Ah, scary movie fans, this one goes out to you! In 1999, the film was all anyone could really talk about. Some said it changed them forever and thus dawned the era of found footage films. The film’s premise is centered on three “friends” who hear an urban legend of the Blair Witch, so they go about exploring the woods to catch it first hand.
But the issue is, none of our protagonists were all that likable. Most of the time, you’re listening to their whiny antics as they delve deeper into the woods. Oh, and spoiler alert: you never actually see the witch on screen. Boo!
Under the Skin
You’d think with a Hollywood A-lister like Scarlett Johansson; she’d be able to carry a terrible film. Directed by Jonathan Glazer, who debuted with a fantastic film that you should add to your list, this film, which is sci-fi and aliens and galactic hitchhiking, should not be.
Basically, Johansson is an alien who spends more than enough time in her lingerie. But this film was just, well, a little bit strange and involves alien Scarlett driving around town luring men into her van. Yikes.
Lost in Translation
Poor ScarJo, we just aren’t quitting here and giving her films the overrated tick. The film "Lost in Translation" has a cult following. The real star of the film, however, (despite Bill Murray’s cynical and somewhat blasé commentary) is Tokyo. We didn’t love the plot (there wasn’t really a plot?), but we did enjoy the shots of Tokyo’s skyscrapers and the view from the ritzy Park Hyatt’s famous bar with floor-to-ceiling glass panels.
Whilst you do get to experience what could be a good time in Tokyo through the eyes of our mildly disillusioned main actors, it’s more of a film you’d have on in the background because it doesn’t really… go anywhere.
The Brady Bunch Movie
Sure, for certain generations, "The Brady Bunch" was a cult TV show, with millions of people tuning in to see what shenanigans the Brady family got up to each week. The main joke of the film is that the wheel of time has chugged on, but for the family, they’re still in their little 1970s bubble! Complete with 70s decor!
But alas, the family forgot to pay their taxes and now could lose their home. Long story short, the film is like a lukewarm bath. Maybe things would’ve been more humorous if they’d been made to see the realities of the 90s world they were now in!
Fast and the Furious (Saga)
So we’ve seen the TikTok videos of people claiming they can reverse parallel park (we’d like to see proof, thanks), but whilst there are a number of fans who’d want to be among the ranks of their faux family, there’s also a heck of a lot of backlash!
Car chase scenes and small family dramas (which then escalate to the point where Vin Diesel achieves the equivalent of a superhero landing in his car.) How they've churned out nine films so far is kind of beyond us.