He’s different, for sure. More low-key, and more like Chris Farley being basically himself, but green, which, contra Kermit, seems to come pretty easy.
When Mike Myers had to replace the late actor in the role, the script was rewritten and Myers had the notion of doing the Scottish accent he endlessly amuses himself with, which proved lucrative. Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph feels closer to the Farley Shrek than Myers does.
I’m guessing it wouldn’t have been as huge with Farley, but we’ll never know. Take a listen to him opposite Eddie Murphy and judge for yourself
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist