We like Charlize Theron right? Â Sure she has been in some shit-tastic movies (Aeon Flux) but she also has an Oscar for Monster and has been in some other reasonable and respectable projects: Arrested Development, North Country, The Cider House Rules and The Italian Job. I mean there was a couple of years that she was basically the go-to romantic lead/distraught wife/heroineÂ in distress for any A-list movie.
So I’m confused as to why she has essentially been left out of the promotional material for Will Smith’s newest blockbuster Hancock (opening today). Â I mean have you seen her in one trailer for the film? Â Is she on the posters? Â Has she even been doing press for the movie? Â It seems so odd to me for someone who has established a fan following to be completely left out of anything to do with the movie.
I obviously understand that it is a summer blockbuster movie and it really doesn’t need anymore of a draw than Will Smith, especially around USA’sÂ IndependenceÂ Day. Â But doesn’t it seem that her name adds a little bit of respectability to the project? Â I mean she has the one thing Will Smith doesn’t, no not a bible, I mean the coveted Oscar statuette. Â I would think that if women knew that she was in Hancock they would be that much more inclined to go when their sons, boyfriends and/or husbands (Hi UTAH!) drag them to the movie theatres this week.
And while I realize this is a stretch, would it kill them to awknowledge the mini-Arrested Development reunion that is Charlize and Jason Bateman!!! Â Then again they sorta down played a similar reunion on Juno, but still, it’s enough for me to go!
What about you? Â Is Will Smith enough draw for you? Â Or do we all need a little more Charlize in our life?