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Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

  • #70. Swept Away (2002)

    - Director: Guy Ritchie
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 18
    - Runtime: 89 min

    Madonna stars in this flop directed by her then-husband Guy Ritchie. Awkward continuity cuts show up in a scene with her love interest (Adriano Giannini) that takes place in a hallway on a rocking yacht. Giannini holds a large dead fish over his shoulder. At one point, he hooks a finger in the fish’s eye, then his hand clutches the thing further back in mismatched shot and countershots.

  • #69. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

    - Director: Brian Levant
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 27
    - Runtime: 90 min

    This prequel to the first live-action version depicts the courtship of the prehistoric cartoon characters Fred and Wilma. Joan Collins stars as Wilma’s socialite mom. During a dinner party, Dino splats food into Collins’ hair. She cleans what looks like slices of swiss cheese off her head only to have them reappear in subsequent shots.

  • #68. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

    - Director: Chris Sivertson
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 16
    - Runtime: 105 min

    Lindsay Lohan plays two mysterious characters—a tortured high schooler and a stripper—in this lurid and widely panned serial-killer film featuring amputations and nonsense. The film indulges in a bizarre and laughable motif in which the color blue appears in lighting, and as costume and prop colors, as detailed in the FanboyFlicks Bad Movie analysis.

  • #67. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3D (2005)

    - Director: Robert Rodriguez
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 38
    - Runtime: 93 min

    Taylor Lautner plays Sharkboy in his first major film role before he became the werewolf Jacob in the “Twilight” series. Critics hated Robert Rodriquez’s tale about a boy with a vivid imagination who helps super kids fight a villain. In a major sequence at the end, the school teacher (played by George Lopez) stands with a group of kids. In a long shot, there’s a bearded man, an obvious stand-in for Lopez whose character is beardless.

  • #66. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

    - Director: Alan Metter
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 11
    - Runtime: 83 min

    The seventh entry in the “Police Academy” franchise stars Ron Perlman as a Russian criminal in this hackneyed, ridiculous contrivance. In an extended car chase at the end, the sky changes from bright blue to cloudy in long, establishing shots, with a medium insert clearly shot in studio with a gray backdrop as one character leaps from the top of a vehicle to a side-car motorcycle.

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  • #65. Dungeons & Dragons (2000)

    - Director: Courtney Solomon
    - IMDb user rating: 3.6
    - Metascore: 14
    - Runtime: 107 min

    The maudlin fantasy look of the sets, costumes, and effects give this adaptation of the popular role-playing game an inescapable corniness. British Shakespearean actor Jeremy Irons gives panache to his role as a mage, but he can’t elevate this laughable clunker. The evil Damodar’s bright blue lipstick appears on and off and periodically faded throughout sequences.

  • #64. Dance Flick (2009)

    - Director: Damien Dante Wayans
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 40
    - Runtime: 83 min

    The Wayans family collaborates in this crass and repugnant send-up of dance movies—films already known for their silliness. In one sequence, a character slides out of a dance hall on his head across several city blocks until he careens off a broken freeway. The characters in the dance hall have dramatic reaction shots, and though the venue only appears to have one open door they all witness the faraway event.

  • #63. Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

    - Director: Michael Tiddes
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 28
    - Runtime: 92 min

    This much-maligned parody of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film adaptation tries to spoof material that is already supremely absurd. Actress Kali Hawk delivers lines with a pitch-perfect imitation of Dakota Johnson’s babyish and wooden inflection, making this comedy much weirder than it is funny.

  • #62. Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011)

    - Director: Robert Rodriguez
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 37
    - Runtime: 89 min

    The first “Spy Kids” showcased director Robert Rodriquez’s zany and playful action style. By the fourth sequel, the premise of a spy family feels tepid and cliché-ridden. In the opening breakfast sequence, the kids fight over a piece of bacon that appears and disappears from a plate throughout the scene.

  • #61. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

    - Director: Shim Hyung-rae
    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Metascore: 33
    - Runtime: 107 min

    “Dragon Wars” features delightfully ridiculous CGI effects of dragons and assorted monsters wreaking havoc on Los Angeles. The scenes with the main characters are less amusing. In one bit, a reporter played by Craig Robinson sports a forehead bandage with surrounding wounds—by the next scene, directly after in sequence, the bruises are gone. In that same scene, an actress’s sweater is off one shoulder from the front, but off both when she’s filmed from behind.

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