Not much went well in the movie adaptation of the ultra-popular MMORPG “World of Warcraft,” but Ben Foster is probably one of the worst casting choices, however, and that’s saying something if you’ve seen this movie. He was so obviously miscast in the role; it was hard to focus on much else while he was in the scene.
The film’s script gave him tons of nonsensical lines to spout off, which did nothing for the pacing of the film and the viewers’ enjoyment. He looks very out of place as a wizard, and his scenes got people laughing unintentionally. Not good in a fantasy action movie.
Sean Connery as Marko Aleksandrovich in The Hunt for Red October
Don't get us wrong: the dearly departed Sean Connery was great in the film adaptation of Tom Clancy's first novel. The movie would have been half as good if not for this Scot, but therein lies the problem.
Connery is Scottish through and through, and his accent stuck out like a sore thumb among other actors who could do much better Russian. Of course, he's Sean Connery, so he gets a little bit of a pass, and his acting in the movie and the movie as a whole are both incredible, but Connery's brogue is unmistakable.
Anthony Hopkins as Coleman Silk in The Human Stain
Philip Roth's novel of the same name, “The Human Stain,” stars Coleman Silk, a Jewish English professor who is a light-skinned African-American. So, of course, Hollywood cast Anthony Hopkins, a white Welsh actor, as Silk.
What makes matters worse is Wentworth Miller was cast as a younger version of the character, and while Miller makes more sense as Silk, the two actors look nothing alike. Thankfully, both actors are good enough that the movie didn't suffer, but there are so many actors, established or just starting out, that would have been better fitted.
Matthew McConaughey as Man in Black in The Dark Tower
One of the most disappointing movies of 2017, “The Dark Tower” tried to distill seven Stephen King books down to one and a half hours, and that's not all. A lot of the blame falls on Akiva Goldman's terrible script; McConaughey goes full ham as his character of the movie's main antagonist, even though the character is supposed to be a mysterious, enigmatic, and dangerous character every time he appears.
The terrible dialogue from the Man in Black weighs the performance down even more, and while Idris Elba was able to rise above the writing, McConaughey wasn't.
Jake Lloyd as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
We don't want to make too much fun of Lloyd here, but you can't deny him as the very young Darth Vader just didn't work out. Putting all the focus of the first "Star Wars" film in fifteen years on an eight-year-old kid is a poor choice from the get-go, but Lloyd's wooden performance, exacerbated by the poor dialogue, turned this performance into a stinker.
Of course, even the most talented child actors would get cringes speaking some of the dialogue in the film. The fallout from the film convinced Lloyd to quit acting, but it's impossible to ignore he was unsuitable for the role.