How does he make his eyes go dead like that?
Saw Batman last night and I was really impressed with Cillian Murphy – I didn’t recognise him from 28 Days Later at all!
Batman was better than expected and everyone was well cast, except for Katie Holmes. She was painfully out of place in this flick, too wholesome, zero edge to her. The role needed a little more gristle gnashing. (Hey, speaking of miss Holmes I heard that this weirdo Tom and Katie thing is a publicity stunt to cover up the fact that Tom was allegedly caught humping Rob Thomas. I don’t know about that, but I think there’s some PR voodoo going on for sure. Maybe Rob wants a piece of the action too. ‘Cause, well, his solo album ain’t exactly flying off the shelves now is it?)
In Batman, what gripped me was how Cillian easily became the walking dead for the Scarecrow role. Not in a zombie-like way, more like “I’m one cruel mutha”. There’s not one glimmer of compassion in his eyes, they’re simply cold, crisp and unreadable. It was unbearble and completely compelling – the prefect combo for Scarecrow.
Just how is a human being able to evoke such a steely stance? It’s opposite to trading a dead grandma memory for a crocodile tear. I imagine you have to explore some pretty dark places.
I always judge a movie by how much I think about it the next day and in this case, Cillian’s got me a bit worked up. I’m going to check out an older Irish film he starred in called Disco Pigs. It received horrible reviews – but it looks like he’s playing a similar sociopath minus the superhero angle. I am curious about you Cillian Murphy!