A new year brings with it the promise of a whole slate of new movies to watch and enjoy and 2016 looks like it won’t disappoint, with highly anticipated films such as Captain America: Civil War and the long-awaited Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory dropping this year. Of course, the cold hard reality is that not every upcoming movie is going to be a winner and there are bound to be some real stinkers in the mix. Obviously we won’t know for sure if any of the following ten movies will be any good or not until they’re actually released, but given the information available right now, it’s fair to say that they could all very well turn out to be some of the most disappointing films of the year. All we can really do is hope that is that they’re not quite as bad as they look.
10. Jumanji (December 25)
No, that isn’t a typo: Sony is actually developing a remake of the 1995 fantasy film Jumanji, currently scheduled for a December 25, 2016 release. All we really know about it so far is that Zack Helm, the writer of Stranger than Fiction and writer/director of Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, has written the script, but Sony has yet to announce any casting details or who the director is. From that perspective, it’s admittedly a bit too early to say that the Jumanji remake will be terrible…but come on, how could it not be? The original 1995 flick starring Robin Williams was entertaining for its time, but it’s hard to see what a new film could do to improve it other than add better-looking CGI animals (hooray?). Plus, Hollywood doesn’t exactly have the best track record with remakes, with most of them ranging from serviceable to downright awful (hello Point Break 2015), so forgive us if we’re not thrilled about the idea of sitting through a new, CGI-bloated Jumanji without Robin Williams. No thank you.