Crappy movies made by 20th Century FOX

by 81Scorp | created - 22 Apr 2011 | updated - 01 Jan 2013 | Public

Here are several reasons (in the form of movies) to why FOX should let competent filmmakers make their movies and not untalented hacks or studio executives.

I was originally gonna call my list "Crimes against cinema commited by 20th Century FOX" but I felt it would be a little too harsh against Night at the museum 2 (which I put at the bottom of the list since I hated it the least).

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1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

Votes: 406,113 | Gross: $179.88M

2. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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40 Metascore

A group of astronauts gain superpowers after a cosmic radiation exposure and must use them to oppose the plans of their enemy, Doctor Victor Von Doom.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Jessica Alba

Votes: 283,996 | Gross: $154.70M

Though I have to admit I liked Michael Chiklis performance as Ben Grimm in an orange rubbersuit, and Chris Evans wasn´t half bad, the rest of the movie is underwhelming and rips off the first Spider-Man movie.

3. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 227,266 | Gross: $131.92M

Pretty much the same as the first. Except the Spider-Man ripoff is replaced with plotholes and a complete disregard for the source material.

4. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.8
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30 Metascore

In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Sean Connery, Stuart Townsend, Peta Wilson, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 150,749 | Gross: $66.47M

Interesting idea, poorly executed.

5. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)

PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.6
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45 Metascore

The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Director: James Wong | Stars: Justin Chatwin, James Marsters, Yun-Fat Chow, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 62,040 | Gross: $9.35M

Spits on the source material and gives us a story we´ve already seen a hundred times before.

6. Black Knight (2001)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

4.8
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32 Metascore

Martin Lawrence plays Jamal, an employee in Medieval World amusement park. After sustaining a blow to the head, he awakens to find himself in 14th century England.

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Marsha Thomason, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan

Votes: 33,475 | Gross: $33.42M

Martin lawrence tries too hard to be funny in the middle ages.

7. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 86,701 | Gross: $30.88M

They should have stopped at Home alone 2.

8. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.7
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34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Zien

Votes: 77,344 | Gross: $24.41M

9. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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58 Metascore

An all-out war looms when the discovery of a cure for mutations draws a line between the followers of Charles Xavier and those of Magneto.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

Votes: 423,371 | Gross: $234.36M

10. Epic Movie (2007)

PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy

2.3
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17 Metascore

A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity.

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Kal Penn, Jennifer Coolidge, Fred Willard, Adam Campbell

Votes: 94,545 | Gross: $39.74M

Tangled unstructured mess that tries too hard. Relies too much on too many popculture refrences.

11. Date Movie (2006)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

2.8
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11 Metascore

Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man, his crush, his parents, and her father.

Directors: Aaron Seltzer, Jason Friedberg | Stars: Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge

Votes: 52,818 | Gross: $48.55M

I have to admit I chuckled a few (2 or 3) times but most of the jokes fall flat or tries too hard.

12. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.4
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22 Metascore

Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Brandon T. Jackson, Jessica Lucas, Michelle Ang

Votes: 21,910 | Gross: $37.92M

Hooray! A sequel to a forgettable movie starring Martin Lawrence!

13. My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.1
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50 Metascore

When a regular guy dumps a superhero for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 56,879 | Gross: $22.53M

2 dimensional, stereotypical portrayal of women.

14. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

3.7
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17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

Votes: 20,841 | Gross: $8.74M

15. Meet the Spartans (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

2.7
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9 Metascore

The heroic Spartan king Leonidas, armed with nothing but leather underwear and a cape, leads a ragtag bunch of 13 Spartan misfit warriors to defend their homeland against thousands of ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Sean Maguire, Kevin Sorbo, Carmen Electra, Ken Davitian

Votes: 93,953 | Gross: $38.23M

Great, another movie by Friedberg and Seltzer. [Insert comment I made earlier about Epic movie]

Hey, if they can half ass their movies I can half ass my reviews.

16. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 160,532 | Gross: $80.28M

Not horrible but pretty dissapointing.

17. Eragon (2006)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.1
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38 Metascore

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realizes he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Director: Stefen Fangmeier | Stars: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

Votes: 113,624 | Gross: $75.03M

Star Wars in medieval times.

18. Big Momma's House (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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33 Metascore

In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington

Votes: 72,281 | Gross: $117.56M

What this movie does, "Tootsie" and "Some like it hot" did better.

19. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.2
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39 Metascore

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross

Votes: 63,753 | Gross: $217.33M

20. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.9
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42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

Votes: 147,265 | Gross: $177.24M

Meh! Pretty visuals.