• Five Nights At Freddys

    28 August 2023

    My son Dante is excited by the forthcoming release of the FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S movie in late October (even though he's never played the game!) and is keeping his fingers crossed that its certificate will be low enough to allow me to take him to see it at the cinema. Being rather less excited, I'm kind of hoping it gets a 16 rating, but time will tell, and if the winds blow in the young Shan's favour, I'll grit my teeth and take him along!! :-)

     

    Josh Hutcherson is one of the stars of the film, and SLASHFILM recently published a piece about him, charting his evolution as a genre superstar -- one step of which, of course, saw him playing a certain Steve Leopard in the Cirque Du Freak movie. That gets a brief, not too sympathetic mention here, along with all the other genre movies that he's featured in -- and there are quite a lot of them, regardless of his young age!

     

    You can read the full article here: https://www.slashfilm.com/1369246/five-nights-at-freddys-josh-hutcherson-career-experience/

     

    Even the most vitriolic haters of the Cirque Du Freak movie tend to agree that Josh's casting was spot on, that he was perfect for the young Steve Leonard role, and that the movie's under-performance had little or nothing to do with his part in it. It's a view I wholeheartedly endorse. While I think the casting of a virtual unknown in the main role of Darren was a gamble which didn't really work, Josh was already a movie veteran by that stage, and he aced it as Steve. With a stronger, more focused script, I think it could have been a real calling card of a role for him. But even as it stood, I don't think it did his career any harm, and proved that he could go darker and more interesting than he had in his roles up to that point.

     

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