“Lost in Space” was a 1960s television series that ran for three seasons before it was turned into an action flick with Joey Tribbiani in the main role. The original show was like “The Swiss Family Robinson” meets sci-fi space pioneers.
The film failed because of bad directing. It lacked any of the original TV show’s fun parts. “Lost in Space” is lost in history. The moviemakers boasted its CGI effects, the most of any film in 1998. But more isn’t always better, and the effects looked fake and overdone.
Superman 4: The Quest For Peace
The fifth film installment of DC Comics’ Superman falls flat. Starring Christopher Reeve and Gene Hackman, expectations were naturally high.
Outside the standard sequel burnout-factor, “Superman 4: The Quest for Peace” leaves us hanging without a strong plot, and once provided, is riddled with holes. Special effects were lacking. Neither fans nor critics liked it, and many of them were just bored with it. It has been named the worst film ever made.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
“Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” Was a 1994 novel by Louis de Bernières with themes of love and war before it was adapted into a 2001 movie. Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz starred.
What were they thinking? Nicolas Cage must have been the only big-name star director John Madden could find, or else how can we expect to believe he is an Italian soldier? There is nothing Italian about him, and it shows. It’s a beautiful story, but it was, unfortunately, destroyed.
Batman & Robin
“Batman & Robin” was a circus with clowns like the snarky Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) peppering us with pathetic puns. George Clooney, as the Dark Knight, fell flat, and he said it himself.
Clooney said that he was playing Batman, but he wasn’t good at it and that the film wasn't good either. The actor apologized to Comicon fans; he apologized to regular fans; he even apologized to Adam West. He was terrible, and he admitted it. The Verge is called “Batman & Robin,” the Titanic of superhero movies. Others cringed over the Bat costume nipples. It was corny, and it offended bat fans.
Max Payne is an edgy NYC detective on a quest for vengeance after his wife and baby were brutally murdered. “Max Payne” is based on a video game by Rockstar Games and Remedy Entertainment.
What went wrong? Film adaptations of video games rarely work. Seemingly, cross-marketing is worth the effort. “Max Payne” made a profit at the box office, but it was universally scrutinized. Critics couldn’t find a plot. And the only reason Mark Wahlberg did not win the worst actor Razzie is that Mike Myers starred in “The Love Guru” that year.