- Alexander Skarsgård
Photo set: Alexander Skarsgard at the Hamptons International Film Festival (October 15, 2011).
(Source: NickStep @ flickr)
love of my life.
(I’M NOT SAYING HE’S A BAD ACTOR SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO START WRITING ANONYMOUS HATE MAIL.)
The rapist in the original Straw Dogs could be seen as handsome, but is still essentially a creep. At best, he’s more physical than the sheepish Dustin Hoffman, which is what makes Susan George’s initial attraction to him believable, but only just.
Anyone who casts Alexander Skarsgard, who regularly shows up on my dash via women who want to fuck him, in the very same part is going to blow it. If the rapist is that physically appealing — and you give him his own goddamn poster — you are going to disarm whatever power the scene was going to have. I’ve already seen one retard comment, “Kate Bosworth is so stupid. I’d so let him rape me.” Yeah, good for you. Idiot.
This is the central problem with all these Hollywood remakes: Straw Dogs, The Wicker Man, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Get Carter, Halloween… They’re all being remade by people who don’t actually understand why the originals are good. So they take the all the superficial elements, ignore all the substance, and simply ramp up the sex and violence just to fool you into thinking the movie is deep.
Not. Buying. It.
Yeah, I’m agreeing with this. Pretty much sums up this movie (and the way they are promoting it in a desperate attempt to get butts in seats) in a nutshell actually.
Alexander Skarsgård - Matthew Kristall Photoshoot for InStyle
He’s so damn gorgeous!