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Was Will Smith ever any good?


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Do you think big Willie was ever great? I agree with D Mal in never having got his appeal but he seems to be a hero to loads of people my age, or at least has been at various points. He certainly always seems to have thought highly of himself. I do think Men in Black was a perfect storm where his awful 90s mainstream rap sensibilities worked perfectly with that film but generally I'd give him a big thumbs down.

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Only because he hasn't tried.  Tommy C could spit one verse and it would decimate Willy. "A new Will Smith Movie? We're all gonna miss this Stepping up to The Cruiser, that's Risky Business

He was alright, but wouldnt put him in the same league as his British counterpart Richard Blackwood. I did own the album Big Willie Style. I recall getting both that and Chef Aid for Christmas and for

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Fresh Prince was amazing. I liked Enemy of the State too. Independence Day was good for what it was. 

He went all annoying dad years ago though. 

So I vote yay to him once being good, but not so much anymore. 

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A combination of pushing his weird kids and the fact that he cannot pick a decent film to be in have really diluted him. The Scientology shit also left a stink. Its weird because Will comes across as a genuinely nice bloke, but the rest of his family seem batshit and far removed from him (or at least the public persona of Will Smith)

It seemed that around Ali time he really could push on into great actor territory, but he's made some awful missteps. He certainly can act, but he really needs a good role and soon.

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Great in comedy, terrible at drama. Remember that emotional scene in Fresh Prince where his real dad abandons him and he cries? He has continued to pull the same cry face ever since, every time a scene calls for any serious dramatic acting.

Obviously a total dummy irl, too, that takes himself super seriously.

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D-Mal definitely has a point, because he's never been in a truly great film - despite trying his hardest by doing that crying face. However, there was a time when his films were at least good fun.

He's not made a film worth your time for over ten years now, which is pretty staggering considering how many goes he's had. Probably no coincidence it's timed perfectly with him proper outing himself as an insufferable dolt, as he's gotten older.

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He's done the odd good thing. I never thought Fresh Prince was any good at all and I think I only watched it for Hilary.

He should just throw himself into being a full-time action star. He's good in that genre. Anything else, he's absolute crap. Plus, it's not as if his action back catalogue is flawless - Bad Boys 2 and Bright are pitiful. But he has a better conversion rate there than anywhere else.

By and large though, he's not a terribly good actor who thinks he's far better than he is, leading him to take roles way out of his league.

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He was alright, but wouldnt put him in the same league as his British counterpart Richard Blackwood. I did own the album Big Willie Style. I recall getting both that and Chef Aid for Christmas and for a few weeks thinking I was Tim Westwood.

"I quite like the old rap genre, innit."

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Wtf Gladders man? I honestly though you had taste. 

It's not though. I think many people who watched it back now would wonder to themselves what they saw in it in the first place.

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Just now, Devon Malcolm said:

It's not though. I think many people who watched it back now would wonder to themselves what they saw in it in the first place.

I watched it back a year or so ago when Comedy Central repeated it. I was doubled over on the living room floor in stitches, in agony, it was hilarious. Do yourself a favour and watch the pool hall episode.

It admittedly got worse towards the end. 

 

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