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Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

  • #90. The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

    Directed by Ron Underwood

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 23,256
    - Metascore: 12
    - Runtime: 95 min

    Eddie Murphy’s sci-fi comedy is still one of the biggest box office flops of all time. Its budget was more than $100 million and the film only grossed $4 million. When adjusted for inflation, the film lost more than $145 million. Despite the large production budget, this film set on the moon looks cheap and hokey—especially the CGI effects in a body modification scene where Murphy and co-star Rosario Dawson morph into overlarge body builders.

  • #89. You Got Served (2004)

    Directed by Chris Stokes

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 25,287
    - Metascore: 37
    - Runtime: 95 min

    “You Got Served,” a film about urban dance-off competitions, features striking choreography in its many dance sequences. However, some scenes have continuity errors around dancers’ costumes. In an early dance competition, an actress unzips her hoodie only to repeat the same movement in the very next shot.

  • #88. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

    Directed by Tom Six

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 33,215
    - Metascore: 17
    - Runtime: 91 min

    Esteemed film critic Roger Ebert called this sequel “ an affront...to human decency.” The premise, mouth-to-anus surgery of multiple humans, continues with zero cinematic artsiness to counteract the repugnance. In one scene, a victim removes a funnel from a hose and commits a likely deserved atrocity with it (involving an orifice and an insect.) Moments later, the contraption is seen assembled again in the blurry background.

  • #87. The Avengers (1998)

    Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 39,264
    - Metascore: 12
    - Runtime: 89 min

    Adapted from a 1960’s television series, this movie version starred Uma Thurman and Ralph Fiennes as expert spies. During the opening sequence, Fiennes as John Steed places a bakery box on a doctor’s desk—in the very next shot, the box turns a different direction breaking continuity.

  • #86. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

    Directed by Uwe Boll

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 42,677
    - Metascore: 15
    - Runtime: 127 min

    Director Uwe Boll, who has a doctorate in German Literature, spent $60 million on “In the Name of the King,” which only grossed $6 million. Boll’s films, often video game adaptations, are known for their shoddy production technique and incoherent plotting. Set in the middle ages, this one features Burt Reynolds and Ray Liotta alongside Jason Statham. Reynold’s performance as a king is particularly hammy as it clashes with typecasting in scenes where he sits atop a horse, costumed in armor.

  • #85. The Love Guru (2008)

    Directed by Marco Schnabel

    - IMDb user rating: 3.8
    - Votes: 48,283
    - Metascore: 24
    - Runtime: 87 min

    Mike Myers’s brownface performance of an Indian guru is one of many insipid attributes in this comedy. The ensemble cast features Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, and Steven Colbert. The bar fight scene is notable for two continuity gaffes. In the first, the guru and his sidekick can be seen moving apart in a long shot. The next cut goes closer on the pair and they’re still close together. In another sequence two birthday girls wallop the guru, one on each side—in subsequent shots, the girls have switched positions.

  • #84. Extreme Movie (2008)

    Directed by Adam Jay Epstein, Andrew Jacobson

    - IMDb user rating: 3.7
    - Votes: 10,428
    - Metascore: null
    - Runtime: 86 min

    This direct-to-video spoof of teen sex comedies boasts ridiculous scenes such as a high school class where a variety of dildos get passed out. In a bit involving a sexual fetish for Abraham Lincoln, a boy takes his time machine back to the day Lincoln was assassinated and they have sex just before the event. The sequence uses silent film style though there were no motion pictures during Lincoln’s era. However, this point matters little in a film chock-full of preposterous nonsense.

  • #83. Double Dragon (1994)

    Directed by James Yukich

    - IMDb user rating: 3.7
    - Votes: 10,429
    - Metascore: null
    - Runtime: 96 min

    Robert Patrick plays the villain Koga Shuko in this cheesy action film based on a video game. In an extended fight scene in a decrepit theater, Shuko rips through the same painted backdrop twice. There’s also a bit where a broom handle comes off in a fight, but there’s a quick shot of the broom handle back on before the reaction shot of it off. Alyssa Milano also stars.

  • #82. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

    Directed by Wych Kaosayananda

    - IMDb user rating: 3.7
    - Votes: 18,413
    - Metascore: 19
    - Runtime: 91 min

    One reviewer called this action film “ a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange.” Lucy Liu and Antonio Banderas play special agent adversaries. In a sequence when Liu’s agent burns a bus carrying the Banderas character, the inflamed bus crushes a small car that somehow remains intact. Soon after, Banderas hops on a previously crashed and skidded motorcycle, somehow unscathed and propped up despite having been in the direct path of the burning bus.

  • #81. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

    Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

    - IMDb user rating: 3.7
    - Votes: 22,077
    - Metascore: 17
    - Runtime: 96 min

    Known for his wooden delivery, actor Chris Klein gives a particularly bad performance in this franchise film based on a video game. Actor Neal McDonough also stars as the evil Bison, who performs with an off-kilter Irish accent that goes in and out.

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