Saturday, February 25, 2012

10 Awful Movies

Over the course of the years, there have been many films that left us shaking our heads. While some movies aren't great, others are just plain awful. Here's a quick list of some of worst of the worst.

1. Glitter

Mariah Carey took a lot of heat for her role in the movie Glitter. Critics called the story line laughable, and audiences seemed to agree. The movie only took in $5 million at the box office.

2. Gigli

Fans of “Bennifer,” as Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were once known in the media, hoped to see the romance come alive on the big screen. Unfortunately, the movie about a mobster who falls for a lesbian hired to kidnap the brother of a federal prosecutor fell flat. Perhaps it was a sign of things to come, as the celebrated couple split not long after filming.

3. From Justin to Kelly

Staring American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson and the first runner-up from the first season of the hit show, From Justin to Kelly was a major flop. The choreography was so bad, a special Razzie Award, the Governor's Award, was created just for it. The movie has been called one of the worst musicals of all time.

4. Batman & Robin

It just goes to show that even A-list celebs can have a movie flop. When George Clooney took a turn as Batman, no one every expected the movie would be a total dud. Unfortunately, Clooney's campy portrayal of the superhero, combined with the subpar acting of his costars, led to a box office and critical disappointment.

5. Freddy Got Fingered

A bizarre movie from funnyman Tom Green, Freddy Got Fingered managed to break even, much to the chagrin of movie critics. Plagued with jokes about sexual molestation and sadomasochism, the movie features extreme shock comedy. The original cut received a NC-17 rating, though subsequent cuts downgraded the film to R.

6. Catwoman

Another fail for Marvel characters, Halle Berry embodied the title role in Catwoman. The film won four Razzie Awards, and made Roger Ebert's “most hated” list. It has a 10% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

7. Showgirls

Showgirls, which featured Elizabeth Berkley in the title role, was a major commercial and critical flop. The promotional content for the movie emphasized the overt sexual overtones of the film. In the end, perhaps that's what led the NC-17 to make a measly $37 million at the worldwide box office.

8. Monster a Go-Go

Movie flops are hardly a new occurrence. In this movie from 1965, an astronaut disappears after his space shuttle crashes on earth. The movie began production and abruptly stopped when it ran out of money. Production commenced once again down the road, though many of the original characters didn't come back. This led to a disjointed film that feels like a total mess.

9. Pledge This

Featuring Paris Hilton in the title role, Pledge This was not a commercial success. Critics weren't kind either, calling Hilton's portrayal of a sorority queen ridiculous and her acting pathetic. The movie's makers later sued Hilton for allegedly not promoting the film as much as she should have.

10. Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth, which stars John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, and Barry Pepper, was based on a portion of L. Ron Hubbard's book of the same title. The movie is on Roger Ebert's “most hated” list, and has won 9 Razzie awards. This officially makes it the film with the most Razzies of all time.

Author Bio: Frederick is guest blogger and movie reviewer also interested in art, registry mechanic and music.

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