The Worst Movie of the Summer
What was the worst movie of the summer? More importantly, can you believe summer is over already? I mean, the snow just melted like a week or two ago, now it's Fall again - what's up with that?
Rolling Stone magazine asked readers what they thought were the worst movies of the Summer. The feedback is amazing, because it doesn't seem to have much to do with Box Office. The all-female Ghostbusters remake showed up third, and the Independence Day sequel was second.
Surprisingly, Captain America: Civil War was fifth. That surprising, since both critics and audiences liked it and it made a lot of money at the box office. Civil War has a 90% Rotten Tomatoes score! Ghostbusters' score is 73%. The Independence Day sequel got a 32% score.
I gotta be honest with ya. I think way too much was made of Ghostbusters being an all-female cast. I think saying that out loud or in print, Hey. it's Ghostbusters, but with women is completely, totally unnecessary.
X-Men: Apocalypse was fourth on the list. What do Rolling Stone readers have against super-hero movies? I liked First Class and Days of Future Past. Apocalypse scored 48%, but with a 70% audience score! More people liked it than thought it was a good movie, go figure.
What was THE worst movie of the Summer?
The ensemble super-villain movie, anchored by Will Smith as Dead
pool...er Deadshot, featuring Jared Leto as The Joker and cameos by Ben Affleck as Batman and Ezra Miller as The Flash only scored 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, even though 67% of the people who saw it liked it.
While it managed to generate a lot of excitement from the previews, according to Rolling Stone, "the actual movie was boring, confusing and ultimately pointless." Everybody, including Jared Leto was disappointed by how big a deal was made about The Joker being in the movie, when it was really just a cameo, like Ben Affleck, Remember how after the movie came out and critics were bashing it, Leto said he felt tricked into playing The Joker?
Yeah, that probably didn't help the movie any.
The good news is, if you didn't like Suicide Squad, you'll be able to not like the Harley Quinn spin-off movie that's coming...so, there's that.