Did Anyone Else Not Mind Sam Worthington?

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#1 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -

I was kind of suprised at how harsh Jeff was at the voice work of Sam Worthington. I'm not a fan boy of the guy, but I didn't mind his voice at all. A line here and there seemed slightly off, but his performence was solid for me. I also didn't mind his accent. He played a gruff and tough solider (aka the main role Worthington is any good at) just fine in my opinion.
#2 Posted by ptys (1868 posts) -

I don't mind him... so long as he NEVER ACTS AGAIN!!

#3 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -
@ptys:
Hey now, I thought he was fine in Avatar and the only good part about Terminator Salvation.
#4 Posted by ptys (1868 posts) -
@CraigAA:  Yeah I'm only kidding. I reckon Jeff just doesn't like him becuase before Avatar came out he was all 'I'm convinced there is no-way that movie is ever going to make money' and now he looks quite the fool, so it's revenge! LOL
#5 Posted by JTMosh (257 posts) -

It wouldn't be so bad if he even tried to sound American. I also thought Jeff was being kind of harsh but after playing the game I agree with him 100%. Worthington is terrible this game.

#6 Posted by Yummylee (21208 posts) -

His performances in Avatar and Terminator Salvation have already stuck him in a very bad light for me. I won't expect much when I do play through the campaign myself.

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#7 Posted by MrMuscle (443 posts) -

I didnt mind him at all. But Ice Cube in multiplayer is getting a bit annoying.
#8 Posted by Rowr (5474 posts) -

Everyone knows jeff hates australians.

#9 Posted by HistoryInRust (6269 posts) -

Today's the day we succeed. 

#10 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3481 posts) -

I just find Sam Worthington so boring, he has no flair.

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#11 Posted by Vitor (2809 posts) -

He was fine in Terminator Salvation and threw in a decent performance here in my view, surprised by what Jeff had to say. Also shocked that he still hasn't touched Red Dead despite loving GTA4 so much so yeah, he's just full of surprises I guess.

#12 Posted by mordukai (7127 posts) -
@ptys said:
" @CraigAA:  Yeah I'm only kidding. I reckon Jeff just doesn't like him becuase before Avatar came out he was all 'I'm convinced there is no-way that movie is ever going to make money' and now he looks quite the fool, so it's revenge! LOL "
Big woops huh. Almost as big as when Steve Ballmer famously declared back before the iPhone came out that "it [iPhone] has no chance of getting any significant market share". 
 
People make mistakes though. While I might not agree with Jeff on may issue and I sometimes have problems with his personality (at least his public one, he might act differently when he is among family and friends) I do like it that he speaks his mind and he is very frank and honest about who he is and I respect that... A LOT!  also think that he and Brad are simply the best in conducting interviews. I think a lot of big name game related web sites and TV shows should learn from them. 
#13 Posted by mrfizzy (1513 posts) -

i didnt mind it but then im an aussie so maybe i just didnt notice so much? 

#14 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@ptys said:
" @CraigAA:  Yeah I'm only kidding. I reckon Jeff just doesn't like him becuase before Avatar came out he was all 'I'm convinced there is no-way that movie is ever going to make money' and now he looks quite the fool, so it's revenge! LOL "
Or Worthington's a wooden lifeless actor who can't even hide his accent.
#15 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

Worthington must have the weirdest acting carrier ever. It's like he's brought into movies as a sort-of good looking place holder for that next REAL action star that hasn't been discovered yet. Like,  
 
"Damn, there's no one with real flair like Arnold or Sly anymore, but we have this Worthington guy. Just put some armor on him and prop him up in the corner."  
 
Voila! You have the new Clash of the Titans.
#16 Posted by Finstern (639 posts) -

I don't mind his voice acting, I think its passable. I didn't even really notice it was him until the prison when his aussie started slipping out. Having worked in Harvey Norman for nearly a year the aussie accent REALLY grates on my ears so I should hate it... but I don't.

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#17 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

I think Worthington is pretty bland, generally speaking, but I didn't hear the Australian accent in him come out, and I thought he did a pretty good job. With all the other, awful voice actors of the world they could have gotten, he did just fine. The constant "AARRRRGGGH THE NUMBERS" sort of yelling didn't feel too over the top, so maybe his blandness helped reign the more overly dramatic stuff in. Anyway, yeah. He was okay.

#18 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -

I was super distracted by his voice and its tendencies to globe-trot from American to Australian to Russian back to American Queens or something.
 
PLOT SPOILER!

#19 Edited by Voidoid (110 posts) -

Haven't touched the game but just wondering, is it stated explicitly that his character does not have any kind of Australian roots? Maybe I'm prejudiced but it's just my experience that Americans tend to automatically hate all English accents that aren't their own, including other American accents.

#20 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -
@Voidoid said:

" Haven't touched the game but just wondering, is it stated explicitly that his character does not have any kind of Australian roots? Maybe I'm prejudiced but it's just my experience that Americans tend to automatically hate all English accents that aren't their own, including other American accents. "

I think most people are bitching about his voice acting because his character is said to be from Alaska, yet it dips into Australian territory. I don't know what kind of Americans you're talking to, but pretty much all the Americans I know would trade out their boring American accents for an English one.
#21 Posted by Voidoid (110 posts) -
@Progn0sticator:  Shows what I know; I feel like just about every American I've ever heard talk has made fun of or complained about British accents at least once, and the GB crew do it constantly. Maybe they're all just jealous.
 
 And yeah, that kind of settles it then. I guess he could still have Australian parents or something, but if he grew up in Alaska in like the forties or fifties, that might be grasping for straws.
#23 Posted by DeanoXD (608 posts) -

i didn't even know it was Sam Worthington until Jeff said on the bombcast, i thought the voice acting was good overall.

#24 Posted by Peacemaker (1101 posts) -

I thought it was alright, though I'm not fully through the game yet so that could change.  Sometimes the accent shows through but that can even happen in movies. 

#25 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1552 posts) -
@Voidoid said:
" @Progn0sticator:  Shows what I know; I feel like just about every American I've ever heard talk has made fun of or complained about British accents at least once, and the GB crew do it constantly. Maybe they're all just jealous.
They're probably just being sarcastic, the Bomb crew that is.
#26 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10376 posts) -

Well, I haven't played it yet, but I tend to like Sam Worthington in movies more than others have, and what little bits I've heard from gameplay clips doesn't sound too bad. So what if the guy sounds Australian? I think that there aren't enough games where the main player is Australian, (or is an American, but sounds Australian, like in this game). 

#27 Posted by TRAYNREK (113 posts) -

He's no Nolan North. But ice Cube takes me out off the immersion of the game every time.

#28 Edited by emem (1960 posts) -

I think he did well. It occasionally sounded a bit emotionless, but other than that it was alright. Don't get me wrong here.. a professional voice actor could and most likely would have done better, but blaming him for having a mostly hidden Australian accent is just not right. Treyarch knew who they were getting by hiring Sam Worthington and if you want to blame someone it's not that guy, in my opinion. He's no Bill Hader (that guy would be able to give an individual voice to every character in the game) who is a brilliant voice actor.. he is predictable in that way and he gives Mason the voice Treyarch wanted for their lead character.

#29 Posted by TooWalrus (13130 posts) -

I like him more than that Disney sellout asshole Ice Cube. I don't care how great he was in the 80s, I don't have any nostalgia for his music, all I think about are his terrible movies. I don't like the guy.

#30 Posted by Vinny_Says (5681 posts) -

that Australian accent is just fucking weird

#31 Posted by TheFreeMan (2712 posts) -

Could it be said that you're just playing as Sam Worthington's avatar in the game?
 
ohohoho

#32 Posted by Sackmanjones (4650 posts) -
@MrMuscle said:
" I didnt mind him at all. But Ice Cube in multiplayer is getting a bit annoying. "
agreed. Im so sick of hearing him say "INCOMIN" why the fuck couldn't you just say "INCOMING" sorry stupid rant but it totally bothers the hell out of me
#33 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

Maybe the character was born in the US but raised in Oz.

#34 Posted by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

Tuh-dayz-the-day we succeed.

#35 Posted by mano521 (1213 posts) -

the only time i was like "wait .. wat?"  was when he definitely let his australian accent come through in the first mission. other than that i thought he did a pretty good job.  

#36 Edited by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

He annoyed the hell out of me, and I'm English. His actual reading and performance were fine, but it was just distracting as hell to have him slip into his aussie accent for basically every other line of dialogue. Annoyed me in Clash of the Titans too, he just can't pull off a consistent accent.

#37 Posted by bhhawks78 (1201 posts) -

I hate watching/hearing him in actual movies so him being the voice actor for the main character moved it from maybe buy to the gamefly que.  Playing it on mute ftw

#38 Posted by bybeach (4703 posts) -

I do not mind an australian accent. If I am tired of anything it's overdone southern (borderlands, not whats his name in RDR though) or that nasally twine sometimes from the north east. Canadians can sound more US to me than many in the US 
 
But do not say he was from Alaska...thats not even close to New Zealand.
#39 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19305 posts) -

''I keep hearing the FUCKING numbers!'' 
 
Nah, I didn't mind his voice acting at all.

#40 Posted by CraigAA1028 (546 posts) -
@MrMuscle said:
"Ice Cube in multiplayer is getting a bit annoying. "
You sir, do not deserve to walk this earth.
#41 Edited by MisterChief (831 posts) -

 
@bybeach said:

" I do not mind an australian accent. If I am tired of anything it's overdone southern (borderlands, not whats his name in RDR though) or that nasally twine sometimes from the north east. Canadians can sound more US to me than many in the US  But do not say he was from Alaska...thats not even close to New Zealand. "

  What?
#42 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

I made the mistake of watching the quick look before starting the campaign and now I can only hear an Australian accent whenever he speaks.

#43 Posted by Sammo21 (3203 posts) -

I seemed to "enjoy" it more than anyone on the bombcast. He's just not good @ doing an American accent...neither is Ewan McGregor.

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#44 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

he had a fine american accent for terminator and avatar, dunno how he fudged up here

#45 Posted by tskunk (153 posts) -

Mel Gibson would have been a better Aussie pick, imo. He can do American, Australian, Scotch, English, etc. And all of them believeably! :P

#46 Posted by Subbeh (90 posts) -

If anything I found Worthington less annoying in the game than in his films. Onscreen he is totally devoid of charisma, slightly less so in the game.
As far as accents go hes not terrible and nowhere near as shocking as Russel Crowe's wandering collection of accents in Robin Hood for instance.

#47 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -

Worthington is ace. He's sold me on getting this game.

#48 Edited by Donos (1193 posts) -

I disliked his voice somewhat for sounding whiny instead of serious in certain situations, but I put that more down to the guy's voice itself rather than his performance. Still, the end result was just as good as in any other action game I can think of, and a good deal better than many.
 
Also, anyone remember the protagonist from the first Crysis? Striking similarities.

#49 Edited by MiniPato (2714 posts) -

It wasn't just a couple lines that he did without the american accent. It was pretty much every single time he slipped back into his flashback which made me think he was originally SAS or something in his past life, but adopted the accent from working with the US or got brainwashed and lost his accent. But it says he was born in Alaska so... it's just Sam sucking at keeping the accent up throughout the game.

#50 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

Oh god, his accent really stands out like crazy, having finally played through a third or so of the game. Compared to the quality of voice acting in the rest of the game, Worthington is just godawful. Even the cheesy russian accents are better.

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