7 Terrible Films We’d Like To Pretend Never Happened

June, 18, 2014: Some films are so bad that they’re good; others are just plain bad. These films fall in the latter category.

Batman and Robin

Director: Joel Schumacher

Starring: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone

What Went Wrong: From Batman’s nipples to Schwarzenegger’s terrible puns and everything in between.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Director: Brett Ratner

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry

What Went Wrong: When the director of the first two X-Men films Bryan Singer left to make Superman Returns, the studio handed the reins of the franchise to Brett Ratner, who took great pleasure in killing off most of the main characters. It was so horrible that the studio had to reboot the whole thing, send Wolverine back in time to make sure The Last Stand never happened.

Catwoman

Director: Pitof

Starring: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt

What Went Wrong: Looking back at this film, we’re not really sure what’s worse, the terrible acting, non-existent plot, or the $100 million budget spent on CGI sequences of just people walking.

The Last Airbender

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz

What Went Wrong: The pertinent question to be considered here is what went right? Featuring the most inept Airbender in history, the seemingly five-hour snoozefest was a failure on every front.

Son Of The Mask

Director: Lawrence Guterman

Starring: Jamie Kennedy, Traylor Howard, Alan Cumming

What Went Wrong: This has got to be one of the worst sequels in the history of film. If you aren’t bugged by the annoying God of Mischief Loki (who has spiked hair for some reason), then you would probably be freaked out by the ghastly CGI baby popping around everywhere. Forget Chucky, this is true horror stuff right here.

Scooby-Doo

Director: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini

What Went Wrong: As a live action film, Scooby-Doo actually managed to achieve something great here. To entirely shatter our collective childhood memories is not an easy feat. However, director Raja Gosnell managed to achieve all that and more. He also deserves credit for the crappy-looking dog which may incidentally be one of the worst CGI creatures ever seen in films.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Director: George Lucas

Starring: Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd

What Went Wrong: A Star Wars sequel directed by George Lucas starring Liam Neeson and Natalie Portman must be awesome, right? Wrong! This here is a classic case where fans disowned one of their beloved franchise products. It was probably because of Jar Jar Blinks.

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