I blame this disappointing movie completely on him, because every Farrelly Brother film beforehand was pure hilarious fun. He made it so uncomfortable to watch, and I never knew if he was trying to be funny or just trying to act enough to make it microscopically believable.
This could have been one of the best westerns in the last 30 years, seriously. There was one problem: The horrid, unbearably annoying Zellwegger made me cringe and want to fast forward through every one of her scenes, which to the film's demise, covered a rather large portion of screen time.
This film had fantastic potential, but it only left me agitated. Not because of Megan Fox's acting, but because of the three listed above. I like Turturro when he's with the Coen Brothers or Spike Lee, otherwise he makes terrible decisions and is not funny. Who's less funny? Anderson, who's horrible dumb-guy computer geek portrayal displaced any remaining interest I had in the film, and Julie White (the mom) succeeded in forcing me to walk out of the theatre for a few moments because I was so annoyed with her and the 3-story robots playing hide-and-seek with her in their neighborhood.
It's hard to say who ruined this disappointing prequel more, the kid or Jar-Jar Binks. Since the latter isn't an actor, we'll choose the kid. With the thousands of kids trying out for this most-prestigious role (for a kid) how on earth (or Tatooine) did they think Jake Lloyd could play the role correctly? I was embarrassed for Liam Neeson, being in the same film as he.
Maybe since they made such a horrible decision with the first one, they needed to top it off with a winy, chalk-board-scratching, abundantly untalented actor like Christiansen.
Now I know why Liam Neeson wasn't in this one.
Maybe it's Will Ferrell's, Amy Poehler's, and everyone else who's hilarious in this movie's fault, because Jon Heder was completely out of place and managed to stay away from uttering a single comedic line as the co-lead in a comedy film. Imagine how much funnier this film would have been with Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson, or even someone who's never done a comedy in his life, like Russell Crowe - he probably could have been funnier!
He's basically ruined any film he's done in the 90's and 00's (with the exception of 'The Lion King' and he nearly did there, too. But that's probably because he went up against one of the greatest voices in cinema - Jeremy Irons)
This one could top all of them, because not only does he ruin every scene he's in, he ruins other people's performances while they're on-screen with him. I saw absolutely no chemistry with any of the actors and felt uncomfortable throughout.
I could probably say this about every one of his films up until The Departed (he's been decent since), but most of them would probably have been average even without him (except for the brilliant "Boogie Nights", not even he could harm that film). I just felt like he was struggling with his lines in every scene and his poor acting really jumped out of the screen when going up against such a quality ensemble.
Who's worse than Wahlberg at getting hooked up with awesome roles in movies they don't deserve to be in? Keanu!! What the hell were the producers thinking with this?? This film had everything going for it, and then Keanu showed up.
I may be in the minority when I discuss how I like this film. It's when I first fell in love with Beckinsale and it covers one of the more intriguing WWII stories. I also really enjoy sweeping epics. What I don't enjoy is having to sit and watch a mumbling, pretty-faced, mimbo, try and make us believe a word of what he's saying and actually care at all about his character. He was so bad that for the only time in my life I actually felt sorry for Affleck.
I really enjoy firefighting films and TV shows (Rescue Me) so I was pretty excited about this one, but then... the Phoenix dropped by and left a disgustingly putrid bag of worthless overwrought shit that will be undoubtably impossible to ever replicate such a dubious achievement. I almost went bald after watching this film, from pulling my hair out in every disheartening scene he was in. He brought it down from a potential 4/5 to a 1/5 stars.
How he won a Best Actor Oscar will remain one of the greatest mysteries of film. He looks completely lost in every one of his roles, but I choose this one because most of his films have no potential to begin with. I was hoping his character would get shot or get truly lost, anything really, throughout the entire film.
This guy should really go in the Hall of Fame of the wrongly-cast, if there were one. And if there were, maybe that would mean, to the delight of most of us, that actor is forever banned from the silver screen.
You could make the case that the acting in this film is quite poor all around, but he's at the heart of this film that had such potential before hiring one of the most gag-inducing actors of his generation.
What in the heeeeeell did the Farrelly Brothers and Jim Carrey see in this retched haggard impossibly annoying woman? I love this film, and can only bare watching it multiple times because Carrey is awesome and I just imagine deep into my mind that's Sienna Miller on screen instead.
Another ensemble cast, but they missed more marks in this one. Cannon's unbelievably over-dramatic-and-not-an-ounce-of-believability performance at the end, Fishbourne's horrible version of a mentor/chef, and Moore's lazy effort to portray a woman with feeling, are the dubious stand outs.
Redeeming character in this ensemble cast: Surprisingly, Ashton Kutchar.
This film wasn't ever great, but at least it had Mary Tyler Moore and Julie Andrews, who are always a delight. Halfway through this movie, the entertainment value took a dive when Carol Channing showed up and proceeded to irritate every nerve in my body. "Raspberries!"
The producers had a great idea for this film, then they decided to ruin the shit out of it when it came to casting. Whitaker looking lost as usual, with his hand=held camera, Fox trying desperately, and Quaid showing up for the paycheck and putting in minimal effort.
Never again, please.
Another ensemble cast and another couple of duds. In this dynamic film that easily moved me in many ways, I found it unbearably hard to feel anything for their two characters. They seemed out of place and forced into any emotion.
I had to stick Walker on this list because he's one of my favorite horrible actors. The thing is, he's only in bad movies, and I didn't include him in his only other good movie, "Varsity Blues", because it was the first movie I had seen him in and it was a high school movie, he wasn't exactly acting in a field of high-brow actors.
While this is a small role, he still managed to stick out like a birch branch. It was like he got time warped from the 90's to the 40's.
I stopped finding Jolie attractive for several years now, so with her relying on her looks caused her performance to be about as dull as shit, and even shit at a molecular level would boast more exciting energy.