An ensemble cast can elevate a film with their elegant and dynamic performances. The likes of "Magnolia," "The Royal Tenenbaums," and "The Expendables" are each infamous pieces of cinema because of the actors involved. But sometimes the impressive cast can’t save the film they are involved in, even if they are a talented bunch of so-in-sos. Here are six movies that are terrible despite their casts.
Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton, Keith David, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Will Patton each strive to save the world from an incoming asteroid. They ingeniously try to stop it by mining deep into the comet, placing explosives inside it, and then blowing it up. Despite its averageness, it became the highest grossing film of 1998.
The sequel to the rather marvelous "Ocean’s Eleven" featured the same magnificent cast, which included Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Don Cheadle, but suffered because of its self-indulgent script and for being too slow. Its plot didn’t make much sense either.
Jack Black’s 2010 fantasy comedy, based on the 18th century novel by Jonathan Swift, stars a cavalcade of modern comedians, which included Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Billy Connolly, Catherine Tate, Chris O’Dowd, James Corden, and Amanda Peet. But it was rounded on by the critics for having juvenile humor and poor special effects.
“Mission To Mars”
Brian De Palma’s science fiction movie starred Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Jerry O’Connell, and Connie Nielsen and was inspired partly by a Disney attraction at their local theme park. It revolves around the first manned mission to the planet but was deemed so poor that the usually flawless De Palma was nominated for a Golden Raspberry award in the category of Worst Director.
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino starred alongside John Leguizamo, Carla Gugino, Brian Dennehy, and Donnie Wahlberg, and the rather prestigious talent of 50 Cent. De Niro and Pacino’s presence together was highly anticipated but unfortunately critics and audiences alike universally hated this Jon Avnet film.
Garry Marshall’s romantic project featured Jessica Alba, Kathy Bates, Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Anne Hathaway, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah, Taylor Lautner, Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine and is rubbish. Fact.