Talkback: Will You Still See the Next Tracy Morgan Movie?
Famous people sometimes say horrible things, but does that ever mean you stop ankling to the cineplex and spending $13 to see their new movie? In the case of the now-apologetic Tracy Morgan -- who made "jokes" (for lack of a better word) during a standup act about how he'd stab his own son if he said he was gay -- the commitment to protesting his movies isn't a harrowing one; he's obviously known more for his TV roles on 30 Rock and SNL than, say, his filmic contributions like Death at a Funeral. But based on principle alone, do you refuse to see his next movie, which is likely to be released this year?
Morgan's next cinematic treat is The Son of No One, which premiered at Sundance this past January. The action film stars an otherwise inoffensive cast (Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, and the only slightly incendiary Katie Holmes), and concerns a young cop and grisly news about a pair of murders that rattles his neighborhood.
Could be great, for all I know!
But will you not see it? Think of the issue this way: Were you at all interested in seeing The Beaver?