I just got back from seeing Reign of Fire - what a load of old [email protected]! I also just last week bought Planet of the Apes (2001) on DVD - what a load of old [email protected]! Pearl Harbour - what a load of old [email protected]! What have these three films got in common? Well they are all big blockbuster movies that lack big name stars! It occurs to me that there are very few actors that can carry off a blockbuster film - e.g. Tom Cruise in Minority Report is brilliant - my point is that I think big budget blockbuster films need BIG stars to carry them - if Harrison Ford or Schwarzennegger or Willis or Cruise had been in Planet of the Apes or Pearl Harbour they would have been much better films. People like Mark Whallberg and Matthew Maconahay just cannot pull off a big blockbuster, it takes a special type of actor, which they are not. I much prefer the old days of the 80s and early 90s where you didn't have a "Dragon" film or an "Ape" film - you had a "Schwarzennegger" film or a "Stallone" film. I guess there just aren't any decent actors around among the new breed of Hollywood.