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Can we finally throw McG in a bin with Brett Ratner? For months now we’ve all bought into this, whatever he is. We even felt sorry for him when he claimed that having one name didn’t really make him a douchebag, since it was a childhood nickname he’d always had. Of course no one put a gun to his head and forced him to put such a douchebaggie name on his resume, but look he was in charge of the next Terminator movie, we all loved Terminator, and we wanted him to do well.
Deep down we all knew he wasn’t going to do well. Or at least you did if you’d seen any of his previous movies. Charlie’s Angels, the first one, is sort of tolerable but pick anything else on the man’s resume and it’s flatly unwatchable. And now that Terminator Salvation is out, I think we’re pretty safe in lumping it in with his other abortions. It’s at least as bad as We Are Marshall, only more offensive since it took a big dump not only on a previously awesome franchise, but also on a previously awesome actor in Christian Bale.
What I’m getting at here is that we all have reason to be pissed off at McG. He’s earned our scorn. So I hope you’ll be with me in cheering on Bill Murray who, apparently gave this douchebag director exactly what he had coming. In an interview with The Guardian McG reveals that Bill Murray headbutted him on the set of Charlie’s Angels. Look I’m not endorsing violence against shitty directors, I’m not about to box Uwe Boll; but admit it, at least a couple of you stood up and clapped when you read that. Here’s the best part. Apparently getting beaten up by his cast is a pretty common phenomenon for McG. He says, “I don't think there's been a film I've made where there hasn't been some kind of physical fight.”
I’m not a director, but I have a hard time imagining Steven Spielberg getting punched in the nose by Tom Cruise. I’m pretty sure this isn’t the Hollywood norm, at least for directors who aren’t total douches. Christian Bale has taken a lot of flack for his blowup on the Terminator Salvation set, but maybe the guy deserves to be cut a little slack here. Apparently his director has a way of pissing people off, both his audiences and his actors. I mean at least he didn’t beat the shit out of anyone. Maybe Bale’s not such an asshat after all. People get pissed off, everywhere McG goes.