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Old 09-12-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Didn't know if I could put this question on the boards or even where but just heard about the movie.

What does everyone think of Tom Hanks playing our beloved Walt?????

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #2
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I believe Tom Hanks is considered one of the greatest actors of our time. I think it was a good choice.

Ben Affleck would have been a better choice, though.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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I think he'll make a great Walt, he's such a good actor. Also, having voiced Woody for so long he'll hopefully have an attachment to Walt too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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I believe Tom Hanks is considered one of the greatest actors of our time. I think it was a good choice.

Ben Affleck would have been a better choice, though.
Tom Hanks is a great actor. Hopefully he does it well. I just can't picture him looking like Walt especially cause Tom Hanks is bigger. And I don't means he's fat he's just built bigger than Walt or that's what I think.

It's not as bad as Angelina Jolie playing Maleficent though. That IMO is an awful choice.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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I think he will be a great Walt.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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The official trailer is on YouTube. It looks really good!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #7
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I'll take the contrary position. His portrayal didn't come off as all that believable to me, particularly the accent.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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I'll take the contrary position. His portrayal didn't come off as all that believable to me, particularly the accent.
I just watched the trailer and I agree. He doesn't seem at all like Walt to me but it still looks like a good movie

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He didn't look much like Jim Lovell, either, but he put in a great performance that was true to Jim.
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Hmmm

They could have used Adrian Brody, he's got pretty much the same schnozola lol
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They could have used Adrian Brody, he's got pretty much the same schnozola lol
Ugh I'd take Tom Hanks over Adrien Brody any day :/
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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From the trailer it seems like he is playing Walt Disney a little too goofy/silly/gotcha-ey. Do I detect a little bit of a southern accent too? But, still looks entertaining as hell.
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Ben affleck would have been a better choice, though.
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I think he would do just as much...if not more than any actor to do the best portrayal possible. he's a professional...that's what you want.

The guy who voiced Jar Jar Binks wasn't available...by the way...so they had no choice.

But to be honest...after reading most every account and bio of walt disney i've been able to get my hands on...my problem is the "our beloved walt"

no doubt beloved...but even though authors are diplomatic...it is plainly evident that walt disney was not necessarily a nice man. Nobody's perfect top to bottom and he certainly was a rightfully respected figure in history...but he also had an edge - particularly in working his people and in regard to money and his relationship with the disney brand late in life (that was also personnel because he was at odds with his brother)

I'm not sure Russell Crowe's personality wouldn't be closer to the spot
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