The Best of One Star rated Films

Most people seem to think that the team behind Jaws should’ve quit whilst they were ahead, but others cannot get enough terrifying shark action.

Sometimes a film is just plain bad. You can’t believe that it stole a couple of hours of your life, so you head online, leave a snarky one star review about it, feel a bit better and maybe save someone else a couple of hours of dreadful viewing in the process. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the same way about some terrible films. There’s a very real niche of people who take genuine joy in watching a genuinely terrible film. So here are the best one star films we could find on movie site Rotten Tomatoes. 

Jaws: The Revenge

Remember Jaws? It was a genuinely great movie. The soundtrack inspired millions and the sheer terror of a giant shark is something we could all feel in our gut. So instead of quitting whilst they were ahead the makers decided they’d just churn out another couple. Whilst the second and third iterations of the same idea weren’t great, the fourth one, Jaws: The Revenge, really takes the cake. As well as having made no effort at all to revamp the storyline, the script writers seem to have forgotten their jobs entirely for this one. Most of the script is boring and the bits that aren’t are frankly bizarre. 

However, there’s a real trend at the moment for bad underwater creature films. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus was a truly terrible straight to video production, but was followed by Mega Shark vs Kolossus, as well as a whole host of others in that strange series of films. That’s not forgetting fan favorite Sharknado, which seemed to use its watery premise as an excuse for plenty of bikini shots and not a great deal else. It seems that the terrifying shark plotline is here to stay and if you love it, Jaws: The Revenge might be for you. If you hate it then hey, it seems you’re in good company.

The National Lampoon’s Vegas Vacation

All of The National Lampoon films are dividers of the people, some of us love them, some of us can’t understand how they made so very, very many of them. According to the star reviews it seems as though the latter group is considerably larger, as this flick got a measly one star out of five. However, if you enjoy ridiculous storylines, hilarious trouble at every corner, admittedly bad acting and the glistening lights of Vegas as a backdrop, then this film is for you. Depending on your sense of humor this film could be a laugh a minute, or might just make you cringe. 

One thing is for sure though, Rusty’s scene at the slot machine is a true moment in cinema history. ‘I put a dollar in, I got a car’ is the line everyone remembers from the film, as Rusty walks away with no less than four classic cars after a hilariously small outlay. Whilst online real money slots aren’t always so generous, there are some pretty good prizes to be won. So, if after watching this Vegas adventure you feel like recreating a bit of that casino buzz yourself, look out for sites offering deals on their slot machines. You probably won’t walk away with four classic cars, but you can still quote that iconic line until your housemate hates you? 

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

If explosions are what you’re here for then you’ll love Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever. If you want anything more in-depth than that then you’ve come to the wrong place

Okay, this one is a bit of a cheat as it actually managed to score an incredible zero stars. This film is the most reviewed, lowest rated film on the platform, not managing to score a single point from 117 reviews. The film was so bad that even the director released it under a pseudonym. It follows the story – that’s probably a strong word – of Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, ‘acting’ as secret agents, who team, up to fight a common evil. 

It is absolutely hated by all of its reviewers, and it isn’t hard to see why. The storyline of the film is flimsy, one dimensional and basically just an excuse to set off loads of explosions. If you enjoy action movies with absolutely no plot then it could be a goer for you. Of course, you also have to enjoy characters as one dimensional as the plotline, though giving credit to the actors, it isn’t poor acting’s fault, it’s simply that in between gun shots and explosions, there genuinely isn’t time for character development. Sure, some one star films are genuinely underrated, but this one truly earns its zero stars.

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