Rotten Tomatoes was launched about two decades ago and since then it has been the end-all for watching a film. Its Tomatometer has been aggregating critic and audience reviews in order to come to an overall response.
Now, whether you consider the Rotten Tomatoes score as the parameter to judge a film is up to you, but there’s no denying that it’s kind of fun to look at the extremes, such as the ones that earned a perfect score or those that with a 0% on the Tomatometer. Now, we have already looked at those that scored the perfect 100% in a previous article, let us take a look at the latter.
Here are five films with a 0% rating on the Tomatometer:
A Thousand Words (2012)
A Thousand Words, directed by Brain Robbins is about a literary agent Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) who finds a Bodhi tree on his property.
The movie was filmed about four years before its official release. Despite all the effort, the movie faced a whole lot of criticism with a resounding sound of undesirable reviews.
The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
Andrey Konchalovskiy's film, The Nutcracker in 3D, follows a girl named Mary (Elle Fanning) who receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.
The film bombed at the box-office. The fact that it was criticized for its CGI, its lyrics and the lack of ballet in a musical based on a ballet, lead to the 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Pinocchio, directed by Roberto Benigni, is the story of a wooden puppet whose curious spirit leads him into one wild adventure after another.
The movie was one of the most expensive in Italian film history. However, the reviews it received were brutal and the box-office returns even worse. The Tomatometer is a reflection of the same.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
This 1987 film is the story of Chief Brody's widow, Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary), who believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.
Jaws: The Revenge was described as the sorry chapter of a once-proud franchise by some. Others described it as being illogical, tension-free and filled with cut-rate action sequences.
Staying Alive (1983)
Staying Alive directed by Sylvester Stallone is the sequel to Saturday Night Fever (1977). It is set six years after Tony Manero (John Travolta) blew the competition away during a local disco contest.
The dreaded 0% on Rotten Tomatoes is result of the general opinion that the film’s very existence was completely unnecessary.
If you had your own Tomatometer to award 0% ratings to movies, which would be the ones on your list? Let us know in the comments below.