2015 has large in part been a very good year for movies with many blockbusters coming out and having immense box office success, even in today’s day and age with internet piracy at an all time high. But, on the other hand, there have been a fair share of horrible movies that have flopped this year as well.
This article will take a look at the 10 worst movies of 2015 so far, using third-party critic ratings from Rotten Tomatoes taken from the website Movie Insider. Read on and enjoy learning a bit more about the movies you shouldn’t waste your time watching.
10. Strange Magic
Coming in at number 10 is the recent animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., Strange Magic. Strange Magic is a fairytale musical that is largely inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream and features a colorful cast of characters and their adventures while battling for a potion. Like most animated movies in the modern day, it is visually stunning but, unfortunately, it lacks the depth you may expect from a Disney animated film. It doesn’t really connect with the viewer and relies a lot on its impressive visual aspect and not much on the storytelling. The movie has received an 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
9. The Gunman
The Gunman is an action thriller that stars Sean Penn as an ex-soldier whose past catches up with him eight years later. To be honest, there is nothing special in this movie that would differ it from the hundreds of other movies with a similar story. The genre that this movie is in is extremely muddled with similar movies and the uninspired plot of The Gunman made it one of the worst. In fact, the movie has only made $15 million at the box office, while having a budget of $40 million, which is a huge loss for the studio. The film has received a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In Pixels, intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war and use the video games as a model for their attack. So some former mid-’80s arcade game players must save the world for real this time. Yeah, that is a real movie in 2015. Despite having a box office of over $150 million dollars, the film has received negative reviews all around. It was simply a lazy film that didn’t offer much outside of the bit of nostalgia from the inclusion of some old classic games. The movie currently has a rating of 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.
7. Hot Tub Time Machine 2
This has to be one of the most questionable decisions for a sequel in film history. After hitting a proverbial home run with the first Hot Tub Time Machine film, they should have stopped while they were ahead, but instead, the offered up a sequel that was little more than a rehash of the original with all the juvenile humor you could ever want. In fact, the sequel grossed less in total than the original did in its opening weekend. That’s when you know you have an absolute flop of a sequel. The film has a rating of 14% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Mortdecai stars Johnny Depp as art dealer and rogue, Charli Mortdecai. In the film, Mortdecai must travel the globe in search and recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that can open a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold, all by using only his charm and cunning wit. Unfortunately, this film falls flat as it is extremely strange and quite unfunny. The film is without a doubt a black spot on the resume of Depp and makes the viewer yearn for the days of Depp as Jack Sparrow. The film’s total box office was only half of its budget, which is horrendous. The film has a rating of 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
5. Seventh Son
Seventh Son is a fantasy adventure movie that looked great on paper. It has a fantastic cast of stars, a seemingly interesting storyline with humans having to face off against the supernatural and some other unique plot points. However, the film simply fell flat. It did not make very good use of its star-studded cast, and missed the mark on a lot of its strange storyline points, which had some potential on paper. All in all, those factors helped to make this film little more than a dull fantasy adventure movie. Like Mortdecai before it, Seventh Son only has a rating of 12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
4. The Loft
The Loft is in an American-Belgain erotic mystery film that is based on the 2008 Dutch-language film called Loft. In this film, five married men share ownership of a single loft and use it as a location to discreetly meet their mistresses. When a murdered woman is found in the loft, the men begin to suspect each other and throughout a series of flashbacks intertwined with the present, the story is unraveled. The film is on this list because of how simply awful it is. All of the characters involved in the film are unpleasant and hard to connect with, the storyline is sleazy and all in all, it is just an unpleasant movie to experience. The film has a current score of 11% on Rotten Tomatoes.
3. Taken 3
The third installment of the Taken series, Taken 3, is a far cry from the first film of the series and is a clear sign that this franchise has run its course and it’s time to end it. In the film, Liam Neeson returns as Brian Mills and must track down the real killers of his ex-wife and exact his particular brand of revenge. This movie was hampered by its uninspired action scenes, seemingly aimless direction and weak plot. The creators should have known to stop after the second one, but they didn’t, so now we have this absolute abomination of a film. The film has a rating of 9% on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the first on this list to dip into the single digits.
2. The Fantastic Four
This one is just awful. It’s the most recent film adaptation of the Fantastic Four, which is one of Marvel’s best and most popular superhero groups. Each of the four has a special power and must learn to harness those powers and use them together to save the earth. Unfortunately, this film is extremely dull and boring and is a far cry from the comic series that featured humor, joy and very colorful and interesting thrills. This film just missed the mark on all levels, and that is why it has a dismal rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes.
1. The Forger
And coming in at number one as the worst movie of 2015 so far is none other than The Forger. The Forger is a drama that stars John Travolta and focuses on a petty thief, who arranges to get out of prison to spend time with his ailing son by taking on a job with his father to pay back those who arranged his release. This movie is simply just bad in the simplest sense of the word. The film offers little to nothing in terms of suspense, thrills or drama. In fact, the drama, suspense and thrills that you encounter in a half hour drama on cable TV would probably overpower this film. The movie has received a horrific rating of 6% on Rotten Tomatoes.