Great Actors who gave less than steller performances in a Comic Book Movie
The final part of my series, performances that didn't really live up to what they could have been.
Danny Devito as The Penguin
Danny did a decent job but Tim Burton turned this classic Batman villain into a raw fish eating black mucus spewing freak. Damn shame really cause Devito could of really delivered on this one.
Eric Bana as Bruce Banner
Eric is a good actor but he really wasn't right for the part. He wasn't great but wasn't terrible.
Tommy Lee Jones as Two Face
I really can't get my head around this one Tom is a great actor and a very good choice to play Dent. But Joel Schumacher wanted Two Face to be a really bad Joker impersonator.
Kelsey Grammer as Beast
Kelsey played the part very well but something just wasn't right about the look of Beast. To be honest it had the right idea but the blue fur looked really fake.
Colin Farrell as Bullseye
I thought this was a pretty good casting choice but the performance was painful at times.
Jennifer Garner as Elektra
I think Jennifer is a good actress but she failed to really embody that deadly assassin vibe.
Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin
Duncan put in a pretty good performance but in the end there were other actors that could of played Kingpin and stayed true to Wilson Fisk's actual race. I didn't really mind that Kingpin's race was changed but there are lots of people who did.
George Clooney as Batman
I know I'm going to get alot of heat over not including this one in my worst of, but George is a really good actor and if given a decent script and a director not hell bent on ruining the Batman franchise Clooney could of been a decent Batman but BAT-NIPPLES made sure that won't happen.
Nicolas Cage as Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider
Cage is a good actor sometimes but this movie was strange I didn't hate it but I didn't like it. A younger actor would of been better suited but thats life.
Ioan Grufford as Reed Richards
Grufford is a very good actor but he was really stale in this one, Evans really overshadowed him which is sad cause Reed Richards is supposed to be the main man in the F4.
Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy
Another one I can't understand Uma should of made an awesome IVY but in the end Schumacher made sure that IVY would be crap too.
Jack Nicholson as The Joker
Jack was great as the Joker but in the end it really was just Jack as the Joker he didn't embody the character like Heath did. But to Jack's credit he did make the Joker more like a dangerous mad man rather than Ceaser's near harmless clown.
John Malkovich as Quinten Turnball
Even though the movie sucked hard John really didn't give the performance you would expect of an actor of his talent.
Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex
Josh really tried but in the end the movie was just too awful.
Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor
This should of turned out great Kevin is a great actor but the script and Byran Singer's lack of vision made sure that this Lex was lame.
Jim Carrey as The Riddler
If Jim had played this more seriously and not let loose like a mad man he could of been a great Riddler but we will never know now.
Tyler Mane as Sabretooth
Now I'm not saying that Mane is the best actor out there but if the character wasn't treated like dumb muscle and a side kick for Magneto he could of been awesome. I say this because of that one line he was give the "Scream for me" that he said to Storm sounded totally bad ass damn shame.
Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man
There was nothing wrong with Tobey's Parker he played Parker very well but his Spider-Man lacked the smartass wise cracking that Spidey is known and loved for.
Val Kilmer as Batman
Val really could of done better he is a good actor but his Batman had nothing on Keaton's.
Willem Dafoe as Green Goblin
This was almost perfect Willem Dafoe put in great performances both as Norman Osbourne and the Green Goblin but that terrible costume ruined it.
Well there you have it.
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