For some unknown reason, we occasionally witness the release of movies that have absolutely atrocious production. We incredulously ask “How is this even a thing”?!
Granted, some movies are forced to work with extremely small production budgets. Nevertheless, we feel embarrassed for the filmmakers when the finished product proves that they bit off far more than they could chew.
On the other hand, there are the over-hyped movies with mega budgets that flop on humiliating levels for all involved.
Some movies are just so bad that like a train wreck we need to find out with our own eyes how horrific they are. We now bring you the worst movies with dreadful production that somehow made it onto our cinema screens.
1. Wild Wild West
Wild Wild West was initially a 1960s TV series that Hollywood sought to bring to the big screen in 1999. However, it’s downfall lay in altering the original far too much. In fact, Robert Conrad, who had starred as Jim West in the TV show refused ever to see the movie.
The film starred Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Unfortunately, both failed to bring any humor or flair to the updated film version. Ultimately, the steampunk western spy concept fell flat on its face.
Foodfight! appears to be an animated film in which failing actors are dragged in to try to give it credibility. Truthfully, what happened was that it made an already poorly animated film 100x worse.
Shockingly, this movie had a $45 million budget. As well, Lawrence Kasanoff directed it, and he had absolutely no experience with animation. In fact, he may have realized it was a disaster as he mysteriously claimed his initial creation of this film stolen.
Incredulously, he clamied that the dreadful version released was the replacement.
The film utilized the voices of Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff, and Eva Longoria. To be honest, these actors, already suffering dips in their careers, only served themselves more humiliation by taking part in this joke of a movie.
3. The Room
This film is so very awful that it has attracted a cult following. In fact, it has been unanimously voted by all as the worst film ever made.
Tommy Wiseau wrote, directs, produces and stars in this cinematic joke. In fact, the movie is so awful that one wonders if it is indeed a joke.
Therefore, if you want to have a great belly laugh, we could probably recommend you will get a good one from this film. However, you will be laughing at it, not with it.
Gigli was given a production budget of $75.6 million and managed only to make $7.3 million at the box office. Unfortunately, this film was grievously dull and lifeless.
The main characters, Jeniffer Lopez and Ben Affleck were like a pair of cardboard cutouts. Sadly, for a movie that promised action, it had none.
Intitially, the director, Martin Brest, had wanted to make the film more dark and violent. However, Columbia Pictures had dollar signs in their eyes, and the Lopez-Affleck romance occurring in real life inspired them to force Brest into making the movie into a romantic comedy. Unquestionably, this destroyed the film.
5. The Island of Dr. Moreau
New Line Cinema
The Island of Dr. Moreau was and overambitious film and a trainwreck waiting to happen. Based on the famous H.G. Wells book of the same name, it already had two very well made movie versions from 1933 and 1977.
Director Richard Stanley mostly shot himself in the foot with the casting. Both Marlon Brando and Val Kilmer are well known for their diva attitudes on set. Firstly, Kilmer proved completely obnoxious and uncooperative. Next, Brando disappeared to his private island after the news of his daughter’s suicide, and no one knew if he would return.
Ultimately, John Frankenheimer replaced Stanley after the production company sacked him. However, Frankenheimer’s directorship was dictatorial which only added to the exploding egos on set. Eventually, these exploding egos blasted the film to smithereens. It completely flopped at the box office.
6. Swept Away
Columbia TriStar Films
Swept Away is another movie remake that would have best been left unmade. Clearly, Madonna should really stick to her day job and stop dabbling in acting.
Initially, the 1974 original was kitsch and delightful. However, Guy Ritchie’s version was pure cheese and embarrassing. The film only made $1 million at the box office, despite a budget of $10 million.
At the time, Madonna and Ritchie were married to each other. Not surprisingly, we wonder if he regrets this terrible film choice now they are divorced.
7. Water World
Water World is probably the biggest production flop of all time. All in all, Kevin Costner aimed very high and completely missed the mark.
Essentially, the message regarding climate change is poignant. However, this gets lost in the Hollywood egoism. Egoism that revolves around dramatic effects for the sake of visual impact. In other words, for the sake of a large fireworks display, the story got entirely lost.
To be honest, many people didn’t see it as totally bad. However, what makes it a failure is that it fails to be memorable once you reach the end credits. At the end of the day, what a waste of money.