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10 Awful Films Buffy The Vampire Slayer Actors Want Us To Forget

This bunch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer actors sadly couldn't save these movies.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a landmark for horror, fantasy and '90s television in general, with a cultural impact that has rippled through the years since its final episode in 2003. But it could never have been what it was without the cast, who each brought their own unique spin to Joss Whedon's creations, leaving funny, visceral and moving performances in their wake.

But what about their ventures onto the silver screen?

Even though short-form, narrative driven series have become the norm in recent years and have, in many cases, pulled the rug out from under good ol' fashioned cinema, that old chestnut about TV actors strictly being TV actors and movie stars being the gold standard was rife in the post-Buffy entertainment landscape.

So, in the end, many of the series' cast struggled to find their place in cinema, and even those who did have suffered their fair share of screw-ups, Seas of Monsters, Fat Slags and Cop Out(s). Yep, you read all of that right...

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10. Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters (2013) - Nathan Fillon

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Not so much a disaster as a wet flop, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters features a double-barrel Buffy cast reunion, in the forms of Nathan Fillion (season seven's preacher from hell, Caleb) and Anthony Stewart Head (ex-hellraiser, stuffy librarian and Scooby patriarch, Rupert Giles).

Sea of Monsters, or to give it its full gust of wind, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, is the second and final instalment of the Percy Jackson film franchise - another attempted book-to-film money grab built in the image of Harry Potter and Twilight. It follows Logan Lerman's titular hero, a young demigod, as he searches for the Golden Fleece. Along his way, he meets many colourful, mythical characters, amongst whom are the centaur Chiron (Head) and the messenger Hermes (Fillion).

Both give solid performances, but neither can save the film from being just another forgettable, mid-budget, big studio, CGI nonsense-fest. Perhaps they should have realised what was on the horizon when their characters' original actors, Pierce Brosnan and Dylan Neal, jumped ship after the first film.

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