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what kind of actor is Angelina Jolie?

August 28, 2006

Last week I posted a post on “Snakes on the plane” and got quite a few comments on my comment about Angelina Jolie. What did I say? I said Angelina Jolie is a good actor and some anonymous guy [please invent a name, anonymous coz there are quite a few anonymous-es around] and Bertwood-eat-fish-filled-with-lead-from-the-Yarra-River seem to agree [with each other] to disagree with me. So the purpose of this post is to clarify my opinion on Angelina Jolie’s acting ability or lack thereof.

First thing first, I did say that Angelina Jolie was horrible in Tomb Raider. Not an exact quote but I said something along that line. And who, in their right mind would say that she gave an Oscar-worthy performance with that horrible role. Why? Lara Croft is a stupid character. Any gun-toting, skimpy-outfit-wearing female with unrealistic big boobs are going to be stupid. A movie with said character as a lead is as a result a stupid movie.

However, let’s set Tomb Raider 1 and Tomb Raider 2 aside and look at her other movies in which she was great. What movie you might ask. I’d love to list at least 10 movies just to show you Angelina is a good actor, however, after thinking about this for 1 minute, I can only think of 1 movie and it’s “girl, interrupted”. The rest of her movies that I’ve watched, she’s either mediocre or somewhere between mediocre and bad.

So what’s my verdict on Angelina Jolie? She’s just a mediocre actor with a lot of luck [since she did win an Oscar for her role in Girl, interrupted]. She is definitely not an extremely bad actor but I admit she’s not a good one either.

I think I’ve just opened a can of worms and Angelina fans are going to boycott me but hey, I’ve got to admit to what’s right!

PS. I’ve been accused by Bertwood EF [EF stands for eat fastfood] of being “mesmerised by her skilful juggling ability, as exemplified expecially in tomb raider” and I’d like to say that I was not, am not and will not ever be mesmerised by anything by anyone, including Angelina Jolie, in Tomb Raider. Besides, only sex-craved teenage boys are mesmerised by gun-toting, skimpy-outfit-wearing females with big booobs and I don’t belong to that category.