“The Scarlet Letter” has been adapted to the screen many times. But only this production has earned seven Golden Razzie nominations, including “Worst Remake or Sequel,” which it won.
This film veers too far from Nathanial Hawthorne’s 1850 novel about a 1660 Puritan colony. The 1995 movie comes off as ignorant. It was greeted with the dreaded movie critique, “unintentionally funny.” During this era, Demi Moore’s name on the marquee was like a jinx. In short, her portrayal of Hester Prynne proved accidentally humorous.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Who doesn't love to see Spock and Captain James T. Kirk venture into space and take on the mysteries of the great unknown? The famous TV Series "Star Trek" had a recent reboot which fans flocked to see.
The controversy centered around a scene in the second installment of the rebooted franchise "Star Trek Into Darkness" in which Dr. Carol Marcus appears in her underwear for no apparent reason. Fans criticized the film for its unnecessary sexualization of the female character. Maybe it times for filmmakers "to boldly go" into their next film without including unnecessary female sexualization!
When Seth Rogan and James Franco teamed up to create the 2014 film," The Interview" no one could have predicted the political firestorm it would create.
Now we've all read a bad review of a film, but North Korea's critique of "The Interview" takes the cake. The North Korean Government found the film so offensive that they threatened military action against the USA if the film wasn't scraped! We can all agree that "The Interview" was not worth starting a war over.
Sex and the City 2
Fans of the show "Sex and the City" are used to their beloved characters Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha's indulgence in overpriced fashion and cocktails around New York City. However, the show's second feature film's grotesque obsession with wealth left fans underwhelmed.
Not to mention the film's rather bizarre and condescending portrayal of the people of Abu Dhabi and their culture. The film's star Sarah Jessica Parker has agreed with the criticism of the film stating "I can see where we fell short on the movie."
Unless you were living under a rock from 2008 until 2021, the "Twilight" saga will ring a bell(a) for you. The vampire love story set in high school not only ruffled feathers due to it's its cross-species canoodling but also because it romanticized the...massive...age gap between Bella and Edward.
Ahem, a rather worrying 87-year age difference to be precise. This was particularly troubling since the franchise's main target audience consisted of screaming tweens.