It’s come to this: Hugh Jackman has found his Rollerball remake:
Despite the 2002 version of Rollerball‘s epic stupidity, I actually rather like it. It’s am amusing test of Jean Reno’s established reputation, and Naveen Andrews, Rebecca Romjin, and LL Cool J’s abilities to recover and continue with their careers; a sort of weird look at an emerging reality show culture (people in 2002 really thought 2005 was going to be bad); and it helped Chris Klein go away for a while:
I think it might be good for Hugh Jackman to take a break, induced by a hit in his marketability. He’s been in a fairly remarkable number of dreadful movies in recent years, and he works at a rapid clip, inflicting a lot of junk on all of us. He was marvelous in The Prestige, but that role doesn’t seem to have inspired him to anything better. It’s time he got punished for making stupid trash. He could use a failure, of the kind that makes people stop making excuses for him.