The PJ Tatler

Dueling Visions of Masculinity at the Box Office: Johnny Depp's Goofy Mortdecai Vs Bradley Cooper's Sniper Hero

What happened to Johnny Depp? Was the Oscar nomination for the first Pirates something he had to sell his soul to the devil to get? Was the price that he had to perpetually play lamer and lamer versions of the same flamboyant persona?

“What are you watching?” my wife asks just now as I play the trailer above of the embarrassing new Depp movie that’s flopped. I tell her and she answers, “I’m so over Johnny Depp, I never really liked him.”

“Can I quote you on that?”

“What?”

“On what you just said about Johnny Depp.”

“Yeah.”

“Are we still going to try and go see American Sniper before it’s out of theaters?”

“Yeah!”

More on American Sniper at PJ Lifestyle last week:

The Secret Reason for American Sniper‘s Breakout Success

Are Brown People Capable of Evil?

American Sniper and the Billion Dollars That Hollywood Leaves on the Table Each Year

Chris Kyle’s Righteous Indignation

Why American Sniper Is One of the Greatest War Movies Ever