“Wonder Woman” is by far the best movie in the DC Cinematic Universe, though that’s not very tough to do. However, it’s a genuinely good film (the first one, at least) with its fair share of issues. One of them is distinguished British actor David Thewlis as Ares, the God of War.
While the point was to obscure Thewlis’s true identity, it still looks strange watching a woman in peak physical fitness and wearing CGI armor battle a fifty-year-old man. Thewlis did well in the role, and the movie didn’t suffer too much, but it’s one of those things that should have been given more thought before filming began.
Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse in “X-Men: Apocalypse”
Thanks to acting as Poe Dameron in the new Star Wars and several other high-profile and well-regarded performances, Isaac's star is on the rise. Acting as the titular villain in one of the latest “X-Men” movies did nothing to further his career, however. Isaac has acted as both chilling villains and energetic good guys, but a superpowered world-ender just didn't seem to be within his range.
You might not have even known it was Isaac underneath all that makeup, which leads to another problem – Apocalypse, while powerful and important, was not the best villain. The writing was poor, something that the “X-Men” films have had to deal with for a while.
Jai Courtney in Everything
We don't want to blast this guy – he seems nice. But no project he's been in has done well, and part of it has been his fault. His forgettable appearances in “A Good Day to Die Hard” and “Terminator: Genisys” kept his star stuck on the ground, and appearing in the massive pile that was “Suicide Squad” didn't help.
His acting skills are moderate if nothing special, and most of the time, any other handsome white guy could have stepped in to take his place in almost any of his roles, and the filming wouldn't have missed a beat. There's still a chance for him, but he has a long way to go.
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 to 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.
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.