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Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Old 08-16-10, 10:40 PM
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Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I loved Scott Pilgrim and was sad to see it isn't doing as well at the box office as it could. A lot of the aftermath seems to be talking about Michael Cera and the (to me) rather unfathomable strong hatred he seems to get from some corners. If you don't like him, why? I'm quite curious at the rather vivid reaction he gets when there are many other far more annoying stars out there IMHO.

True, he has a "schtick," but I think he does it well and hey, Woody Allen has also had a schtick for the past 40 years or so and I have yet to get tired of it.

Anyway, love or hate Cera - and why?
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Personally, I like him but I can see why others do not. He essentially seems to be playing the same character in all of his movies with just slight variations.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

A shtick gets old fast. Look at Jack Black.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I'm indifferent, he's got his thing and sticking with it until they stop paying him for it. Can't fault him for that. Just about every actor's got their own persona that doesn't really change from role to role.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I like the guy and he's good at being the uptight nerd, but he's also following in the footsteps of Jon Heder and that's not a good thing.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Can't stand him. You can't argue that every actor has his own persona because Michael Cera doesn't change his tone, inflection, delivery or anything. The only thing that changes in his movies are the words he says.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Can't stand him. You can't argue that every actor has his own persona because Michael Cera doesn't change his tone, inflection, delivery or anything. The only thing that changes in his movies are the words he says.

Like a white Will Smith.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

He is like the other 2 kids in Superbad, good in small roles but can't carry a film for shit. I actually prefer Mintz-Plasse over Hill or Cera but thats because he hasnt been shoved down our throats.

I agree about Jack Black, he is getting on my nerves too and I would add Zack Galafanakis to that list too. I cannot stand him, never really have. I hated him in Out Cold even
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Wha? I thought Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera were the same person.

Just kidding. I like them both, but they've got to branch away from those roles if they're going to last much longer in the business. When my wife starts asking if Michael was the one from "Zombieland" and if Jesse was the one from "Juno", I realize that she's probably not the only one.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I used to like him and now I'm just tired of him. Scott Pilgrim looks interesting but I'd rather have seen someone else in the lead. I'm tired enough of his schtick that I'd avoid any movie he's the lead in.

I also didn't like how he seemingly held out on the Arrested Development movie.

Having said that, if I was a one note actor I would gladly play the same role over and over until people stopped paying me to do it.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Love him, but I find him hilarious.

Sure he doesn't play roles that are very different, but neither do plenty of actors. And I've enjoyed all of the movies I've seen him in. Some, like Superbad, are among my personal favorites. And considering it all started with Arrested Development, another favorite, and now Scott Pilgrim is my favorite movie of the year... I got nothin' against the guy.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

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Wha? I thought Jesse Eisenberg and Michael Cera were the same person.

Just kidding. I like them both, but they've got to branch away from those roles if they're going to last much longer in the business. When my wife starts asking if Michael was the one from "Zombieland" and if Jesse was the one from "Juno", I realize that she's probably not the only one.
Eisenberg comes off as less goofy and that's why I think he's more tolerable. I look forward to seeing what he can do in The Social Network.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I enjoyed him on Arrested Development and thought he was consistently one of the best performances on the show. He had great comic timing for someone so young. I don't dislike him now, but I've truly hated some of his movies. Paper Heart and Juno were irredeemable and Youth in Revolt was very hit or miss. The previews for Year One were so painful that I couldn't bring myself to give it a chance. I did like Superbad and am hoping Scott Pilgrim is good as well. I guess I'd vote the 'meh' option. He's an actor I enjoy who seems to lean towards choosing film projects I hate.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

It depends on the role. In Juno and Nick and Norah not so much. In Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim and Arrested Development I liked him. He was great in Superbad...perfect, actually. It was like the role was written for him. And who else could do those announcements in Childrens Hospital? I never gave Year One a shot and Paper Heart bored me.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I don't give a shit what the fuck Cera does. He himself has bearing on me wanting to see a film or not. If it looks cool, I'll see it. If it doesn't, I most likely won't. All I care about it whether it's a film I'll like and/or that it's good.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

i don't hate him, but i don't really want to see him in as much as he is in. nothing will top his performances in Arrested Development.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

If you really think Michael Cera plays strongly similar characters in everything, I would say you are not watching what he's doing very closely. The three that really stick to his comic "home base" are probably "Arrested Development", Superbad and Year One, but he's very different in Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

No range.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Meh.

He's a purely comedic actor with a very limited range. Not a whole lot to discuss, IMO.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?



There's your answer.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

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No range.
This.

He was extremely lucky to be cast on "Arrested Development" in a role that turned out to be the only one he's able to play.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I don't hate him...I just try to generally avoid any film he's in. I've seen enough of his work, it doesn't interest me and I don't think he's very talented.
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Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Because, at the age of 22, he's probably made more money than anyone on this forum will make in their entire lives?

Yeah, I think that might have something to do with it.
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

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Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

Because, at the age of 22, he's probably made more money than anyone on this forum will make in their entire lives?

Yeah, I think that might have something to do with it.
Right because people hate every actor that made it big at a young age.

Fuck you too, Dakota Fanning!
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Re: Why do people hate Michael Cera so much?

I really like him, Think hes pretty funny and does a good job in the movies hes in. Though he usually plays the same character but he usually always plays likeable characters

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