Tornado wrote:However, I am now absolutely enraged at the stupid critics, some of whom have criticised him simply for the sake of criticising him. Just on Saturday, in our city paper, the reviewer said something to this effect: "Twilight's Robert Pattinson has many moody money-making closeups. We may never get to see him change expression in our lifetime". That was by no means the case! This is the curse of movies like Twilight; the actors in them have to work hard to be taken seriously. I mean, what does the guy have to do to be taken seriously? I know what he has to do: star in a movie that doesn't make money.
You've totally hit the nail on the head Tornado. The critics have no interest in viewing Rob's performances objectively. They go into the movie already biased and just look for things that they think reinforce their negative opinion. They hate just to hate. Rob did a great job in WfE and I saw no trace of Edward Cullen in his performance. He gave an astounding performance in Remember Me and all the critics did was rant and rave about the movie's ending, calling it offensive. Twilight has given Rob a lot of opportunities but it's come at a price unfortunately. I'm afraid he'll have to work twice as hard to prove himself to the naysayers, and even then there will still be a few who will never accept him.
Tornado wrote:He stuffed up the accent several times in Remember Me.
I saw the movie with my father and he actually had no idea Rob was British until I told him. I didn't notice any slips myself in RM or WfE, though I did notice a couple in Eclipse. Overall I think he does a good job with the accent. I've often wondered if he's had coaching. I know I couldn't fake a British accent convincingly without a lot of help.