Friday, March 09, 2012

Is It Time to Give Up on Eddie Murphy?

A Thousand Words comes out today, and the reviews have been pretty wretched. To be fair, it's a movie that Paramount has been keeping on the shelf for four years, but it did get me thinking about Eddie Murphy and the state of his career. Remember last year when he was going to host the Oscars and everybody was happily declaring he was "back"? Back from what? For Gawker, I wrote about people's tireless belief that Murphy is someday going to return to his old form. I just don't see it happening -- and, more importantly, I don't think Murphy cares that much about what we want from his career.