One of the most popular films of the early ’90s was the groundbreaking “Silence of the Lambs,” featuring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in a tense and thrilling psychological thriller. So, of course, somebody tried to make a parody of it.
“The Silence of the Hams” attempted to capitalize on that success. Well, it received a 0% “rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is considered one of the worst films of all time. It was panned for its poor humor and being creatively bankrupt.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Steven Spielberg’s shark-horror film Jaws became a cult classic and created a massive shark panic when it was first released in the mid-70s, the effects of which are still felt to this day. The film has since spawned some terrible remakes and sequels, however, none are as ridiculous and money-grabbing as "Jaws: The Revenge."
The film is one of the only movies in existence to have ever received a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It's been criticized for being illogical, lacking any tension, and having some of the worst special effects you could find at the time (and that says a lot when you realize it was released in the late ‘80s).
Esteemed director and actor Roberto Benigni attempted to create his own film version of Disney's popular Pinocchio character from the '30s. It's no lie to say that the film was an absolute disaster.
It was ranked as one of the 100 worst reviewed films of the 2000s, and was considered an "unfunny, poorly-made, creepy vanity project." It was also nominated for six Golden Raspberry Awards, with Roberto Benigni winning the Worst Actor award.
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are a trio of squeaky-voiced chipmunks who originated as an animated musical act in the late 50s. In 2007, the mischievous squeakers were animated in the live-action movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks.”
What could have possibly gone wrong? A better question would be, what didn’t go wrong? The directing is terrible, the acting by the chipmunk’s caretaker, played by Jason Lee, is bad, the jokes are inappropriate and crass, and there is too much adult humor. Did we mention the unbearable squeaking!?
Batman & Robin (1997)
Sure, following in the footsteps of Tim Burton's successful Batman films is no easy feat, but 1997's "Batman & Robin" was just ridiculous.
Studios were putting pressure on producers to make the film more kid-friendly which audiences found to be completely out of touch with Batman's dark and gloomy character. The result? An 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes!