Worst Open Road Films Movies

Have a burning hatred for The Nut Job (and its sequel, Nutty by Nature)? Then this list is for you! However, the main reason I made this list is because I saw Open Road Films's trailer for their upcoming animated film Duck Duck Goose a few months ago. And that trailer was horrible! Open Road Films may have a few good movies like Nightcrawler, but other than that, most of their movies are usually met with mixed to negative reception. And for good reason. So this list will be counting down the worst Open Road Films movies to ever be released. Feel free to vote and add to this list.

The Top Ten Worst Open Road Films Movies

1 Fifty Shades of Black

I'm going to be honest with myself right now. Most, if not, ALL these movies are movies I have never watched before or movies that I have a bad impression of! But that's not to say I'm solely jumping on the bandwagon for these movies. Because in all honestly, there's a lot of legitimate evidence that these movies are bad, everywhere from the critical reception to just the quality of the movies themselves. And this blatant comedic attempt at parodying an already reviled novel and film franchise known as Fifty Shades of Grey is no exception at all. So basically, we all know Fifty Shades is a 2015 erotic romantic drama film adapting the titular novel adaptation, right? As for Fifty Shades of Black, it's supposed to parody Fifty Shades of Grey. Now while I never actually watched neither movies myself, Fifty Shades of Black is no better than the source material it's parodying. Instead of coming off as a clever and humorous parody mocking some X-rated bondage pornography, the movie comes ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

To fail at parodying Fifty Shades of Grey is a sin against sin. Youtubers online can make better parodying material than this movie. The whole thing with this movie that the girl is treated like a slave, the guy mistreats her all the time and a bunch of unfunny stereotypes. Not to mention the common unfunny gags like the poop jokes and the slapstick. - RoseRedFlower

How do you manage to make a parody of a terrible movie even WORSE than the movie you're making fun of? - phillysports

As bad as this movie is, I actually thought it was better than the franchise it’s parodying. - MegaSoulhero

2 The Nut Job

The most infamous animated film by Open Road Films. Okay, how many times does my favorite stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias have to star in an awful animated or live-action film or T.V. show?! To think he had to be cast in movies like Norm of the North and Planes and shows like The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange! Eh, at least he had a good role in Magic Mike and starred as a side character in The Book of Life and will also be a side character in Pixar's upcoming Coco. HOWEVER, Fluffy's whole bad casting role streak probably started with THIS MOVIE. But to make things clear, Iglesias did NOT star as the main character Surly. That would have to go to Will Arnett. But regardless of who voices who, one main criticism of The Nut Job is how unlikable Surly is. He fails to come off as a kindhearted and well-meaning protagonist and instead seems to present himself more as an uncooperative and cynically unbearable grump who might as well get run over by a car! Maybe even a truck ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks



How this movie got a sequel is beyond me. - RoseRedFlower

3 The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Was better than the first one

Congratulations Open Road Films, you've ruined TWO career resumes of some of my favorite celebrities. First, Gabriel Iglesias, and now JACKIE CHAN! WHAT ON EARTH?! Well, looks I'm going to have to flip not one, but TWO birds at Open Road Films for this. While I heard it's not as bad as the first movie, it's still not that great of a successor nor on its own merit. They did tone down more of Surly's negative personality traits, but that's only one slight improvement and probably the ONLY improvement in this movie. Otherwise, not much has changed. For this one, it's almost the same as the first movie, but now with talking white-haired mice now led by Jackie Chan. While I'm sure he did his best to portray his role, I feel his talent is just wasted here. Pretty much just like the others and those who were from the first movie. Other than that, the same points of criticism from the first movie still stand in this pointless sequel. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Worse than the Emoji Movie

After the genius that was the first Nut Job movie, what everyone wanted was a sequel of course. <sigh>. This movie sucks. Why does it exist?! Why does this franchise have a second movie?! No Incredibles 2, Ratatouille 2, Bug's Life 2, Wreck It Ralph 2 or Tangled 2. But a Nut Job 2. Destroy this franchise someone please. - DisneyLover19

4 Max Steel

You know, I should have probably put this higher on the list. Want to know why? Because this movie is one of the many movies to have A 0% APPROVAL RATING ON ROTTEN TOMATOES! Rotten Tomatoes polarization aside, I don't think it's hard to see why Max Steel pretty much got universally panned by critics. Now to be honest with you all, I'm not really much of a superhero fan. I mean, I like DC heroes like Batman and Marvel heroes like Spiderman, but I'm not as big of a superhero fan as others on this website. However, while I don't know who on Earth Max Steel is, I do have to say that this movie is practically one huge disgrace to the titular hero and franchise in general! Numerous critics have teared it apart for failing to capitalize on creating the same atmosphere that most MCU movies give to its fans, and that's fairly reasonable given the lack of originality and energetic action this movie had that should be expected in all superhero movies. Thought Batman vs Superman was bad? Pfft, ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Playing with the toys that this movie is based off of is a better experience than watching the movie itself. - RoseRedFlower

I forgot this movie even existed. - Mcgillacuddy

This answers the question too "What if the Power Rangers had a child with R2D2? ". At least the original show had potential. - TwilightKitsune

5 Duck Duck Goose

I can guarantee you that Duck Duck Goose is going to be one of the worst movies of 2018 in general! I know this isn't out yet, but just SOLELY by watching the trailer itself, you can already see everything wrong with the movie right now and how it will inevitably fail! Just like The Nut Job, Duck Duck Goose is just another bland and generic animated family comedy film where it cheaply relies on blatant fart jokes and gross toilet humor just to rake in dirty money! And people think Sony Pictures Animation is bad! Honestly, Open Road Films is slightly worse than even that animation studio! Getting back to the movie itself, all it is is just some goose going on a journey with his duckling companions to find his identity or family or... whatever. Wow, you know your movie is going to ultimately bomb if the premise isn't even going to hook me in because of its whole cliche presentation and soulless characters and plot synopsis. Regardless if it's just as bad or even more bad than The Nut ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Open Road Films is going to make more garbage like Fifty Shades Of Black and the ENTIRE Nut Job Series, ORF probably just wants more money. I can tell that this movie will be filled with gross-out toilet humour..

And you thought The Bye Bye Man was a good movie name, just take a load of this one. - RoseRedFlower

6 Justin Bieber's Believe

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know hating on Justin Bieber is pretty much a dead horse at this point. And while it rings true for how people bash his musical talent on TheTopTens, I'm pretty sure all the movies and documentaries on him are no better. Especially this one. Again, it's NOT a bad movie solely because it's about Justin Bieber. For the movie itself, a few of the legitimate reasons to hate this movie is because instead of presenting Bieber's personal life and success in an inspirational and positive fashion, the presentation and execution of the documentary comes off more as cheap pandering to Justin Bieber fans (fangirls, mostly) where they'll eat anything up about it as long as it pertains to Justin Bieber and nothing else. You know, it's perfectly okay to do a documentary on a controversial celebrity, but you could at least do it in a way that isn't half-baked and devoid of factually intriguing substance. And... that's all I have to say. And now watch as rabid JB haters obsessively ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I once saw the first movie out of curiosity. Not even going to bother with this one. - RoseRedFlower

7 A Haunted House

Well, apparently, Marlon Wayans said that for A Haunted House, "it's not exactly a parody". Unfortunately, parody or not, this movie still turned out pretty bad. I can see they were trying to come out with something interesting by combining both horror and comedy into one movie, but in the end product, I could only interpret it two ways: 1. That it was a bad movie all around. 2. That it failed to mix both horror and comedy altogether. The acting is outright horrid to the point it's even more scary than the movie itself. It even got to the point where one of the actors, Nick Swardson, got nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his performance in the film! Also, touching upon the movie's humor and horror, let's just be simple here. Both aspects failed in the critics's books and probably the audience's books as well. Considering the quality and reception of the film, you're better off finding entertainment or at the very least Narm Charm from a cheap ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I think he's running out of ideas and movie parodies aren't that good anymore. At least the ones in theaters. - RoseRedFlower

Here's an interesting question:

When was the last legitimately good spoof movie? - phillysports

8 A Haunted House 2

Pfft, the only thing I ever laughed about in this movie was not in the movie, but in the trailer when Gabriel Iglesias and some African American dude (sorry, I forgot what his name was) had to hold down some rabid chicken and then they eventually turn it into fried (or grilled) chicken that they eat together. "The only good chicken is the fried chicken." - Eddy (Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures). Just when I thought Fluffy's career couldn't get more screwed up... Anyways, since it'll be repetitive for me to criticize this sequel to the first movie in the A Haunted House franchise, I'll just go ahead and simply say that this sequel fails to improve on its glaring failures of what's supposed to make a good horror movie or a good movie in general. Also, did we really need a sequel to A Haunted House given its panning by critics? Though, considering Open Road Films gave us Nutty by Nature, I can see why they were desperate enough to release a sequel to this... Why, Open Road Films? Why? ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It felt like watching a really bad Madea movie. Nothing funny at all. - RoseRedFlower

9 Silent Hill: Revelation

Screw movie adaptations of video games! We already had to put up with Super Mario Bros. getting a laughably bad live-action adaptation and the Tomb Raider live-action movie already sounds like it's going to suck (don't even get me started on how the writers are now working on Skydance Media's live-action SAO. I love the anime, but I really didn't want it to get a live-action adaptation. I already knew a live-action adaptation of the show would suck, but the Tomb Raider writers working on it only cements that it's guaranteed to fail). Now we all know Konami's Silent Hill video game franchise is a beloved survival horror game series, but the whole live-action trend of adapting said franchise into a movie actually began when TriStar Pictures distributed back in 2006 to mixed reception. However, Silent Hill: Revelation is easily more widely hated. As most critics would say, even by video game adaptations standards, Revelation ultimately fails with its weak characters and story and not ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

We already have a live-action Tomb Raider that was awful, why do we even need another one? - nerffan8000

I'm sick of these bad video game movies. They're awful. - RoseRedFlower

10 Spark: A Space Tail

AND NOW IT'S TIME FOR FATAL BATTLE! Wow, telling by the cover of this movie, it almost looks like some cringe-worthy Escape From Planet Earth x Planet Sheen crossover. It's not the worst animated film I've ever heard of from Open Road Films, but it's pretty lackluster for what it is on its own merit as a movie. A lot of the humor is flat and dull and it's really hard to try and connect with the characters of this movie to the point that they're just forgettable and not worth mentioning anywhere. Plus, the animation is mediocre at best and the production value is only the bare standard minimum. Not to mention the premise is arguably unoriginal and cliche, so it's not like anyone was looking forward to this unless you're a kid who's really desperate enough to go and watch this movie. It's not as infuriating enough for me to relentlessly bash on it like I would with The Nut Job, but Spark: A Space Tail is just another bland and generic animated kids' film that fails to have any sort of ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Rips off Star Wars basically and the logo looks like it ripped off Star Trek as well. Very generic movie. - RoseRedFlower

So cliche.

One of the most cliché movies of all time. - PeeledBanana

The Contenders

11 Blazing Samurai

Read a bit of the plot on Wikipedia. Sounds cliche, but it could be good if put into the right hands given its premise. However, considering Open Road Films gave us The Nut Job and will give us Duck Duck Goose, I can expect Blazing Samurai to be another garbage family comedy film filled to the brim with fart jokes and immature humor rather than a meaningful animated film with good morals and characters. Watch Kung Fu Panda instead of this. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 Jobs

Not the best interpretation of Steve Jobs. Good thing Michael Fassbender made a better one two years later. - CrimsonShark

13 Home Again

It has a talented cast, but here's the problem: They've all been in much better roles :/. - CrimsonShark

14 Fifty Shades of Grey

Not an Open Road Films Movie - Swampert02

15 Show Dogs
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