Certainly, movies are big business. And it totally makes sense that their performances at the box office often determine whether the movie is impactful or not. But the value of the art shouldn’t rely solely on its profit-generating abilities. Whether it made tons of money or not shouldn’t be the only criteria to impact the audiences.
Thus, you can often count movies that earned tons of money at the box office but never left any impressive remarks on the audience. Regardless, we looked at the several movies that made tons of money but actually contained a poor storyline.
1. Nightmare On Elm Street
This supernatural classic was about the monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer. Eventually, the story showed how he seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.
Nonetheless, as the days passed and they started modifying the sequels, the original artistry of the movie got boring. Gradually, for the audience, the horror/slasher became more and more tiring.
2. Live-Action Movie adaptations of Disney
Recently, Disney has started recreating these big-budget movies with all-star celebrity casts. However, the audiences never felt the same way. And it’s no wonder that those classics will never come out the same in the live-action transformations. But Disney seems to make millions of dollars with live-action adaptations with some of the titles such as Cinderella and Little Mermaid.
3. The Hobbit Trilogy
The Lord Of The Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson is often considered as one of the greatest movie adaptations of a novel. The fans were indeed excited over the confirmation news of The Hobbit Trilogy. However, the heat reduced right after they came to know the storyline wasn’t exactly like the novel. Many insignificant changes to the original tale surely made an impact on the viewers.
Since we know only one Avatar movie has been released to date, James has been reassuring its viewers about the further continuation of the movie. However, it’s no wonder that the first adaptation has successfully ensured one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. Unfortunately, despite this huge success, the plot of the movie is considered extremely poor.
5. Transformers by Michael Bay
The Transformers were once considered a mighty cultural behemoth, but multiple errors after the first film and the sequel started to falter. Besides, Bay’s humor in unusual places and frequent use of sexual and racial exploitation made the plot content gradually appear repulsive to the viewers.
6. Fast and Furious
The action blockbuster contains nothing but some incredible stunts. The franchise might have made lots of money, but it literally made no sense to the audiences whatsoever due to several plot holes in the movies.
7. Terminator Genisys & Terminator: Dark Fate
Undoubtedly, the Terminator film series is one of the biggest science fiction action films of all time. Again, the film series totally made a huge success on the box office yet contained so many missteps.
8. Jurassic World
Millions of readers loved Michael Crichton’s book. Considerably, the very first CGI movie adaptation Jurassic Park is one of the most famous movies of the industry. However, from Jurassic Park to Jurassic World, the viewers seemed quite offended due to several changes to its original film.
9. Die Hard Sequels
Even though this classic action movie had good character sketches and quotable lines, its sequels failed to satisfy the viewers’ expectations.
10. The Star Wars trilogy
Eventually, it came to a point where audiences declined due to its poorly handled character arcs. It even includes an end that didn’t explain the whole story.