Does anyone feel that heath's performance as the joker is being over hyped?i do think he was great as the joker,but also i do think that because of the saying,"only famous when your dead" is playing a part in peoples reviews.
It really was inevitable that he was gonna be overrated considering that his credited posthumously, no critic'd dare saying anything against his performance now they'd everyone would murder them for it.
And he is was underrated until he did Brokeback Mountain. His films are amazing, he caught on because of A Knights Tale, but that film doesnt show his true talent. Then he hada few flops at the box office, simply because his films arent meant for everyone.
Matseb what I get from your post is that Heath Ledger, Jonny Depp & whoever-played-King-Leonidas (what happens when you couldn't be bothered using wiki in another tab) are all overrated, Johnny Depp is most definitely not because he jsut does Jack Sparrow too well noone else could have pulled off Jack Sparrow as well as he did, Heath Ledger's been overrated but as this thread's talking about that's mostly because of his death. while King Leonidas you might be right but it seems a little irrelevant
all in all this thread seems to be rather redundant since we all seem to have come to the conclusion that his performance has been a little overrated by his death
Hes always been one of my favourite actors.
He owned the movie, I dont think it would have been good at all without him. I felt the same with the first there was something missing and there would be in the second if he wasnt in it.
I think it was a tad bit over hyped, but basically he got all he deserved. In the end the hype was made up of his amazing preformance along with the fact that hes dead and so came the respect for the past. I think hes been in good films but not many that stood out. So people are paying the respects now hes dead.
AND his preformance was outstanding!!!! The movie was empty and you didnt care. The whole time I was like wheres the Joker.
I also think hes been underrated in the past. Candy!!! Come on I thought he was brilliant in that. And sure Brokeback.
But every role hes played though they arent in very good movies, he sells and owns it.
I'll respond to that one (if it's still relevant to the thread) after I've watched Candy because that seems to be a major outside motivator to the conversation at the moment and i haven't seen it, arguing over something one knows nothing about is usually a bad idea
I really like Jonny Depp as Jack Sparrow because it's a difficult part to play a mad but charming pirate and his eccentricity made it convincing and his skill made Jack Sparrow charming, I couldn't help but laugh whenever he went through a plan and his use of body language in the film (leaning one way than another, moving his hands excessively) was brilliant