Hero Fiennes-Tiffin is best known for his role as Hardin Scott in After and as young Voldemort, in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2009), for me was most definitely the worst actor of 2019. Besides the fact that he was playing a character who is meant to be Harry Styles from a fan-fiction which is still insanely baffling. How did this film even get the go ahead? Heroes acting from start to finish is absolutely appalling.
I can’t think of a single time during After where there was an emotion that wasn’t a blank face from Fiennes-Tiffin. He literally had no feelings and I get that he was meant to be this cliche mysterious bad guy that girls all love to fall in love with, for me it was nothing more than dreadful acting. I felt no remorse, no feelings towards this kid and that’s not a good thing. I want to sympathise with characters but Heroes acting wasn’t allowing it for me.
And then there’s the lack of chemistry between him and his co-star and Josephine Langford. I found myself just not investing in the romance and as a result ended up on my phone for the majority of the film due to the sheer boredom. Let’s also not talk about how I definitely thought Hardin was Tessa’s brother until they kissed. Casting wise, mistakes were definitely made.
Overall, After is one of the worst movies of the decade, not just for the acting but also the screenplay, the plot, everything. It is a disgrace to cinema. Someone send these kids back to acting school. Please.
Last modified: 12th January 2020