Mickey Rourke Assures Us 'Passion Play' Is "Terrible"; Also Cautions of "Terrible" 50 Cent Movie

April 13, 2011


Perhaps, by now, you've watched the awkward trailer, read some of abysmal TIFF reviews, or taken the hint from its brief, three-week theater-to-DVD release window and thought to yourself, "You know, this Passion Play might not be such a great investment of my time." But why rely solely on the empirically-verifiable opinions of a vast swath of professional film critics when you can hear it straight from one of the stars of this POS?

Talking to Vulture, a pithy, refreshingly candid Mickey Rourke spoke of the universally-lambasted Passion Play and other doomed projects. Enjoy some of that interview:

You [and 50 Cent] are in a movie together, right? A really bad movie, yeah.

What?! Is it out?
No, it’s so bad it can’t get out.

Tell me why you made it.
For the money.

But you think the movie’s bad.

You have to watch it.

What about your movie with Megan Fox and Bill Murray?
Terrible. Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones.

You called Megan Fox, like, one of the best actresses of all time.
That I worked with [smirk].

That movie’s getting limited release.
That’s because it’s not very good.

Christ, 13 is terrible, too? You know, 50 Cent, after Before I Self Destruct, Gun, Things Fall Apart, Setup, et al., it's getting harder to regard these trainwrecks as outliers. Then again, we've got this upcoming film where you star below a second-billed Jason Mewes coming out, so that will turn things around. I just can't stop giving you second chances, 50.


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