|View Poll Results: What do you think of Christopher Eccelston's portrayal as Destro?|
|Classic James Bond Villain||22||30.56%|
|A really Scottish Destro||27||37.50%|
|Not Destro at all||13||18.06%|
|A good guy Destro||3||4.17%|
|What Destro should really be||18||25.00%|
|Bad guy version of Tony Stark||11||15.28%|
|A likable bad guy Destro||12||16.67%|
|Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll|
|10-12-2009, 07:54 AM||#31|
Join Date: Feb 2009
As a fan of the original cartoon Destro, I think movie Destro was horrible. Old, frail Scotsman is not what comes to mind when I think of Destro.
Last edited by Slugzilla; 10-12-2009 at 08:10 AM..
|10-12-2009, 10:15 AM||#32|
Join Date: Nov 2007
I agree with Slugzilla. Plus, I kinda wanted the deep Scottish voice.
|10-12-2009, 01:30 PM||#33|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New Joesey
Not Destro at all. His accent was irritating and overdone IMHO.
|10-12-2009, 01:33 PM||#34|
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Originally: Huntington Beach, CA
To be honest his was one of the only performances in that movie that I could tolerate, let alone think was good.
That said when he became "Destro" it left a lot to be desired (especially the effects for the "Mask")
|10-12-2009, 01:37 PM||#35|
Her Boy Toy
Join Date: Feb 2008
|10-12-2009, 01:49 PM||#36|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Being a Scotsman myself, I was really disapointed with the accent he used. It was far too common, dare I say almost stereotypical. I mean I sound like he does. But someone of Destro's history and rich family heritage should never have sounded so common, not very Lord like at all.
Then again, can we really blame the actor for his script? I'd love to know what ideas CE brought to the roll and if he had done any research on Destro. Simon Pegg's accent in Star Trek was much more passable for his roll. Then again he had a good excuse, his inlaws are Scottish! As mentioned previously, Vinnie Jones with a Scottish accent would have been fab. I'd imagine his physique more matches our Cartoon/Comic/Toy expectations better than CE.
|10-12-2009, 01:53 PM||#37|
***** Enforcement Agent
Join Date: Jan 2009
his voice wasn't deep enough. I watched the mass device cartoon last night and I was laughing near continously except when destro would talk. the dialogue was funny but his voice fit the character.
|10-12-2009, 03:05 PM||#38|
an obedient lacky...
Join Date: Apr 2009
im sunbow biased. i thought destro was awesome in the cartoon. his cartoon dialogue was great. the movie destro was ok. it wasn't definitive like the cartoon. like it was with zartan. when i saw the movie i was like that is zartan!!! didn't feel that way about destro.
"how come flint always gets lady jaye to go with him and i always get you...???"
|10-13-2009, 01:15 PM||#39|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I liked the actor, the voice didn't bother me, but the way the character was written kind of irked me. I would've liked at least one scene that could've played up Destro's honorable side, because once you strip that away he loses much of what makes him interesting in the first place.
|10-13-2009, 01:27 PM||#40|
Mad Scientist at Large
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Also, keep in mind that Destro probably spends half his life in other countries doing business, and likely speaks multiple languages. There's no reason to believe he'd have anything remotely like a typical Scottish accent. While cartoon Destro doesn't sound stereotypically scottish, it was imposing, refined, and worked for the character very well.
Ironically, David Tennet is Scottish, but I don't know what kind of Destro he'd be. >.>
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