Movies are like food – everybody has different tastes. Some people prefer junk food with no real substance, while others prefer something finer. And some, like me, prefer a little bit of both. So here are some movies I personally enjoy that have surprisingly bad Rotten Tomatoes scores!
The Strangers (45%)
The Strangers is about a couple (Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman) who go away to a remote vacation home and are terrorized by three masked assailants. I remember when I first saw this movie, at the tender age of thirteen, and it terrified me in the most thrilling way. Upon more recent watches, it doesn’t hold up as well as I remembered it. This movie is understandably not the best horror movie. But the acting is relatively good, and the atmosphere is amazing. I love the set design and the overall creepy tone this movie gives. The first half of the movie is quite suspenseful, but as the movie goes on, it’s chock-full of horror movie cliches. But if you’re a fan of thrillers and enjoy getting a little freaked out, I’d still recommend that you give it a watch. Does this movie deserve a 45% rating? Let me know in the comments below!
The Perfect Storm (47%)
This movie is about a group of commercial fisherman who get caught in the perfect storm – roll credits! This is a surprisingly low score considering how great this cast is including George Clooney, John C. Reilly, Mark Wahlberg, and William Fichtner just to name a few. This is a pretty heartwarming story about fishermen trying to make a living dealing with the harsh reality of the sea. This movie sheds a light on the lives of hardworking fishermen who risk their lives every time they go out. The sea is terrifying and dangerous, and you really feel for these average everyday men just trying to do their jobs. This movie has a lot of intense scenes and concludes with a bleak reality. If you’re interested in fishing, the sea or hearing some New England accents, this movie is for you! Do you think this movie is deserving of its 47% score?
This movie is about a storm hunter couple (Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt) on the brink of divorce who has created a weather warning system that they must test out on a recent surge of deadly tornados. This is a movie that my family and I watch every summer, and we never get sick of it. This movie has great special effects, especially considering the time it was released. The acting is good, and there are a few really touching moments that bring some heart to this movie. The humour is also an added bonus, and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dustin brings magic to this movie. Good action, story, acting, and humour – what more is needed in an action movie? Do you think this movie is deserving of its low score?
Fun With Dick and Jane (27%)
Okay, this rating truly shocked me, and perhaps I’ve been stuck in my own bubble for all these years. I love this movie, no matter how many times I watch it, it still makes me laugh. Truthfully, I’m not a huge Jim Carrey fan – I do think he’s talented, but most of his movies are a miss for me. In fact, the only other movie I like from him is Dumb and Dumber. This movie is about Dick Harper, played by Jim Carrey, who recently lost his job and turns to a life of crime along with his wife Jane, played by Tea Leoni, to make ends meet. I understand why the critics don’t like this movie: it doesn’t do anything creative and it doesn’t break new grounds. But it’s a hilarious and entertaining movie to watch. Do you agree with this rating? Please tell me I’m not crazy for liking this movie!
Again, these movies are by no means groundbreaking. But I don’t think they merit their low scores on Rotten Tomatoes! Are there any movies you enjoy watching that have low movie scores? Let me know in the comments below.