The last 12 days at Cannes have left me missing a few notable press screenings, most importantly, at least for commercial reasons, would be Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin,” which is not being treated very kindly by critics. However, the biggest surprise for me with these reviews is how most critics actually don’t mind Will Smith’s Genie and that the bigger problems lie elsewhere in Ritchie’s live-action remake. Regardless, the early score for Aladdin is at 58% and this seems to be another Will Smith bomb. How many more chances is this guy going to be given?
A Redditor has pointed out to an interesting stat: “Since his 71% in Enemy of the State in 1998, he has appeared in 20 films.”
Five "Fresh" films (“I Am Legend,” “MIB III,” “Hitch,” “Pursuit of Happyness,” “Ali”) but they still haven't cracked 70%. Smith also has these massive time-capsule-worthy stinkers: (“After Earth,” “Collateral Beauty,” “Wild Wild West,” “Bad Boys II,” “Bright.”)
I always thought Smith was a decent to good actor but this is really something else. I’ve taken a look at his filmography and, as it turns out, I’ve only liked three of his movies since 1999: “Ali,” “I Am Legend,” and, I know I’m stretching it here, “Men In Black III.”