Saturday, April 17, 2010
What has happened with Jack Black? I guess it happens to all comedians, but it seems like it happened way to quickly with him. No, I'm not talking about od'ing, I'm talking about career fizzle.
Black has some great movies under his belt, but as of late has made some lousy choices. Movies like "Saving Silverman", "School of Rock", "Shallow Hal" and "High Fidelity" are among some of his great films.
Some are ok like "King Kong", "Orange County" and "Envy".
But then his career to the proverbial nosedive when he started making crap like "Nacho Libre", "Be Kind Rewind" and "Tropic Thunder" (liked the beginning, hated the ending).
Now, it seems like he's gotten lazy and is content to doing voiceovers for "Kung Fu Panda" and its sequels.
Even his upcoming projects as listed on IMDB don't sound promising:
1. Untitled Cryptozoology Project
2. Heavy Metal
3. In College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation
4. The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr.
5. Untitled Jack Black Project
C'mon Jack, I know you can do great things again. I mean, you can't be washed up at 40, can you?