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TedShatner10 October 15 2013 01:10 AM

Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
OK, you sit yourself through a watchably mediocre or outright awful film, but there's a genuinely redeemable and entertaining aspect to it. In regards to the slightly tacky and bland 1997 remake of the 1960s The Day of the Jackal, called The Jackal, the one main thing going for it is MVD Major Valentina Koslova played by Diane Venora.

Resourceful, loyal, attractive, and mysterious, on hindsight I'd rather wanted The Jackal to be more about her fighting the Russian Mafia alongside the FBI liaison agent played by Sidney Poiter, instead of the movie being a generic ego vehicle for Bruce Willis and Richard Gere that has a script that heavily borrows from (by most accounts) a better movie.

And Diane Venora's is so good they just had to bump her off in a horrible way (that left me feeling annoyed and legitimately saddened).

What other examples are there?

lurok October 15 2013 09:30 AM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
More guilty pleasure than pure crap, but I really like Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu's characters in The Man With The Iron Fists.

Admiral2 October 15 2013 06:31 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Sam Elliot as General "Thunderbolt" Ross was the only watchable thing about that crap Ang lee Hulk movie.

Gaith October 15 2013 08:30 PM

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... Hey, you asked. :p

Forbin October 15 2013 08:51 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Michelle Pfeifer's portrayal of Catwoman was worthy of an Oscar in an otherwise dismal film.

Bisz October 15 2013 09:53 PM

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Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 8774593)
Michelle Pfeifer's portrayal of Catwoman was worthy of an Oscar in an otherwise dismal film.

:eek::eek::eek:

Batman Returns is the best Batman film...

Lonemagpie October 15 2013 10:01 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Quote:

Bisz wrote: (Post 8774833)
Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 8774593)
Michelle Pfeifer's portrayal of Catwoman was worthy of an Oscar in an otherwise dismal film.

:eek::eek::eek:

Batman Returns is the best Batman film...

...to not be directed by Christopher Nolan.

Davros October 15 2013 10:07 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Quote:

Bisz wrote: (Post 8774833)
Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 8774593)
Michelle Pfeifer's portrayal of Catwoman was worthy of an Oscar in an otherwise dismal film.

:eek::eek::eek:

Batman Returns is the best Batman film...

The Penguin would indicate the opposite.

The Cubed Ho October 15 2013 10:09 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Jet Li in LETHAL WEAPON 4.

ToysOnLayAway October 15 2013 10:29 PM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Liked Dulann. Hated Legend of the Rangers.

Gaith October 16 2013 12:39 AM

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auntiehill October 16 2013 12:49 AM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Alan Rickman as the Sheriff in the otherwise dreadful Costner Robin Hood.

eta:
Morgan Freeman's character in the "just OK" Now You See Me.

Davros October 16 2013 01:36 AM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Frank Langella's Skeletor in Masters Of The Universe

Zulu Romeo October 16 2013 01:54 AM

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the G-man October 16 2013 03:35 AM

Re: Great Characters in Crap Films (SPOILERS)
 
Quote:

Bisz wrote: (Post 8774833)
Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 8774593)
Michelle Pfeifer's portrayal of Catwoman was worthy of an Oscar in an otherwise dismal film.

:eek::eek::eek:

Batman Returns is the best Batman film...

Um, no, just no. Adam West would be embarrassed by the camp in the film.


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