2022 has given viewers plenty of great films to watch and enjoy, but unfortunately also a few bad ones. Morbius is one of the films that not only bombed once at the box office but twice. So when the Spider-man comics make a subtle jab at the film, it’s a good indication that it was not well-liked amongst Marvel fans.
Some films will always receive harsh criticism, even if there is something remotely good about them. However, others seem to crash and burn on sight and receive a justifiable amount of criticism when the film includes awful acting, effects, and storylines that will either bore or irritate those watching.
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10 Birdemic: Shock And Terror (2010) – 1.7
Many classic films are still held up in high regard and used as a source of inspiration, and movies such as the 1963 film The Birds are an excellent example of this. While it’s great to look back at the classics for inspiration, it doesn’t mean that using them for inspiration will always lead to a good film. Such is the case with the movie Birdemic: Shock and Terror.
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The 2010 film about mutated birds terrorizing a quiet town in California has some terrible CGI birds, earning it an “it’s so bad its funny” response in many of its reviews, apart from those calling it outright horrible. Despite receiving such a low rating, the film would later come out with a sequel in 2013 called Birdemic 2: The Resurrection.
9 Pledge This! (2006) – 1.6
It speaks volumes when a movie is so bad that even the actors themselves hated it. Whether or not this is the case with the socialite Paris Hilton, who stars here, those who have seen Pledge This! have plenty of disappointment to share.
Pledge This! is a movie about a sorority president at South Beach University who takes in a group of girls that want to get accepted into her house. Viewers were not amused by the content and criticized it for its acting and story. While it received some “it’s so bad, it’s funny” responses, most viewers were not kind in what they had to say about the sorority life film.
8 Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) – 1.6
Some low-rated films get little to no acknowledgment after some time has passed. However, a few end up on MST3K, where new viewers are exposed to it, and those who have seen it before are reminded why they disliked the movie in the first place. The 1966 film, Manos: The Hands of Fate, received that treatment.
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The Hands of Fate is about a family who gets lost and stumbles upon a hidden, underground devil-worshipping cult led by The Master and his servant, Torgo. The film would fall into obscurity and stay there for some time until it was featured on MST3k and shown to thousands of viewers who received more amusement from the MST3k cast than the actual content of the film meant to scare audience members.
7 The Cost Of Deception (2021) – 1.5
Some movies are great in concept but have bad acting performance(s) that can either make or break it. In contrast, others don’t have that many good redeemable qualities but occasionally have that slight glimmer of hope in the reviews.
The 2021 film, The Cost of Deception, is about a young market researcher who discovers that her boss is involved in leaking the speech of a scandalous prime minister and decides to investigate. Most reviews are low, and the ones with a bit more empathy go into politics expressed in the movie and how that could have caused the film to receive the amount of hate it did. Despite this, it still received more negative than positive reviews.
6 Turks In Space (2006) – 1.5
Not every low-rated, bad movie is considered bad by all viewers and sometimes critics offer some redemption in their reviews. However, Turks in Space didn’t receive this redemption and was slammed with poor reviews by nearly everyone who saw it.
The comedy sci-fi film with the secondary name, Turkish Star Wars 2, is centered around the world consumed by chaos in the year 2055 and how a Turkish family tries to adapt to life in a new solar system. The audience reception was not one that the director would have hoped for and it has been criticized for having predominately crude humor and not much else.
5 Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) – 1.5
There are many kids’ movies out there today that parents can also enjoy. But there will always be those that parents sit through for the sake of their kids, wondering when it will be over.
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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 may have been a hit with kids, but the parents or babysitters who watched it were not as happy with it. Like the first film, the reviews it received were not all positive, but at least with the negative reviews came the positive comments that at least the kids enjoyed the experience.
4 Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas (2014) – 1.3
Christmas specials can be a fun addition to the holiday season, with plenty becoming a family tradition. But while this may be the case for some movies, Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas was not on anyone’s list of holiday films to rewatch.
The movie revolves around Kirk Cameron who attempts to save the day as he shows that Jesus Christ is the crucial piece of Christmas to his cynical brother-in-law. Viewers took to leaving more negative reviews than positive by noting how unfunny the movie was and that there were little to no redeeming qualities that could save it from being in the lower ranks of IMDb.
3 Foodfight! (2012) – 1.3
The acting in a film can make a big difference, but a good cast can still make for a bad movie, in both live-action and animated films. But animated films have a lot of other things to worry about aside from bad acting.
Foodfight! Is an animated film predominately known for its horrifyingly bad animation and its less than thrilling story of the evil Brand X taking over a supermarket that becomes a city after closing. Despite having some decent actors on board, the story and acting were not well received, and it has become a meme since its release.
2 Smolensk (2016) – 1.2
Movies inspired by true events can be heavily criticized due to how the director uses the source material. Some of these films end up being a great depiction, while others provide inaccuracies that cause viewers to call the directors out, especially if depicting a tragedy.
Smolensk was inspired by the tragic 2010 crash of the Tupolev Tu-154 air force jet near the Russian city of Smolensk, which killed 96 people on board. Viewers were not happy with the depiction of the event. Some called the director out due to the inaccuracies, and many found it to be insulting to the surviving families. That is the worst kind of review a movie can get.
1 Daniel The Wizard (2004) – 1.2
Movie trailers are great for pulling in an audience and creating hype for an upcoming film. While some come out swinging and gain positive attention, others can be heavily criticized and not given a chance. If the movie is just as bad as the trailer, viewers will not be very nice in their reviews.
Daniel the Wizard follows Daniel Kublbock, the third runner-up in the German idols competition, who is being hunted by evil assassins. It has some good reviews, but an overwhelming number of reviews rated it as 1 out of 10. It has received a few “so bad it’s good” reviews, but most tore it to pieces due to its bad acting and poor cinematography, and it’s considered one of the worst German movies ever made.
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