Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Best: Supporting Actor 2010

Will Poulter – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

There are some people that you love to hate. Then there are some people that annoy you to no end, but you cannot bring yourself to hate them. The latter applies to Will Poulter's portrayal of the prissy, practical Eustace Scrubb in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. From the moment you see Eustace, you have the irresistible impulse to slap him. And yet, he is so pitiable because of his smallness. I do not mean his stature, but the smallness of his heart. He is not evil, only closed to virtue. Poulter milks the proud, cowardly, avaricious traits almost to the point where you cannot stand to watch. But we can also see his emptiness. When that emptiness is filled, the loud anger is replaced with a quiet peace, which Poulter plays with great believability I completely bought the pre-Narnian Eustace as well as the dramatically different boy who leaves the presence of the Great Lion at the end.

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