Have you ever watched a movie and thought, "There was so much wrong with that," or, "Those roles were totally miscast?" Maybe you only made it part way through a film before cursing it in an ancient tongue and walking out of the theater?
A lot of good movies have awesome stories behind them. Things like Akira Kurosawa turning down actor Tatsuya Nakadai to play the role of Unosuke in the film Yojimbo, only to later admit he'd never seen Nakadai. After seeing Nakadai in a film Kurosawa said, "Hey... what do you think of putting Nakadai in Yojimbo?" But Yojimbo is a fantastic movie.
No, no, my friends - what we are looking at are movies that will not be looked back upon fondly. These are not your Terminator 2s, your Apocalypse Nows; it's not even your Three Kings with George Clooney getting in a fistfight. This is the list that has an Uwe Boll film in it - so let that make your mind wander to what kind we've got here.
Perhaps if the drama behind the scenes hadn't been so high, the movies could have been better? Some folks may even like a few of these films - but trust me, if they'd filmed the work behind the scenes it would have made an even better movie.
Author of Escort (Eternal Press, 2015), co-founder of Nic3Ntertainment, and developer behind The Sickle Upon Sekigahara (2020).
Currently freelancing as a game developer and history consultant. Also tends to travel the eastern U.S. doing courses on History, Writing, and Japanese Poetry.
You can find his portfolio at www.richardcshaffer.com.