Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

In recent years, we have seen some not so great movies hit the big screen. Mostly, they sink without trace, but there are some that enjoy major box office success.

These films may be universally panned by the critics, but that does not stop film fans from flocking to cinemas to see them. That has resulted in million and billions of dollars being made at the box office.

We take a look at some awful films that have enjoyed major success at the global box office.

- Alice In Wonderland - $1,024 billion

I am a big fan of Tim Burton, but his last few movies have left me feeling a little cold... none more so than Alice In Wonderland.

There is no denying that the film looks great, but it really does lack the heart of the book, and that makes the film feel incredibly flat.

It is just an endless stream of set pieces, rather and a cohesive story that flows from start to finish.

The movie brought together a great cast as Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter were all on board.

Alice In Wonderland went on to be a major blockbuster success as it broke through the billion-dollar barrier. A sequel is in the pipeline, but Burton will not be in the director's chair.

- Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End - $963 million

Pirates of the Caribbean really was a terrific movie, with Johnny Depp creating an iconic character in Captain Jack Sparrow.

Sadly, the sequels haven't quite lived up to that first film, but that has not stopped them from being huge box office smashes.

At World's End was released back in 2007 and was expected to be the final film in the trilogy... however, it didn't quite go out with a bang.

It certainly isn't the worst movie that I have ever seen, but the plot was a little over complicated and skipped back and forth with no real direction.

The movie hits an all-time low when you see multiple Captain Jacks as he begins to lose his mind - what was that all about?

At World's End just missed the billion-dollar mark and was one of the biggest hits of 2007.

- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - $836.3 million

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen hit the big screen back in 2009 and was the sequel to the hugely successful first film of 2007.

I was a bigger fan of Transformers then I expected to be, and so I was looking forward to the sequel as Michael Bay returned to the director's chair.

There really are no words for how bad this movie is - it really is a completely jumbled mess that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Bay has concentrated on the action set pieces and how the film looks, rather than the script and the development of characters.

Despite the universal panning, the movie went on to gross over $836 million at the global box office; it was one of the biggest movies of the years.

A third film in the franchise followed, and that was even more successful as it broke the $1 billion barrier.

- Shrek the Third - $798 million

Shrek was a great animation movie when it was released back in 2001 - yes, it really was that long ago. Since then the movie have taken a nosedive, as they have got steadily worse.

Like most movies, they should have stopped after the success of the first - but we all know that that doesn't happen in Hollywood anymore.

2007 saw Shrek The Third hit the big screen, as Shrek and Fiona were pulled into another adventure.

The first film was just packed with charm, and that is something that there has been a severe lack of in recent years; and the movies are the worst for it.

Sadly, the movie treads a familiar path and it really is a little tiresome. But that didn't stop the movie being a monster smash.

- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - $786 million

Summer 2008 saw Indiana Jones return to the big screen for the first time in nearly twenty years. Harrison Ford was back in the title role, while Steven Spielberg was in the director's chair.

Now I was super excited to see Indy back... but the movie well and truly did not live up to my expectations.

The first half of the film is just fine, but the second half really does descend into farce. I am sorry, but we do not want to see aliens in Indiana Jones; could they not have come up with anything better?

I liked the fact that Harrison Ford threw himself into the action, but it was the script that let him and this movie down.

Not surprisingly, the movie was incredibly successful as fans packed into cinemas to see the return of Indiana Jones. The film went on to be the most financially successful film in the series.

- 2012 - $769 million

Roland Emmerich is no stranger to the big budget blockbuster, but 2012 really was a load of old rubbish.

As you would expect from an Emmerich film, there are plenty of visual thrills but it lacks anything resembling a script.

The film sort of jumps from one moment to the next - you can tell that they have really just focused on how to make the film look good and didn't really bother with anything else.

The likes of John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Thandie Newton were all on board - sadly, none of this great talent could save this film.

Despite being one of the worst movies of 2009, 2012 went on to be hugely successful as it grossed in excess of $769 million.

Other not so great movies that performed well include Hancock and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.


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