The Five Best Gemma Arterton Movies of Her Career

There are things that could be said about Gemma Arterton concerning what she feels as an individual about show business and her personal beliefs but honestly it’s easier to say that she’s a woman that knows what she wants and has learned from her earlier years when she wound up taking roles that she tends to avoid now. Some might call her a bad actor simply because she doesn’t want to be a part of the mainstream because she wants roles that mean something to her, but in truth she’s decided upon her course and has the courage and determination to follow it. She’s definitely not the type to be proud of having been a Bond girl, but she does see this as an experience that helped her to learn even if it’s not something she would have done now. All in all Gemma is the type of actress that has deep, passionate beliefs and isn’t worried about what society thinks when exposing them.

Here are her five best movies.

5. Clash of the Titans

Some people liked this remake of the old classic and some didn’t care for it at all. In truth the effects were a great deal better than the original and the characters were even a little more updated since the movie managed to move along a little quicker and despite any real differences the action seemed to flow a lot better because of it. The story of Perseus was something that seemed to inspire as well as entertain since many people would likely draw parallels between this movie and real life in a lot of different ways. Quite honestly the best I can say about this movie is that the Kraken was actually impressive, for the handful of seconds it was actually seen.

4. Prince of Persia

As Zack Sharf of IndieWire has written this movie was blasted more than once for whitewashing since Jake Gyllenhaal obviously doesn’t look as though he comes from the Middle East and a good deal of the cast looks anything but Persian. Ben Kingsley has been anything from American to Polynesian to Persian and it’s been kind of hard to accept throughout the history of movies. But the one thing that might save this movie is that there is plenty of action and the effects are good enough that they manage to help the story out since a dagger that can stop and rewind time is something that would be a humongous prize for just about anyone.

3. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times wrote a piece on this movie and while it was kind of pushed to the side when it came to a lot of critics it does seem like an interesting take on the old tale that many of us grew up with. The fact that Hansel was diabetic thanks to what the witch did to him was kind of interesting, and the idea that he and his sister had decided to go after witches as a profession was even more so. Bringing in a good witch and trying to introduce the dichotomy of witchcraft though was something that might have detracted a bit from the movie since a lot of people just wanted to see two witch hunters going after the worst of the bunch.

2. Quantum of Solace

It sounds as though Gemma didn’t really enjoy her time as a Bond girl since she has gone on record stating that she wouldn’t do it again if she were given the chance. That being said though it’s an experience that she did undergo and it might be that she breathed a sigh of relief when the moment for her character’s death scene was over and done with. It was kind of an odd but cruel death since Strawberry Fields, her character, was drowned in crude oil. But once the movie was over, for her at least, it seems as though she was on her way towards bigger and better things that she felt were more her speed.

1. The Girl with All the Gifts

When you realize this is in effect another zombie movie it definitely seems as though it might slip down the list as another shocker that is meant to be lumped in with the rest of the genre, it takes only a moment to stand back and realize that it’s a bit different. The idea that a generation removed from the overall effect of the spores that have caused the disease can still learn and evolve is great since it means that humanity still has something of a future, if an uncertain one. This movie is something interesting since it seems to imply that humanity is heavily dependent on the children that are left behind in any case.

She might be a pain to work with but she produces quality entertainment.


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