We don’t want to make too much fun of Lloyd here, but you can’t deny him as the very young Darth Vader just didn’t work out. Putting all the focus of the first “Star Wars” film in fifteen years on an eight-year-old kid is a poor choice from the get-go, but Lloyd’s wooden performance, exacerbated by the poor dialogue, turned this performance into a stinker.
Of course, even the most talented child actors would get cringes speaking some of the dialogue in the film. The fallout from the film convinced Lloyd to quit acting, but it’s impossible to ignore he was unsuitable for the role.
Seth MacFarlane as Ted in “Ted”
While this is just the character's voice, that's the problem. Seth MacFarlane is the voice of everyone's least-favorite cartoon dad, Peter Griffin, and when he loaned his voice to the foul-mouthed Ted – a movie he himself wrote and directed – it was impossible not to hear Peter.
The movie had plenty of great laughs, and getting to see Mark Wahlberg as a Boston schlub was enjoyable. Still, any time Ted – the main character of the film – opened his mouth, pretty much everybody could only picture the cartoon dad from Quahog. They tried to make a meta-joke in the middle of the movie, which just drew more attention to it.
Ronda Rousey as Kara in “Furious 7”
In 2015, Rousey was the most famous female athlete in the world, and it-girl in the entertainment world, and had the blonde California surfer girl looks that every action film producer wanted on their movie – we can't fault the producers of “Furious 7” from throwing her into their latest high-octane film.
As the head of an Abu Dhabi billionaire, however, Rousey did little more than wearing an evening gown and look grumpy. She gets a fight scene against one of the main characters, and then she's gone. It was stunt casting to the highest degree, with enough film of her to slap into trailers and get more butts in seats.
Matthew McConaughey as Man in Black in “The Dark Tower”
As one of the most disappointing movies of 2017, “The Dark Tower” tried to distill seven Stephen King books down to one and a half hours, and that's not all. A lot of the blame falls on Akiva Goldman's terrible script; McConaughey goes full ham as his character of the movie's main antagonist, even though the character is supposed to be a mysterious, enigmatic, and dangerous character every time he appears.
The terrible dialogue from the Man in Black weighs the performance down even more, and while Idris Elba was able to rise above the writing, McConaughey wasn't.
Ben Foster as Medivh in “Warcraft”
Not much went well in the movie adaptation of the ultra-popular MMORPG “World of Warcraft,” but Ben Foster is probably one of the worst casting choices, however, and that's saying something if you've seen this movie. He was so obviously miscast in the role; it was hard to focus on much else while he was in the scene.
The film's script gave him tons of nonsensical lines to spout off, which did nothing for the pacing of the film and the viewers' enjoyment. He looks very out of place as a wizard, and his scenes got people laughing unintentionally. Not good in a fantasy action movie.