Rain Varela Staff Writer
@Rain_VarelaTo the world, Cory Monteith is Finn Hudson. It is the role that catapulted him to stardom and it is his legacy to the world of television. We honor him and love him for this, but let us remember too that Cory is more than just his iconic role. At the time of his tragic end, he was already stretching his wings, taking on roles that were darker than the one which he is known for. Two movies were completed and released after his last ever episode on Glee. The first one was All The Wrong Reasons which was released a couple of weeks before he left us. It was also the better of the two films. Here Cory takes on the role of a Store Manager who is married to a girl suffering from post-traumatic disorder. His wife has a problem with people touching her, which presents a big problem for any couple. This is a character driven independent film so don't expect it to be highly entertaining. This kinds of film is not really for everyone, it tends to lean more towards the cultured crowd. But it does show the growing potential of Cory, as he takes on a much more mature role. The second movie and his last work, McCanick, may be the weaker film, it is not really that good. But I have to say it is the best ever performance I have seen of Cory. He literally stole the show for this one, upstaging the entire cast. Cory more than makes up all the flaws this movie has. McCanick is a dark, gritty police drama about a detective chasing after an ex-convict who had just been released. David Morse plays the title character and Cory takes on the role of the ex-convict. His character in this is a far cry from his singing and dancing quarterback. First off, aside from being a small time drug dealer, he is also a street hustler. There were amazing tender moments between the cop and the criminal and it plays a big part in the narrative. Although laden with cop-cliches and disorienting editing. The movie presents its strongest aspect in the shocking twist. And it is in this part that Cory absolutely shines. He was tender, menacing and sympathetic at all the same time. It was a brilliant piece of acting that I think all of his fans should see. He did great in both these movies. And it is sad that they were not seen by a wider audience. So if you have time and if you could find them, do watch this two films just because of the simple fact that Cory Monteith was brilliant in both. It will be a great way to honor him. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!