can be fascinating. but only from a safe distance.

Rock of Ages (2012)

... good grief, I haven't laughed so heartily in months.

Brand channeling Freddie Mercury.
Alec Baldwin channeling The Dude.
Paul Giamatti being great as he usually is.

But the cherry on the cake is Cruise's performance as a rock god.
He doesn't have the voice, but he has everything else: the body, the poise, the mannerisms, the attitude, the intensity...
So soft-spoken, but so gdamned intense...
"You can't trap a fire phoenix. That would be crazy, right"
And Cruise pole-dancing? Priceless.
I guess everyone involved had fun making this film, but Cruise ruled them all.

Knight and Day (2010)

" Someday. That's a dangerous word. It's really just a code for 'never'. "

" I love your optimism. Never lose it."

June: I think I feel like having sex. I think we could have really good sex.
Roy: Did they give you something?

I definitely don't like Cruise as a person, but I surely like his acting. Especially when he does comedy.