Of all the different versions of Pinocchio, the 2002 take is undoubtedly the worst. Described as an “unfunny, poorly-made, creepy vanity project”, this is one remake that’s worth steering well clear of. Whilst still not a great rating, audiences scored the movie a fair bit higher, however, with an average of 33%.
The Nutcracker in 3D
Even the distraction of 3D couldn’t prevent this movie from being a hot mess. Taking the classic Yuletide tale and giving it a Holocaust motif is a strange choice, to say the least. Equivalent to a lump of coal on Christmas Day, The Nutcracker is universally panned by both critics and audiences alike.
The Queen’s Corgi
Even kids’ movies have to be held to some kind of standard, a standard that The Queen’s Corgi falls dismally short of. The lack of tasteful comedy results in the movie becoming like a dog’s dinner – bland and uninspired. The audience score was surprisingly high compared to the critics’, finishing up at a generous 38%.
National Lampoon’s Gold Diggers
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a festive classic, watched by thousands of families every year. What a disappointment, then, the 16th installment turned out to be. With a tragic theatre run of only one week and a dismal critical reception, the movie is ranked as the 11th worst movie of all time. Yikes.
Critics described the 2007 slasher flick Scar as a “nasty, witless, and unoriginal entry into the torture porn canon with hopeless acting and a waste of modern 3D technology”. Ouch. A movie that critics and audiences can both agree on – the film has a meager 11% audience score.
Even Bruce Willis couldn’t save this movie from becoming a total disaster. Critics despised the action flick, despite it becoming the top-streamed movie on Netflix for several weeks. Audiences gave it a whopping score of 59%, the general population enjoying it as nothing more than a good old-fashioned action movie.
Did you know that Saturday Night Fever had a sequel? If not, it’s probably best to remain in blissful ignorance! Critics claimed that “Staying Alive isn’t just a disappointment – it’s a disgrace”. Despite being universally hated, the movie earnt $127 million at the box office – a tidy sum considering the film’s budget was $22 million.
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Another sequel, another disaster. The fourth movie in the franchise is considered the weakest of the bunch, with critics stating that the film “sends a once-innocuous franchise plummeting to agonizing new depths”. Despite the hatred, the movie went on to earn $76,819,000 worldwide, relying on the previous three movies’ quality.
Jaws: The Revenge
With 41 reviews, Jaws: The Revenge ended up with the lowest score possible on Rotten Tomatoes: 0%. Ouch. The audience score doesn’t fare much better either, with over 50,000 ratings coming to a total of 15%. As the fourth film in the series, Jaws: The Revenge shows that not every movie needs to be turned into a franchise.
The Ridiculous 6
The Ridiculous 6 is so ridiculous it can barely be described as a parody. Critics stated that the 2015 flick is “must-avoid viewing for film enthusiasts”. Despite this, Netflix claimed that the movie had been viewed more times in 30 days than other film in Netflix history, hitting #1 in every territory Netflix operates in. The power of Adam Sandler prevails once again.