Justin Timberlake needs to stop trying to be some sort of triple threat. The guy can shake his ass like a jelly boned black man and can cause ladies to drop their panties with just a handful of notes from his sweet mouth. He is an undeniable double threat. Actually, Timberlake is funny as hell whenever he is on Saturday Night Live, so he is a double and a half threat. But acting, as in true movie acting? Justin is just not that good.
While Timberlake’s album “The 20/20 Experience” is producing hits and topping the charts, his new movie Runner Runner is bombing hard. It’s being rated so low that co-star Ben Affleck is probably having Gigli PTSD flashbacks.
Runner Runner is apparently about internet gambling with Affleck being the bad guy head honcho and Timberlake being a former Wall Street worker trying to win enough money for graduate school. Add in boats, parties, hoes, tanning, and more, to a movie starring two sub-par actors, and you have all the ingredients needed for a total flop.
And flop it did. Currently, the movie holds an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. An 8. Waterworld is considered one of the biggest movie flops ever, and yet it still holds a 43% on there. Kevin Costner probably gets a smug grin on his face every time another big movie comes out and sucks more than his baby. The number 1 film of the week, Gravity has an impressive 97% approval rating and is already gathering Oscar buzz.
So, the movie was crushed hard by a film that is the space equivalent of Open Water and yet, somehow Timberlake probably still doesn’t get that he needs to quit this bitch. Not everyone can be Triple Threat JLo, Justin. Even JLo was only successful being Triple Threat JLo for a very short time (Damn you, Gigli curse!). One would think Affleck would know better and try to help Timberlake since he used to tap that large ass on the regular.
Ugh, I just don’t understand. Most people would die for half the musical success Timberlake has had, and here this guy is taking multiple year long hiatuses trying to become a legitimate actor. Fail after fail, and he just doesn’t stop. Some would call that tenacity, but most would really deem it as insanity.
Listen Justin, I don’t know which producer on the Mickey Mouse Club told you that you were a great actor, but they were a fucking liar. Leave that to your MMC buddy, Ryan Gosling. You don’t see him trying to pick up a Melodica and sing lyrical sonnets to lonely housewives, do you? And there is a reason for that. Gosling knows his place, where his talents truly shine, and he stays in his fucking zone.
Just keep giving the world songs featuring your sweet falsetto, with occasional spots on SNL (because “Dick in a Box” is truly a gold star winner), and the world will continue to love you hard. Stop trying to be taken seriously as an actor because you fucking suck at it.