Batgirl star, Brendan Fraser, has defended the film, saying that it should not have been judged by test screenings.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Fraser clarified with the host that he was supposed to play the villain in the movie. As fans know, Fraser is referring to his role as Firefly. He went on to defend the movie and say that it was not fair to judge it purely on a rough cut at the test screenings.
I have friends and coworkers and associates who’ve seen [the movie]. They all say really good things about it. The thing about it was it was screened in a garden-variety test screening. It was a director’s cut, a first cut, it wasn’t finished. I mean, I don’t know about you, but I don’t eat half-baked cake. I don’t want to see something that’s not ready yet.
The sad thing is that I don’t know if it was judged on merit. It wasn’t shown in the best light that it could have been. I mean, yes, once you give a film to the people and the world, it’s open season to criticize or praise it or whatever you want, but this didn’t even really get a fair shake.
Brendan Fraser on Firefly
Fraser also revealed some backstory on his Firefly character. In the movie, Firefly is a military veteran whose benefits were taken from him.
He was a guy in the services who got his benefits cut and he is very angry with the system and what else is he going to do but burn it to the ground?
Too bad that we will probably not to see Brendan Fraser as Firefly. It seems like a cool idea of a motivation for the villain.
Check out more of Fraser’s interview, including his thoughts on Leslie Grace. You can see that snippet below.
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