What would these movies be like if everyone on board suddenly just didn't give a damn anymore?
Because it's such a long and winding road from script to screen, it's fascinating to go back and see what almost made it into the film.
We may not notice the really cool stuff that makes some movies awesome, but it's still there, and our brains notice. And sometimes it's a major pain in the ass.
Sometimes a movie is doomed by its plot, or direction, or editing. Mostly though, the usual culprits are the actors.
For every wildly popular movie that rampages through the box office like a cash-hungry Pac-Man, there is another film that took the same idea and did it way better, only to languish in relative obscurity.
Teenage stupidity is magical.