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Mistakes from the 100 worst movies of all time

  • #60. Dragon Wars: D-War (2007)

    Directed by Hyung-rae Shim

    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Votes: 23,048
    - Metascore: 33
    - Runtime: 90 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.

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

    Directed by Robert Rodriguez

    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Votes: 28,004
    - 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.

  • #58. Spice World (1997)

    Directed by Bob Spiers

    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Votes: 31,887
    - Metascore: 32
    - Runtime: 93 min

    “Spice World” is less a movie and more a plotless collection of spliced-together footage of the pop divas living life and singing songs. In that case, the film doesn’t necessarily require precision and little gaffes abound. In a café scene, Mel B stirs her coffee and sets down her spoon—in a match cut to a different angle the spoon is in her hand again.

  • #57. Crossroads (2002)

    Directed by Tamra Davis

    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Votes: 37,255
    - Metascore: 27
    - Runtime: 93 min

    Britney Spears (Lucy) makes her film debut in this movie about three friends who hit the road. Zoe Saldana and Taryn Manning co-star. In one scene, the two friends fight on the side of a road while Lucy splays on the car hood. When she gets up to break up the fight, the editing shows her movement as incongruent as she moves off the hood with repeating motions.

  • #56. Scary Movie 5 (2013)

    Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, David Zucker

    - IMDb user rating: 3.5
    - Votes: 61,143
    - Metascore: 11
    - Runtime: 86 min

    The mercifully final installment of the “Scary Movie” franchise starts with Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen in bed together for a bit of self-parody that falls flat. The rest of the film is just as inane and slapdash, although Molly Shannon brings wit to a spoof of “Black Swan.” In the same scene, an actress’s lips obviously don’t align with a throwaway line heard on the soundtrack.

  • #55. Feardotcom (2002)

    Directed by William Malone

    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Votes: 19,007
    - Metascore: 16
    - Runtime: 101 min

    Known for its incoherent plot, "Feardotcom" concerns a series of murders related to a kinky website. In one continuity gaffe involving a cigarette prop, a character takes a creepy walk to his car while lighting said cigarette. He removes it from his mouth, only to have it reappear without a matching action in subsequent shots.

  • #54. Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003)

    Directed by Troy Miller

    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Votes: 35,243
    - Metascore: 19
    - Runtime: 85 min

    Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson have an uncanny resemblance to the stars in the original “Dumb and Dumber,” Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. This hapless prequel is set during the character’s high school years. At one point, the black-out make-up across Lloyd’s supposedly chipped front tooth is clearly visible.

  • #53. Vampires Suck (2010)

    Directed by Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer

    - IMDb user rating: 3.4
    - Votes: 44,508
    - Metascore: 18
    - Runtime: 82 min

    “Vampires Suck” was demolished by critics, but managed to gross $80 million worldwide—likely due to its premise as a parody of the highly spoofable “Twilight” series. This play-by-play send-up often fails to exceed the nonsense in the originals. It happens quickly, but in the moment when a cell phone hits Alice (Helena Barrett) in the face, the hand of the production person throwing it is briefly visible on-screen.

  • #52. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

    Directed by Christopher Leitch

    - IMDb user rating: 3.3
    - Votes: 10,225
    - Metascore: 8
    - Runtime: 95 min

    The boom mic’s shadow almost blends in with those of trees against a shiny van, but it’s still clearly visible above the actors in an early scene in this redux of “Teen Wolf.” The first film starred Michael J. Fox, and in this one, Jason Bateman plays the werewolf.

  • #51. Mac and Me (1988)

    Directed by Stewart Raffill

    - IMDb user rating: 3.3
    - Votes: 10,741
    - Metascore: null
    - Runtime: 95 min

    This ’80s sci-fi flick is famous for being an “E.T.” rip-off as well as a paragon of crass product placement—the producer struck deals with major brands including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola. The alien family is obviously comprised of actors in rubber suits—except for the stop-motion puppetry of the smallest: the E.T.-esque Mac.

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