tiny drama, but he can do another big movie too. He’s earned his cred for life. He can do whatever he’s passionate about.
     
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    I'm not surprised to be honest, but still sad.
     
  21. Blackman C'mon Son

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    Critics have an agenda against RDJ
     
  22. DarkKnight88 Registered

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    To be fair, most of the reviews say RDJ is great in the movie and the clear highlight.
     
  23. Micromind New World New Rules

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    Hope he starts shooting Sherlock Holmes 3 soon.
     
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    I'm surprised he's not doing a film for A24 or Blumhouse. It wouldn't pay as much, but it'd be a quick and cheap shoot. A lot less risky than this Doolittle or The Judge.

    I mean, Jennifer Lawrence's next film is set at A24. She doesn't need the money anymore either, she's doing projects that appeal to her.

    I don't know if RDJ feels he put his dues in at the start of his career in the 80s, when it stalled in the 90s and revived again after Iron Man. I don't think he'll do another small film, he essentially did that role in Chef as a thank-you to Jon Favreau.
     
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