This year brought with it some really good movies. Even though some of them managed to strike gold at the box office, there were some that did quite the opposite.
From some movies starring major stars to some up and coming, six of these movies were spread evenly across all genres.
Fifty Shades Darker
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey garnered much attention from fans globally. However, the sequel turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the year. The performances of Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson were probably just not enough to save the s**-laden movie at the box office.
Its performance was nowhere near to its predecessor and it might just have created a new record. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 9%, which is even worse than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.
IMDb on the other hand, gave the movie a score of 4.7 out of 10.
Smurfs: The Lost Village
WhatCulture reported that Smurfs: The Lost Village is also one of the worst movies this year. According to the outlet, Rotten Tomatoes has given the movie 24%, which is really low.
The outlet also stated that while the movie is not too bad, the animation is bland and might get a little boring for parents. IMDb too gave the movie a score of 5.8 out of 10.
The outlet also included Power Rangers to their list of worst movies. The movie has a score of 48% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is low considering the hype that it’s gotten leading to its premiere. IMDb rated the movie 6.9 out of 10.
Elaborating about the movie, the outlet also stated that the movie’s performance might not guarantee a sequel to it. Also since the movie went from being serious to silly in no time, it could have had better action scenes and smoother tone.
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell is one of the movies that surprised many. Initially, the movie was involved in a controversy because of Scarlett Johansson’s casting.
With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 42% and 6.8 out of 10 on IMDb, many fans must have been disappointed with the movie.
Despite the fact that it had Johansson as the lead star, she wasn’t able to bring justice to the movie. According to the outlet, the anime adaptation underperformed against expectations.
It also stated that since the movie put up a $59 million worldwide in the opening weekend as opposed to its $110 million budget, the movie essentially got declared as a flop.
Fist Fight is one of the movies that might be up for mixed reactions. The topic of American education system that it was trying to touch was good but the flaws were very apparent, compromising the whole movie itself.
Charlie Day and Ice Cube made for a good combination on-screen. Their personalities were quite opposite from each other, making it entertaining. However, the movie’s script was bland.
The movie’s direction wasn’t properly translated, which might make it one of the forgettable films so far. Rotten Tomatoes has given it a score of 27% and IMDb gave it 5.8 out of 10.
The Michael Peña and Dax Shepard starrer has been hailed as one of the worst movies this year. It is a buddy cop movie about two officers of the California Highway Patrol.
The story is about a rookie who is teamed up with a pro. Trying to work on the lines of 21 Jump Street, the movie was not able to perform much. Rotten Tomatoes gave it 19% and its score on IMDb is 5.7 out of 10.
Chips was made on a simple budget of $25 million and it ended up grossing way below expectations. However the outlet still counted it as the movie that people will end up buying DVD of or watching at home on Netflix.
With some really big entertainers lined up to release this year, it remains to be seen if any other movie joins this list or not.
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