Eddie Murphy is Retiring - Our Prayers Have Been Answered!
It looks like the life support is running out on Eddie Murphy's movie career. Presumably, the near 50-year-old and recent bachelor is set to please audiences nationwide - something he hasn't done in years - by going back to his comedy nightclub roots and staying out of the theater. Murphy recently told Extra, "I have close to fifty movies and it's like, why am I in the movies? I've done that part now. I'll go back to the stage and do stand-up." This news is taking much longer to type, as I can't stop from clapping. Now, I'll certainly admit the guy has done some good work (Dreamgirls, the voice of Donkey in Shrek), but the vast majority of his films in recent memory has been awful. If you need any proof of that, check out this ludicrous advertising for his next project, Meet Dave.
I pity anyone that has had to endure this insanely stupid (and potentially rage-worthy) highway spectacle. Not too surprising, the guy went sour a long time ago with Beverly Hills Cop 3. Of the 1994 film, Murphy goes on to tell Extra, "They said this is how much we're going to pay you. I said, 'let's go shoot it! I don't care if the script ain't right." While he's certainly not the most avarice of actors, that statement is the all the more insulting considering what audiences have had to endure over the years. And while I was moderately excited about a future Beverly Hills Cop 4, I'm not disappointed with Murphy putting those rumors to rest. "The movie wasn't ready to be done," he says. Gladly, you can't say the same for Murphy's career. Am I just caffeine hungry and grumpy, or is this really good news? Is finally time to rejoice?