Originally Posted by Bailey
C'mon, besides the contrast between Marian and Willie, it's about a cult that worships an evil goddess and rips men's hearts from their chests, and features stolen children and the loss of sacred "stones". It's a veritable wimmin hatin' manifesto.
I think since I first watched it at an early age, it never bothered me that way. I identified more with Shorty than with Willie, and let's be honest, Kate Capshaw is one of the least pleasent screen presences of all time. I quite literally hate
her character. She is the film's largest problem. We, as the auidence, should identify with her even if she still gets on the character's nerves. Instead, she's just plain obnoxious. I also kind of resent how she got the role. I feel like there were most likely better, more talented actresses who could have done a great job but instead Speilberg went with the one he had a personal attachment to. It seems like a betrayal of the film, in a way, to cast a bad actress just because of the fact you like her on a personal level.
As for filmmakers who are wrong about their own work: Oliver Stone, his two alternate cuts of ALEXANDER both show a lack of faith in his original vision, in large ways and small.