The Failed Roles of Johnny Depp

As one of the most appreciated actors in Hollywood, Johnny Depp does not always bring “guarantee” for producers.

The Lone Ranger (2013) – the latest film of Johnny Depp – a loss of 200 million USD. By the time the movie was released, Disney had hoped the remake of the famous 50s series with the participation of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer would bring the company hundreds of millions of dollars. However, undeniably, Johnny Depp’s excellent acting is the only bright spot of this highly anticipated movie. Walt Disney spent $ 250 million to produce The Lone Ranger and invested an additional $ 150 million to promote the film. But so far “blockbuster” starring superstar Johnny Depp only reached global sales of $175 million. Walt Disney only collected half of this money because the other half went to the pockets of the theaters.

For moviegoers, the combination of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie on the silver screen can be considered a dream. Tourist (2010) brought that opportunity however, the result was not proportional to the expectation. The love that Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie showed was weaker and less convincing than a water-soaked cookie, making fans disappointed. The script is simple and has many important details that are unreasonable, humorous but less profound. And if it weren’t for the salvage filming, the love story the film wanted to emphasize was superficial. And above all, the ending is too forced, not because of the surprise but because it’s hard to believe that the main character can do it with his ability throughout the movie.

While Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley said goodbye after part 3 of Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp could not say goodbye to his Jack Sparrow character and continued with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Undeniably, this is one of the roles that make Johnny Depp’s name but obviously 3 parts were more than enough because it showed fans blandness. Recognizing the declining quality of the subsequent films, at the end of 2018, Disney announced that it had hired two writers of Deadpool superhero film Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write a new story. But in early 2019, they withdrew from the project.

Although Johnny Depp brought a little laughter in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), the film was “destroyed” with less convincing story and some unnecessary tricks. Johnny Depp’s version of Willy Wonka is not a crazy genius, but he is an isolated man and his chocolate factory is a way to free himself from his obsession with candy. With his gloves and high octave voice, Johnny Depp reminds everyone of the pop king Michael Jackson and his Neverland Ranch.

As a combination of Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton, Alice in Wonderland (2010) is considered … boring. Johnny Depp’s bizarre character and acting didn’t help make the film a bit more interesting, even a little uncomfortable. Critics Matt Stevens said that due to Alice’s fate had been predicted before, the audience has no reason to really care about her. Johnny Depp, normally charismatic, also pale, lacks the character in The Hatter, similar to the White Queen played by young actor Anna Hathaway. Only Helena Bonham Carter succeeded with the role of the strange, ruthless, but still human-colored Queen.

Johnny Depp’s Barnabas Collins was highly appreciated but overall Dark Shadows (2012) did not meet the expectations of fans. Famous for his eccentric, bizarre style of the film, director Tim Burton succeeded in creating a Gothic Dark Shadow with an old castle, murky island, vampires, werewolves, witches and magic space. Although the context and story of the film is horror, the humor in each dialogue, acting, the appearance of the character seems to overwhelm it all.

John Depp’s impudent John Wilmot in The Libertine (2004) is also considered a Hollywood star’s failure. With this role, Johnny Depp suffered many criticisms from critics.

The story of “behind the scene love” of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is probably the only thing that fans still remember about The Rum Diary (2011).

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