10 Bad Movies That Wasted A Good Cast Source:

Sometimes good actors make some pretty bad choices. They can be in an Oscar-winning film one second and before you know it they’re in a Razzie-nominated film the next. We don’t know how this happens or why it happens with such frequency. They must get offered some pretty big paychecks to star in these epically bad films. Still, we don’t know how they live with themselves afterwards. Today we’re going to take a look at some really bad films that wasted really good casts. Given these actors and actresses’ caliber, we’re surprised they ever agreed to take part in these disappointing films.

10. Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

“Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” has a stellar cast, including Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis Jaime King and Powers Boothe. Newcomers to the series included Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Ray Liotta, Christopher Lloyd, Jamie Chung, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni, Stacy Keach, Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner and Juno Temple. Even with such a great cast, the film received very few favorable reviews from the critics and it bombed at the box office, grossing only $39.4 million of its $65 million budget. Source:

9. All The King’s Men

Even with a killer cast that included Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins, “All The King’s Men” was a flop with the critics and at the box office. “Nothing in the picture works. It is both overwrought and tedious, its complicated narrative bogging down in lyrical voiceover, long flashbacks and endless expository conversations between people speaking radically incompatible accents,” A.O. Scott of The New York Times wrote. Source:

8. Valentine’s Day

“Valentine’s Day” was a commercial success, but it received really bad reviews from the critics. Some of the actors and actresses totally belonged in this bomb; however, there were a number of them, including Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts, who really didn’t. We want to know what they were thinking when they signed onto this mess. Source:

7. Third Person

“Third Person” featured some pretty big names, including Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde, James Franco, Mila Kunis and Kim Basinger. It is too bad that the film was such a disappointment. We think Rotten Tomatoes summed the film up best with: “Third Person finds writer-director Paul Haggis working with a stellar cast and a worthy premise; unfortunately, he fails to fashion a consistently compelling movie out of the intriguing ingredients at his disposal.” Source:

6. New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is the sequel to “Valentine’s Day.” While stars like Bradley Cooper, Kathy Bates, Jamie Foxx and Julia Roberts knew better than to get involved again, a whole slew of other actors who should have known better jumped on board. This included Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank and Michelle Pfeiffer. The critics were even less impressed with “New Year’s Eve.” “New Year’s Eve is a dreary plod through the sands of time until finally the last grain has trickled through the hourglass of cinematic sludge. How is it possible to assemble more than two dozen stars in a movie and find nothing interesting for any of them to do?” Roger Ebert wrote. Source:

5. Pearl Harbor

Even with Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight and Alec Baldwin, “Pearl Harbor” never really had a chance. Michael Bay was the director and he was going to do what he wanted with it. While the film proved to be a commercial success, the critics savaged it. “There is no sense of history, strategy or context; according to this movie, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor because America cut off its oil supply, and they were down to an 18-month reserve. Would going to war restore the fuel sources? Did they perhaps also have imperialist designs? Movie doesn’t say,” Roger Ebert wrote. Source:

4. Wild Wild West

“Wild Wild West,” which starred Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh and Salma Hayek, was expected to be a huge blockbuster, but it failed to live up to the creator’s expectations. It was still a modest commercial successful; however, the critics attacked the plot, acting and characterization. Source:

3. He’s Just Not That Into You

“He’s Just Not That Into You” is another one of those movies like “Valentine’s Day” and “New tear’s Eve” that proved to be commercially successful even though it lacked any real substance. Even more shocking were some of the cast members. What were Ben Affleck, Jennifer Connelly, Bradley Cooper and Scarlett Johansson thinking? Source:

2. Nine

The musical “Nine” was a massive flop and rightfully so. It featured a superior cast that included Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Lauren; however, it didn’t really make use of most of them. The only thing that’s really good in the movie is the music, but we wouldn’t recommend that you actually sit through the movie to listen to any of it. Source:

1. Mordecai

Once upon a time, a movie that featured Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor would have been a box office draw, but not anymore. The film totally bombed at the box office and the critics maligned it. According to Christopher Rosen of The Huffington Post, “Mortdecai seems destined to be rated as the worst film of 2015, and deservedly so.” Source:
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