Who’s responsible for this? Tell us, because that person had better start preparing explanations. The experiment is over: Disney Star Wars has failed. Aside from a reasonable Episode 7 and the best Star Wars movie, Rogue One, the new movies have done little to get people excited. Adam Driver falters as one of the sequel trilogy’s main villains – though he has the dramatic acting chops, every time he takes his helmet off, which happens more and more as the trilogy progresses, you’re reminded it’s Driver under that mask.
Despite the filmmaking and writing quality lacking, the casting for the sequel trilogy has mostly been good – but this one stands out as a huge misstep since so many hinges on Kylo Ren’s emotions and performance.
Jessica Alba as Sue Storm in Fantastic Four
Superhero movies have a pretty tough history when it comes to casting. Instead of finding actors who have the right physical and emotional attributes, they often try to pick up the hottest names to help get people in seats, which ends up doing a disservice to the movie. Case in point with Jessica Alba in the first attempt at C-list superhero team "Fantastic Four."
She didn't deliver a great performance (Which she blamed on the director), but fans found her unsuitable with blonde hair and blue contacts and would have liked a different actress in the role.
Kristen Stewart as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman
Stewart has gotten a bad rap as a blank-slate actress, but she's still been able to deliver some fun performances if you ignore the Twilight series, which sucked the fun out of everybody. However, that list of good performances doesn't include "Snow White and the Huntsman," which seemed to limit Stewart to one confused expression.
The film calls for Snow White to get into battles, defeat her enemies, and win the day, but she seems more worried about who will take her to prom, especially when faced with co-stars Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth.
Liv Tyler as Arwen in The Lord of the Rings
Peter Jackson's trilogy is one of the greatest things to happen to movies since sound. Most of the casting is perfect beyond the wildest dream, but Liv Tyler as Arwen sticks out. She certainly isn't the worst choice possible and does well as the elf maiden, but the fact that the movies had to add scenes to keep her on the viewer's minds is a bit of a sticking point.
The love story between Arwen and Aragorn is the otherwise flawless trilogy's weakest plotline. Tyler is a capable actress and looks like the beautiful elf maiden, but she's still the weak link, especially alongside Viggo Mortenson and Hugo Weaving.
Abbie Cornish as Anne Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Despite this film being a 2017 Best Picture nominee, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” isn't without its flaws. One thing viewers raised their eyebrows at was Abbie Cornish playing the wife of Woody Harrelson, who is twenty-one years older than her.
While there's nothing wrong with her performance, the socioeconomic details of the characters make the big age range a bit tough to swallow. It would have made a lot more sense to cast an older actress, but we know how much Hollywood hates old actresses. Still, Cornish at least showed up to act.