19 Actors Who Defend Their Worst Movies


The CGI-laden live-action adaptation of the musical cats it was heavily criticized upon its release, but star Jennifer Hudson disagreed with the criticism. “I think it was a bit overwhelming. It’s unfortunate that it wasn’t well understood. I think later on, people will see it differently. But it’s something I’m still very proud and grateful to have been a part of. Yes, I have! than to be Grizabella the Glamor Cat!” she said.


Co-star Jason Derulo similarly defended the film, saying, “Any time you defy the rules, there’s obviously going to be a setback,” calling it “an incredible work of art done by some of the best people in the world.”


And Rebel Wilson called it “such an artsy movie,” adding that while she wished it had done better at the box office, it may well become a cult classic later on.


2019 hell boy it was not well received, but its star David Harbor felt that people were too harsh on the film. “We did the best we could, but there are so many voices involved in these things and it’s not always going to work,” he said. “I did what I could do and I’m proud of what I did, but in the end I’m not in control of a lot of those things. …That being said, it also has big problems. I think as a rental or as a movie you see on an airplane, I think you’d say, ‘Oh, that was fun,’ because it’s a fun movie, and I think it was unfairly panned as a result of these comparisons. [to Marvel films].”


Costar Milla Jovovich also defended the film, writing on Instagram: “All my greatest movies have been panned” and “You work so hard to make something fun and entertaining and you have to soak up negative reviews from movie critics, but hey! THAT’S SHOWBIZ BABY.” He also stated that, like many of his previous films, hell boy it would become a cult classic due to the talent of those involved.


While Ryan Reynolds had publicly criticized his film the green lantern over the years, he recently saw it for the first time and had some positive things to say. “Honestly, this cast is amazing,” she wrote, along with “There are a lot of heavy hitters in the movie. They’re not always used in the right way…but still…heavy hitters.” The finished with, “Maybe it’s the Aviation Gin talking, but #GreenLantern had nothing to fear! Hundreds of amazing crew and cast members did an incredible job, and while it’s not perfect, it’s not a tragedy. Not next time I’ll wait a decade for a watch.”


the long awaited suicide squad became a huge disappointment upon its release, but one of the film’s stars, Joel Kinnaman (who would reprise the role in the suicide squad), also defended the film: “You always hope to get good reviews,” Kinnaman said. But in a movie like suicide squad, really only has the ambition to entertain. There are no big political aspirations about the film; He doesn’t take himself that seriously. The only way he takes himself seriously is by portraying these characters honestly. I really believe we did that, and I’m proud of my work and everyone else’s work on that film as well.”


Talking about her past flops in 2015, J.Lo poked fun at her box office flop in 2003. Gigli, joking with Seth Meyers, “There are worse movies than gigi over there, okay? Closer to the film’s release, Lopez said that she doesn’t view the film the same way as others. I measure my success by whether or not I have done my job and how well I did it. For me, I consider that film to be a success in that sense. I went in there with a certain amount of material that I could work with. I did my best. When I walk out of a movie thinking, ‘You know what, you called me on the phone,’ which, thank God, I never have. that is When would I consider myself a failure?


His co-star Ben Affleck also defended the film at the time, though he acknowledged that it didn’t work as a whole. “I think there’s good work in it, scene by scene. I think the acting is good, it’s a different character for me.”


Jupiter Ascent it was criticized due to its illogical story, but Sean Bean, who appeared in the film, called it “original” and “daring”, saying that the Wachowskis are “way ahead” of their time. “I think it’s the shortcomings of people not getting it compared to the shortcomings of what the Wachowskis tried to accomplish,” he said. “People don’t get it…it’s their loss.”


After superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was panned by critics, star Henry Cavill suggested that it only mattered what the public thought. “Because they are the ones who are buying tickets, they are the ones who want to see more of this type of story, or not. So the voice of the audience is stronger, and after this weekend, the audience will have at least partly spoken.” He later said, after a lukewarm response from the audience, “I think the movie is part of an arc of what Snyder’s vision was, or is, and it’s also pretty special in my mind. It’s a niche movie style within a genre. It is reflected in reviews from the audience and reviews from critics. It’s divisive. When something is niche, it will be liked by some and liked by others. That is the goal of the niche.”


His co-star, Ben Affleck, called the film “the biggest success of [his] career”, stating, “It wasn’t necessarily judged so much on its execution as on its tone. People seemed to want to lighten the film, and I thought that was interesting because it’s subjective. Tone is not a qualitative thing. It’s subjective, right? Some shades resonate with me that maybe not with you. And the tone of the movie was really parallel to the tone of the Frank Miller book. [The Dark Knight Returns]I liked it and I thought it was great.”


Mike Myers’ career took a sharp downturn after his panned film, The love guru. But in a 2014 interview, he said, “There’s a lot in that movie that I love,” adding that he “tried to [his] harder.” Myers continued: “I just do things and sometimes it works out for me. But there’s a lot of funny stuff in that movie that I’m very, very proud of. I fully recognize that it did not find an audience.”


Taylor Kitsch has said that he is “incredibly proud” to play the title character in John Carter, despite the film’s dismal box office and critical performance. “I don’t see it as a failure,” she said. “I know personally that I literally did everything possible that I could have in John Carter. … That’s why I prepare so much, and that’s why I try so hard, so that I don’t regret it. If it makes 10 bucks at the box office, I still did my best. Literally no one will work harder than me and that’s the way I approach it.”


Aquatic world was a disappointment upon release, but star Kevin Costner denies it was a “low point” for him, as fans say, though he concedes it could have done better. “What I know is that I never had to stand taller for a movie when most of it was going in the other direction. The film with all its imperfections was a joy to me… a pleasure to look back on and to have been involved with… I’m not sure you realize how beloved the film is around the world.”


He also defended the badly reviewed The postman: “You know, listen, a movie is what it is when it comes out, and it gets a chance to be reviewed. I was always a little proud of that.”


Pierce Brosnan was mercilessly mocked for singing in My goodness! but he doesn’t regret acting in the hit musical. “I got a platinum album for my singing, you know? So fuck the beggars!” she said, speaking of the success of the film’s cast album. “I got to sing with Meryl Streep! It was the last thing I expected, but I got it. I got the joke, the karaoke of it all. They didn’t hire me to sing, but I loved it anyway.” Brosnan reprized the role of him (and sang again) in the film’s sequel.


When K-19: The Widowmaker became a box office disappointment, its star Harrison Ford offered an explanation: “This is a very unconventional film for American cinema. It is not a movie about cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys. It doesn’t depend on the usual submarine movie devices,” Ford said. “These are men fighting an insidious, invisible enemy that is not represented by another nation. It’s quite a bit more complex and maybe a bit more difficult for an audience. I think this film may find an easier reception in Europe and other parts of the world than it did in the summer of 2002 in the United States.”


And lastly, Nicolas Cage has defended all of his flops, including the direct-to-VOD (video-on-demand) movies he appeared in in the mid-2010s, such as Arsenal Y chain of death. Though he admitted to making so many movies those years to avoid having to file for bankruptcy, and said he took direct-to-VOD movies because he stopped getting offers for theatrically released movies, he says he still stands behind all of his work. “When he was making four movies a year, back-to-back, he still had to find something in them to give it his all. They didn’t work, all of them. … But I never called him on the phone. So if there was a misconception, that was it. That he was just doing it and I didn’t care. I was taking care.

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