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Why I Hate... Robert De Niro

Why I Hate... Robert De Niro
I've been told it's always good to start with a joke: Q. What's fat, old, rich and rubbish? A. Robert De Niro. Fair enough, it's not funny. But then neither is Robert De Niro. Over the last decade, the once great actor's career has been reduced to a joke, a fluffed punchline that's fallen flat and left only a ringing si...

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metronyc
Posted by metronyc at 20:58 on 03/06/13
@theinternets...this is comment is SO TRUE! People who know him have said as much! You are on to something:

"But I agree with you, De Niro is an ass, not the kind of ass that is cuddly and you can take a ride on he is a kind of ass that shits everywhere and expects you to walk around it."
metronyc
Posted by metronyc at 20:56 on 03/06/13
I lost it for De Niro when Katniss ripped her velcro dress to show him her kootch when he presented her with some award. Very staged. In front of DeNiro's wife. How classless. Katniss is stupid. And he has a 2 year old with his wife. And he has really been trying to convince the world Katniss is his NEW leading lady. Pity. But I think they suit each other. Katniss and Rupert Pupkin never even graduated High School...they belong together.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 07:49 on 13/05/08
What a shame. I want my Jake La Motta back. Where have all the powers gone? Where is the young Vito Corleone?

So give me a stage
Where this bull can rage
And though I can fight,
I'd much rather recite
That's entertainment!
That's entertainment...

And to anyone that argued that he is brilliant in a comedy role, as Jake La Motta, yeah, you right, but the role itself isn't particularly or specifically a comedic role. You don't take your dose of Raging Bull enough to say things like that. The film is about the life of an explosive, self-destructive and disturbed boxer and his ascension to god status, followed by a sharp, tragic decline into a lowlife crap.

No one ever say that Raging Bull is a comedy, or Jake La Motta is a comedic role. It's about the script anyway.

You wanna assess his quality in comedy? Try Sharktale. Try Meet the Parents. Meet the Fockers. And thousands of awfully uninspiring, dull, pathetic, flawed, without any pint of fun whatsoever comedy role he did. Then compare him to Christopher Walken. Compare him to Jack Nicholson. Compare their take into comedy role. Then, and only then, you can start an argument about De Niro's so-called "comedic capability". You wanna talk about comedy, then take it to the field of comedy.

Oh, and by the way, Raging Bull was released in 1980. That was De Niro's finest time, his prime, his peak, his moment in the top of the food chain. You can't compare it with the aura-lacking shell of former actor he is now.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 07:48 on 13/05/08
What a shame. I want my Jake La Motta back. Where have all the powers gone? Where is the young Vito Corleone?

So give me a stage
Where this bull can rage
And though I can fight,
I'd much rather recite
That's entertainment!
That's entertainment...

And to anyone that argued that he is brilliant in a comedy role, as Jake La Motta, yeah, you right, but the role itself isn't particularly or specifically a comedic role. You don't take your dose of Raging Bull enough to say things like that. The film is about the life of an explosive, self-destructive and disturbed boxer and his ascension to god status, followed by a sharp, tragic decline into a lowlife crap.

No one ever say that Raging Bull is a comedy, or Jake La Motta is a comedic role. It's about the script anyway.

You wanna assess his quality in comedy? Try Sharktale. Try Meet the Parents. Meet the Fockers. And thousands of awfully uninspiring, dull, pathetic, flawed, without any pint of fun whatsoever comedy role he did. Then compare him to Christopher Walken. Compare him to Jack Nicholson. Compare their take into comedy role. Then, and only then, you can start an argument about De Niro's so-called "comedic capability". You wanna talk about comedy, then take it to the field of comedy.

Oh, and by the way, Raging Bull was released in 1980. That was De Niro's finest time, his prime, his peak, his moment in the top of the food chain. You can't compare it with the aura-lacking shell of former actor he is now.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 17:42 on 17/07/05
De Niro and Jack Nicholson should grow old and die together.

It just feels so right.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 17:27 on 17/07/05
Ah, you mean King of Comedy. Yeah, that\'s fantastic, but it\'s not an out and out comedy, it\'s comedy meets tragedy, not just tired old wank gags and so on. And it\'s about 20 years old now anyway.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 15:08 on 17/07/05
What was that film where he played somebody who thought he was funny... back in ye olde 80s.

De Niro is a legend... you should just stop watching awful films.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 11:11 on 15/07/05
Why did De Niro have to invent himself? - he has enough money to buy his own island and be snooped on by the News of The World, who will periodically check if he is running a crime syndicate from his lair.

Any good actor would have been able to play the same type of character whilst remaining unique to the type of film it is. He\'s not funny - his \'comedies\' make you feel uneasy, like when your sitting in a room of gays and you hope what your clutching onto is a lamp.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 10:18 on 14/07/05
But what\'s the alternative, playing a grizzled old cop in every movie like Al Pacino..?
His comedy movies suck - as do the \'horror\'/ thrillers he\'s been involved in lately, and I don\'t think that just because he made some decent movies years ago that he should have this \'untouchable\' aura. If he\'s making shit movies, then someone needs to damn well tell him.
And I don\'t buy the \'old\' excuse either. Morgan Freeman hasn\'t started making comedy and only comedy in his senior years, has he? Yeah there\'s the odd Nurse Betty, but he\'s not reinvented himself as a fucking parody, has he?
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 21:19 on 13/07/05
Good ass analogy.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 19:41 on 13/07/05
If it tickled, that could be funny.

But I agree with you, De Niro is an ass, not the kind of ass that is cuddly and you can take a ride on he is a kind of ass that shits everywhere and expects you to walk around it.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 18:33 on 13/07/05
Yeah yeah, blow it out your ass. The King of Comedy excepted, De Niro is about as funny as fisting yourself.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 17:14 on 13/07/05
i like to think of robert de niro as a foot: something at the end of a leg. a legend if you will. oi ali, your mum.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 17:01 on 13/07/05
i agree with you too kinky john, the guy is old no so he\'s not gonna have the same magic he used to have, but don\'t slate him because he makes the odd film like hide and seek or godsend, which are fairly lame. The guy is a legend, back off ali.
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 16:50 on 13/07/05
yeh de niros\'s films have gone down hill but thats because the only way he could go after raging bull and taxi driver is down!!! also hes quality in a comedy role he\'s brilliant as jake le motta!!!! ali u suck!!!
The Internets
Posted by The Internets at 15:41 on 13/07/05
Heh, so true. Meet the Parents or whatever the hell it was called was a big fat pile of piss. De Niro is no comedian - he is better suited for his roles in films such as Jackie Brown where he plays the deep characters but is still able to give some teen girl a good rogering.

Nice article, its nice surprise when someone writes what you have been thinking for years.
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