UPDATED: Sam Worthington talks about Terminators and Avatar
Posted by LiveFor on August 25, 2009
UPDATE: Avatar is now out so here is my review.
Sam Worthington is a very busy man. He seems to have come out of nowhere yet he has managed to star in Terminator Salvation, Avatar and he is currently working on Clash of the Titans. He is also one of the contenders for the new Mad Max film and rumoured to be Captain Nemo in McG’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Collider have an excellent interview with him that shows him to be quite a clever guy. He got one of his friends to go around the recent San Diego Comic Con to check out the cool comics and films so he could approach them and get in on the ground floor.
When asked about the lacklustre response to McG’s Terminator Salvation he shows quite a bit of common sense.
It was dark. There is no humor. That’s what we set out to do. It’s kind of humbling the way that they describe your performance against Christian’s, but we have no control over that. We just have to do the best character that we can do at that time. And you know, there was a lot of kind of, you know, I can nitpick with the best of them, man, and kind of go down the list of things I saw on IMDB where they found holes in it and go, you are fucking right. If there was a big ten ton robot coming outside that gas station, surely we would fucking hear it! And I missed that. So I’m going to be a bit better when I’m looking through my fucking scripts. So it raises my game a bit, because now I feel like an idiot for not saying it to McG, you know?
He also had a good take on the Avatar trailer being released just before Avatar day.
It’s got a hell of a lot of hype. I read all what was said yesterday about the, about the trailer. I can see their point. But as I said, it wasn’t meant to be built for an Apple Mac. It’s built for IMAX. It’s built for 3D. That’s what he’s designed it for. He’s designed it to bring people back to the cinema. It’s interesting that he’s released that trailer, that Jim’s gone and done that, and then the next day goes and shows it on IMAX. One extreme to the other. We get the criticism, and then we get the rave reviews of what it really looks like in its own formula. That’s obviously going to get people to think and go, well, damn right. I’m going to go see this at the cinema. Jim has always said to me, he wants to bring people back to the movies. And he’s a smart enough man to, that to be tactical.
Check out the rest of the interview for his thoughts on Comic Con and more.