Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Worst Movies of This Century That's a phrase not uttered lightly on Rotten Tomatoes. The site averages the ratings of movie reviews to assign a composite score to a film. About once a year a movie is released that receives zero praise. This year that film is Tim Allen's Zoom. The movie is so bad Sony Pictures Entertainment may have to start fabricating positive movie reviews to keep it out of the record books.

As Zoom began its drift towards the bottom of the bowl fans of Rotten Tomato noticed it's steady 0% rating. And now Rotten Tomatoes says it qualifies as one of the worst movies ever. Only seven movies have received more than twenty reviews without a single "fresh" rating. Those seven thus dubiously qualify as the worst...movies...ever.

Need some movies for your Netflix queue? Try strapping on these for a weekend...if you're strong enough.

Zoom (26 reviews) - Former superhero Jack (Allen) is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Daltry Calhoon (26 reviews) - In small town Tennessee, a ne'er-do-well man (Johnny Knoxville) wrestling for control over his fading golf club is reunited with his estranged daughter, a 14-year-old musical prodigy.

3 Strikes (26 reviews) - Brian Hooks plays a character who is just released from jail. And the state adopts a "3 strikes" rule for felons that involves serious penalties.

Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (36 reviews) - A group of smart-talking toddlers (Scott Baio, John Voight) find themselves at the center of a media mogul's experiment to crack the code to baby talk. The toddlers must race against time for the sake of babies everywhere.

National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (39 reviews) - A comedy about two of the world's worst gold diggers who'd do anything to be on top.

King's Ransom (44 reviews) - Hoping to foil his own gold-digging wife's plan, a loathsome businessman arranges his own kidnapping, only to realize that there are plenty of other people interested in his wealth as well.

Pinocchio - Despite guidance from the Blue Fairy, and the love of his father, Gepetto, Pinocchio (Roberto Benigni) curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever (98 reviews) - Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent (Antonio Banderas) and a rogue NSA agent (Lucy Liu) soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

(I think it's really something that a movie could receive 98 reviews without a single positive rating. That's like hitting safely in 56 consecutive games. It's amazing and it may never be broken.)

Stay tuned for progress as Zoom mounts a charge claim the dubious honor of worst movie ever.

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Reel Fanatic said...

Thanks for the warning ... Luckily, I have managed to make it thus far in life without seeing any of those wretched flicks, and now I surely never will

Anonymous said...

You forgot Grease 2, Gigli, From Justin to Kelly, and the 100th billion Halloween movie.

Sasquatch said...

Those are all terrible. I'm not sure how Gigli didn't make the list. It must have gotten at least one positive review. Amazing, I know.