Rotten Tomatoes is the go-to source of deciding whether a movie is worth watching or not. Some folks can argue that no matter the Rotten Tomatoes score, they’d still see a movie and form their own opinion after. On the other hand, audiences rely on these reviews because not everyone can afford to see lots of movies, and using this as a resource is valid when it comes to your decision making, especially when it comes to avoiding movies that get 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rotten Tomatoes scores are even shared on Xfinity TV Guides and it’s usually the first thing announced when a new movie drops. And if a movie is 100 percent certified “Fresh”, then a little sticker is slapped on the front of Blu-Ray packaging.
There are tons of movies that I love that are considered “Rotten,” but I respect the purpose of what Rotten Tomatoes is for. With that being said, have you ever wondered which movies scored the lowest scores in film industry?
Movies 0% on Rotten Tomatoes: Staying Alive (1983)
The sequel of Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta, has been dubbed as one of the worst sequels of all time.
Set six years after the original story, Tony Manero continues to pursue his dancing career as a serious dance teacher. Eventually he gets the role as a background dancer for a Broadway musical called “Satan’s Alley.” He then goes back to his old ways by lusting over a girl named Laura. He comes to understand the glamour of broadway is mainly a facade.
I mean, on paper this sounds like it could be an interesting story, only its not and is completely unnecessary. It was written by Sylvester Stallone and released in 1983. With a quick search on Rotten Tomatoes, the tomatometer score is as rotten as it gets, with a zero percent.
Movies 0% on Rotten Tomatoes: Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
The 1993 comedy starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley is the third installment of the Look Who’s talking movies.
To be honest, they went in a new direction for this flick, and for that I respect it. Instead of talking babies, we get talking dogs, voiced by Danny DeVito and Dianne Keaton.
Viewing the brief critic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, there’s not a single nice thing said about this movie. A lot of the critics shared the same opinion of it seeming to target an audience of children but is filled with plenty of sexual innuendos.
One of the best reviews out of the critical bunch is by Chris Hicks of Deseret News. He wrote, “Most of the way this is pretty cheesy stuff, too stupid for adults and too vulgar for children.”
This sums up the complication of targeting children and trying to entertain the adults while doing so.
I was devastated to see this movie received the lowest of the low scores in film history because I adore Roberto Benigni. But the last time I watched this version of Pinocchio, I was a kid and if I liked this movie back then, it probably had something to do with my bias toward Benigni.
Looking at the bigger picture here, a 50 year old man was casted to play a wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. The costume and makeup department did nothing to try to make him look younger. It seems as if they were just banking on Benigni acting like an innocent child, but he misses the mark.
According to the bad reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, this movie lacks any creativity and imagination. It’s bland and boring and Benigni isn’t convincing enough.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
The fourth Jaws movie, Jaws: The Revenge is the worst out of all of them.
The first Jaws film was Certified Fresh with a 98 percent score. Then the score dropped significantly with each new movie that followed. The second movie, Jaws 2, at least earned a passing score of 60 percent, but then Jaws 3 came out, bringing in a total of 10 percent, followed by a zero percent for Jaws: The Revenge. Hard to believe that a Jaws was one of the movies that received 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie slogan reads, “this time it’s personal.” What this means is that Ellen Brody, the widow of the police chief in the first two films, is convinced that this one shark is targeting her family.
So that alone sounds ridiculous.
Which is enough to justify the consensus review of this movie being totally unnecessary.
Yet another of the movies starring John Travolta that earned 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ah, what the heck, this doesn’t change the fact that he’s one of the most popular actors ever.
Anyway, Gotti follows the story of crime boss, John Gotti. The movie portrays how he and his wife manage to keep the family together despite his criminal lifestyle.
This movie was criticised for making Gotti look like a stand-up guy and glorifying him.