If there’s one thing Hollywood movie studios love to do, it’s to overuse the same ideas over and over until it stops making money. While the success of these trends are dependent on audiences either not noticing or caring that they’re being overused, anyone who watches a lot of movies is going to quickly realize that some trends are growing increasingly tired and repetitive. Building off of that sentiment, it would be nice to see the following 10 trends retired.
10. Casting Johnny Depp As A Flamboyant Weirdo
There was a time, believe it or not, when Johnny Depp was a highly-regarded actor who picked unlikely roles that challenged him as an actor. One such role was that of Captain Jack Sparrow in the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, which rightfully earned Depp as Best Acting Oscar nomination. Unfortunately, Depp took the originality and flamboyance of that character and ran it into the ground for the next decade and counting. “Flamboyant Weirdo” is now Depp’s trademark acting mode, whether it be portraying the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton’s live action Alice in Wonderland (2010) or, most recently, as a secret agent in Mortdecai. Depp’s penchant for playing the same type of character has hurt the actor’s reputation considerably and until he turns in a prominent role that is as far removed from Jack Sparrow as possible, this reputation will likely stick.