40. The Fog (2005)
> Genre: Horror, Mystery
> Directed by: Rupert Wainwright
> Starring: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
While 74% of critics enjoyed the original — John Carpenter-helmed “The Fog” from 1980 — a mere 4% approved of this 2005 remake, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s Critics Consensus said the updated “The Fog” lacks “scares, suspense or originality.” The movie did manage to do well at the box office, grossing nearly $30 million domestically on an $18 million budget.
39. Catwoman (2004)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy
> Directed by: Pitof
> Starring: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt
“Catwoman” is another failed superhero movie. With over-editing and bad CGI, the film “won” a handful of Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Actress for lead Halle Berry (who had won a Best Actress Oscar in 2002). Those curious for a taste of the movie can look up its infamous basketball scene online. The movie has a Freshness score of 9% among Rotten Tomatoes critics.
38. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Directed by: John R. Leonetti
> Starring: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar
The second movie based on the video game “Mortal Kombat” fails because of shallow characters, bad effects, and tedious fight scenes. Perhaps this is due to its then-inexperienced director. The movie was filmmaker John R. Leonetti’s directorial debut. Martial arts film performer Robin Shou and action movie actor Talisa Soto star in the movie that only managed a Freshness score of 2% among Rotten Tomatoes critics.
37. The Master of Disguise (2002)
> Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
> Directed by: Perry Andelin Blake
> Starring: Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, Harold Gould
“The Master of Disguise” is a comedy film starring “Saturday Night Live” alum Dana Carvey as a secret agent named Pistachio Disguisey. The film was co-written by Carvey and has only one positive review out of the 104 collected by Rotten Tomatoes. The site’s Critics Consensus calls the movie both irritating and witless. Despite panning by critics, the film was a success, grossing more than $40 million.
36. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
> Directed by: Wych Kaosayananda
> Starring: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto
“Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever,” an action film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, has the dubious distinction that none of 118 critics on Rotten Tomatoes approved of it. The Critics Consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says it is “a startlingly inept film” that offers “overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.” It was also a box-office disaster, grossing $14.3 million on a budget of $70 million.
35. Fifty Shades of Black (2016)
> Genre: Comedy
> Directed by: Michael Tiddes
> Starring: Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Fred Willard
“Fifty Shades of Black” is director Michael Tiddes and funnyman Marlon Wayans’ spoof of the erotic romantic drama “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Even though Wayans had success with send-ups of the horror genre, “Fifty Shades of Black” fell flat, with only 7% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a thumbs up. J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader said, “The movie’s mean-spiritedness becomes even more painful than the dippiness of the source material.”
34. From Justin to Kelly (2003)
> Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
> Directed by: Robert Iscove
> Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess
If entertainment industry execs thought “From Justin to Kelly,” a musical rom-com starring “American Idol” contestants Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, was going to be movie magic, they were mistaken. Only 10% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes liked the film, which the Critics Consensus dismisses as “a notorious stinker.” It has a 2.1 rating out of 10 among IMDb users. Clarkson has since been vocal with the press in declaring her severe dislike of the movie.
33. Stan Helsing (2009)
> Genre: Comedy, Horror
> Directed by: Bo Zenga
> Starring: Steve Howey, Diora Baird, Kenan Thompson
Abraham Van Helsing was the fictional vampire hunter in Bram Stoker’s classic horror novela “Dracula.” Stan, his descendant, is a video-store clerk who fights a host of famous movie monsters and assorted fiends. Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times called the film a “shockingly bad movie.” It was liked by just 14% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
32. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)
> Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
> Directed by: Chris Sivertson
> Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough
Lindsay Lohan stars as Aubrey Fleming — as well as Dakota Moss — in this 2007 serial killer mystery. The Critics Consensus for Rotten Tomatoes called the movie “a career nadir for all involved.” Only 9% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes liked the movie, which has a rating of 3.6 out of 10 among IMDb users. The movie received eight Razzie Awards, including two for Lohan for each character she played.
31. Vampires Suck (2010)
> Genre: Comedy
> Directed by: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer
> Starring: Jenn Proske, Matt Lanter, Diedrich Bader
“Vampires Suck” is one of four movies on this list from the filmmaking team Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. It is primarily a spoof of the Twilight franchise. Though many critics believe that Twilight is indeed spoof-worthy, “Vampires Suck” fails to bring the intelligence and humor needed to do the job properly. Philip French of the Observer (UK) found the film to be a “witless, slavish pastiche of the series of romantic dramas based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novels.” The film found favor with only 4% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
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