Well,according to the link below,Tom Cruise’s latest film EDGE OF TOMORROW(alias his latest attempt at replacing Arnold Schwarzenegger as the big budget,big screen sci-fi action cinema icon) has badly bombed at the box office…


     It’s bad enough that the mainstream media won’t admit that Tombo’s new film mightily failed,to the point that that place a B in place of the word “bomb”. Since having seen Tombo’s career rise and semi-fall throughout the last 33 years(as well as seeing him as an acting rival during my time in the early-to-mid 80s at attempting an acting career[which seeing the fallout of so many 80s stars makes me glad that I didn’t]),for here’s my unbiased opinion on why his new film bombed…

     First,I’ll have to give Tom Cruise credit as a studio groomed star who started out as a mainstream drama big screen pretty boy,but in the 90s and early 00s/2000s eventually blossomed on his own as a decent actor(ala his roles in THE FIRM,the first two MISSION IMPOSSIBLE films,COLLATERAL,and INTERVIEW THE VAMPIRE),but unfortunately in the mid 00s his career suddenly took a major skid when he divorced his then-wife Nicole Kidman for a brief affair with Penolope Cruz(who has since married Javier Bardem),and later an affair and marriage to Katie Holmes(that lasted for a few years),which he proudly declared on an Oprah Winfred episode by excitedly jumping on her couch( and did one monstrous box office flop after another(VANILLA SKY,WAR OF THE WORLD),as well as his public admiration of Scientology(which he happens to be a proud card carrying member of) and verbally criticizing those who speak against his religion,to the point that he took a co-starring third billed role in a Robert Redford film. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE(4):GHOST PROTOCOL(as super ridiculous as it was) was a major success that spiked up his career and showed the bright promise of an almighty career comeback,but unfortunately not long enough following the failure of his actioneer JACK REACHER.

   The majorities of celebrities of the last 60 years have gone on from being heavily built-up big name stars to frequent low budget cinema workers a handful of years later,showing that the longevity of a successful film career doesn’t mean much anymore,even if you win an Oscar(just ask the likes of Hilary Swank,Forrest Whitaker,Adrian Brody,and Lou Gossett Jr.). This situation has pretty much happened to the one-time-big-time likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger,who nowadays have to rely on THE EXPENDABLES films to keep their careers fully going,with Tom Cruise being no expection to that rule,since he’s as much a vulnerable and expendable star as everyone else in Hollywood. And the fans that used to enormously love him are now tired of him,his openly exposed personal life,and the media overhype over him and his movies,and have just basically moved on to newer actors and actresses.

    Otherwise,a recent box office failure(amid many of his recent films that have underperformed at the box office) is just another day in the park for the man that used to be on top of the world with TOP GUN and RISKY BUSINESS,but now has to take a regular walk in the park just like everyone else.

Self Indulgent End Comment: In Ten Days Is My 50th. Birthday,And I Still Feel Like I’m Fourteen Years Old; I Will Do An Upcoming Self Indulgent Blog Entry About The Age Thing Real Soon…

Steven M.


About stevenmillan

I'm just a simple genre cinema fan(NOT a fanboy and NOT a geek)who widely glimpses onto the latest in cinema news,cinema events,and world news of the day events,and just to warn you(especially if you're one of those politically correct elitists,or strongly despise folks that never brownnose the genre cinema media press):I do sharply bite.
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