Ezra Miller has made waves as a dramatic actor in films such as “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” but his turn as the Scarlet Speedster left a lot of people wishing they had picked someone else. He made his first real appearance in “Justice League,” but as the witty, fast-acting DC Comics character, he didn’t impress.
In fact, plenty of viewers found he came across as annoying and lacking in charisma. He has a chance to redeem himself in “The Flash,” a solo movie that may allow him to bring more of his dramatic experience to the role.
Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in Jack Reacher
If you've ever read one of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels, you know that Reacher is a hulking figure. Standing 6' 5" and weighing in at 250 pounds of muscle, he needs a big actor to fill his shoes. Instead, Tom Cruise is here. Despite being a lauded action star, and someone who certainly exudes Reacher's prowess, Cruise is comparatively tiny, even being somewhat of a running joke in Hollywood for being someone of short stature.
People are still wondering why this physically tiny actor got the job, though with a new Jack Reacher series in the works, hopefully, an actor of the right size will get the job.
Jack Black as Carl Denham in King Kong
When you think of Jack Black, you probably don't picture a failed, frustrated filmmaker. Instead, you probably imagine "Shallow Hal," "School of Rock," or "Tenacious D.," Some people think he was able to pull off his King Kong role, but a lot of viewers found him to be out of his element with a dramatic role that had been cast and re-cast for almost a hundred years.
The film's quality as a whole, while not awful, is still middling, and despite Black's previous successes, he was unable to drag this film to anything better than average.
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.