Not counting the massive success of 2007’s 300, it seems that every other Gerard Butler vehicle is either box office or critical poison. From 2011’s Machine Gun Preacher to 2016’s London Has Fallen, data shows that the Scottish actor isn’t the leading man the industry once imagined.
His latest effort, Geostorm (2017), has a 14 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was barely able to scrounge $30 million domestically against its whopping $120 million budget.
This string of duds won’t do Butler’s career any favors in 2018, but with his talent, picking better projects could help him course correct.
Megan Fox exploded onto the scene and gossip blogs everywhere when director Michael Bay pulled her out of relative obscurity (by allegedly making her wash his Ferrari during an audition) to co-star alongside Shia LaBeouf in 2007’s Transformers.
One sequel later, Fox left the franchise with the hopes of becoming a critical darling with turns in Jennifer’s Body (2009) and Jonah Hex (2010). Alas, the critics were not kind. Fox eventually returned to star in another Bay franchise, 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and it’s 2016 follow-up. Again, the critics did not welcome her with open arms.
Fox finally found a new audience on television guest starring as hot pharmaceutical sales rep, Reagan, on the last two seasons of FOX’s comedy hit, New Girl. Key word there: “last two seasons.”
With nothing on the horizon in 2018, except James Franco’s low-budget Zeroville, it appears moviegoers won’t be blessed with seeing Fox on the silver screen any time soon.