Lights Camera Reaction is hosting its first ever blogathon! Jack asks us to recast parts of our choosing from any 2013 film. Thanks for hosting, Jack! Here are my picks:
1) Tye Sheridan replacing Ty Simpkins in Iron Man 3
I hated the little kid subplot in Iron Man 3. I hated it mostly because of Simpkins' awful performance. I feel a little bad saying that about a child, but it was just bad. Iron Man 3 was actually the first thing that came to mind after I saw Mud. Where the hell was the casting director looking for kids when Tye Sheridan over in Mud is giving one of the best performances of the year? Sure Sheridan is a little older, but if they're going to shove that plot down our throats, they might as well use a kid that can act.
2) Tom Hiddleston replacing Michael Fassbender in 12 Years A Slave
I should be clear, I LOVED Fassbender in 12 Years, I thought he was perfect, but Hiddleston in that role interests me. We're used to him making 'bad' characters likable. (Loki, Freddie Page) I don't think he would've made Master Epps likable at all. In fact, I think Hiddleston could dig down and get that same terrifying look in his eyes that Fassbender had. I would've loved to see his take on this.
3) Ron Livingston replacing Kyle Chandler in The Wolf of Wall Street
Chandler was easily the weakest link in Wolf of Wall Street. His character for one reason or another started to remind me of Livingston's in season 4 of Boardwalk Empire. So much so that I actually wrote in my review that I was trying to pretend it was Livingston. Then this blogathon came along and I sort of get my wish - recasting Kyle Chandler! I think Livingston would've made his character more memorable and not just another face. He could've held is own against the other great actors in this film, and he certainly wouldn't have been the weakest link.