The 6 Worst Movies of 2017 (So Far)
It doesn't matter how bad American-made movies are these days.
Foreign audiences, dazzled by the CGI wonders Tinsel Town can conjure, will gobble them up. That's particularly true for films this year. Some of the worst summer movies in recent memory are making major coin overseas these days. That doesn't make sitting through them any easier.
And while the year is only half over, it's hard to imagine we'll see movies much worse than the following six stink bombs.
Transformers: The Last Knight
Saying this is the worst of the five "Transformers" films to date doesn't describe how awful this sequel truly is. Try incoherent. Dumb. Illogical. Clumsy. Silly. And never, ever entertaining.
Finding the worst part of a terrible movie can be tricky. Not here. Watching Anthony Hopkins, the Oscar winner who made Hannibal Lecter one of the greatest movie villains in history, embarrass himself here is too painful to describe.
Tom Cruise is a control freak, and he'll tell you that himself. It's one reason the actor remains a major action star into his 50s. He controls the films he stars in, making sure to pick the best screenplays, directors and co-stars.
So what happened with "The Mummy"? It's flat-out awful, playing out like a parody of a generic Cruise blockbuster. It's meant to kick off the "Dark Universe" of classic movie monsters. So far, it's a bust at the U.S. box office, and for good reason. Yet, like "The Last Knight," it's performing well overseas.