Why Did Val Kilmer’s Career Collapse Leading Him To Make Dire Movies

Top Gun aside. Even though Tom Cruise has starred in one blockbuster film after another during his lengthy career, 2022’s Top Gun: Maverick managed to become his highest-grossing movie to date.

Of course, there are a lot of reasons why fans all over the world lined up to watch Top Gun: Maverick including the movie’s top-notch action sequences. On top of that, when fans learned how excited Val Kilmer was to have a small role in the film, they couldn’t wait to see him reunite with Tom Cruise.

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Thanks to Val Kilmer’s inspiring new perspective and his fight against throat cancer that changed his life forever, millions of people want to see the talented actor succeed these days.

Not too long ago, most people weren’t paying nearly as much attention to Val Kilmer’s life or his career. During that era, Kilmer still managed to occasionally pop up in a few movies that people enjoyed. However, the truth of the matter is that since the year 2000, Kilmer has appeared in a lot of awful movies.

Why Riddle Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

On IMDb, Riddle is one of Val Kilmer’s movies with the most devastating user scores. While there are a few user reviews that praise the film and a few aspects of the movie work, the film as a whole falls flat on its face.

Some of the most telling user ratings have amazing titles including ones that read “Not a riddle at all”, “why oh why”, and “Doesn’t know what movie it’s trying to be”. Some other user reviews have equally amazing titles like “Yikes” and “RIDDLE: WHY DID VAL DO THIS?”.

5/6 Why The Chaos Experiment (AKA The Steam Experiment) Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

A film that tries and fails to be topical, The Steam Experiment focuses on Val Kilmer’s character who has extremely strong beliefs about climate change.

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In an attempt to get a newspaper to publish his writings on climate change, Kilmer’s character threatens to take the lives of six people he has locked up in a steam room if the paper’s editors don’t comply.

While some viewers claim that Val Kilmer’s performance is the best part of The Steam Experiment, virtually everyone agrees the film is a boring and forgettable mess. Mostly failed due to the movie’s poor plotting and editing, sequences go on for so long that the film deserves its 5% audience score.

Why Run For The Money (AKA Hard Cash) Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

At one time, the major Hollywood studios would have fought tooth and nail to be the ones to produce a movie that starred Val Kilmer and Christian Slater. By the year 2002, however, that definitely no longer was the case.

Alternatively released under the titles Hard Cash or Run for the Money, this direct-to-video flop currently has a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If that wasn’t bad enough, the most positive critic’s rating on Rotten Tomatoes argues that the movie “beats sitcom reruns”.

Why The Snowman Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

Of all the movies that are featured on this list, The Snowman has to be the most surprising. After all, The Snowman had a $35 million budget and it had a solid cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, J. K. Simmons, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, and Chloë Sevigny.

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Despite everything The Snowman had going for it, the movie was a complete mess that only has a 6% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Deemed both boring and confusing by a lot of viewers and critics alike, the gore-filled film also managed to be visually bland no matter how shocking it tried and failed to be.

 Why Delgo Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

When Delgo was released, the movie’s filmmakers seemed to have relatively high hopes for the project. Reportedly produced for $40 million, Delgo starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Eric Idle, Burt Reynolds, Michael Clarke Duncan, and other notable actors.

No matter what the hopes for Delgo were, the movie flopped by every measure. Only able to attain an 11% score on Rotten Tomatoes, Delgo reportedly grossed less than $1 million at the box office.

In the end, Richard Propes from TheIndependentCritic.com perfectly summed up how most people react to Delgo after watching it. “Who really cares? I sure didn’t.”

Why Moscow Zero Is One Of Val Kilmer’s Worst Movies

In 2006, a mostly ignored supernatural thriller called Moscow Zero that took place in Russia was released straight to video. Focused on a team of men as they try to make their way through caves beneath Moscow, they soon find themselves battling demons.

Clearly produced on a shoestring budget, Moscow Zero features some appallingly bad special effects. On top of that, Val Kilmer seems so disinterested in the project that saying he phoned in his appearance seems like too much of a compliment.

No wonder Moscow Zero only has a 6% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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