WORST MOVIE CASTINGS

JunkMonkey

Lord High Vizier of Nowt
Joined
Dec 19, 2010
Messages
3,779
Location
A wet, but photogenic, bit of Scotland.
Having just watched Highlander 2 with Daughter Number One -

Me: "Trust me it's comedy gold"
Her: (45 minutes in) "Dad, this is comedy aluminium!"

- I have to wonder (not for the first time) how Christopher Lambert got to make more than two films. EVERYTHING I have seen him in he has been miscast
 

Boneman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2008
Messages
5,540
Location
Working with the Bare Bones of talent
Not sure I've mentioned this one before, but Steve Martin in 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'. Used to be one of my favourite films, one I'd watch every year or so, but each viewing makes me squirm more and more at his pathetic overacting. Granted he's playing a clown, but there's such a word as finesse... Now I can't watch it anymore, despite Michael Caine's brilliance. It's ripe for a re-make...
 

Frost Giant

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2015
Messages
330
I guess I couldn't help but compare him to Robert Vaughn and in that respect I thought he did not measure up. :)
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,382
I guess I couldn't help but compare him to Robert Vaughn and in that respect I thought he did not measure up. :)

Henry Cavill id a goo job in the role . But your right , No one will be able match Robert Vaughn in the role. :)
 

Khuratokh

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
380
Location
Leiden
The new CG Jungle Book.
With Christoper Walken as gigapithecus King Louie.
Why miscast? Because while the new ape king of the jungle is certainly intimidating as a King Kong sized maffia boss, it's hard to take him seriously when he starts to sing that jolly "I just wanna be like you" song.
 

2DaveWixon

Shocked and Appalled!
Joined
Mar 13, 2016
Messages
3,462
Location
Minnesota
Dean Martin as Matt Helm, in Murderer's Row and several others from Donald Hamilton's counterespionage series -- they raped that great series by playing it for laughs (and, I suppose, as a parody of the James Bond movies), and I've often wondered what Hamilton thought about it...
 

Ajid

Only Saltwater Fish Drink
Joined
Jan 24, 2016
Messages
588
Bridget Moynahan as Susan Calvin in I, Robot. Just one of the many many things wrong with this film. Susan Calvin is prominent in so many Asimov short stories and there was such a depth of description that there is simply no excuse for how far they strayed here.
 

paranoid marvin

Run VT Erroll!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
5,731
I agree , It's definitely a fun film to watch.:D

Dredd wasn't a bad film. It got a bad press from 2000ad fans due to him taking his helmet off, but the look and the feel of Mega City 1 was spot on (more so than the later film). As for humour, 2000ad is full of it.
 

paranoid marvin

Run VT Erroll!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
5,731
It always makes me laugh when I see Sean Connery in a film; great actor and I enjoy most of his movies, but there never seems any attempt to hide his Scottish accent. Whether hes a Russian sub captain, Irish cop or English king, his accent remains Scottish - there's never even an attempt to change it. I guess it's a measure of the man that we just accept that Sean Connery speaks like Sean Connery whatever film he's in, yet we are still able to suspend our disbelief.
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,382
Bridget Moynahan as Susan Calvin in I, Robot. Just one of the many many things wrong with this film. Susan Calvin is prominent in so many Asimov short stories and there was such a depth of description that there is simply no excuse for how far they strayed here.

I liked her in that role.:)
 

Null_Zone

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2010
Messages
314
Scott Pilgrim vs the World.

I wasn't the lead would hold a door open for his love interest much less fight for her.
 

RX-79G

Science fiction fantasy
Joined
Sep 18, 2016
Messages
981
Virtually everyone in Star Wars 1, 2 and 3. The famous actors bring too much baggage ("It's the lightsaber that says BAMF on it!") and the new actors were terrible.

Toby Maguire was almost as bad a Peter Parker as Kirsten Dunst was an appalling MJ Watson, "supermodel".

The squeaky sounding guy who played Zod in the newer Superman movies was ridiculous.


Honestly, there have been so few interesting sci fi or fantasy films to have strong feelings about.
 

Similar threads


Top