The Grand Budapest Hotel just came out, but I have to be honest with you guys — I’m not gonna see it. For one thing, I’m not a big Wes Anderson fan (only because I haven’t seen enough of his movies to really ‘get’ him), but the main reason is that over time, his trailers have started to feel more and more like parodies to me. The bright colors, the unrealistic sets, the bizarre plots… and most of all, the star-studded casts.
Sometime it’s fun when there’s a butt load of famous people all in one movie, but more often it’s a sign that the film doesn’t have much else going on. It turns it into a distracting parade of celebrities jaunting around and eating up money instead of focusing on other things like, oh I don’t know, a plot or emotional heightening or a riveting script. Silly old things like that.
But like I said, I haven’t actually seen this new film that I’m already ragging on, so why don’t I give you a few more examples just to prove I know what I’m talking about. Here are eleven movies that prove a cast can be too star-studded: