Chloe Moretz may have found her niche in the movies she chooses. The Kick-Ass star might not have come a long way since “Hit Girl,” but she appears to be okay with that.
Young Moretz gained instant fame as an adolescent assassin on the big screen alongside what seemed a much bigger name. It wasn’t Nicolas Cage who launched her status as an actress, though. She’s just good at playing her roles.
If Moretz’s roles in Kick-Ass 2 and If I Stay are any indication, she’s actually so good at acting that she can seemingly keep an entire movie afloat. Recent reviews have pointed out that in If I Stay, Moretz fits the role so well that she turns what could have been a sleeper into something enjoyable.
In that role, Moretz plays a normal girl for the first time, but she’s in the midst of extraordinary circumstances. Chloe’s character Mia Hall gets in a car accident which leaves her in a coma. While there, she has an out-of-body experience and has to decide between a very different life than the comfortable one she had, or death.
Chloe Grace Moretz has once again become the central part of a film that might not have done so well without her. In Kick-Ass 2, she turned out to be part of the sub-plot that ended up more interesting than that of the titular star. She is one of the few who can take an ordinary role and make us care.
Every major role Moretz takes casts her as someone with unusual abilities or an ordinary girl in unusual circumstances. Could she be doing what Christina Ricci tried and failed to do? Between them, they both ended up famous for similar kinds of roles, but Ricci couldn’t seem to get past her status as Wednesday Addams, and Trixie from Speed Racer may have been her finale in the spotlight as she prepares to accept her new role of mom.
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 22, 2014
Chloe Grace Moretz doesn’t show any signs of fading away like her character may have done in If I Stay. She only seems to reinforce her talents with every major film. Let Me In, Texas Killing Fields, and Dark Shadows were critical failures, but they weren’t enough to keep her down.
If the Kick-Ass star can maintain her talent, her future looks bright even with a collection of bad movies on her resume. It says something when you are referred to as the “best part” in a movie that audiences otherwise didn’t care for.
What do you think of Chloe Moretz? Does she have a promising future, or will bad movies eventually be her downfall?
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