And here goes another blog dedicated to 2016. 2017 is close and we already have a list of good movies hitting the theaters next year. Well, this year a lot of promising movies came out. Some of them justified the hype, while some of them failed to withstand it. And then there is a third category.
Movie that disappointed every cinephile, bombed at the box office and made everyone ask for a refund.
Here is a list of 10 worst movies of 2016.
Released: May 24, 2016
Director: Duncan Jones
Cast: Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell
Budget: $160 million
Box office: $433.5 million
This movie is the very definition why movies based on video games are failing at box office.
Released: August 9, 2016
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Cast: Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer
Budget: $100 million
Box office: $94.1 million
It was a bad decision to remake a masterpiece. It lacked everything that made the original so popular.
3. Independence Day: Resurgence
Released: June 20, 2016
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie T. Usher
Budget: $165 million
Box office: $389.7 million
So they took two decades to make a sequel that is both uninteresting and lifeless.
And guess what, Will Smith is not there.
Released: March 18, 2016
Director: Robert Schwentke
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Miles Teller
Budget: $110 million
Box office: $179.2 million
Divergent gave hopes for a promising franchise. Guess every movie about a dystopian future where a girl raises her voice against the authority can’t be as successful as The Hunger Games.
5. Suicide Squad
Released: August 1, 2016
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis
Budget: $175 million
Box office: $745.6 million
It is a light movie where bad guys turn good and save the day. No, I am not talking about Guardians of the Galaxy.
6. American Pastoral
Released: September 9, 2016
Director: Ewan McGregor
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Peter Riegert, Rupert Evans, Uzo Aduba
Box office: $1.6 million
If you watched the movie in a theater, I feel bad for you.
7. Collateral Beauty
Released: December 13, 2016
Director: David Frankel
Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris
Budget: $36 million
Box office: $14.1 million
This movie had Will Smith in it, but still somehow managed to end up becoming a disaster.
8. The Forest
Released: January 8, 2016
Director: Jason Zada
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Eoin Macken
Budget: $10 million
Box office: $37.6 million
Natalie Dormer appeared in a dull and a movie that recycles the basic plot of a psychological thriller.
9. Zoolander 2
Released: February 4, 2016
Director: Ben Stiller
Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penélope Cruz, Kristen Wiig
Budget: $50 million
Box office: $56 million
The original was a great success due to its brilliant use of satire. This one simply borrows the elements from the original and turned it into a complete mess.
10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Released: March 19, 2016
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Budget: $250 million
Box office: $873.3 million
It was supposed to be the biggest hit of the year, and it failed to achieve both critical and financial success.