In fact, there’s a lot of justification for thinking that Mr. Depp is massively over-rated.
Depp has become a kind of walking artifice, a doll that Tim Burton and Gore Verbinski sporadically plays dress up with.
It’s the sort of premise Karl Pilkington would pitch yet is given so much sombre weight by the cast it’s almost too hard to watch!
We could spend all day going through the disasters that Johnny has found himself in – The Lone Ranger, Mortdecai, The Rum Diary, Alice In Wonderland – but the point is that somehow, even with this rap sheet, he still manages to be revered and considered one of the generation’s best actors when he’s plainly not.
A likeable yet complicated movie star who visits children in the hospital he may be, but a great, great actor, he’s not.