A great movie can make an actor's career and propel them onto a whole new level of stardom. On the other hand, a horrible, steaming pile of a movie can do exactly the opposite.
Movie studios love successful franchises because they ensure a steady stream of box office bank. But for every hot property like Batman, Iron Man, or 'Star Trek,' there are many that never take off. Consider Disney's 'The Lone Ranger,' for example. Tepid reviews and weak earnings mean it will likely never spawn sequels. Instead, it seems destined to go down in history as a poorly-received $225 million one-off flick.
Movie history is littered with films that failed to get off the ground, from historical epics to sci-fi thrillers to even a version of 'Lord of the Rings' that would've starred the Fab Four.
Some of these films went no further than the conceptual stage, others lost funding and some were derailed by tragedy
When an actor gives an authentic, believable performance, the results can be spectacular. But sometimes a star just doesn't fit into a role no matter how much Hollywood tries to shoehorn them into the part of, say, young Anakin Skywalker. That doesn't stop them from trying, however.
Ever since the release of the first 'Iron Man' film in 2008, the Marvel character has become a certified cultural icon, with his likeness appearing on everything from children's backpacks to Burger King meals to boxes of frozen pizza. And with the release of 'Iron Man 3' this Friday, Iron Man's world domination seems almost complete.
Part of the original 151 Pokemon, Jynx is humanoid in appearance and immediately drew criticism for appearing to wear what some thought was blackface.
In an article entitled 'Politically Incorrect Pokemon,' author Carole Boston Weatherford said the character looked like "an overweight drag queen incarnation of Little Black Sambo." Moreover, she
Cubone may look lovable, but he's in need of some serious grief counseling. Distraught over the murder of his mother at the hands of Team Rocket (!), Cubone wears her skull like a helmet, never revealing his true face.
Let's forget about Lampent's silly character design for a moment -- it's, you know, a lamp that evolves into a chandelier -- and focus instead on its creepy abilities.
Lampent visits people when they're on the brink of death, then steals the souls from their body, absorbing their essence as fuel for the fire that burns within it.
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When you're dealing with the Pokemon equivalent of the Grim Reaper, you know you've got a real creepfest on your hands.
Duskull, a Ghost-type Pokemon, kidnaps disobedient children and is said to love the sound of their crying.
It also has