Sometimes a movie that was not up to par at the time it came out can build a following as it ages, resulting in it being considered a classic today. After all, Hocus Pocus was given one star in Roger Eberts'' review, where he described it as a confusing cauldron with a lot of hysterical shrieking. Today, it has been reimagined as a Halloween classic, and a Hocus Pocus sequel is on
At the time of their release, the critics loved The Professional and the Star Wars prequels. Natalie Portman talked to Variety about how people still come up to her to discuss the Star Wars movies and The Professional, because they are now considered the most popular classics. In her words:
I mean, I had it with The Professional. It was tragically slaughtered, and today, despite having been in Marvel and Star Wars movies, its the main thing people come up to me about. That and Star Wars are two examples of things that when they came out, I was like, Oh, my God, this is a disaster. And then, 20 years later, for The Professional it is now.
Natalie Portmans'' roles were well-known in the Los Angeles Times, but the film now has a ranking of stars. This is because it demonstrates how she learns to kill from an assassin in order to avenge her family''s deaths.
Natalie Portman was portrayed as the young Queen Amidala of Naboo, who eventually became her mother, and she was shown to be Luke and Leia''s mother. However, The Phantom Menace has a 57 percent ratio on Rotten Tomatoes, although many critics were skeptical about the dialogue or acting. Unfortunately, being in a hit franchise like Star Wars nearly ruined Portman''s career.
As a result of the Star Wars prequels, she struggled to overcome the backlash. Consider that prior to The Phantom Menace, the last Star Wars film was Return of the Jedi until 1983. Fortunately, the Prequel Trilogy has grown significantly as a whole new generation of Star Wars fans are reuniting to see the various follow-up movies and TV shows available through their Disney+ subscription.
The next big project for the Black Swan actress will include her retaliation of Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder. This would be another big drawback for this Oscar winner, given that fans had their concerns with Thor: The Dark World, but this time, well see Jane as the hero of the story rather than being the heros love interest who needs to be saved. A storyline such this should be empowering and another example that women have a position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be superheroes.
Natalie Portman will be a part of and will be able to direct and direct an executive to an Apple TV+ adaptation of the Lady in the Lake series, which involves a 1960s investigative journalist working on a conflict. With the amazing talent she brings, she can make any project she does a memorable classic.