We promise, and we deliver, unlike Ben Affleck in his first attempt at a superhero. Daredevil is the best superhero ever, but the movie that came out in 2003 was a tough watch even for big fans. Affleck had a big problem displaying heroic qualities, and while his character does have other ways of seeing, Murdock is blind – a fact almost lost on Affleck.
He was a whiny and overly-emotional character who had the chance to be tough. The Netflix live-action show brought this character back big time, but this early attempt is best left in the bargain bin.
Mike Myers as The Cat in the Hat in Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
After the success of the Jim Carrey-led "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," Mike Myers tried his hand at another live-action adaptation of a classic Seuss story, but this one is better left forgotten. Myers isn't a bad choice for the character, but he had a little bit too much control over the project as a whole and ended up loading the film with adult humor, obnoxious jokes, and plenty of other poor ideas.
Choosing a different actor and keeping the script silly and kid-oriented would have made for a much stronger film.
Jessica Henwick, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as The Sand Snakes in Game of Thrones
In the books, these three characters are written with tons of energy, style, and unique qualities, but when these three actresses appeared on screen in the HBO adaptation of the story, they ended up turning into The Bland Snakes. They fail to deliver, becoming little more than background characters when in the books they drove segments of the plot forward.
They ended up being so annoying that fan-favorite Lady Olenna Tyrell told them to shut it in the season 6 finale, and fans everywhere rejoiced for the last time in the show's run.
Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz in Parks and Recreation
Using the same style as "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" has become one of the most well-liked and funniest shows in recent years, featuring plenty of funny characters. Paul Schneider was also in it. He was a bad fit from the get-go, and his character was trying to be the straight man in an office full of cads.
Schneider himself even looks back with a raised eyebrow: "That experience was very strange for me." Schneider went on to other things at the end of the second season, and the show suddenly took off, proving the casting or character was a mistake.
Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano in Joy
Jennifer Lawrence does pretty well for herself, but Joy was a mistake. We've talked plenty about how Hollywood will cast white actors and actresses where other races would do better. Another big problem is casting younger women instead of older women, such as in Alexander.
Lawrence was only twenty-five when she made this film, which starts with Joy in her mid-thirties and continues until she's in her forties. Lawrence has the acting chops to pull it off, but an older actress might have made for a better look since Lawrence in no way looks like a beaten-down single mom.