From Vulture: Every Netflix Original Movie, Ranked – O’Dowd Appears in Two on the List, and the Reviewer is Not Impressed with the Films
Chris O’Dowd appeared in at least two of the movies on this list – and this is largely a negative list. The guy who put it together is not impressed with many of these Netflix movies.
The film “Cloverfield Paradox” makes it to Vulture’s list at number 96 – O’Dowd had a role in that. O’Dowd was also in the film “The Incredible Jessica James,” which appears on the list at number 62.
I’ve already mentioned on this blog a few times the issues I take with O’Dowd (such as here, here, here, here, and here – among other posts), and I also have a longer post where I’ve critiqued most of his movies to date.
O’Dowd said in an interview once that after his role in “Bridemaids’ – which was both a quality role and a pretty good film – that he was offered a selection of mediocre romantic comedy roles, which he turned down.
O’Dowd went on to reject mediocre rom coms (movies which I, and many others, find okay to watch) for really hideous, awful, stupid or vulgar movies in which he plays completely unappealing, tacky, or vulgar characters.
O’Dowd should have skipped those Z-grade, poor quality movies and taken the rom com roles. A mediocre rom com beats a cruddy, poorly made Grade-Z horror or comedy film any day of the week.
In mathematical notation of sorts:
Second Grade Rom Com Movie > (greater than) Lousy Movie
Why would an actor make the horrible decision to reject appearing in mediocre, yet serviceable, enjoyable rom com movies, to appear in Grade-Z level dreck that nobody liked and/or that went straight to NetFlix?
O’Dowd had a built-in fan base with women such as myself at one point, who enjoyed the hell out of his Rhodes character in Bridesmaids, but totally blew that capital on choosing to appear in these awful movies, and by behaving like a crass or condescending jerk, in interviews or on social media. Totally blew it.
Every Netflix Original Movie, Ranked
This post was originally published in November 2017. We have updated it with Netflix’s recent offerings.
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