80. Highlander II: The Quickening (1991)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
> Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
> Starring: Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, Virginia Madsen
Another sequel that misses the mark. The plot revolves around the control of a shield that protects Earth after the ozone layer is depleted. Critics found the plot incoherent and incomprehensible, mostly because it jumps back and forth in time. “Highlander II: The Quickening” received a 0% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 22% of audiences liked it. The original film posted a 68% Freshness rating and 79% liked the movie.
79. One Missed Call (2008)
> Genre: Horror, Mystery
> Directed by: Eric Valette
> Starring: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón
French director Eric Valette remade a Japanese movie about people who receive phone calls from the future in which they hear themselves murdered. There was no Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, who said the movie was uninspired and lacked terror. Twenty-nine percent of audiences liked the movie.
78. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
> Directed by: Jan de Bont
> Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe
Keanu Reeves declined to appear in this sequel to “Speed,” and maybe he knew something. “Speed 2: Cruise Control” was chided by critics on Rotten Tomatoes for its “familiar plot devices and action sequences that fail to generate any excitement.” Despite starring Sandra Bullock and Willem Dafoe, the film was a flop at the box office, grossing less than half of its $110 million budget domestically. The film received a 4% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and 16% of audiences liked it, a far cry from the original, which got a 93% Freshness rating, and 76% liked the movie.
77. Corky Romano (2001)
> Genre: Comedy, Crime
> Directed by: Rob Pritts
> Starring: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw
“Saturday Night Live” cast member Chris Kattan appears in this mob-themed comedy that also starred Peter Falk as Kattan’s father. Critics said the movie was unimaginative and depressing and the jokes “tired and unfunny.” It received a 6% Freshness rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but it did better among audiences, 38% of whom said they liked it.
76. On Deadly Ground (1994)
> Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
> Directed by: Steven Seagal
> Starring: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen
Action star Steven Seagal makes his directorial debut with this film. Seagal plays a government environmental worker who goes to the Alaskan wilderness to protect land sacred to the indigenous people that is targeted for development by greedy developers. Critics lambasted the film as preachy and a Seagal “vanity project.” It flopped with critics — 10% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes — and at the box office, where it failed to cover its $50 million budget.
75. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
> Genre: Drama, Horror
> Directed by: Tom Six
> Starring: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black
A sequel to the original cult classic, critics disliked “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)” for gratuitous and exploitative violence, and what one critic called “torture porn.” It received a 29% Freshness rating among critics, but only 22% of audiences liked it. The film grossed just under $142,000.
74. RoboCop 3 (1993)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
> Directed by: Fred Dekker
> Starring: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Mario Machado
In the third installment of the RoboCop series, the mechanical humanoid battles his creators, who are trying to kick out the poor residents of Detroit and seize the real estate. “RoboCop 3” managed just a 3% Freshness rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and only 14% of audiences liked the movie. It was a far cry from the Paul Verhoeven-directed original, which was hailed as a smart sci-fi flick.
73. Body of Evidence (1993)
> Genre: Drama, Thriller
> Directed by: Uli Edel
> Starring: Madonna, Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna
The movie tried to capitalize on the star power of Madonna and is remembered for its kinky sex scenes. But it was a critical and box office disaster. Critics on Rotten Tomatoes gave it a Freshness rating of 8%, and the movie grossed less than half of its $30 million budget, much of which went to the lineup of stars in the film — Willem Dafoe, Joe Mantegna, Anne Archer, Julianne Moore, Jurgen Prochnow, and Frank Langella.
72. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
> Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
> Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
> Starring: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan
“Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-LI” is feature movie adaptation of the video-game franchise. Chun-Li is played by Kristin Kreuk, who starred in the television series “Smallville.” Critics thought the plot was lacking and the characters miscast. The film got a Freshness rating of 6% on Rotten Tomatoes and just 14% of audiences liked the movie. It was a box-office disappointment, grossing less than $9 million domestically, and it cost $50 million to make.
71. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
> Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
> Directed by: Joe Berlinger
> Starring: Jeffrey Donovan, Stephen Barker Turner, Erica Leerhsen
Critics described this pale follow-up to the original “Blair Witch Project” as “just another dreadful teen horror flick” and “hardly bewitching.”
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