It’s good to be outspoken. That’s a fine quality to possess unless, of course, you are an actor in a bad film. Actors are often seen going the extra mile to promote their movies. From appearing on comedy shows to late shows to getting candid in interviews, they do everything. But rarely do you see actors thrashing their own movies. Why would they do it? Isn't that conflict of interest? Probably, yes! But the urge to vent out, here, takes precedence. And when they do, it’s a cathartic experience for film-goers. After all, it’s one thing to diss a movie and another to have those thoughts confirmed by the actors themselves. We bring you five such celebrities outlandishly thrashed their own movies.
What’s Happening? – Mark Wahlberg
Wahlberg wasn’t particularly happy with this 2008 science-fiction thriller, The Happening. He also dropped the F-bomb when asked about his views on the film. He wasn’t particularly thrilled with the way Shyamalan directed the movie and it safe to say that it didn't go down well with certain people.
Bat Nipples – George Clooney
Joel Schumacher’s Batman and Robin has become the butt of many jokes, or should we say ‘nipples’ of many jokes. The opening scene of the film had Clooney dressed in a spandex bat-suit laced with nipples and extended shots of his butt and crotch. Clooney has since then apologized several times over the years for his abysmal portrayal of the Dark Knight.
I hate it! – Channing Tatum
Tatum was more than vocal about his 2009 film, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. In a recent interview, he said he was pushed into taking on the film since he had already signed a three-picture deal with Paramount Pictures. He found the script to be mediocre and hated it. Needless to say, he was replaced in the sequel.
The Cat – Halle Berry
Halle Berry earned the worst actress award at the Razzies for her dismal role in the critically panned superhero movie, Catwoman. Just like the critics, Halle too thrashed the movie saying “I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh–, god-awful movie.” in her acceptance speech.
Say no to Twilight – Robert Pattinson
Over the years, Pattinson has insulted the story numerous times calling it ‘senseless’. He wasn't beaming with joy when he first read the book and his first reaction was ‘it seems like a book that wasn’t supposed to be published’. Oh Pattinson, we feel your agony!
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