I've been reading a few blogs and reviews that seem pretty pleased with the underwhelming box office showing of Mission Impossible 3. A lot of people are happy that Tom Cruise is receiving less money than he normally would, because they can't get over him being a Scientologist and mildly insane. It's if they feel that somehow Tom Cruise will soon be standing in line for soup because he jumped on a couch. It's amazing that an artist being out of touch with the mainstream is shocking to the public.
I have no interest in viewing Mission Impossible 3 and his religion makes no difference to me. Yes I think the faith of L. Ron Hubbard is a scam, but I just didn't care for the first two films so I don't feel inclined to torture myself sitting through a third one. Plus if I did take a stand on never going to see a Tom Cruise film because of his devotion to a sham faith I'd be a hypocrite. One of my favorite films of 2002 was directed by a fugitive pedophile rapist after all.
"If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children." - Roman Polanski