Top 10 Most Unexpectedly Bad Movies of 2016

2016 threw us a lot of curveballs. While it ended up being a record year at the global box office, there were an unusually-high number of failures that made the summer movie season feel like a flop, because of both poor returns and poor reviews. I've already made a list about the unexpected financial failures of 2016, so here's a list compiling the most unexpected cinematic turkeys of 2016.
The Top Ten
1 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

By most people's standards, the film was a major failure. I, personally, found my overall experience watching the film to be enjoyable (this may be because I made myself repress certain plot points from my memory). Nonetheless, it was a shaky second instalment to a franchise that seems more interested in catching up with the MCU than it did telling a good, self-contained story. And it's a shame, because the anticipation that preceded this film's release could have sent this film into a box office paradise (and into the hearts of superhero movie fans everywhere) had it been done properly.

Was looking forward to it. Highly disappointed and no amount of fanboys or fangirls telling me I'm wrong will change my mind. How can you have a movie about some of the greatest super heroes ever turn out to be a boring mess? I grew up watching DC and was looking forward to the cinematic universe. However, Man of Steel didn't do it for me and this especially didn't help. The fight between Batman VS Superman didn't even last that long and it ended with that whole Martha scene. Yes, I get it, your moms had the same name. Except it comes out of nowhere and Batman even said that if there's a one percent chance that he's our enemy, we have to take it as absolute certainty. But now that you figured out that he has a mom, you're cool with it? Then there's just so many questions I had that will either never be addressed or in sequels. Why were there dream sequences within dream sequences? Why did Doomsday hate Superman? He got his genes from Lex and Zod but genes don't create hatred for someone. What does Lex Luthor gain from the fight between Batman and Superman? Why did Batman feel like he could trust the other meta humans? Why did Wonder Woman not want to be exposed when she's been revealed in full costume before? Why didn't Superman learn from Man of Steel that smashing Batman into a building (which collapsed) or throwing Doomsday into a power plant, that you can't just recklessly throw your enemies into things because you might kill someone? Oh wait, in this movie it's established that Superman did destroy so much property and kill people. So, he just does it again. I hate movies that acknowledge their mistake and then continue to repeat it. So overall, please don't message me about how 'I'm a Marvel fan' or 'I just don't get it' because I will not listen to it. I went into this movie open-minded and I was either bored out of my mind or confused. If you want a better story watch The Dark Knight Returns or Superman Batman: Public Enemies.

2 Suicide Squad

This film almost ended up at the top of my personal list with its older brother, 'BvS'. What stopped me from ranking it higher was the fact that, despite the hatred that critics and online reviewers have for this film, the general public loved this movie. The response was totally polarized. I won't go into any further detail with my comment, on why the movie was awful or terrific, since people are so divided on the subject. Instead, I will simply remind you that the record shows that this movie was a critical bomb and will be listed as such.

I can understand why so many people hated this movie, but in my opinion I absolutely LOVED IT. I mean the directing was a bit choppy, we didn't need so many character back stories, and the hole plot just could have been better. Anyways if you were disappointed I highly suggest watching Batman: Assault on Arkham. Good plot, amazing action scenes, and the JOKER is the MAIN VILLAIN.

3 Passengers

A movie that seemed to check off everything on its to-do list for success (which included: making it a fourth quarter science-fiction-romance film with an original story, casting today's two biggest movie stars, and bathing the film in impressive special effects) and yet, despite all its "hard" work, it ended up being a messy film. That "original story", that got everyone interested, ended up being labelled as "creepy" and was accused of advocating "stalking". Now, not even the box office drawing power of it's lead actors can save it from fading into a cinematic black hole of obscurity.

I enjoyed the film and all, but I can IH so much definitely understand the hate for it.

I understand that the way that the romance kicks off is very darn creepy. But, well. Sometimes. The way that Romantic relationships startbcan be very darn effed up in my opinion. Even in real life in my opinion.

4 The Angry Birds Movie

Many people don't like this but some people actually do like this movie.

I want this to be number one. Don't be mean.

I don't know why people hate this.

5 Assassin's Creed

We all thought this one would end the video game-to-movie adaptation curse, once and for all. Well, we weren't so lucky. The Michael Fassbender-driven action fantasy film served us a hearty serving of impressive visuals and epic fight sequences, but forgot to add a side of brain to the main course. Instead, it gives us the tofu-made-to-resemble-meat alternative. So much of the film is filled with plot-moving chit chat that you won't understand or care about that you wish you could skip through it like you can with video game cut scenes.

Movies based on games never work. It happened to Mario, it happened to Ratchet and Clank, it can happen to a million other games and the dumbass directors will never notice.

It actually seemed like it would be so awesome. Too bad it was not. It's better than the other video game movies though in my opinion. WAY Better.

6 Ghostbusters

In my opinion this is one of the worst remakes ever and the worst remake made this year. Before you call me sexiest I am a female and I think that this film is terrible. Awful annoying comedy. It only had a 73 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes so that extreme feminists would not attack everybody. Terrible acting-the characters were extremely annoying and unlikable. The CGI in this film was bad as well. Do not like a movie just because it stars woman instead of men. Like a movie because of the quality of the film. Sadly lots of people seem to only like this movie because it stars woman which is hypocritical. It is sexiest to like a movie only because it has "A strong female lead." I am not saying I have anything against movies that do this but Ghostbusters was a terrible case of this. Please do everybody a favor and tell them to not watch this film

Despite the backlash from the trailers, I still had hopes that this would be a good movie. I took my cousin and father, and paid $40 to see a 3D showing of this movie. I'll say that this is not as bad as the trailers and whiny Trump-supporting white males (who also hate black people, by the way) make it out to be. The actors have good chemistry, there are quite a few funny moments, and the 3D was phenomenal. Overall, I would give this a 6/10. It's not as great as the original, but it's still a fun time.

7 Inferno

Ron Howard's name in the business is one of respect. His works are, much more often than not, hailed and celebrated as welcomed additions to the cinematic community. Yet, the one franchise he seems the most set on continuing just keeps disappointing us. 2006's 'The the Vinci Code' sure made a lot of money, but was more convoluted than intelligent. Its 2009 sequel, 'Angels & Demons' seemed to slightly improve upon it's predecessor, but still didn't quite reach the mark it was aiming for. We were all hoping that after seven years Howard and his crew would be able to finally deliver the goods with 'Inferno', but, appropriately so, the title of the film more accurately described the doomed picture's eventual critical response. It's time to move on, Ron and Tom.

Not that bad. Way much better than " The the Vinci code ". This movie has suspense till the end without being boring. Okay, it's not the best movie of all time and Felicity Jones's acting saves more than Tom Hanks's acting in this movie but it's certainly not a awful movie to be on this list.

8 Zoolander 2

This movie is actually not that bad ( better than the first one ). About the comment of the guests. Justin Bieber is there only for 2 minutes and gets killed, Ariana Grande is there for 1 minute without saying a word. It's not that 3 minutes of the film that makes the movie bad. Penelope Cruz is looking very hot in this movie ( and also proves that she's a very fine comedy actress ) and the rest of actors and actresses are playing in a convincing way their part ( it's a comedy, people! Not an intelectual or serious script! ).

Oh dear lord, this movie was absolutely unwatchable! The first was original and witty. The second was almost the exact same plot, with all of that humour taken away.

Three of the celebrity guests (that are Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, all destroyed by Disney, Nickelodeon, Viacom and the music industry) are one major reason why.

9 Ratchet & Clank

I got the game bundled with my PS4 so I had a play and the cutscenes were meh but the gameplay was decent.

Then I watched the movie and it was just a big long cutscene.

Again, the video game-to-movie curse lives on.

Once again, another movie is on here twice.

10 Warcraft

The video game-to-movie curse lives on. Pity too, because the film's director, Duncan Jones (the son of David Bowie, and a brilliant new filmmaker) previously directed the sensational films, 'Moon' and 'Source Code'. It's hard to believe that the same man made this (I'm hoping studio interference had something to do with it).

Directors hate video games. That's why video game movies are so bad.

The Contenders
11 X-Men: Apocalypse

Everyone loved 'Days of Future Past'. It was the best film the 'X-Men' franchise had given us since 'X2' and gave us reason to hope for a promising future for the then-fourteen-year-old franchise. That hope mostly faded after its direct sequel, 'Apocalypse' hit theatres with a quiet thud. We were given a simpleton villain who wanted to take over the world and a distracting and unsuccessful subplot revolving around Magneto that I won't dive into for spoiler purposes. Ah well, at least we have 'Logan' and more 'Deadpool' sequels to look forward to.

Such a disappointment, especially after the amazing Days of Future Past. Fortunately, I went to a 10:30 am showing and the tickets were only $6 each. Not a bad movie, but a huge letdown. While it does have its moments, I was expecting a lot more from this. In short, it's not the worst X-Men movie (that dishonor goes to Dark Phoenix), but it's not the best either. I'm giving this one a 5/10.

12 Sing

I honestly didn't know what to think about this movie at first. The trailers were absolutely and utterly BORING. The trailers show you exactly what the movie was about; cute little animated animals singing mediocre/awful/mildly good pop songs. Sure, it sent out nice messages, but that doesn't make up for the disappointment of this move.

The worst part was how boring this movie is. It's so generic and cliche. The characters, while being somewhat relatable, were nothing new and just stupid stereotypes; you've got your stay at home mom with an overworking husband who believes she is strong (and she truly is, but that's not the point). There's the rockstar porcupine who lost her boyfriend, went into depression for, like a minute, then forgot he existed. There's a bashful elephant who's secretly good at singing but too insecure to show it, but later shows everyone she has talent. How many fictional characters have had that same personality/problem? Too many.

And, adding on to the cliche part, the ending was just too predictable for my liking. There was no twist at all. Seriously, how many of these can you predict? Go ahead try it out:

- The theater gets destroyed. Oh no! Guess what happens? It gets repaired into a beautifully modern, better than ever theater! Wow, I didn't see that coming!

- The gorilla (forgot his name already) is a disappointment to his dad who is a criminal because he wants to be an emotional, lyrical singer. In the end, his dad embraces their differences. Not to be mean, but I kind of enjoyed the family drama and would like to see how this effects the gorilla later on.

- The elephant (yes, I truly, truly hate this character's development) was shy and suffered severe stage fright. But guess what? She was an AMAZING singer! In the end, she actually sings in front of millions of people AND THEY LIKED IT! Such a twist!

See why I hate this movie?

13 Norm of the North

Did anyone really expect this one to be good?

How does a polar bear end up in New York City?

But this film was a masterpiece!

14 Bad Santa 2

Oh, my god! Santa's evil!

Ho ho horrible movie.

15 Trolls
16 Blair Witch

The marketing done on this film was brilliant. Originally, the film was being teased under the title of 'The Woods', which, while vague and unoriginal, still gave off the proper vibes needed for a horror film to attract an audience. And it was working, I'd say. I'll admit that I was interested. But once the film was unveiled to be a secret sequel to 'The Blair Witch Project', I was bought. Too bad that after the great trailer was released, and after the early sky-high reviews started to pop up, the movie was quickly dismissed as another missed opportunity. But hey, I still loved it (despite the hate that circles around it like buzzards around a dying animal).

One of the most boring movies I've had to sit through. Thought it may be quite scary at first but it's far from it.

17 Independence Day: Resurgence

When I went to the cinema to see this, I went to the bathroom 8 TIMES. That's how bored I was. I hadn't seen the original at the time, but I wanted to see this one being a teen and liking action movies. The climax is...wait for it...someone peeing on an alien ship and flipping the bird. THAT'S the level of original this movie is. When the movie ended, NONE of us liked it. I'm giving this one a 2/10.

Too cheesy with the dialogue.

18 Bad Moms
19 The BFG (2016)

No way, this movie isn't bad at all. One of the best Disney productions of the last decade. Ruby Barnhill ( as Sophie ) was a very good choise for this apdation of Roald Dahl's book.

20 London Has Fallen
21 Secret Life of Pets

Not terrible but it was marketed beyond believe and made me think it would be amazing. It's fine, but mostly a ripoff of Toy Story.

This film is so stupid but it is so funny I almost fell off my seat in the movie theater!

22 Captain America: Civil War

This film was super overrated in my opinion. Worst film in the trilogy. It was boring overlong and was full of plot holes. Story sucked and was disappointing compared to the previous one. Even TFA was better than this one. I hated this movie.

This movies is not bad and is one of the best movies of 2016. People are probably putting it on the list just because it may be overrated. I hate you if you added this movie to the list.

WOW why does everyone like this movie?

23 Zootopia

The only thing about this movie that will age well is the message.

A great movie compared to a lot of others on the list.

Easily the most overrated movie of 2016.

24 Star Trek Beyond
25 The 5th Wave

I think the worst part was when Cassie took her phone with her and there's no power. I literally walked out of the theater after that. I know I saw the first 10 minutes and I hated it a lot automatically #1 worst movie of year.

I didn't think this was going to be bad but then I saw that Chloe Grace Moretz was in it and I didn't even watch it. Don't fight me here she can't act

The ending was the worst part.

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