And it’s very good! I always admired Costa’s work, ever since I saw his Star Wars impressions. And I’d love it if he got a big break in mainstream Hollywood. But… If there ever was to be a Robin Williams biopic, and I’ve thought this for years, I want Will Forte to play him.
So there’s only a vague resemblance, I’ll grant you that. But Will Forte just has that same combination of manic energy and deep sadness Williams always had, I really think so.
Watching his work, especially The Last Man on Earth, I just get that vibe. I know this is a bit of fancasting that will probably never happen, and also I think the last word about whether there should even be a Williams biopic should be down to his children… but if there is, Forte is my pick.
Me, a person who’s just lived through a pandemic, seeing the Sweet Tooth poster: Oh this looks so cute! Kinda Tim Burton-esque I guess, maybe wholesome
Me, a person who’s just lived through a pandemic, actually watching Sweet Tooth: OH OKAY NEVER MIND.
Sweet Tooth is very good! But wholesome it is not. It’s horrifying, really, in that it poses the question “Would the average person accept the killing of an unwanted child if it meant they themselves got to live?” and answers it with a depressingly firm “yes.” It also presents a very bleak view of how people might act in the wake of a truly deadly pandemic, which obviously hits much closer to home now than it would’ve done when the original Sweet Tooth comic was released in 2013. Yeesh.
But APART from the deaths and burnings and plagues and executions and experimentations and abuses it does have a geniunely sweet found-family story at its core, which was lovely to see. It takes the very well-tested plot of “hard bitten survivor must escort special child through the apocalypse” and sure it’s super cliche but I loved it, Nonso Anozie and Christian Convery bounce off each other so well.
Also as a forever fan of The Last Man on Earth I was so happy to see Will Forte in this, and him really getting to stretch his acting chops too. Dude is so underrated as a serious actor, I swear.
Happy Birthday to Orville Willis Forte the fourth. While I’m heartbroken that I won’t see him on my tv every week, I’m so proud if everything’s he’s done this year. In 2 years he’ll be 50???? Doesn’t seem possible. But I know that the best will only keep coming for this lovely man. Will, I love you, you friggin turd. Don’t ever change :)