Here Are Summer 2018's 17 Most Disappointing Movies
There's nothing like a great summer movie -- but these duds were unfortunately anything but great. Here's some of the films that we wish we hadn't spent our $$ on this summer.
'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
Some fans that saw this prequel liked it, but the trouble is, there weren't that many of them. Whether because of the troubled production or because audiences had "Star Wars" fatigue, "Solo"s tanking led to Disney putting the kibosh on any more standalone films.
Yes, it took a bigger bite than expected at the box office, but a lot of folks found the PG-13-rated "The Meg" just "Meh."
'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'
Despite bringing back Jeff Goldblum, the fifth "Jurassic Park" movie felt awfully... old hat. Who ever thought we'd get tired of seeing dinosaurs terrify humans?
Jodie Foster, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown, and Jeff Goldbum in a crazy crime movie? Sounded great. But even those big names weren't enough to generate much interest in this action flick. Audiences liked it even less than critics, giving it a 33% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
'Billionaire Boys Club'
Why did a movie starring "Baby Driver"'s Ansel Elgort, and "Kingsman"s Taron Egerton go straight to VOD? In large part, thanks to the presence of now-persona-non-grata Kevin Spacey. Not to mention the lousy reviews.
We were down to see Gabrielle Union kick ass to save her kids, but this poorly plotted, predictable suspense film was a snooze.
'The Darkest Minds'
This clunker about kids with special abilities (wow, so novel!) brings too little too late to the YA dystopic teen genre.
'The First Purge'
Was it a bold Black Lives Matter take on the beginning of the franchise -- or one night of mayhem too many?
'Life of The Party'
This comedy, in which Melissa McCarthy goes back to college, made less than her last vehicle, "The Boss." Extra painful, because she and husband Ben Falcone (who directed) cowrote it. Audiences gave it a lowly "C+" Cinemascore.
We usually love watching The Rock do ridiculous stuff, but maybe he needs to space out his movies a bit? Opening just three months after "Rampage" is a bit too much Rock. Sadly, this one screamed "rental!"
Sorry, we couldn't see past the formulaic plot and unconvincing old-age makeup in this basketball comedy.
Maybe in 40 years this Blaxploitation remake will be a cult film. But this summer viewers and critics both found it anything but fly.
Margot Robbie looked great in the trailer for this neo-noir thriller, but reviews, and audience turnout, were abysmal.
'Show Dogs' (2018)
First, this dog show comedy was bumped a year, then it was singled out for its doggie junk-handling message. Cute dogs is all this movie had going for it.
'Unfriended: Dark Web'
Unfriended was a surprise hit, racking up more than $64 million. But it's hard to root for the characters in this sequel to survive when they're so freaking stupid.
There was a genuinely terrifying movie to be made about the Internet boogeyman known as Slenderman (who's inspired real-life assaults). But this movie? So not it. Maybe those cut scenes would have helped?