Now this might by the stupidest paragraph written in the history of journalism:
He might be humorous but he has never been the funniest comedic actor of any year. He’s a one trick pony who cant discern good scripts from bad. Corporate Hollywood has been trying to force him down our throats for years.
He is funny, most of his movies aren’t. I guess some people can’t grasp separate those things in their minds. He has become a symbol of low grade comedy film, sort of like Bob Hope maybe. Sometimes it sorta works, I liked Land of the Lost, stupid and silly but still decent satire and fun.
Because you disagree with the author’s opinion? I think there may be a good argument to be made that Ferrell is the funniest comedic actor of the last 20 years (though more in the 2000s than the 2010s, probably). I don’t think that’s an out of line opinion at all.
Yeah, Ferrell has some good films that are great on a re-watch (Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights) but I think the general public has caught on to the fact that he plays more or less the same idiot, screaming man-child character in every film he does.
I wonder if part of that is because that’s what sells. I really liked Ferrell in “The Campaign” where he played a different sort of character, but that film didn’t do as well as some of his more buffoonish roles.
Of course these days Ferrell seems to be far more active as a producer than as an actor (he’s an executive producer of “I love you, America”, “Drunk History”, “Succession”, and “Dead to Me” among others)
Yeah, in the past it certainly was what sold, but it looks like the public may have decided that they just have had their fill of it. Ferrell has tried to branch out in the past; he got good reviews for Stranger than Fiction, and he was attached in the mid-2000s to an attempted film adaptation of A Confederacy of Dunces that is the closest that book has come to actually being made into a film. But he simply hasn’t been able to escape the formula.
Ferrell is probably credited as a producer on those shows because his production companies, Gary/Gloria Sanchez Productions, are behind those series. I would have to wonder if Ferrell actually has any kind of input at all into any of those programs. As it is, I think that Gary Sanchez is supposed to be coming to an end, due to Adam McKay (Ferrell’s partner) moving into more serious fare (McKay is heavily involved with Succession, from what I have heard).