Wednesday, May 31, 2006

The Good Son

I just watched the last hour of The Good Son, mainly so I could see the part where Mom drops her son to save her nephew, and I was struck by the difference in acting ability between Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood. I'm sure no one today would be surprised that Wood is a far better actor than Culkin, but seeing them together like that really made Wood stand out. And this was during Culkin's heyday. He was good in Home alone, but he probably should have just stopped there.

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6 comments:

maurinsky said...

There is a little seen Elijah Wood movie from the early 90's, called The War - that movie convinced me of Wood's acting ability. He carried that movie.

John Howard said...

I saw that one, maurinsky, but don't particularly remember much about it.

Chris Howard said...

Yeah, I saw that one too, but don't remember much. I think I've liked Elijah Wood every time I've seen him though.

Macaulay Culkin has a decent evil smirk, but, shit, his dialogue sounds like he's reading off a teleprompter. They should have got Haley Joel Osment for his part. I suppose he would have been too young though.

John Howard said...

Looking at his IMDB page, the only thing he was in that I really likes was Sin City, and I didn't even remember that it was him until I looked, since his character doesn't really talk. Nothing else on there really impresses me. Someday I'll get around to watch The Lord of the Rings, I suppose he must have been ok in that.

Toast said...

Chris - CIGNA Healthcare. (Sorry, rather not say on my own site for vague, slightly paranoid reasons.) That's funny that you're in the HCIT biz too.

Chris Howard said...

That's funny that you're in the HCIT biz too.

Yeah, that's what I thought too. It's a pretty good industry to be in. Jacksonville has lots of insurance work. I actually started as a claims examiner (which really sucked).