Skip to comments.Left-Wing idiot Viggo Mortensen of PBS now
Posted on 09/26/2005 1:56:41 PM PDT by tdice7
Is anyone else watching this hollywierdo make a complete ass of himself? Probably the most ignorant psuedo-intellectual lib I've ever seen.
I'm in the shower.
I've never heard him speak without a script but 'A History of Violence' was great.
But he's destined to become King of Gondor...
A moose stuned my beeber.
Amazing, isn't it, how he makes a great movie about standing up to evil, and in real life he is an appeaser.
I bet Hugo thinks he's hughly series.
The only reason I can watch The Lord of the Rings is that he really didn't have that big a part.
I'm surprised he didn't go to the UN to stop Saron.
I can understand why Viggo was dying to play the part.
Aragon wasn't a big part?!
I bet Viggo thinks he's hughly series.
Aleksander (my three year old son) stop hitting those keys. Let me concentrate.
Another Hollywad Lefty displaying his geopolitical genius.
He's a hero in Dummyland.
That's because the UN is in Mordor. "Not with 10,000 men could you do this."
Wasn't he in a horror movie called Ghostbusters?
You're talking about Aragunt?
These Hollywood commies are laughing all the way to the bank. Vigo Mortensen's latest is very violent. The liberal movie reviewers love the movie.
He even said that Bush was as evil as Saddam Hussein
I loved the LotR movies... But I thought Viggo/Aragon always had this pained look on his face like someone suffering severe long term constipation.
He was only barely adequate as Aragorn IMO. He did well as "Strider" in film one, but never reached heroic dimensions in the later films, IMO. The Two Towers was the weakest film IMO because it wasted a lot of time on the whole Aragorn self-doubt thing, and a silly subplot suggesting that Aragorn might have died (which fooled no one). All in all, I loved the films, but not because of the Viggster. Personally, I think there will be little career for him after LOTR.
Another courageous cue-card reader standing up and boldly
repeating what every other BB-brain in Hollywood is saying.
I'm really glad there wasn't an article here, so I wouldn't have to decide not to read what that idiot might be saying!
Well he is hot. That's funny you mentioned her. Nobody can ever say that freepers aren't egdy.
Mr. Mortensen needs to be reminded that entertainers and prostitutes are on the same level. They both give you a certain amount of pleasure in exchange for money. That's as far as the relationship goes. No self-respecting person would ever be seen in the company of either an entertainer or a prostitute.
I like to think that I am as edgy as they come.
I liked the movies, but had several complaints about them. One was Faramir, who was stupidly made into a Boromir clone instead of a complete contrast to his brother as in the books. Another was Gimli, who was made into a one-liner joke instead of the rather complex role he plays in the books. Another was Aragorn, who was made into a typical Hollywood style pretty boy instead of a strong, kingly aristocrat in disguise. Another was Merry and Pippin, who were also played for cuteness and laughs without any concept that they both belonged to proud ancient families in the Shire. Another was Theoden, who remains a decrepit fool for far too long, instead of recovering his majestic heroism as in the book. Another was . . .
Well, most of these problems arose because the movie was too Hollywoodish, too modern-egalitarian, too ignorant of the heroic world of the Anglo-Saxons on which Tolkien drew, with NO IDEA of what it means to be a noble hero--stress on nobility, honor, duty, and knightly courage. The director was pressed hard by Tolkien fans to be true to the books, but he only partly succeeded. Where he departed from them, it was always for the worse.
Actually, it's not entirely a joke to say that Aragorn plays a minor role in the movie, because he does. He never really rises to the challenge.
He's pretty hunky but he does speak with a nasal annoying voice. Fortunately, they didn't give him a lot of lines.
Stop beating around the bush and tell us why exactly you didn't like the LOTR movie?
Man considering the amount of competiton from Joe Biden and Bill Maher alone, this guy MUST be staggeringly stupid.
Exactly! You forgot only that Aragorn looked like he combed his hair with a pork chop (and that was AFTER he was supposed to be cleaned up). His eyes are too vulpine for my tastes, and he has that unattractively weak chin and mouth (that I now know spouts unattractive things, LOL!). Just think what James Purefoy, to name just one example, could have done with this role!
Just so. Aragorn is supposed to look a bit ragged and disheveled when we first meet him, because he has been wandering in the wilderness and he is exiled royalty in disguise. But beneath that he is strong, handsome, and kingly. The idea of Viggo Mortensen looking kingly is laughable. He looks like a typical Hollywood narcissist in love with himself and certain that the more he dresses down and disorders his hairdo, the more his fans will swoon at him.
On balance, I actually liked the movies. And I think they served the useful purpose of drawing a lot of new readers to Tolkien's books. But I couldn't help being disappointed by some aspects. I think Mortensen was miscaste as Aragorn; they could have done better with someone else.
Has he washed his hair yet? I spent all nine hours watching LOTR laughing because this guy never washed his hair.
Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!! To be expected from the 'Hollywood Types' I guess............
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Just out of curiosity, who do you think would have been a better choice? I heard they had someone else originally, but it didn't work out. I forget his name (he was in one of Anne Rice's movies)
I don't really follow movie actors that closely, but I think you need someone more along the lines of Mel Gibson. I don't mean a Mel Gibson look alike, but someone more cleancut, someone who looks a bit more like he's on the side of goodness and truth, someone who looks more comfortable playing the part of a noble hero.
As I mentioned up thread, I would have liked to see someone like James Purefoy (A Knight's Tale, Vanity Fair)do the role. James Caviziel (spelling? The Passion of the Christ) would have been a good choice as well (more clean cut and noble looking). I also happen to think Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera, Dear Frankie, Attila) would have been awesome, but then again, I'm going through a GB "phase", LOL! Heck, I'm not a huge Russell Crowe fan, but even he would have brought more physical heft and presence to the role.
Viggo just never managed to project the wisdom, strength, or nobility that was needed in the role; it just came off snarky, IMO.
The three writers (Jackson, Boyens and Jackson's wife) deserve the blame for the corruption of the movie.
I believe you man.... I'm just glad I know who Exene is.
Sorry...I just flushed the toilet.
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