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"Basically, it's a big party, and everyone's going to be there... and it's the worst party you ever went to."All-Star Cast, spearheaded by a cadre of renowned dreamers carved from and carvers of genius. A film that was seemingly set in motion to be birthed into the world by deities of cinema themselves, that is surely destined to become a critic Horcrux and box office hero, to be showered in nominations and to court all the awards, to imprint a mark on history that shall never fade, that will undoubtedly blow your mind into the next millennia, leaving it in eternally astonished shambles... Whelp, it's a good thing you never took up that gig in clairvoyance, because what plays out on screen before your mortified, forlorn, indignant or even nonplussed eyes is a Grade "A" slab of MST3K material. Our sympathies; you have just become a victim of the cinecide of a talent bomb. Somewhat similar to Hype Backlash, except that the only reason for the excitement in the first place was because of the names attached. Spawned from Chad Vader alum Craig "Weird Jimmy" Johnson, the term came into existence in the thirty-third episode of the Video Review Show Welcome To The Basement (for which he serves as co-host), used to describe the debacle that was Blind Boy Grunt's Masked and Anonymous. The Talent Grenade, a subtrope, was coined by Sloan two episodes thereafter; it follows the basic concept of its parent trope, but differs in that it is everything it should be, yet remains a commercial failure and critical lackluster. For the official definition, see here. No fan-contributed examples, please.