Shadowlocked - 10 Movies That Made Serious $, But Sucked Serious...

Shadowlocked - These films put the 'suck' in 'success'...

Despite countless negative reviews - such as this one - The Hangover 2 has, as of last Sunday, become the biggest grossing R-rated comedy of all time. Surpassing its predecessor by a cool $20 million, the sequel is yet another addition to what I like to call the 'cash-condors' - a film that manages financial success despite its ugly looks and/or content. Inspired by the 'only-a-mother-could-love& #39; appearance of the Californian Condor, these films share much in common with this unfortunate bird of prey. Both are vultures (either through family or financial ties); both reproduce at a young age (six for the bird itself, and probably between 1-3 years for the greedy, corporate film studios); and both have increased their numbers drastically in the last couple of years (all of our film choices have occurred within the last 9 years).

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darklordzor1946d ago

I really liked Signs. I don't know why I always see it pop up on these 'worst' lists. It's actually my favorite M. Night movie. It's filled with tons of depth and symbolism. Easily a movie that helped me make a decision to go into filmmaking.

sjaakiejj1946d ago

The only movies I think belong in that list are the Twilight series, Scooby Doo and the Last Airbender. The other movies were all very enjoyable, especially Hangover 2.

darklordzor1946d ago

See I never even thought the second Scooby-Doo movie made that much money....

luke12345671946d ago

It's very surprising how much it did make Dark lord - in no way record-breaking, but remarkable nevertheless.

luke12345671946d ago

The Hangover 2 was horrible; its lack of unoriginal material was painful, especially as I was a huge fan of the original.

So, to say that is unbelievable. And Transformers 2? Really?

sjaakiejj1945d ago

Transformers 2 wasn't an amazing movie, but to say I didn't enjoy it would be lying.

As for Hangover 2, sure it used the same template as the first movie, but the fact that they filled that template in differently made it just as funny as the first one. If you want to complain about how it's not a completely new movie, go for it, but I loved the film, and came out the cinema still laughing, and there's not a lot of movies that can do that.

It was nothing original, but that doesn't make it a terrible movie.

alycakes1946d ago

I don't agree with much of this list. The Last Airbender, The Twilight movies and the Scooby Doo are the only ones that probably belong on that list. I didn't see the second Hangover so it might belong on it. I really liked all the other movies on that list and I read the DaVinci Code before seeing the movie and still felt like they did a hell of a job bringing it to the screen. I can't believe they have Transformers on that list either....these people need to go out and get something else to do.

luke12345671946d ago

Are you serious Alycakes? How else could we back it up.

Im just going to take ONE to prove my point. You said "I can't believe they have Transformers on that list either.." - well let's look at the evidence.

The list is 10 films that made serious $, but sucked serious...and The Transformers is the epitome of that.


It has a rotten tomatoes score of was a muck movie. Too much going on; not enough actual was a massive disappointment.

Need more evidence? OK, how about 35 on Metacritic - - that enough?

In fact, Rolling Stone's reviewer said "Transformers 2 has a shot at the title Worst Movie of the Decade".

So, here's an idea...stop knocking the article because of your upset fan-boy ego...

alycakes1946d ago

But you see luke if people went to see movies by what critic wrote about them, they'd never go see them. I go see a movie because I want to go see a movie not because I hear it's good or bad. I like to think that I can still think for myself and don't follow a fast rule that you should listen to the ratings like a robot. I know what I like and what I don't like and others should also do the same.

sjaakiejj1945d ago

Movie Reviews are rubbish. Many of the highly rated movies are boring as hell, and many of the lower rated movies are really enjoyable. I don't care about how the director's shots aren't to a reviewers liking, I don't care about CG effects that aren't as amazing as the top-tier movies, I don't care if the story, or one similar to it has been done before, and I most certainly do not care about someone else's opinion regarding a movie, as the reviews are as subjective as they can get.

CobraKai1946d ago

I absolutely LOVED Revenge of the Fallen and Indy 5. War of the Worlds was underrated.

Ahh I love movies you'd actually go to the movies to see.

newn4gguy1946d ago

This author has HORRIBLE taste in movies! Most of these aren't bad...especially Signs. That's a phenomenal movie.

Maybe he's an atheist. ;)

newn4gguy1946d ago

And War of the Worlds was great too!

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