Let’s clear up the frustrated ignorance right away. It stands for Rest in Peace Department, and it comes from the comic book series of the same acronym. The cast includes Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, and Kevin Bacon, and still, it failed commercially and critically. Jeff Bridges and others of the cast were commended for more than decent portrayals of already dead characters, but little other grace was found.
One critic from Time magazine wondered if it was “Too Awful to Review.” The massive production budget cost Universal $130 – $154 million, leaving box office cumulative sales infinitesimally dwarfed at $78.3 million. And, finally, the total loss was also massive: $96 – $121 million. Whatever you do, please don’t see it.
"Supernova" started out as a sci-fi B-movie way back in 1990. Ten years later, MGM’s financial albatross was produced by United Artists and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and Jack Sholder. But now, it seems no one really wants their name associated with this movie. "Supernova" hit the big screen in the year 2000 and bombed bombastically.
When the crew in this movie receive a distress call from a galaxy far far away, they race off to respond to the medical emergency. Of course, on the way there they find their ship getting sucked into an enormous dying star, aka a supernova. So now they must save themselves from certain annihilation. In the meantime poor acting and dirty humor dominate. Don’t take the kids.
Hop back in the time shuttle and bolt five centuries back to the supernatural realm where knights battle dragons and beasts. Sir John Gregory, (Jeff Bridges) protects the country from Wiccan atrocity. And Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore) is one wretched witch who must be vanquished. Based on "The Spook’s Apprentice" series by English author Joseph Delaney, the fantasy adventure film version takes place in the 1600s.
The cinematic action unfolds in overcooked sword-and-sorcery fantasy, with very little imagination. You have to admire a movie which takes a gold-star cast that still managed to create such a flop. Directed by Sergei Bodrov, and released by Universal Pictures, "Seventh Son" did poorly in the US. It lost out to the latest Spongebob movie…
The Adventures of Pluto Nash
As it turns out, sci-fi comedy "Pluto Nash" is an infamous wipeout, crashing and burning at epic proportions. It made Time magazine’s list of the “10 biggest money-losers of all time,” placing 3rd. It’s so bad, Eddie Murphy says watching it makes him break down and cry. The story takes place in the 2080s, on the moon, where all Earth exiles are sent.
Pluto Nash (Murphy) is assaulted by lunar gangsta thugs, forcing him to defend his nightclub and the rights of all of moonkind. Nothing in the world can save this epic flop from its notoriety. It grossed merely $7.1 million at the “flop” office and it cost Warner Bros $100 million to make. That leaves the endeavor at a 95% net loss!
This black comedy is the first work of producer Robert Simonds, and it's honestly surprising he kept producing other films after making this horrible one. But he did, and he may have improved a little bit as his experience grew. "Problem Child" features Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Gilbert Gottfried, and more actors who would probably love to forget they have ever sign on to this cinematic flop.
Rotten Tomatoes calls the film an "unpleasant comedy." Sounds cringy and not at all inviting. It tells the story of a seven-year-old misbehaving orphan boy who gets adopted by a loving couple. They suffer the wrath of the boy for a while until he gets kidnapped and they go to rescue him. Sounds bad? That's because it is.