While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is always ahead of the curve, not every film is amazing. I often refer these as the “filler” or “in between” films. They are necessary to advance the phases, aren’t awful, but are not amazing either. One of these films for me is Iron Man 2 (and definitely Iron Man 3). While there is entertainment value to the film, it did not quite live up to the original. However, it is necessary for leading to many of the other amazing films the MCU gives us. One of the criticisms of the film is Mickey Rourke’s villain, Whiplash. Some even suggest that he is Marvel’s worst actor. In contrast, Rourke recently gave a rant regarding Marvel films and labeling them as “crap”.
Yikes. Mickey Rourke seems a bit bitter. While discussing his love for Law & Order: SVU over the lockdown he also posted on Instagram:
“What’s especially enjoying is watching commodity of this exceptional group of actors…I guess if it wasn’t this lockdown most likely i’d never see this show,but since i do all my lifting training in my living room my tv been on whole lockdown and i was able to discover this fabulous show. Respect to all of you,the work that you all do is real acting, not like that crap that all on Marvel s***.”
He then goes on to post:
“Once I did a film for Marvel and they cut the whole f****** thing out.”
This is not the first time, nor will it probably be the last, that Mickey Rourke has criticized Marvel. The bitterness stems from Rourke claiming that a majority of his scenes were cut from the final product. Parts of the film did seem a bit choppy. Is this due to the story line, or the actor…? In the end it does not hurt Marvel. But I highly doubt they would ever look to bring his character back anyways. His character’s death in the film does not leave room for it, nor does his currently labeling of the company.
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What are your thoughts? Is Mickey Rourke justified? Does he need to get over it? Were his scenes cut due to the story, or poor acting performances? Leave your thoughts in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!