you're such a critic

YOU'RE SUCH A CRITIC

May 19, 2006

THE QUESTION

Mission: Impossible III was tops at the box office, taking in $48 million, about $10 million less than Mission: Impossible II (its first week). And if you didn't go to see Tom Cruise in M:I:III , you could have seen him on cable or network television in his other movies Jerry Maguire, The Firm and Collateral. Is there too much hype around Cruise, whose odd behavior, belief in Scientology and relationship with fiancee Katie Holmes continue to make headlines? Some critics say he has turned off the American public, mostly women. What do you think?

WHAT YOU SAY

This woman from Maryland loved Tom Cruise's last movie, M:I:III. It was actually an action/romance and it's my favorite of the three so far. It doesn't matter to me what his personal life is like. He seems like a nice enough guy and he's always fun to watch!!! LESLIE DE CHAUNAC, WALDORF

Tom Cruise continues to make headlines because he is perhaps the most popular actor in the U.S. today. His religion and his enthusiastic display of affection regarding his fiancee are news only because he is Tom Cruise.

LEE TERBUSH, ALEXANDRIA, VA.

Tom Cruise is an idiot. And that opinion has certainly affected my selection of movies to see. Since he really can't act and all his roles are basically the same macho action figure, I am unable to "suspend my disbelief" and see the character and not him. ... The last Cruise movie I saw was Minority Report and I was attracted to it not by Cruise, but rather by the film's premise. I liked the movie, but it would have been so much better with a real actor in the lead role.

MARIA JACKSON, PASADENA

THE NEXT QUESTION

The remake of The Poseidon Adventure came out in movie theaters last week. It was supposed to make a big splash. How would you compare the remake to the 1972 film?

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