Chris Pine has been playing in movies for over 15 years and has more or less starring roles since coming to the scene in his mid-20s. But as many artists were initially cast in youthful or youth-friendly roles, it took a while for him to embrace himself as a performer. As it turns out, Pine's self-esteem and screen presence are better for adults to use. Complaining about the absence of American male movie stars with corresponding gravitas has become almost as much of a cliché as comparing these stars to their old colleagues. However, in his best roles, Pine has both weight and lightness reminiscent of the uncomplicated versatility of an old-time matinee idol, and he is often particularly good with old fashioned, even square material. Of course, like many stars, he is often at the mercy of the material given to him. So here are all the movies of Pines that are counted from the very worst to the sparkling best.
Wonder Woman, 2017
Role: Steve Trevor
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Chris Pines star is that he saves his showboarding for cameos and supporting parts. If he has a lead role, he knows how to work with his castmates in such diverse projects as Hell or High Water Star Trek Into the Woods or Wonder Woman which proves to be the best example of its screen performance. Wonder Woman is of course very much Gal Gadot's film; She plays Diana Prince, one of the most famous superheroes in the world, and gives a versatile star performance. Pine plays Steve Trevor, a World War I soldier, and ultimately the love of Diana's young life, and his old-fashioned charisma never feels like it's intervening in her story. Instead, their scenes together form one of the most intimate romantic relationships (even if they are short-lived) in superhero films, without losing sight of Diana. Pine's early roles were based on his ability for prettiness, and while Steve Trevor embodies these qualities to some degree, there is also a basic propriety that gives him much valued depth, corresponding to the serious heroism of Gadot's Wonder Woman.
2 19659003] Hell or High Water, 2016
Role: Toby Howard
One of the reasons why Pine So it seemed in many of his early roles that his screen presence was often treated as a teen idol hunkiness. It turns out, however, that he has a way with adulthood, as shown in this rock-solid Best Picture Sorta Western by two brothers (Pine and an equally strong Ben Foster) who upset banks as a revenge for the predatory behavior of institutions. Jeff Bridges won the film's only Oscar nomination for acting (the film itself was nominated for the Best Picture), and as always, it's good, but it's really Pine and Foster who really make David Mackenzie's tight, careless dramatic thriller sing bring. Pine, as the more modest of the two, anchors Hell or High Water and his quiet last stand-off scene with Bridges is one for his personal highlight role.
Star Trek, 2009
Role: James T. Kirk
JJ Abrams revived Star Trek briefly re-emerged in the movies with this reboot in 2009 and took the time travel to create a "new" trek
universe, featuring well-known characters such as Spock, Bones, Uhura and so on, now played from (great) new actors. Pine has the unenviable task of following James T. Kirk of William Shatner, and he is satisfied with Elan. Origin stories have become boring in superhero cinema, but it turned out they had a lot of fun playing Star Trek more than reconfiguring the film of Trek a high-tech space opera. Humanity comes from Abram's warmth, humor, and great look for casting and putting together a flawless, old crew, with Pine and Zachary Quinto to great relationships like Baby Kirk and Baby Spock.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider's Verses, 2018
Role: Peter Parker
To be honest it could be that this movie is even on the list; It has just won the Oscar for Best Animated Game of 2018, and it is one of the best superhero stories of the recent boom. Pine's vocal performance as an unfortunate replay of Peter Parker (this multi-universe adventure consists of several parkers and even more spiders) while it's crucial to the action and well played in Pine's signature playful gravitas tone is an extended cameo than a full one Power. On the other hand, the animation is breathtaking, the story has a lot of humor and heart, and Pine sings a Christmas song in Spider-Man style late in the credits – so it's definitely a must.
Star Trek Beyond, 2016
Role: James T. Kirk
There is one case from which Beyond is the best of the last three Star Trek films; The only thing missing is the discovery and the slightly sharper dialogue from the first entry (and, OK, the appealing, light-scattered illumination scheme of the film, some of Beyond are annoyingly lit). This stand-alone entry, which sends the Enterprise on a stand-alone mission and then breaks them up into mating for much of the film, is next, giving the newer films the thoughtful, explorative, yet dizzying ghost of one Films play the older Trek episode, only with youthful energy and a bigger budget. Pine remains a strong Kirk, though the scene theft stealers are Sofia Boutella as the alien warrior Jaylah and a recall on the first use of sabotage by the Beastie Boys. This is one of the more satisfying franchise blockbusters of recent years.
Role: Will  The last film by director Tony Scott is elegant in his Simplicity and (in typical Scott's style) nervous in its execution: A runaway train carrying explosive chemicals crashes into disaster, and only its engineers can stop it! Pine is the young dollar to the old Denzel Washington, and the two play off with satisfying movie star Bravado. There are plenty of fast cuts, swirling helicopter shots and late-cycle Tony Scott greens, but the movie avoids bombast by playing in less than 100 minutes and delivering the unpretentious images of the suspense. Washington and Scott made a lot of films together; Pine was excited about one of her best.
Star Trek Into Darkness, 2013
Role: James T. Kirk
So many blockbusters preserved after release good reviews and reactions from the audience, just to soften their reputation after six rounds of the Internet after a few rounds on the Internet. For Star Trek Into Darkness this process actually makes a bit of sense, as it is an exciting and entertaining science-fiction action movie right now that does not stand up to scrutiny by the audience. As with all newly launched Young Star Trek films, the cast and character chemistry between the time-traveling versions of Kirk, Spock, Bones and all others is a pleasure. Director J.J. Abrams eventually succumbs to his instinct as a cover-band filmmaker by executing too many repetitions of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan rather than inventively riffing on it. In front of this particularly derived end, Into Darkness it's a lot of fun and does not deserve his revised reputation as a massive disappointment. It is far more disappointing that we only had three films from "Kevlin Timeline" Star Trek before the talks broke out for another sequel.
Celeste and Jesse Forever, 2012
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The real Chris with Celeste and Jesse Forever is Chris Messina, who may have an interest in Celeste (Rashida Jones). after her split from her bestie / soulmate Jesse (Andy Samberg). Pine is not really in the movie, he lurks in a single scene for a quiet, funny cameo. When Jesse sits with a group of his friends talking, the guy at the edge of the group does not say anything and finally starts taking different drugs until the others realize that none of them really knows him. It's a joke that would probably be more at home in a movie by Adam McKay or David Wain, but it works well in this more grounded comedy, not least because Pine easily gets into the role of Randy Dirtbag. It's probably not fair to put this movie that high on the list of pines, but it makes up its tiny part, and the rest of the movie is funny and poignant.
Into the Woods, 2014
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Role: Cinderellas Prince
It's hard to compete with a good stage production of Into the Woods especially if the film adaptation is directed by the film-musical journeyman Rob Marshall, who does not have one Film with an assertive and interesting perspective. But Marshall's Into the Woods may be his best film, simply because of the strength of Stephen Sondheim's source material and the cast he composes to meet fairy-tale characters experiencing real disappointment and difficult times. The ensemble consists of Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and, in a smaller role, Pine, who plays an unnamed handsome prince for Kendricks Cinderella. "Agony", his duet with his colleague Billy Magnussen, is an important highlight of his career as a singer and actor.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, 2014
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Pine is not designed to commemorate Tom Clancy & # 39; s most famous creation, CIA analyst Jack Ryan. Alec Baldwin did it first, Harrison Ford twice, Ben Affleck first, the younger Jack Ryan, and John Krasinski does it on Amazon in a television series. Shadow Recruit Pine's crack at Even Younger Jack Ryan, was the only image of Ryan who did not make decent money at the box office. But it's not that bad! Director Kenneth Branagh is an insured artisan on this type of pot-boiling thriller (and he makes a fun Russian villain). Pine modulates his charisma to play a guy who's smart, but not superheroic (though he's still pretty handsome, he's one of the more (plausibly "normal" big-screen Ryan's), and Keira Knightley's got Ryan's wife This is a totally observable cable spy film on Sunday afternoon, better than either Patriot Games or The sum of all fears at least.
Z for Zachariah, 2015
Other post-apocalyptic pine; Z for Zachariah has a similar intimacy as Carriers however, with less ugliness and hysteria Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor play survivors of a nuclear apocalypse and live together on a remote farm – until they are accompanied by a third survivor (Pine) who is quasi-domestic e partnership disturbs. In a way, it's a fight between Pine's old-fashioned movie star charm and Ejiofore's multi-layered, subtler acting style. The silence and ambiguity of the film are admirable, though in the end it would probably work just as well as a short film or episode of an anthology television series as a feature film.
A Wrinkle in Time, 2018
Ava DuVernay challenged herself with a large-format adaptation of a trippy child Fantastic-Romans, and the results are a mixed bag: There are strange, beautiful pictures and scenes in which DuVernay's usual talent for shooting dynamic conversations seems overwhelmed by the events. Pine is not the focus of the film; he is the missing father that Meg (Storm Reid) tries to find with the help of fantastic creatures played by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey. But he has a lot in common with the other adults in the cast, especially because none of them has so much to do. Meg's story is important here and is told seriously, if sometimes awkwardly.
Outlaw King, 2018
Role: Robert Bruce
This Netflix pickup acts as both Non-sequel to Braveheart (in which Robert the Bruce was not particularly well portrayed) and as a reunion between Pine and his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie. Pine can test a Scottish accent (and full frontal nudity!) As he fights against King Edward's armies in the 13th century, and his respectable efforts do not fully liven up the process. The final version of Outlaw King is reduced by about 20 minutes after the festival premiere and is vividly well done (and, frankly, much less laborious than Braveheart ), but it never reaches the heights of Pine and Mackenzie's first movie together.
The Finest Hours, 2016
Role: Bernie Webber
In an old-fashioned rescue melodrama, Pine plays more or less less the opposite of his role in Star Trek (19459013): Instead of a foul Captain Kirk, he is an officer of the Coast Guard, who follows orders to make a mistake. He is aware of his duty and is in a terrible storm to help a crew of oil tanker at-risk workers, even if it is a suicide mission. Pine forgives herself good-naturedly and The Finest Hours is often exciting and purposeful. But it's never really bigger than the sum of its better moments, especially when it's downgraded from the big-screen spectacle to the At Home downgrade.
Horrible Bosses 2, 2014
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is a kind of studio comedy sequel: It brings out the original (roughly three buddies, the vengeance against them plot cruel employers) with unnecessary over-complication, whereby the general mood of the predecessor was recovered, but the return was predominantly decreased. To the extent that this is a more observable repetition of the formula than most others, it is because Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have had a really good time managing to rip and to yell each other. This is also true for Pine, who plays the unclean son of the trio's revenge business. He is one of the only sources of new energy in the film, and he seems to have a ball.
Rise of the Guardians, 2012
Role: Jack Frost
DreamWorks Animation has produced a lot of mediocre cartoons with moaning Celebrity voices broadcasting pop culture references; Rise of the Guardians does not really follow this model, as it's more of a children's fantasy than a comedy, about mythical figures like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, who band together to save the world, and Jack Frost (voiced by Pine) to help them. Despite their comparatively lacking noise and some nice animations, the plot and the associated mythology are mostly uninspired. Children will enjoy it well enough.
Smokin & Aces, 2006 and Stretch, 2014
Cast: Darwin Tremor / Roger Karos
In his other 2006 Chris Pine films, he played two different, awkwardly polished Dorkhunks, so it must have been refreshing for him to jump into Joe Carnahan's tense Hitman-centered action comedy, even though the film itself feels like a relic from the era of Guy Ritchie imitations (often just second-generation Tarantino imitations). Pine met again with Carnahan for an unvarnished role in the little-seen, but similarly swept sort-of-sort-comedy stretch that shows Patrick Wilson as a down-and-out sedan driver having a busy, bad day. Pine plays one of Wilson's clients, a bizarre billionaire who jumps into the movie almost naked with "Rick Rubin's beard," as Wilson says. In both films, Carnanhan is overwhelmed in a furious way (quasi-disrespectful narration, ostensibly clever dialogues) to adapt to his angry overdrive (fast cuts, large close-ups, blown-out colors). No movie is as smart as it thinks, but neither is boring. Pines insanity is part of the essence.
Bottle Shock, 2008
Role: Bo Barrett
It's a bit weird That this little-seen 1976 comedy about the origins of California's well-known wine is not more widely available (it's taken from major digital lending services and seems to be most accessible on YouTube bootlegs). – Not because it's especially good, but because Pine plays along with the late Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku and Dennis Farina. It's an amusing unfocused ensemble, with some sympathetic works by Pine as a long-haired post-hippie Szew-Up son helping his father (Pullman) impress a sommelier (Rickman) performing a promotional tasting test.
19  This Means War, 2012
Role: FDR Foster
The last time the former music video writer McG made a A movie that looked and felt completely like a McG movie – flaring colors, different single shots, big movie stars in a flashy story that makes little sense – it was this movie clip about the best friend secret agents (Pine and Tom Hardy) who vied for the affection of an unsuspecting wife (Reese Witherspoon). Now that McG has gone over to the netflix compulsory level, even his junkier, big films have some kind of stupid nostalgia, but despite some well-choreographed scenes, This Means War is not. Charlie & # 39; s Angels: Full Throttle – not least because a few men using espionage techniques to defend themselves feel sickly these days. Pine could have the odds for a really good Rome Com, but it has not happened yet. (And Hardy, honey he is, has done well to shun the genre since this flopped here.)
People Like Us, 2012
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Disney must have been sold to Pines' appearance in Princess Diaries 2 ; The studio has repeatedly provided him with vehicles in genres that the megastore is no longer really engaged in (see also # 14 of this list). He probably hoped that he would break out as a movie star for adults. Hence this movie about Pine, who plays a Callow financial kid who copes with his father's death – and the half-sister (Elizabeth Banks) he never knew. It's nice to see Pine and the ever-repressed Banks being played in emotional, non-genre roles, but this is just the sort of sloppy, marvelous drama that confuses Hollywood scriptwriters with sensitive human interest.
Role: Luther Scott
In one of his first films, Pine plays in a Catholic boys' school taught Luther Scott how to handle drugs and alcohol and other illegal substances from his dorm. When he and his buttoned roommate are punished for his violations, events get out of control and soon the police are on the ground. Confessions are such a low-budget eclipse that is really unpredictable, especially in the early days: will it be a campus melodrama, a reflective comic-of-age play, a scary thriller, or a procedural one his? It retains elements from all four, making it an OK potboiler, one that constantly adds points as it moves on. But in the end, the film feels like a daunting episode of a series of low-rent spinoffs Law & Order that provides the bulk of its solution in advance – and Pine's character, in particular, makes an astonishing series of decisions the film meets
never actually roll properly] Carriers tracks one novel approach to a global pandemic thriller: He puts horror material into a free-running but desperate road trip. Four young people (brothers played by Pine and Lou Taylor Pucci and two ladies played by Piper Perabo and Emily Van Camp) cross country after a devastating contagion. They are not on a real mission, only on the way to the sea and hope for the best – at least at first glance. This, even with all intensity, is a thriller about the terrible things people do to each other in an emergency, rather than chases or zombie hordes. Pine plays the impulsive and selfish ringleader of the group, suppressing its natural charm. It's a dedicated, compelling performance in a seriously-minded, dark-toned movie that gets boring even at a slender 85 minutes.
Small Town Saturday Night, 2010
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Role: Rhett Ryan
In this little-noticed indie, Pine anchors a cast that includes a Winter's Bone John Hawkes, a pre-Oscar Octavia, Spencer and a Insidious
Lin Shaye. He plays a musician leaving his small town for Nashville; It's just one of several intriguing, intersecting, but ultimately disastrous acts in this understated yet sometimes overworked ensemble. Worse, Pine plays a country rocker, but apart from a single song played in the film's final scene, he usually nibbles only on his acoustic guitar. Lovers of hardcore pines might be interested in this one performance scene or watching his actor-dad Robert Pine play his computer screen father, but most of the film is cumbersome.
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, 2004
Role: Nicholas Devereaux
The first and least objectionable Film in Pine's Awful Young People Rom-Com trilogy is indeed a sequel to the popular Garry Marshall comedy that introduced a young Anne Hathaway to the world. The successor pairs Hathaway and Pine as young wannabe kings vying for the throne in the fictional land of Genovia (supposedly both, though they both have royal blood, are not really related, though the film is strangely casual about this detail and casts it briefly and confusing). Director Marshall shows his preference for trademarks to record as many dialogues as possible in post-production, and he has obviously never met an animal reaction photo that he did not like. Hathaway and Pine do what they can; It would be great to see them reunited because they are both more accomplished artists.
Blind Dating, 2006
As a young man, Chris Pine has made a series of horrific romantic comedies while still finding out his charisma (and hairstyle). Darkest, he appears as a young blind man in love with a nurse (Anjali Jay) – but not in front of a seemingly endless series of "funny" blind dates (blind! Get it?) Courtesy of his Vulgarian brother driving limo ( Eddie Kaye Thomas). The comedy of the film is so sad that when it fits into a threadbare romance, it is almost a relief, along with a ridiculous story about Danny, who may be able to see again. Nearly.
Just my luck, 2006
Role: Jake Hardin
This damn romantic comedy is as good a case study as possible for inequality in Hollywood. When it flopped, Lindsay Lohan's career suffered a heavy blow. By the time their movie star career ended, male lead actor Chris Pine (who has spent as much time as Lohan) was cast as Captain Kirk. Their status switch reflects the premise of this vile slapstick romp, in which a very happy woman (Lohan) crosses paths with a limping, unlucky fellow (Pine) and trades money through a magical kiss. Just My Luck 's aggressively feeble-minded phenomena seem like a pretentious version of an adult movie; It allegedly affects adults, but seems to be intended for ten-year-olds. Pine is not terrible; The movie sucks all of its performers in a black hole of cartoonie madness.