“Far Cry” is one of Uwe Boll’s best movies. Having said that, Boll has a reputation for directing and self-financing bad movies. Flopping soundly at the box office, this one is about a boatman who used to be a special ops soldier.
“Far Cry” failed on every level. It’s yet another video game adaptation that alienates both moviegoers and video game fans. The central character, Jack Carver (Til Schweiger), lets us down, but at least, out of the entire cast, this actor demonstrated a solid command of English. We can’t really say that for any of the other actors.
Alvin and the Chipmunks
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, jokes are inappropriate and crass, and there is too much adult humor.
“Scooby-Doo” was one of the greatest cartoons on television. Produced by Hanna-Barbera animation studios, Scooby and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma, solve a mystery every Saturday morning.
Why did the adaptation miss? This remake disappoints across the board. Trading cartoon animation for a live-action movie was an unfortunate move. It is awkward and unfunny, and the charm of the original gang was sacrificed. Freddie Prinze, Jr. was nominated for a Razzie.
It’s not every day you see a Dwayne Johnson movie tank, but “Doom” did. To be fair, it was one of his first forays into the silver screen after a professional wrestling career. Arnold Schwarzenegger starred too. Yet, “Doom” flopped to sour reviews.
Why did it flop? Adapting a film from a video game has its share of pitfalls. Add to that bad acting, convoluted action sequences, and violence overkill. Not even the big names attached could redeem the aptly titled “Doom.”
Marvel’s Fantastic Four features prominently in remakes. “Fantastic Four,” the 2005 film version, is 20th Century Fox’s less-than-fantastic undertaking.
“Fantastic Four” was a box office winner. But movie experts such as Screenrant said it was an aggressively mediocre superhero movie. Screenrant agreed with Rotten Tomatoes’ assessment. The movie review site summed it up by saying the acting was subpar and the storytelling was bland. This movie bungled a chance to bring Marvel’s classic hero team to the big screen.