Spray-painted to look like the world’s most dangerous drag queen, Samuel L. Jackson tried to bring new life to the Octopus. The comic book version of the character was simply recognized by a distinctive pair of gloves… with other clothes of course. Don’t be gross.
However, Jackson and Frank Miller decided that for the film version, the Octopus should be as over the top as possible. This lead to him wearing a different outfit in every scene. These cute little outfits include a samurai costume, a Nazi uniform, a really large cowboy hat, as well as the silver Christmas tree thing he’s wearing in the picture above. The result is like watching a Busta Rhymes music video. All that was missing was a giant hamburger costume.
Before finding his way back into Hollywood’s good graces with Tropic Thunder and Iron Man, Robert Downey, Jr. had to eat. That is what likely made him decide to take a role opposite Tim Allen in The Shaggy Dog. Playing an evil geneticist attempting to gain immortality by experimenting with dog DNA, he himself is bitten and exposed to the same DNA sequence that causes man to transform into canine. This results in him playing fetch in a court room. Thank God for Iron Man.
Though she wasn’t made to wear any ridiculous costumes, Bewitched proved to be a huge goofy misstep for Nicole Kidman. She probably went into the television adaptation thinking she’d wiggle her nose and America would fall deeper in love with her. But in order to be charming on film, you need to have a charming script. Instead we got a muddled love story set against the backdrop of a film within a film where Nicole Kidman plays a woman who is playing a witch who turns out to actually be a witch. Somehow Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and zero laughs are also there.