The new terminator movie is out over here but you couldn’t PAY me enough to watch it—EVER! NEVER! No WAY!
Why? Because Christian Bale is in it.
There was a time when I was fascinated with that man’s work. As a child actor in Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, Bale was pure brilliance. In fact I thought he showed genius in just about everything I had seen him in, UNTIL I heard him ranting on the set of this movie.
My first thought, ‘What a jerk.’ But no, as he continued I realized that he’s not just a jerk, he’s a spoiled tyrant. In fact, I’m listening to him again right now and I feel absolute hatred for the man while I listen to his bullying profanity. He’s giving the lighting technician unbelievable hell for crossing into his field of vision during a take. I’m imagining that it is me on the receiving end and in response I also imagine kicking him in the “special place.” If any man ever deserved a well placed kick, or better yet, a bitch slap across his filth spewing mouth, it’s this miserable excuse for a human being. Any man that would speak to another like what I’m hearing right now deserves nothing but scorn.
From now on, whenever I see Christian Bale, I’ll hear this foul tirade against a man who seems to be trying to offer an apology in return; against a man who is attempting to be respectful in the face of Bale’s incessant viciousness.
Bale is a bully, and my life has been much defined by bullies like him. I hate them whenever I spot them, and Bale, YOU are a bully. Obviously if he tried that crap on any normal person that didn’t have to worry about keeping their job, at best, they’d tell this prima donna to kiss it, and better yet, knock him on his loud-mouthed butt.
It isn’t just the vile language that has me so pissed off, as I said; it’s the bullying behind the invective that I find so despicable. Clearly he is going after a man who cannot respond in kind without likely losing his job. It’s like stomping on a kitten.
I could even accept “a moment.” I mean everyone loses their temper, but in this case, Bale goes on and on and on. He doesn’t stop. He even baits the guy for crying out loud. He actually seems to be trying to create “something from nothing.” No, Bale in this horrible interminable screen rant shows not only unprofessionalism as an actor, he displays the very worst behavior that a human being can show—the man is a loathsome monster.
I saw a TV interview with the director, or maybe it was the producer of the movie and this sap was trying to take some of the pressure off Bale by claiming that the whole miserable affair is mostly his fault for not better controlling the set. By that, this director/producer fellow evidently means that he should have kept a better reign over the wayward set technicians, and even more importantly, better control over unauthorized recordings made on the set.
Maybe the director SHOULD take responsibility for this. After all, it is true that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. I mean If not for this ugly side of him on tape I would still be a Christian Bale fan, but dude, the cat’s out of the bag now—it’s too late pal. I’m one of those fans that cannot separate how I feel about the actor from what he does on the screen.
Some will say, “Hey, give the man a break; after all, he apologized and did so convincingly.” My answer: He’s a brilliant actor, of course he’s convincing, but if his repulsive outburst hadn’t been u-tubed throughout the entire world would he STILL have apologized? Probably not, and now that I’ve seen who this guy really is, as BB King sings, the thrill is gone baby, the thrill is gone.
In other words, there are a lot of movies to watch out there, and I will only see a fraction of them. And now, after this, Bale has made it that much easier to pick and choose from the movies I WON’T see—Terminator: Salvation is now first on my list of movies NOT to see.
I just listened to it one more time. Hearing it fresh, I will take great pleasure in NEVER seeing anything that jerk EVER does EVER again.