After a torrential downpour of indefensible comments, Brett Ratner apologized and stepped down as the producer of the 2012 Academy Awards telecast. In his official apology, the director went on to explain that he understands that his behavior has been inappropriate and that he is making strides to change his behavior in the future.
Ratner’s apology is a step in the right direction. But here at Movies Blog, we’d like to see the “Tower Heist” filmmaker go the extra mile and apologize for a few other things he forgot to check off his list of offenses.
1. Directing “X-Men: The Last Stand“
Even the kindest fan of the series won’t argue when putting down the last entry in the modern day X-Men movies. They killed Cyclops. I don’t know how I can make this any clearer. They killed Cyclops off-screen. It was a travesty and something that Ratner never personally apologized for. There’s no statute of limitations on cinematic mea culpas, good sir.
2. Appearing In New York Film Academy Commercials
Kids, it might be best not to take advice from Brett Ratner, especially when it comes to choosing an institution of higher education. Ratner appeared in commercials promoting the for-profit film school and the education students receive there. You don’t have to look too far on the internet to find out what industry insiders think of the New York Film Academy.
3. Chris Tucker
Yes, there was a time and a place for Chris Tucker. It was called “Friday.” After that, you have Brett Ratner continually hiring the man to scream lines at the camera. The third entry was text book dead horse beating, and it took Ratner convincing Tucker to come out of retirement to get it made.
4. His “Entourage” Cameo
In the episode where Drama attempts to convince the director to let him appear in “Rush Hour 3,” Ratner shows up as himself at his own party, stocked with a bevy of bikini-clad women around the pool. The dialogue panders to Ratner’s directorial “accomplishments,” and the exaggerated version of Ratner turned out to be not that far off.
5. Producing “Skyline“
Did you see it? Because it’s awful.
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