Crappy movies made by 20th Century FOXby 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
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.
Votes: 406,113 | Gross: $179.88M
2. Fantastic Four (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
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.
PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
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
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, science fiction, and adventure characters team up on a secret mission.
Votes: 150,749 | Gross: $66.47M
Interesting idea, poorly executed.
5. Dragonball: Evolution (2009)
PG | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Votes: 86,701 | Gross: $30.88M
They should have stopped at Home alone 2.
8. Elektra (2005)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 77,344 | Gross: $24.41M
9. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 423,371 | Gross: $234.36M
10. Epic Movie (2007)
PG-13 | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy
A comedic satire of films that are large in scope, reputation and popularity.
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
Spoof of romantic comedies which focuses on a man, his crush, his parents, and her father.
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
Malcolm Turner and his stepson Trent go undercover at an all-girls school to flush out a killer.
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
When a regular guy dumps a superhero for her neediness, she uses her powers to make his life a living hell.
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
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.
Votes: 20,841 | Gross: $8.74M
15. Meet the Spartans (2008)
PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy
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 »
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
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.
Votes: 160,532 | Gross: $80.28M
Not horrible but pretty dissapointing.
17. Eragon (2006)
PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 113,624 | Gross: $75.03M
Star Wars in medieval times.
18. Big Momma's House (2000)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In order to protect a beautiful woman and her son from a robber, a male FBI agent disguises himself as a large grandmother.
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
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.
Votes: 63,753 | Gross: $217.33M
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.
Votes: 147,265 | Gross: $177.24M
Meh! Pretty visuals.