I have always been a big Tom Hanks fan. But lets face it, the man is lost. Where did he go I will never know. What am I talking about exactly? It's called Oscar. See Tom Hanks used to make awesome comedies, lets do the list shall we...
All started off with Bosom Buddies
then we got...
My personal favorite, Bachelor Party
The Money Pit
Nothing in Common
Of course the CLASSIC film, The 'burbs
Joe Versus the Volcano
then all of a sudden... this movie came along, The Bonfire of the Vanities
And since then, he has turned his back on comedies. Sure he still makes "cute movies" like a favorite of mine, Toy Story. But lets face it, the raunchy funny as hell slapstick Tom Hanks is gone. See all was well, He was makin A League of Their Own and Sleepless in Seattle which dont even get me started on that film, well I already did get started on it which you can read all about right here! But there was always that hint of comedy greatness he once had in those film.
But then, Philadelphia came along. And he won an Oscar. And since then, he is a complete and totally different person. Not the same Hanks we once knew and love. I mean sure, he still makes great movies, Saving Private Ryan, Road to Perdition, The Green Mile, Forrest Gump, but seriously, watch those movies, then throw in Bachelor Party and see, not the same Tom at all.
We miss you Mr. Hanks, we miss you dearly and the comedy world needs you back. Please make at least one, more great comedy. Even a Burbs 2 would do. Something, anything. We love your films, but have a deep devotion to your comedy. Come back Tom.