Just because a movie makes a lot of money doesn’t mean that people actually liked it. In fact, we’re living in a time when movies can make hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars despite seemingly everybody hating them. Of last year’s big blockbusters, which ones let you down the most?
We’re using the same criteria here as in our recent Favorite Blockbuster Movie of 2017 poll. Any film that made more than $100 million at the domestic box office qualifies. Once again, you can only choose one title.
According to critics, either ‘Justice League’ or ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ should probably top this list. However, the detractors speaking out against ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ have been so vocal that I wouldn’t be surprised if that one sneaks ahead, even while it currently leads the Favorite Blockbuster poll at the same time.
I saw very few of these movies, and I avoided watching the ones reported to be the worst. Of those I’ve seen, I suppose ‘Kong: Skull Island’ was pretty dumb, but I still found it somewhat enjoyable. I had very low expectations for ‘Cars 3’ when I watched it with my boys, but actually thought it was the best of that franchise (which may not be saying much).
I’ll tell you that pretty much nothing will ever convince me to watch ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ or the umpteenth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movie.