Worst Movies Ever – The Top Three
When it comes to the worst movies ever made, it’s is remarkably easy to reel off the litany of disaster that filmmakers have subjected the movie going audiences to over the years and as there are so many contenders, critics are hard pressed to name the top three. Even so from the many lists and polls that have been compiled over the years, it soon becomes apparent that in the bad stakes, some have that little bit extra…
Two movies were contenders for being the third worst movie ever but this one narrowly beat Mariah Carrey’s ‘Glitter’. Notorious for being racially insensitive and beyond crude, ‘Norbit’ is an Eddie Murphy film which sees Murphy playing a hen-pecked husband of a monstrous and abusive wife (also played by Murphy). This film has been seen as generally offensive to anyone unfortunate enough to watch it.
The second worst movie is again another attempt at humor that just didn’t make the grade. An offering from Mike Myers that is “downright anti-funny” (New York Times). When he can’t be funny, Myers immediately resorts to the rude, lewd and crude and even gets that wrong -this film is unoriginal, racist and sexist all at the same time.
It may seem hard to beat these two but even so, there is a winner for the Worst Movie Ever award and that goes to…’Battlefield Earth’. There is only one reason that scientologist John Travolta ever agreed to make this and that was because it was based on a book written by Scientology founder Ron L. Hubbard. In it he is a 9ft, dreadlocked alien with a rather thick side-kick (Forest Whittaker) who are intent on invading the earth. The costumes alone should have warned him off.