Rolling Stone recently released the result of an online poll which was done to assess the 10 worst movies of 2016. The audience responded with full vigor and the results had some surprising and few expected names! Here is a look at the results:
Another movie based on a popular video game bit the dust! Duncan Jones, who has made a name for himself by directing 2009’s Moon and 2011’s Source Code, signed on as the director but he’d never dealt with a movie of this magnitude and he lost control.
How could they possibly improve on the 1959 Charlton Heston classic? A movie which saw $100 million dumped into it for no reason with zero appeal and ultimately, a poor product!
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
It grossed less than half of the first one, but still pulled a profit. The actors all signed on for three movies, so it’s quite possible we’re all going to do this again come 2018. I hope not.
7. Neon Demon
Ok, frankly this is one of my favorite films of 2016 thanks to the visual panache offered by cult director Nicolas Winding Refn. The critics were polarized and it has a 53 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Some liked it some hated it to the core. But I loved it. And Elle Fanning was amazing!
6. Swiss Army Man
The weirdest movie of the year for sure! Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe plays a corpse who farts a lot and spews out drinkable water. It’s about as weird as a movie can get. Still, did not find it all that bad.
5. Captain America: Civil War
A Marvel entertainer which grossed north of a Billion Dollars worldwide. It’s ostensibly a Captain America film, but nearly all of the important Avengers (with the exception of the Hulk) appear in it. Entertaining, and another surprising “worst” entry.
4. X-Men: Apocalypse
Deserves the entry in this list. Boring, long and poorly directed IMO. It still made $543.5 million, but that’s much less than X-Men: Days of Future Past did just two years earlier.
Most critics said the actresses were great, but the movie just didn’t bring enough laughs or excitement. It grossed $227.6 million, but that probably wasn’t enough to pull a profit or get a sequel. Probably the anti-marketing before its release harmed it a lot.
2. Independence Day: Resurgence
Poor direction and probably no interest for this. Critics complained that the plot – which involved another invasion from hostile aliens – felt like a redo of the original, and it grossed just $387.6 million. That’s probably not enough to get the third movie they teased at the end. Will Smith would have helped.
1. Suicide Squad
DC Comics are suffering big time. After the critical disasters of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it seemed this will save the sinking DC boat. But alas. However, this made about $800 million worldwide without opening in China(!!) which is a milestone. The movie was boring and confusing at many points. Jared Leto’s joker scenes were cut and his appearance felt like little more than a glorified cameo. It’s possible they’ll fix some of the bugs in the upcoming Harley Quinn spinoff movie, but that’ll probably suck too.