Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Review of 'Mojo' and 'Foosball' Starring Rupert Grint.

As we reported yesterday, reviews of Mojo from Rupert Grint fansites were pending. Now the first one (from RupertGrint.net) is in and snippits can be read below, while the full review can be read here.
The energetic Daniel Mays (Ashes to Ashes, Mrs Biggs) as neurotic Potts and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Cherrybomb) as his pill popping partner Sweets fret about everything from being trapped in the nightclub to overdosing on birthday cake.
Rupert Grint enjoys a wonderful quick fire relationship with Mays and easily holds his own with the classically trained stage actors in an confident debut.
Rupert Grint plays Sweets, the employee who handed out drugs as if it were candy. His first scene with Daniel Mays allows you to forget any previous roles, as you watch him become a nervous drug pusher in a matter of moments.

Rupert was in character the entire time either stuttering and rambling through his stories or standing aside and listening to fights. On stage with veterans Brandon Coyle, Daniel Mays, Ben Whishaw, Colin Morgan, and Tom Rhys Harries, Rupert impressively stood his ground. Had I not known, I would never have guessed it was his stage debut.

 Although the girls behind me remarked “He still seems like Ron,” I believe it is only because Ron is the character predominately associated with Rupert at this time. In this performance Rupert is well on his way to becoming a male acting presence akin to Potter alumni Maggie Smith, showing the versitility to act in dramas, comedies, and many, many more major productions for a very long time to come. 
In other Rupert Grint reviews, fansite RupertGrint.net also posted a review on his second animation feature. One fan attended a London Film Festival screening of the originally Spanish film that Rupert takes part in the English dubbing of, and the fansite posted the review here while a few snippits are below. More news on the film is here.

The transition from the hero's child voice to the point of Rupert taking over was very organic and that’s a feat considering I know Rupert's voice so well! It flows to the point that you will hear his beginning few lines before actually realizing it's him.

To that fact, it's kind of funny that the most 'Rupert' sounding bit of his introduction into the film is when he starts babbling nervously. Rupert Grint has a distinctive babble!
My final thoughts are that it is such a shame that Rupert got the straight man, romantic lead, hero role, as he spends more time reacting to the story somehow, rather than being a part of it.

And we know - from his narration on the Peter Pan documentary and the Down With School radio comedy - that Rupert's voice acting is amazing and can go much further. 

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