Alex Cross - Review
When I saw Alex Cross trailer I thought to myself, this one looks pretty good. I noticed that Matthew Fox was appearing here with a completely different character and look than what I got used seeing from him. Than I thought why didn't I hear nothing about this Alex Cross movie nowhere before the movie came out? The marketing department did a very good job hyping out this movie when it was released to the public. But then when Alex Cross was released and I got the opportunity to see for what’s Alex Cross is all about, I personally understood why I didn't hear anything about this movie.
Until Alex Cross I didn't really believe that casting have such a huge role in the film’s success. After watching Alex Cross now I understand how important and crucial of a job casting really is.
This movie had a lot of potential to be a good movie but the cast that was chosen in Alex Cross was horrible to the point that it ruined completely the viewing experience.
|Matthew Fox at the 2008 Lost Comic Panel. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
|Jean Reno (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Matthew Fox played the villain in this film and generally I wouldn't have a problem with that but Matthew Fox looked scary in Alex Cross, i will give him the credit for getting himself in shape and losing a lot of weight for the part. The fact that he needed to shave his head and appearing so thin compared to what we all saw in Lost made me think that Matthew Fox is suffering from cancer, the guy looked like they just pulled him out from chemo treatment. If Matthew Fox's visual appearance wasn't bad enough he had to portray this psycho and intense looks all the time and for some reason that made him walk like a robot.
Nothing summarizes the lack of belief in the teddy bear than the main poster for the movie. Look how big Matthew Fox's image compared to the teddy bear. One picture is worth a thousand words.