C'mon, you've had that feeling too.
Even while you're shelling out $7.50 for the ticket and more than $20 for buttered corn and other concessions, you're suspicious about the movie. Not that you won't have a good time with your date, or because you figure you could be doing something more productive. Nope, you're suspicious of the flick because you know, deep down in your soul, that the movie's star won't live up to your expectations.
Way too many leads these days are overrated. Here's My Top 5: Actors Who Are Overrated.
Tom Hanks: Movies starring Tom Hanks are like a box of chocolates; one never knows what one will get. Although brilliant in Philadelphia, Hanks' everyman shtick comes across as stiff and distant to me in most all of his other roles.
Keanu Reeves: Seriously, why is this guy still working?
Matthew McConaughey: OK, now I understand why Reeves is still working. He's getting the parts that require eye candy looks and the minimal ability to act. The rest of the gigs go to McConaughey.
Jack Nicholson: Any contract with Nicholson must read: "Cock eye-brow, utter vulgarity, tell a younger chick you wanna fuck her, go home." The guys been a stereotype since the late 70s.
John Travolta: Proving year after year that an actor can live off the reputation of one or two great movies in a career.
Who's on your list?