15TAYLOR KITSCH AS GAMBIT
In his very limited defense, nobody walked out of that movie looking good, but Kitsch looked worst of all.
It is completely irrelevant how good Taylor Kitsch was on Friday Night Lights. He still made John Carter, he still made Battleship, he still made Lone Survivor, and, before all that, he messed up Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine so badly that Channing Tatum, an actual good actor, has been
fighting and failing to initiate a solo movie reboot of the character ever since.
Gambit’s involvement in the movie was nonsensical to begin with, but Kitsch’s giddily wooden performance not only failed to integrate him into the larger narrative, but visibly distanced Gambit from the film’s central core and themes, what little there were. Thankfully, there’s no chance this performance will ever burden screens again. Unfortunately, it’s doubtful Gambit will ever be included in the X-Men universe again.