Another case of a fourth sequel that almost ruined an entire franchise is “Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.” The movie featured the iconic Steve Guttenberg; while the two previous movies had both received quite low ratings, they were not nearly as bad as the fourth film in the franchise. This one got an abysmal 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Despite the horrible reaction from critics, these films are extremely low-budget when compared to their revenue, and the franchise had a total of seven films in its lineup. “Police Academy 4, 5, 6, and 7” all received 0% ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, which is quite something when you consider that they brought in a combined total of more than $150 million.
This film starred Michael Biehn, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, and Peter Fonda. Its true main star, though, is none other than Nicolas Cage. Cage appeared in a few highly successful films, such as "Leaving Las Vegas" and "Adaptation." Other than these and a few other honorable mentions, his career is mired with some of the worst, most unintentionally hilarious films of all time.
The film was one of the worst box-office failures of all time, making a measly $18,369 against a whopping $10 million budget. It holds a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was described by film critic Kevin Thomas as "a hopelessly callow, leaden-paced attempt at film noir." Warning - Nicolas Cage swears more in this film than in all his other roles combined.
National Lampoon's Gold Diggers
The premise behind Gary Preisler's 2003 dark comedy film, "National Lampoon's Gold Diggers," was quite a sound one. Two gold-digging friends marry two senior sisters to inherit their fortunes when they die. It's similar to many other comedies but unfortunately, the film was a mess both critically and commercially, causing it to get pulled off theaters after just one week of screening.
It received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 44 reviews, which means that all 44 film critics recommend viewers to avoid this film. It's considered one of the worst films of the last decade. Audiences almost hated the film as much as film critics, as over 6,500 people gave it a score of just 20% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Ridiculous 6
While many of Adam Sandler's fans swear by the actor and approve of just about everything he does, there's no doubt that "The Ridiculous 6" isn't one of his strongest films. It received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 33% user rating. The film was criticized for being offensive and lazy.
Critics accuse it of being a movie for Adam Sandler's fans that any other sane person should avoid. The New York Daily News reported that out of over 100 Native American actors, only four remained by the end of production because the rest were offended and left. Based solely on that, it would probably be best to skip this one.
Dream a Little Dream
Wacky comedy films have tried almost every ridiculous idea you can think of, from a father who accidentally shrinks his kids all the way to the many variations of people switching bodies. One fairly popular idea that we thought nobody was going to try was a film about two senior citizens who switch bodies with a couple of high school students.
Marc Rocco decided in 1989 to adapt this idea, leading to the creation of "Dream a Little Dream." The film had a terrible box-office opening, losing about 50% of its ticket sales by the week after opening. It also received terrible reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring it a rare 0% based on nine critical reviews.