For every great movie out there, it has an equivalent that just totally bombed the box office. Whether it was to do with horrible acting, bad directing or just a confusing plot line, sometimes movies don’t always hit it off with the audience. Looking at the trailers of some upcoming releases we can already see which ones are going to be a hit or a miss. To help you choose your next movie and to save you from wasting your time and money on a horrible film we’ve predicated which movies you can skip on your next movie night. Take a look!
Based on the fictional stories and “facts” that were created online, this horror movie follows the story of tall figure known as Slender Man. Known to have extremely long arms and no face, Slender Man is responsible for the disappearance of several children and teens. The story centers around a teenage girl who encounters Slender Man and tries to escape him. While the concept of Slender Man is terrifying the execution of the film is just not. It seems like they just took ever stereotypical horror scene and threw it together to make this film. You’d be better off watching Marble Hornets on YouTube to scare your pants off.
Samson is a biblical film based off the story Samson and Delilah. The movie follows the biblical story completely and includes famous scenes such as Samson fighting off a hoard of Philistine’s with only a bone and his bare hands. Although this movie could have had an epic portrayal its budget was very limited which painfully reflects in the movie. Full of low quality CGI and second rate acting, this film falls short of what it could be.
Alita: Battle Angel
Based off of the manga action series Battle Angel Alita, by Yukito Kishiro, the story is centered around a cyborg named Alita. While battling monsters and trying to save the world, Alita also struggles with discovering who she is and what her destiny is. Full of action and even romance, Alita falls short when it comes to visual production and CGI. Using a combination of real people and animation there’s a certain creepy aspect to Alita, not to mention her enormous eyes. The decision to make her eyes large was made to stay true to her character in the manga. However, a comic drawing is one thing while seeing it on a supposed human is another. There’s something very unsettling about the way she looks and that makes it harder for the audience to empathize with her, even though she is the main character.
Fifty Shades Freed
Continuing on with the Fifty Shades of Grey series, Fifty Shades Freed is the third installment. The books were best sellers and popularly known as the steamy romance novels for women. However, where the books created a lot of heat the movies seemed to dry it all up. Starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan as the infamous Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, their on camera chemistry just doesn’t live up to their book characters. While the previous movies did make money, the reception of the films wasn’t nearly as high. This move continues their story after their marriage but we’re not expecting much in the way of plot or even romance. Sorry Fifty Shades, but you’re going to have to work a little harder to get us hot and bothered.
Based on the beloved books by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit follows the story of a mischievous rabbit who loves adventure. But, unlike the books this movie is already receiving wide criticism for not following the original story. While Peter Rabbit from the books was more of a loveable miscreant, Peter Rabbit in the films seems to be more of an annoying show off. Relatives of Potter have even stated that this movie is an insult to her memory and disgraces the beauty of the books. I guess that’s for you to decide.