Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson star as the…lovers…of this steamy “romance” film, which attempted to capitalize on the fame of the novel of the same name. Yet the movie couldn’t even reach the low bar of the book; since the two primary actors had so little chemistry, the relationship came off as creepy and predatory rather than…whatever it was supposed to be in the book.
It had none of the passionate tension or interesting power dynamic of the literary version we’re, uh, told. In fact, Johnson and Dornan are reported to have hated each other. That makes a romantic film tough, probably.
Colin Farrell as Alexander in Alexander
Alongside Jolie as his one-year-older mom, Colin himself is another miscast for this famous flop. He has plenty of good acting roles, but the Irishman dropped the ball as Alexander the Great. His casting was seen as insensitive to Greek culture and simply could act as the morally bereft and greedy emperor who would go on to rule most of the known world.
Farrell has laughed at himself, being quite critical of his bleached blond hair, as well as the Irish accent, which was one of the common things for reviews to mention as a sticking point.
Halle Berry as Catwoman in Catwoman
Michelle Pfeiffer broke ground as the first portrayal of this sharp character in Batman Returns, but when Halle Berry was handed the claws in 2004, it was for what is regarded as one of the worst films of all time. Instead of the sensual and seductive Pfeiffer, Berry was over-the-top and hyper-sexual, despite doing well as superheroine Storm in the X-Men series.
This movie was a dizzying travesty of writing, directing, producing, and acting and won four Razzies in 2004. Berry, for her credit, looks back and laughs at how bad the film is and even collected her Razzie in person.
George Clooney as Batman in Batman & Robin
Hey, look, it's that movie we made fun of a few entries back. Batman has been one of the more popular film superheroes, but the movies have still been hit or miss. This is the one with the Bat-nipples, and a mediocre-at-best acting job by Clooney, Uma Thurman as a cringe-worthy Poison Ivy, and the first and last Batgirl to appear on the big screen, Alicia Silverstone.
Alongside this poor supporting cast, Clooney's lack of Wayne charm and Batman power was even more noticeable, turning this movie into a clunker. But don't worry: "Batman Begins" was just around the corner.
Topher Grace as Venom in Spider-Man 3
While the newest version of "Spider-Man" has impressed plenty, the original film version was still well-regarded, with "Spider-Man 2" an early example of what superhero movies could achieve when given a chance. However, "Spider-Man 3" couldn't keep the success going and made an especially strange casting choice with Topher Grace, the lead from "That '70s Show," as the villain Venom. Venom is supposed to be a huge, hulking character with the physical skills able to take on Venom and the menacing appearance of a true monster.
Tom Hardy is a little closer (despite that movie's quality), Topher Grace is far from the mark, and the movie suffered.