Robert Pattinson Gets Bored Of Making Mediocre Movies, Decides To Make Mediocre Music Instead

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Robert Pattinson simply can’t decide what he wants to do. Should he break up with his girlfriend Kristen Stewart? Should he get back together with her so they can promote their movie? Should he star in a good movie for once or should he stick to crappy ones instead? Should he create his hairstyle by sleeping on the left or the right side of the bed? Decisions, decisions. The latest decision he has to make is whether he wants to make a name for himself as a lukewarm actor or a lukewarm singer. If you believe Hollywood Life, he’s leaning toward the singing.

According to a source, Rob hopes to make it in the music industry. It’s what he’s wanted to do all along, if only that annoying job as a the star of a multi-million-dollar movie franchise hadn’t gotten in the way:

“Rob loves acting, but his real passion is music. He’s eager to record a solo album when he finishes up his film commitments,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Last year, he started working with one of the top songwriters in the industry. They hope to produce and record a hit single when they are finished, along with an entire album as well.”

If I had a nickel for every time an extremely wealthy movie star decided that being an extremely wealthy actor was just their day job while they work towards their “real passion” — music, writing, directing, producing, modeling, opening a restaurant, running for public office, having a family, designing clothes, going to college, mud-wrestling, hunting for aliens, keeping up with the Kardashians — I would probably be just as rich as an extremely wealthy actor.

I know what you’re thinking and probably what you’re about to comment in all-caps below: ROBERT PATTINSON CAN SING HE HAS A BEAUTIFUL VOICE YOU’RE JUST JEALOUS!!! Okay, okay, so Robert Pattinson isn’t not a singer. I didn’t say he was a singer, I just said he’s not not a singer. He’s played plenty of ditties on the guitar (see below), and I can almost understand what lyrics he’s singing. It’s very impressive, although I would prefer he just record a whole album singing drunk karaoke with Katy Perry. I’d listen to the shit out of that.

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    • Kathy

      OK, I’m not rich and famous like Robert Pattinson. But if I wanted to change careers, I’d have to go to school and learn new skills or else be an apprentice for at least awhile somewhere. It’s hard work and it may not pay off, but that’s the risk I have to take. Why does Robert expect to be instantly successful and accepted as a musician, when we don’t even know if he can read music? Just sayin’!

      • Jill O’Rourke

        Not being rich and famous is the worst mistake a person can make.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        And you aren’t nice like he is. I can imagine you if you were successful and had lots of money. Well, maybe you could learn to be nice then.

      • Queencinaty

        That’s a low blow and so petty, man. Kathy’s reaction is natural for those who don’t follow him.

        Oh, and niceness? Pot meets kettle, although there’s nothing insulting in what she said.

        *cough* hypocrite *cough*

      • Queencinaty

        That’s a low blow and so petty, man. Kathy’s reaction is natural for those who don’t follow him.

        Oh, and niceness? Pot meets kettle, although there’s nothing insulting in what she said.

        *cough* hypocrite *cough*

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        That’s me. Full of petty low blows. And black like pots and kettles. How do you know Kathy doesn’t follow him. She obviously doesn’t follow anyone else either – Herzog, Michod,etc.

      • Queencinaty

        But how do YOU know that she does?

        That’s the beauty and horror of anonymity: nobody knows anyone’s business. We can exchange opinions back-and-forth, and yet we won’t know who each other are. So I think it’s immature and uncalled for when you say things like “and you aren’t nice like him blah blah blah” when you don’t really know said person. Especially when there’s no indication that she is not being nice in the first place.

        And why would you expect her to follow Herzog and Michod in the first place? Are they within the context of topic shown in the article? This is about an alleged musical career that Robert is supposedly trying to kickstart according to a “reliable” source. She reacted according to the topic, but are you?

        It’s okay to criticize, but stay within the context and don’t expect people to just KNOW just because you know. Okay?

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        So U are under the impression that just cause someone has anonymity that you son’e know who they are? “Who” as far as legal identity maybe unless I go looking, but not “who” as far as who you are. Every word, every sentence, every concept, every sound bite etc you use ekes out of every pore who you are.She expressed herself in a rather low middle class way with instant aggression, not assertiveness because she doesn’t know the difference. That’s not something people who work in certain professions do,but it is something people in other professions not coming in heavy contact with the social public often do: construction workers do it all the time. AND I am not saying she is a construction worker. Pattinson has a movie career so I would expect someone here to know some prominent directors, before they go along with his mediocre performances. Edward Cullen in the first Twilight was not a mediocre performance, nor was Tyler in Remember Me. Memorable? Well Edward Cullen was but maybe not Tyler, but good, solid, not mediocre but not great, but then Tyler wasn’t supposed to be a great starring vehicle for anyone. Just a lovely story about some people and how they were affected on 9-11. As far as her saying it was insulting (?) as to the horror of that day? The insulting one was the later one with Tom Hanks that got awards and was primarily to feature the face of the young boy in it. A new star hopeful they were trying to promote?

      • Queencinaty

        No, I’m not under that impression. YOU are, hence the insult. And no, not really. I mean, have you read this site? There is no serious tone to it, so does that automatically make ALL the writers here a bunch of people who thinks that way every single second of their everyday life? That’s bit presumptuous to think, ain’t it?

        You’re idealism only works in the real world, where every word you say and every action you do has repercussion if done wrong. This is the internet; everyone is anonymous especially in the comment section. You’ll be surprise when you go to other website that the most verbally abusive and the most racist is the actually the one with proper jobs and high education. In other website, there are pseudo-intellectuals who spout intellectual-looking things but wrong and they get intellectually bashed by people who knows what they’re talking about. And guess what? Those who bashed them are the same people who were spouting nonsensical things and jokes earlier!

        That’s why I’m so confused when someone like you are so presumptuous; have you been to Reddit? Cracked? Other sites besides this? Isn’t it amazing how people can be predictable in the internet specially when EVERYONE IS ANONYMOUS? I suggest you broaden your internet knowledge before you make scathing remark to someone YOU DON’T KNOW IN THE INTERNET. I could understand if it’s a tweener; I fully support you because most are not nice by default. But this? *sigh* Not even close, mate.

        And this is a satirical, gossip site. And even if they did know, you started by attacking the writer for having no taste when time and time again, Robert hasn’t shown any amazing acting skills; so by his track record in itself, the writer and everyone else can conclude that Robert hasn’t polished nor shown amazing acting chops. Again, the topic is an alleged musical career of Robert provided by an unreliable source. That’s it. But then you provided a defense of a movie/s that hasn’t been released yet just because the directors are good. That’s… mental.

        And no, the reason why Twilight is horrible because the book itself is garbage. Robert publicly bashed the movies in his interviews. And are you saying that instead of Tom Hanks, Robert should’ve gotten the awards? You said it yourself, his acting is mediocre. So why would he get an award? Is it Tom Hank’s fault that the movie is led by a mediocre actor?

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        The Hanks movie on 9-11 is perfectly awful. Remember Me is not. Neither is it great. It’s just a lovely small story of that time.

        And mate, as for the tongue in cheek of this site, mate, I have known these people for 2 years now and the type of commenters they get and how they troll for hot button topics. Rob is one, Kristen is another and they really dislike Taylor Swift for reasons I haven’t figured out yet. Comment sections are falling away in the light of twitter and facebook.But it gives a lot of people a chance to blab and practice their English and writing skills.

      • Queencinaty

        Nor is it lovely, eh? It’s mediocre. In the end, it’s a matter of perspective. So what I don’t get is why you attack a simple commenter for not being “nice” just because she reacted on what she read. How about MCR? Her reaction to Kathy is civil and makes perfect sense. And for “niceness”, Dawn is being immature and disrespectful in her comments. So why did you attack Kathy when she said nothing insulting nor aggressive? Because Dawn is on your side? So no, you have no right to criticize a valid comment in such an insulting manner.

        It’s a tad hypocritical on your part. Because for all the things that you’re spewing, you’re not “nice” either.

        It’s a gossip site, their thing is satirical blogging. So for two years of knowing these people, how could you not get that? And the Rob and Kristen “hate”? Ever since Twilight, those two have been a joke of virtually everywhere in the internet, so this site’s “obsessesion” with them is not unfounded

      • duh

        Kathy – its been well documented he was trained in classical music on the piano and has some great guitar/writing skills. He also had two songs on the first twilight that were actually really good. Many of his childhood fans are musicians and he follows music closely. He is lucky enough to have the money and the connections to probably make something happen for himself. He may not be your thing (or many peoples) when all is said and done, but he is pursuing something that gives him passion – and that is never a bad thing.

      • MCR

        There’s no reason to believe he does expect success as a musician or that he’s planning a career in music. The source of the idea was a report in a highly unreliable tabloid. Hypothetically, if the report had any truth in it, your objections would be valid.

        My own objection is to Crushable satirizing a celebrity for things he hasn’t done or expressed any intention of doing, but which a gossip rag made up a story about his possibly doing. Why not satirize a celebrity who actually tried to get a free pass into a pursuit he had no background in? There are plenty to choose from.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Nice, very nice. Crushable now has the same problem that all of them do and that is getting hits so they have sunk down to that lowest of denominators – good company tho with the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, other formerly prestigious print media – as people who think like this come from their demographic of readers. Give em what they want I always say. And MCR you and I know why Rob was chosen.

      • Er

        Er, I don’t think you get what MCR is saying. He/She acknowledges that this is a satirical site and you give examples such as NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, etc? Do you know that this is a satire and that it is the theme of their site?

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        I’ve known MCR online for a long time. She can respond for herself if she thinks I misread her.

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      And you know all this? How?

    • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

      Glad you think Michod’s The Rover and Herzog’s Queen of the Desert are mediocre. Shows your lack of taste. I might agree with you on Cronenberg’s Map to the Stars. Stay with your little boys like Harry Styles. They are your speed.Then you compare an open mic performance with album production framing to judge him? Why?

      • Jenni

        What do you get out of coming to Crushable? I know you’re not here for our insights on Herzog or really anything else for that matter, so I’m just trying to figure it out.

      • Lulee

        As hostile as you are to your commenters, it’s a mystery to me why anyone comes to this site as well.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Jenni’s not hostile. She just doesn’t reply within the frame that you have set for her. She knows it’s a trap and doesn’t fall in. I like to watch that action.

      • Queencinaty

        So… You’re a troll for the pleasure of being a troll? Personally, I think it’s smart to not engage with trolls like you. I mean, she gets paid by your comments and traffic contribution anyway. So why bother besides practicing witty, nonsensical replies (like Ms. Rhiannon), right?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Nobody asked me, but my opinion is we’re only hostile to commenters who are hostile to us. We defend ourselves more than other sites, for sure. Most of them don’t engage when they’re attacked, but I don’t mind ruffling some feathers in my own defense.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        It’s you. Just you jenni. I wait and wait for you to come up with good ones. These days I am having to wait longer and longer. Are you tired?

      • Caleb

        None of those movies have been released yet. How do you know what they are like?

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        As for Herzog, he has never made a bad movie in his life and I have been following him since he was a young man starting out funding his first film as a welder. Michod’s work I have watched – he’s young and beginning so not much – and he is very fine. Herzog did 2 films with a young man he got out of an institution and with Kinski who was as insane as they get. Michod’s Animal Kingdom was a very raw movie and very well done. Not comfortable at all. And any movie Guy Pearce is in has to be wonderful because he hasn’t made any mistakes so far and he’s middle aged now and I’ve been watching him for about 20 years.

      • Caleb

        Just because these directors have made good films in the past doesn’t mean all their movies will be good. So you do not know if these films will be good or mediocre. Also Guy Pearce was on Neighbours. That’s a pretty big mistake.

      • Queencinaty

        And you automatically know how it’ll turn out… how? You’re doing what you’re accusing the writer is doing: generalizing the future outcome of something just because you know several factors.

        *cough* hypocrite *cough*

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        No I don’t know how it’ll turnout,but it will be interesting and original and not Hollywood cliche and rote.

      • Queencinaty

        But again, you’re still doing what you’re accusing the writer is doing: generalizing according to what is already presented. Robert has arguably done mediocre acting, so although the writer is wrong for sticking with an unverified source, she just stated her opinion on how ludicrous it is for someone who hasn’t polished his acting to start a career in music.

        And yet here you are, sticking with your idea that since these directors did amazing job in the past that it’ll be automatically amazing regardless of who is casted.

        Isn’t it the same in the end? Biased thinking? She’s biased because she thinks that Robert is mediocre, and you’re biased because you think that the directors of unreleased movies are amazing that you even accused someone of having a lack of taste.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        When someone has persistently showed excellence in a 65 year career and has never made a bad film I do have certain expectations. Having only seen Animal Kingdom by Michod, a film of integrity, I expect a film of that inner intent and quality rather than a Hollywood pimped up one. The fact that Guy Pearce is signed for the star role is the clincher. This guy has never made a mistake in character performance or director choice in 20 years. I’ll go with that track record.

        If someone has PhD in a certain field that person can be hired by a university based on previous work. No there’s no 100% guarantee that any of the above will produce that again, ever, but in the realm of the world, the probabilities are excessively loaded in the dice that they will again. I do not hire a high school drop out to head my department at the university because I am judging on past performance.

        Every director Rob had before Cronenberg was mediocre or a downright hack like Lawrence. Lawrence is known for bringing in the film on time and within budget restrictions. (That lets out Orson Wells BTW.) Bill Condon of Breaking Dawn I,II is another such hack. Cronenberg completely misread DeLillo’s Cosmopolis so he gave Rob lousy direction and still Rob pulled it off as well as possible. Rob Pattinson does not know how to choose good directors and material as he was just interested in the career and making a living for himself. Kristen was never in that mind view nor did she have to be. So she chose directors wisely. Now she has set a model for Rob to follow and his recent choices are excellent and I am happy they chose him. Who you work with determines often how good you are playing with/against them. The Breaking Dawn ones were so awful that in the end only Kristen continued giving her all, but even she couldn’t bring Bella to life in Breaking Dawn II. And it made more money than all the others, individually speaking. NO accounting for taste. W.C. Fields:You will never go broke underestimating the American taste.

      • Queencinaty

        Let’s see, you know the factors that made the directors amazing in their craft. That accounted for your knowledge of what “masterpiece” they could produce. I’ll give you that.

        But the point is still biased thinking due to what is presented. Robert arguably has none of the good acting material, so that accounted for the surprise when a person is presented with the idea that an actor – with a track record of mediocre acting – will pursue another career when his acting is… just decent at its finest.

        Get it? You’re biased, she’s biased, everyone’s biased. Ergo, it’s a tad confusing how you’re sooo smug in criticizing (insulting) the writer when your reasoning is basically the same thing.

        PS: Both Kristen and Rob HATE the Twilight franchise. The book series is a horrible abomination. And I disagree; just because the other cast is excellent doesn’t make the individual character automatically excellent: a good actor can work with anything under any circumstance.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        I never said anything about a masterpiece. Just excellent work. And yes a small unstarring part can be riveting. Think Seymour-Hoffman.I honestly can’t see anything Rob could have done better under the directors he worked with. Mediocre screenplay, mediocre direction, and that’s what you get. BTW Seymour-Hoffman chose directors well but missed on some but still shone. Because he was a genius and Rob is not. Brando could take shit and turn it into gold.Not so necessary now with good independent films. Doing a franchise film for Scummit Summit is very limiting. The first Twilight with Hardwicke was very experimental and low key. Hardwicke is not great but neither is she authoritarian, Weisz was good but constricted by Scummit’s demands. Slade was a riot for Eclipse and it will be years before most see his Campy take on it throwing the cloak of Camp backwards and forwards on the rest of them.Bel Ami was a disaster and I don’t know how he could have done better with the material and direction. Only Ricci seemed able to get above it all. The rest gave up. Rob floundered and was made to look – well – never mind. Water For Elephants was mediocre all the way except for Reese. She had a lot of control of it and no way was Lawrence going to have any control over her. All he did was use Rob’s face. I can’t criticize Rob’s performance in it because Lawrence was controlling him: screenplay, lines,movement,camera angles, scenes. Really just awful.

      • Queencinaty

        You’re contradicting yourself, mate. You’re constantly saying that Robert could’ve been better under different directions and yet you compared him to Seymour-Hoffman who, regardless of mediocrity, rose to be a good actor. I think your analogy is broken, because if I follow it, you’re basically saying that Robert is a mediocre actor and only through outside factors can he be a decent one. Right? Because that’s what you’re saying. So in the end, he still needs tons of improvement and that the writer’s surprise about the idea that he would transition into music when he hasn’t polished his acting is valid, right? So, again, why the insult?

        So, again, you’re confusing me. I get what you’re saying, but I can’t take you seriously because you’re contradicting yourself.

        Oh, and I hate Twilight, just so we’re clear. I’ve seen them all and read them all because in my mind, I can’t hate something if I don’t know what it is. Subpar acting, terrible physics, atrocious plot, that’s all I’m going to say. And you say that Reese is good, and yet you’re blaming the director for Robert’s mediocre acting? If he hasn’t had a mediocre track record, I might concur. But then again, he has yet to show any decent acting chops.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        I’m not confusing you. You are just a confused person because your thinking is confused. I can’t do anything to help you with that.

        Seymour-Hoffman did what Rob did notdo. Hoffman picked great directors or at least directors that didn’t hobble him. Rob is less confident in his abilities and didn’t do this. Many times he took what was offered since that was the only game in town for him.Also Rob has a stupid, conniving, uncreative, money hungry manager, Nick Frenkel and so far doesn’t see that. It was Frenkel that got him into buying that stupid big house in Los Feliz that he sold a year later. And yes he sold it for more but by the time the commissions and deal people were paid he lost money on it. Frenkel pocketed commissions and who know how much under the table for bringing business their way. Rob is his only high profile client and all he ever did was some episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It’s actually not as I used to live there. Until Rob gets rid of Nick Frenkel his career will be hindered.

      • Queencinaty

        Again, the end point is that he has yet to amaze people with his acting. No matter what excuses you make, what people around him does, he is still a mediocre actor.

        Read your last comment and tell me your analogy is not off.

        The mere fact that you say that Twilight is an excellent form of literature/movie cancels out your logic for me. Anybody who thinks that is not logical in itself. I suggest you read more books.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Twilight is excellent – books and first film mostly – for these reasons:http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/2012/08/hospitality-of-matrix-philosophy.html I’ve written over 100 blog posts on the books (mostly Twilight and some New Moon and Eclipse) but the above link is the most academic but you will see others there.

      • Queencinaty

        Seriously? You think Twilight is an excellent book/movie? Oh wow, now I know I can’t take you seriously.

      • Queencinaty

        I skimmed through it, and wow. Most of your points doesn’t make a freakin’ sense and would be laughed at in a literary standpoint. It’s a fangirl’s blog, giving excuses on a terrible book.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Reese had 2 decades of experience. She also had some ownership of Water For Elephants. A hack like Lawrence wasn’t about to tell her how to play a scene. Rob is a newbie and did what he was told. That’s the difference. The only one he had control with was Remember Me and it was his strongest performance. His most creative and original was his Edward Cullen but even then Kristen and Rob were not given the freedom to do it their way. Edward Cullen is dangerous and they pulled the teeth out of danger in his performance to make it PG-13.You want to see another great book that had its teeth pulled and that is Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead and she wrote the script under the Panopticon of the Hayes censorship office. The box office is always the bottomline for Hollywood. Why the Independents are taking over.

      • Queencinaty

        But that’s the thing. No matter how you phrase it, he is still a mediocre actor and he needs to polish his acting. The mere fact that Remember Me is his “greatest acting to date” is not something to be amazed with. It means he’s mediocre and he needs more acting tips to be considered good.

      • Queencinaty

        Edward Cullen is dangerous? Are you kidding me? He’s an emo pseudo-vampire. Bella is a Mary Sue of Meyer, written by a repressed Mormon who thinks that the culmination of being a woman is through giving birth, hence she portrayed Rosalie as bitter and aggressive because she longs for a child. And remember Leah? She is bitter because she can’t bear a child, and in Meyer’s mind due to being a repressed Mormon, it’s what a woman is: a baby factory.

        And don’t you get me started on the dangerous idealism that the imprinting portrays. Renesmee’s relationship with Jacob is a pedophilic heaven; a seven-year old as a full-grown adult? That’s what pedophiles longs for. It is also metaphorically insinuating that a man’s desire (hidden as “imprinting”) is powerful and should be acknowledged, regardless of any ramifications (remember Sam and his wife?).

      • Queencinaty

        And Meyer writes like a fanfiction writer: her writing is sloppy, the plot has a lot of holes, Bella is a Mary Sue, and everything that is wrong in literature, she crammed in that awful series. And although I think that 50 Shades of Grey is also an abomination, it’s a step-up from Meyer’s atrocious writing. And that’s saying something.

        And you say that Reese has a two decades of acting? That’s the thing, Robert doesn’t. He is yet to polish his acting, ergo, he is still mediocre. He hasn’t proven himself, yet. So, unless he could, he’s mediocre and decent at best.

    • Dawn

      Who ever wrote this article must be on drugs . What mediocre films. Remember Me was
      far from mediocre Water for Elephants was great. There are so many more excellent
      movies he has made. What is wrong with his singing? Get your head out of the sand
      and really watch him and really listen to him in a studio.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        The problem is, there are some really good drugs down here in the sand. You should stick your head down here too and try some!!!

      • Dawn

        Sorry but I prefer to keep my self respect intact. Also I like to keep
        my head clear so that I don’t come across as a stupid idiot like the
        writer of the article

      • Queencinaty

        Just self-respect? How about manners? Is that still intact?

      • Dawn

        I get sick and tired of people writing nonsense about Rob.
        It is very obvious they don’t like him. As for manners , when
        people start gossip and false rumors about any actor where
        are their manners?

      • Queencinaty

        People have differing opinions on everything. Personally, I don’t like the guy ever since Harry Potter because my friend keeps on saying how good-looking he is – he is not (for me, anyway), and it’s annoying to hear it everytime.

        See? We have different tastes, and it’s okay. It’s human nature.

        My point is, just because the writer has a different opinion doesn’t grant you to call them idiots or stupid. It’s really immature on your part. Sure, they may have some faults by choosing an unverified source, but it’s their job to satirize everything. I mean, isn’t it the whole point of their site? ‘Cause I’ve never read one that has a serious tone to it, so why take it so seriously?

        Yes, it’s okay to point out mistakes. But maybe do it in a nice, civilize manner. I’ve read some of the writer’s comments: they do explain themselves well when you seriously ask them (nicely and not condescending). Just something to think about.

      • Queencinaty

        Just self-respect? How about manners? Is that still intact?

      • Caleb

        Remember Me was terrible, not to mention offensive. Water for Elephants wasn’t that good either.

      • elle

        Agreed. Remember Me was so terrible and Water for Elephants was tragically mediocre considering how great the novel is.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Water For Elephants was not a great novel. God she can’t write her way out of a wet paper bag. The best part was the non-fiction stuff at the end – beginning? – and the early photos. Lawrence as a director finished any chances it had. Sickening sentimentality and schlock, schlock, schlock, schlock. I squirmed in embarrassment watching it. Reese was the only good one in it.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        I didn’t think Remember Me was anything but lovely. I went to see it because Chris Cooper was in it and he hasn’t made a mistake in choosing his entire career. Brosnan has done exceptional work since 007. Water For Elephants was a mediocre book and Francis Lawrence is a mediocre director, so it was hare to take that sow’s ear and turn it into a silk purse.

      • Caleb

        Oh yes. A film that exploits one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st Century is absolutely lovely.

      • Dawn

        Did you even get the meaning of the movie? As for exploit-
        ing tragedies a good share of movies do just that. The fact
        that it was a lovestory apparently was lost on you.

      • Caleb

        Most of those movies use a tragedy as a backdrop. Remember Me used 9/11 as a twist to make people cry

      • Hmmm…

        A good share of movies does that, but 9/11 is very symbolic because the effect it caused is catastrophic. Not only did it killed Americans, but it killed people – innocent people – that aren’t Americans because it became a catalyst of war. It’s a global misfortune.

        And using it as a backdrop is a tad… insensitive to some people. It’s not far fetched to react negatively to the movie because it did exploit 9/11.

      • Dawn

        Why take it out on Rob if you didn’t like the subject matter.
        The quality of the actor is what is important. Can the
        actor make the character believable ,and that is what
        Rob does with any of the types of characters he plays.
        As for symbolic, WW1, WW2, Korean War, Pearl Harbor,
        Viet Nam, I could go on. There were hundreds of
        thousands of innocent people killed. Don’t take it out
        on the move because you didn’t like the end.

      • Hmmm…

        Your examples happens a long time ago and most of those movies are focused on the tragedy itself and how it affected people. It wasn’t a throwaway thing like what Remember Me did. Get it? And no, I’m not hating on Rob. I’m just backing up that some people do find it distasteful. I mean, why include 9/11 the first place if the focus is not the tragedy? It’s really exploitative if you ask me.

      • Dawn

        Too bad , did you see Bel Ami? Did you see Cosmopolis? Have
        you seen any other of his movies? It is apparent that you can’t
        tell a good movie. I’ll bet you like movies that are cartoons. Or
        better yet movies that have no plot except lots of blood and gore.

      • Caleb

        Actually I have seen those movies. Bel Ami was crap and Cosmopolis is not much better. Also you clearly haven’t seen anything by Hayao Miyazaki if you think a cartoon is automatically a bad movie. I can tell a good movie and I know that Robert Pattinson has not made one yet. But I don’t act like an immature prick and insult you.

      • wonk

        If you could tell a good movie, you would be able to at least recognize Cosmopolis as a good movie. What was offensive about Remember Me? If this movie is offensive then war movies based on real events are at least demonic.

      • Caleb

        The difference is that it used 9/11 as a twist to shock people. Other movies that use tragedies focus of the event and how if effects people. They don’t use is as a throwaway twist to get a shocking ending. Also, I have seen a lot of people say the Cosmopolis isn’t a good movie

      • Queencinaty

        Dude. Are you saying that cartoons automatically means bad? You must not have seen Princess Mononoke or any Japanese cartoons in that caliber. Those trumps ANY kind of movies Robert has done. Shame on you! And you’re an ass. Go learn some manners.

      • http://twilightirruption.blogspot.com/ abbeysbooks

        Remember Me was a love letter to Kristen Stewart. Rob had a lot of input on this one and the cast was superb. Water for Elephants was not great but Lawrence the director is very mediocre, and Rob did the best he could under the circumstances. Waltz even didn’t shine, altho I thought Reese was excellent, but Lawrence wasn’t going to get to guide her in any way.

    • MCR

      “If you believe Hollywood Life…” Yeah, that’s the whole problem, isn’t it?

      I can understand rolling the eyes a bit at rich, successful actors deciding they want to pursue their real dream of singing, composing, sculpting, or experimental hat design, without determining first that they have any talent in their chosen field. The problem here is that there’s no indication that Robert Pattinson has ever decided anything of the kind. This is a report from Hollywood Life, and its “exclusive source” is at best an anonymous Tweet the writer came across. Celebrities do more than enough actual idiotic things worth ridiculing them for. There’s no need to resort to tabloid fiction for material.

    • Wonk

      If I had a nickle for every time a little amateurish girl attempted to be this oh so cool journalist without doing a research or trying to at least verify her source, I’d be a multimillionaire. Robert Pattinson hasn’t done an interview for months but he had done dozens of them the last year where he clearly stated that he’s fully intended to focus on his acting career. If you back-checked Hollywood Life just once, you would realized Robert Pattinson got married and became a father at least 20 times according to them. If you had done your job, you would have found out Robert Pattinson is on the set right now, already working on his second movie this year and his schedule is full of at least two upcoming years.

    • Word to the wise

      This is another BS story, but that seems to be the only kind here. Pattinson has played classical piano since he was five and guitar since he was seven. Before Twilight he was a musician in London, had a band, and was planning on making music his career.

      He was never one of those who knew they wanted to be an actor since grade school. He always thought he’d be a musician. A little bit of research would have told you this. Why don’t you try it sometime and stop regurgitating Hollywood Lies?