Worst Summer Blockbusters Ever

Sorry, Transformers fans
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2011 5:35 PM CDT
'Transformers 2,' 'Star Wars: Episode I,' and the Worst Summer Movies Ever
Jake Lloyd portrays Anakin Skywalker, a young Darth Vader, in "Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace."   (AP Photo/Lucasfilm Ltd., file)

The summer blockbuster: proof that, when it comes to movies, budget is often inversely proportional to quality. In Time, Everett Rosenfeld and Gilbert Cruz reflect on the worst of the worst:

  1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: Director Michael Bay’s only priority: explosions.
  2. Star Wars: Episode IThe Phantom Menace: “This is the story of a man with too much power and the terrible things he did”—that is, George Lucas.
  3. Sex and the City 2: Our heroes go to the Middle East and “proceed to act closed-minded and condescending.”

  1. Battlefield Earth: The New York Times called it “beyond conventional criticism.”
  2. Batman & Robin: “The plot was insipid, the acting was plastic,” and it “killed the franchise for eight years.”
See the full list of 20. (Read more lists stories.)

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