8. Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt?
If nothing else, Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt holds the distinction of being the movie with the most ridiculously long name among the most terrible movies of the year 2014. Directed by J. James Manera, the film adaptation is hardly comparable to its novel counterpart Atlas Shrugged which made it to The New York Times Bestseller list.
While the novel deeply explored dramatic themes such as capitalism and individualism, the movie was a blend of poor acting, weak execution, and outrageous delivery of dialogue, making it one of the most pathetic film adaptations of all time.
Starring John Cusack along with three run-of-the-mill actors, one may predict that Cusack will be the saving grace of Reclaim but that did not happen at all. To be fair, the movie is not what can be called entirely worse; it was more of a major disappointment.
When an American couple discovers that the disappearance of their adopted daughter can have something to do with the very same adoption agency from where they had her; the perfect opportunity to create the drama from the potential plot becomes utter discontent.
6. A Haunted House 2
Either director Michael Tiddes lacks creativity or he is the most idol film-maker of his generation. The year 2013 was subjected to the flop comedy film A Haunted House and it’s a real surprise that Tiddes returned for an equally bad sequel.
While the first movie ripped off scenes from Paranormal Activity and The Devil Inside, A Haunted House 2 takes a different direction by being original but still being a horrible comedy horror film.
After the success of Quentin Tarantino’s western film Django Unchained, actor Jamie Foxx should at least give some second thoughts before accepting roles in his future films but that has been not the case for the standup comedian-turned-actor.
Annie was so distasteful in terms of comedy that it is hardly believable that none other than rapper Jay-Z and A-list actor Will Smith even agreed to produce the awful movie based on the comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.
4. The Prince
Most of the movies which are considered to be the greatest of all time are gangster flicks. When director Brian A. Miller took a shot at it by making the gangster thriller film The Prince, it achieved extremely unpleasant results to say the very least.
The addition of Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and rapper 50 Cent as supporting characters could not even save the fate of the film from critics; making it perhaps the worst film Lionsgate has ever distributed to the silver screen.
3. The Legend of Hercules
The year 2014 witnessed the release of two Hollywood movies based upon the Greek mythology’s divine hero; one staring none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the other starring some vampire from the Twilight saga. The latter was not at all close to the greatness of the former.
Found guilty of poor acting, dull cinematography, and above all, the drastic change to the much familiar origin story of the proud son of Zeus, the movie is the single most terrible version of Hercules onscreen.
2. Saving Christmas
Kirk Cameron may have saved the spirit of Christmas but he failed desperately in saving the movie, an act the viewers still question whether he even tried. Directed by the well-known music video director Darren Doane, the movie aims to “put the Christ back in Christmas”.
While the film actually explains the essence of the holiday season that Kirk enlightens to his Christmas-hating brother-in-law Christian White, the movie is stupendously overshadowed by the fact of how painfully bad the entire so-called faith-based flick is. Turns out film-making is not a cup of tea for music video director Doane.
1. Left Behind
For several years, Lady Luck has neglected or quite frequently forgotten about Nicholas Cage. The once proud actor enjoyed a tremendous amount of success and even has an Academy Award under his belt but that truly has become an exception due to the recent bad films Cage has starred in.
Based on the novel of the same name by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, Left Behind is a failed remake of the 2000 film Left Behind: The Movie thanks to director Vic Armstrong. The apocalyptic Christian movie was ferociously panned by critics; making it the worst movie of the entire year.
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