To be honest, I really had no intention of seeing Tower Heist this weekend after reading the profile of Brett Ratner in the New York Times last weekend. Here’s what he said about making the movie…
“I went for the big action and the big fun, and I didn’t spend time with the development of the characters…It’s so funny how people look down on commercial filmmaking…But it’s a much harder skill to make movies for millions of people, for mainstream audiences, than it is a pretentious art film.”
Yeah, even though I kinda wanted to see it because it features Eddie Murphy in a non-family movie for the first time since I think I was a kid, I decided that I’d pass. If you’re not even going to try to hide the fact that you’re pandering to the lowest common denominator and think I’m stupid, you’re not getting my money. And now after Ratner’s appearance on G4’s Attack of the Show last night, I might just boycott all movies associated with him until the end of time. Here’s what he said about former AOTS co-host Olivia Munn.
“She was hanging out on my set of ‘After the Sunset,’ I banged her a few times, but I forgot her. Because she changed her name. I didn’t know it was the same person and so when she auditioned for me for a TV show, I forgot her, she got pissed off, and so she made up all these stories about me eating shrimp and masturbating in my trailer. And she talked about my shortcomings.”