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Since: 16.10.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.49
I'm not sure if it's been done here before.

Can you think of any movie that fell below expectations despite having a solid cast?

I saw "America's Sweethearts". It had Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Christopher Walken, Seth Green, and so on....
It should have been a great film, but was pretty much fluff and just not that compelling.

I think "Batman & Robin" had lots of star-power and we all know what a turd that was.
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
"Nothing But Trouble" - Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Demi Moore, and Tupac(?!?). Awful, awful, awful movie.




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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.84
Valentine's Day sure gave it a go with a bloated cast that included Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Topher Grace, Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jessicas Alba AND Biel, and both Julia and Emma Roberts. Yet the final result...was truly terrible.

But that movie just shows that this type of movie should be left to the Brits.

(edited by It's False on 29.7.11 1258)



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.13
The House of the Spirits, 1993. Starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, and Antonio Banderas. The supporting cast includes Vanessa Redgrave, Maria Conchita Alonso, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Jan Niklas. Awful, awful, awful.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97

Space Cowboys



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.66
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Space Cowboys


Really? I love that movie. Plus, so did others, as it made back double it's production budget.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
From what I've read Cowboys & Aliens is along these lines.

Anything where an actor says they're doing a movie because they want their kids to be able to watch them in something is the touch of death. Look at what DeNiro has become.

Speaking of DeNiro - Rocky & Bullwinkle springs to mind.



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The Avengers (the film version of the television show not the upcoming comic book movie). Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery. Truly crappy movie.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.83
The Prestige. Bale, Cain, Jackman and Bowie. Great plot til it went off the rails to sci-fi land.



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Since: 21.11.02
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Soapdish.

Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarity, Elisabeth Shue, Teri hatcher, Garry marshall and Kathy Najimy.

Truly awful.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.83
    Originally posted by lotjx
    The Prestige. Bale, Cain, Jackman and Bowie. Great plot til it went off the rails to sci-fi land.


I strongly disagree. I love this film, and the cast did a great job.

I agree with the good General Zod on The Avengers. It was truly one of the worst films I have ever seen.





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
    Originally posted by Wpob
    Soapdish.

    Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr., Cathy Moriarity, Elisabeth Shue, Teri hatcher, Garry marshall and Kathy Najimy.

    Truly awful.


It was such a great cast that as a 14 year old boy I went to see it in the theatre. so disappointing.

I too have to disagree on the Prestige, but I'm a sucker for magicians on film.



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Dick Tracy - (Beatty, Pacino, Hoffman, Madonna, etc.)

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And also mark me down for really liking The Prestige.





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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.83
Dick Tracy was not that bad. Prestige was decent then it stopped being a magician movie and turned into a goofy sci-fi movie. As soon as the clone machine turned up, I checked out. It could have been Oscar nominated film and turned into a joke.



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Oceans 12/13 & X-Men 3 come to mind for me.
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Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.15
SPOILER TAGS FOR A FIVE YEAR OLD MOVIE

    Originally posted by lotjx
    Prestige was decent then it stopped being a magician movie and turned into a goofy sci-fi movie. As soon as the clone machine turned up, I checked out. It could have been Oscar nominated film and turned into a joke.


Well, it was based on a novel that

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had a cloning machine.

The sci-fi aspect was an understandable turnoff to some people, but the point wasn't really about the revelation of a magic machine -- Michael Caine or someone says up front within the first 15 minutes or so that there was a teleporting machine and it was real. It was the escalation of that disappearing trick from lookalike to twin brother to clone, and the fact that Hugh Jackman became so consumed with beating Bale and the adulation of the trick that he murdered himself by drowning every night. So the twist is that instead of a final revelation about how he faked a teleporting machine, it's the final revelation that the machine was actually real but it wasn't teleporting, it was that he was cloning and murdering himself, in order to frame Bale and steal his daughter, because that's how far gone he'd etc etc.

The movie also functions as a trick played on the audience. Because "they're looking for the secret but they don't want to find it because they want to be fooled" or whatever the dialogue is. So you don't get the secret, you get fooled.


The movie also works as a roman à clef of the Monday Night Wars, so that's cool.

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#18 Posted on
I loved The Prestige. It had me guessing (wrong) all the way through. Any movie that can trick me gets my seal of approval.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
Rat Race, i think it was called. Incredibly stupid.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.45
    Originally posted by dwaters
    I think "Batman & Robin" had lots of star-power and we all know what a turd that was.

I'm not sure we can get much better of an answer than Batman & Robin.

Unless, that is, you're one of the many people who hated "Mars Attacks!" It had a pretty insane cast: Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sara Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Tom Jones, Jim Brown, Natalie Portman, Pam Grier, and Jack Black.

I happened to like the movie. That's probably because they killed off EVERYONE (except Jim Brown and Pam Grier, I believe). I thought that was kinda cool and unexpected.

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