Gals- twist your hair up into a sexy bun, fasten it with a pencil, put on your sexy librarian glasses hike up those tweed pants and unbutton the top button on your work shirt, and let’s get serious for today’s Roblosophy, coming to us from toooldforthis:
I admit, this isn’t really a letter to you, it’s a letter about you. So why don’t you take a break – go have a beer, film an orgy scene or do whatever it is you do when you’re not reading LTR. I have a question for the LTR gals today.
After watching Remember Me last weekend (no, this is not a Remember Me letter), I began to ponder whether or not I can really judge Rob’s acting. I spent some time surfing some Rob fan sites and not surprisingly, some of the more avid sites were filled with comments about how great Rob was in RM. But I expected that because there will always be a certain number of fans who love whatever he does no matter what. And that goes for any popular actor, not just Rob. That’s why LTR is my favorite Rob site. We all love Rob and think he’s hot and sexy and want to do him behind a dumpster, yada, yada, yada. But what makes this site unique is that we can also make fun of him for the ridiculous and awkward things he says and does. And we’re not afraid to be honest when we see him looking less like a f*#ckable movie star and more like a hobo in desperate need of a shower.
Which made me wonder this weekend, am I being too hard on Rob? Am I expecting more out of him than I would any other actor, simply because I don’t want to be thought of as one of those rabid fans that thinks he’s always wonderful? Am I like those parents who say, “Yes, a B is a good grade, but I expect my child to get straight A’s”? Can I truly be objective when it comes to Rob? ‘Cause let’s face it, we may not consider ourselves like the “other” fans, but we still read a blog about him every day and post comments on that blog almost every day. That makes us pretty big fans.
When I sat down in the theater last Saturday, I had to remind myself to be objective. But when I first saw Rob sitting outside his bedroom window smoking and drinking, my heart sped up a little and I thought, “Oooh, there he is. That’s Rob!” At that point he hadn’t said a word and already I was thinking “Rob” not “Tyler”. For the rest of the movie I was thinking things like, “I wonder how hard it was for Rob to watch his sex scene knowing his family was watching it too.” or “I remember Rob talking about this scene.” If he can’t convince us he’s someone else for 2 hours, is that his fault or ours? Are we too close to the situation to judge him fairly?
I thought he did a good job in Twilight. But when I first saw that movie, I had no idea who he was. I read the book a couple of weeks after seeing the movie and I remember thinking then that he did a good job. And I was much more objective back then. (BTW- After reading the book, I thought KStew did not do a good job portraying Bella – but I’m not brave enough to start that sh*tstorm!)
Even today, I still think he did a good job in that movie. Sure there were moments he looked like he needed an Ex-Lax and I would like to have seen him smile a little more during the middle of the movie when they were falling in love, but overall, I think he portrayed Edward well. I know some critics felt he was too “angsty”, but Edward is a 108 year-old manic-depressive, virgin vampire who has the misfortune of falling in love with the one person he wants to kill the most. He’s not exactly a happy-go-lucky character. (But for some reason I still have it bad for Edward :)!! ).
However, I didn’t think Rob’s portrayal of Edward in NM was all that great. He seemed very reserved, almost like he was phoning it in.
That brings me to Remember Me. I thought he did an okay job in it. There were moments his lines seemed forced, and other times he seemed to be bringing his “A” game. But after a year’s worth of “Robsession”, I have to wonder about my objectivity. Maybe I need to see Rob in a completely different role. Sure Tyler was human and he could have sex, but the character is artistic, brooding and emotionally messed-up (sound like Edward?). I think Rob really needs to break out of that type of character and show us what he’s got (twss).
So I’m interested in what everyone else thinks. Do you think you can truly be objective? Or do you think you’re too “close” to the situation?
When I read this letter last week I was like “HMMM- I think she’s right.” And “HMMM- we must discuss this” and “HMMM- this made me remember how hot Tyler-sex was.” Andddddd Discuss!!!
Thanks to my husband (who will never see this thank you) for telling me to change “I’ll sing for Hot Pockets” to “I’ll mumble for Hot Pockets” on the hobo picture. I know you secretly love that I love Rob.
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