13 Worst Performances In Otherwise Awesome Blockbusters
13. January Jones (Emma Frost) - X-Men: First Class
The Movie: Arriving amid a fairly tepid wave of audience expectations, Matthew Vaughn's X-Men prequel erased a lot of the fanboy ire built up by X-Men: The Last Stand with its strong reinvention of numerous iconic superheroes, clever and compelling plot, and thrilling action sequences.
The Performance: While some might try and argue that Emma Frost is meant to be a bit cold and robotic (it's in the name after all), that does little to excuse Jones' charmless, oddly un-sexy performance, failing to cement her as either an appealing siren or a particularly threatening mutant.
It was enough to convince most that Jones' acclaimed work on Mad Men exhibited her full range of acting abilities, and she basically rehashed that to highly diminishing returns here. She sucks so much that they killed her off-screen in Days of Future Past.
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