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Do You Have Will Ferrell Fatigue?

Ah, Will Ferrell. He — and/or his characters — are incredibly divisive in the sense that you either go to a Will Ferrell movie for him or you avoid a Will Ferrell movie because of him. And while I used to be part of the former camp (I mean, Elf and Stranger Than Fiction are really good), I'm starting to fall into the latter (see: my feelings on Step Brothers). There are only so many times I can watch him portray the same immature, idiotic, yet somehow supposedly endearing role before I throw in the towel. So, as you can tell, I'm starting to feel some Ferrell fatigue. Are you?


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spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Awww, I love Will Ferrell! I think all the Frat Pack actors (apart from Steve Carrel) play the same kinda role. I think he's very funny ( Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Elf, Zoolnader, Blades of Glorys- phew! are my favourites) I think as long as he makes me laugh, I'll never get tired of him, and if you're sick of him- don't watch the movie!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I lasted 10 minutes in Talladega Nights and had to turn it off. Will Ferrell needs to take a break.
TidalWave TidalWave 9 years
These movies are so easy to avoid. I don't like this type of comedy at all so usually if Ferrell is in it, I just know that I won't like it.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
He needs to take a break...and comeback and wow us....please!
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
Blades of Glory was funny but other than that I have had Ferrell Fatigue since the beginning. Just not a Ferrell fan. I must be lamebrained but I just don't get his humor.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
He is def a funny man but sometimes I do tire of his antics. I plan on renting Step Brother when it releases to DVD but I know it will be just like Ricky Bobby and have a few hysterical lines and the rest of the film will be a bit boring. I have liked him since SNL but like with most other comedians, they tend to stay in their hit role instead of branching out to something different. Think Chris Farley!
ashleykins ashleykins 9 years
I just hope he doesn't go too far down the Eddie Murphy route. I'm even more sick of Adam Sandler though.
dukegirl dukegirl 9 years
Fatigued? Yes, from the beginning. Alas, I am not a fan.
misshouston misshouston 9 years
I love Will, but he's been slipping ever since "Blades of Glory." I was really impressed with his work in "Stranger than Fiction," and I'd love to see him in more everyman, Jimmy-Stewart-type parts. I think if he pairs up with the right director, he could graduate to a second career in more serious (but still endearing) roles. But first he's gotta cut the cord with the "Old School" crowd.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
I loved Elf and I love Anchorman and his cameo in Wedding Crashers, but he needs to take a break and make better choices.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I'm in the "avoid a movie because of him" camp. Since I've never been a fan, I simply don't go to or rent the films in which he "stars."
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
Yes! He's in that catagory of "the same couple of people making similar movies over and over."
bleached bleached 9 years
"Blades of Glory was THE best worst movie I've ever seen" Four words: SNAKES ON A PLANE
bleached bleached 9 years
I'm probably in the minority but I also loved Night at the Roxbury... I thought it was cute and one of the better SNL spinoff off movies (aside for Wayne's World, obviously). Anchorman was just gold. Although it was more of a group thing than just Will Ferrell. And the Landlord was awesome. I do agree that recently, his characters have been outplayed
Papaver Papaver 9 years
I only like him as a supporting actor. As a main guy he is def tiresome. But I have to admit, I love Mugatu ;)
JaeB JaeB 9 years
Oh, and when I saw Blades of Glory at the theater (yet another distinction: I rarely see movies in the theater, yet I've seen both B of G and Stranger than Fiction there...I actually went to see S than F for my birthday!), the ending stunned both my sister and I. Blades of Glory really had the ending we least expected. And I mean the ending ending. My sister and I left the theater and walked out into the sunshine with confused looks on our faces, looking at each other occasionally and cracking up. When asked what that was about, we'd crack up some more. That's why I still like Will Ferrell. :)
JaeB JaeB 9 years
I loved Anchorman and Stranger than Fiction. Talladega Nights was funny and I still quote it occasionally (like the "baby Jesus" lines), but it was not as funny as I'd hoped from seeing the commercials. Here's how I feel about the rest: Will Ferrell makes the best worst movies I've ever seen. And I rarely like or hate movies, so it's kind of a distinction. Blades of Glory was THE best worst movie I've ever seen. So, of course, I love it and I've actually sat through it TWICE. I rarely ever watch a movie twice, so that's also kind of a distinction. (I've also watched Stranger than Fiction twice.) So I don't mind if Will Ferrell keeps on keeping on the way he is. I wouldn't mind if he changed it up a little, either.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Maybe - So far I've liked all of the movies I've seen him in except Blades of Glary, which was just alright. And I haven't seen Semi-Pro yet. But I have found that Will Ferrell movies get better with repeat viewings because they get funnier and more quotable as you go along. I didn't like Talladega or Anchorman a lot at first, but now I think they are hilarious. I mean look at how many movies he has been in: Austin Powers 1&2, A Night at the Roxbury, Superstar, Zoolander, Old School, Elf (which is one of my faves), Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, etc. I'm sure most people like at least one or two of those movies listed, but yeah I agree that his shtick is getting a bit old.
divinedebris divinedebris 9 years
I'm so sick of him, I have been for years. Alas, people like stupid movies so he'll still have his "career".
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 9 years
This is insane, my sister, mom, and I were just discussing how much were tired of him. I haven't seen any of his movies, but I'm tired of all the advertisements for his silly movies. But I can see why he's making so many, when your hot your hot and you gotta hit it hard and as long as possible. He will eventually go away.
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