There are days when we don’t give a damn at work, we’re not in the mood, there’s no energy or desire and it ruins a whole day’s work. If these days are rare, that’s fine, but if it’s every day, question yourself on the other hand, we don’t give you a damn. Anyway, it’s the same everywhere and some directors have also failed in some of their work, which is a bit more serious since it involves hundreds of people, a lot of money and it doesn’t last that long. just one day but hey, everyone has the right to screw up once or twice.
1. Oliver Stone : “Savages”
If you have ever seen this film you can honestly admit that it is far from being a good Oliver Stone. The gentleman, even if his filmography is quite uneven, had accustomed us to better and for a film on the Mexican cartels, we had the right to expect something other than this badly played turd. To tell you I preferred The little handkerchiefs which dealt with the same subject when it wasn’t great either.
2. Guy Ritchie: “Adrift”
The guy did Snatch, Crime and botany scam, Sherlock Holmes and he throws us this kind of shitty romantic comedy that still has the shitty rating of 3.6/10 on the IMDB site, we didn’t even know it was possible for a film without Tomer Sisley.
3. Gus Van Sant : “Psychosis”
The problem when you make a remake of a film considered a masterpiece and in addition you attack Hitchcock, is that you really have no room for error. And as much to tell you, Gus Van Sant shit himself on it while making this film, even more than me when I had gastro at ten years in the Space Montain.
4. Tim Burton : “Dark Shadows”
Seriously, what was that movie? We had the impression of seeing a “worst-of” (the opposite of best-of for my non-English speakers) of Burton’s films: no script, costumes seen and reviewed, actors who seem not to understand their roles and it automatically gives something rotten, or at least not up to the director.
5. Steven Spielberg : “1941”
Have you ever heard of this Spielberg movie? No, there’s a reason, and as long as it stays that way. Without messing around it’s not good, and yet Spielberg who tackles comedy was promising but it didn’t take with this film, it’s not Mel Brooks or David Zucker who wants.
6. Clint Eastwood: “The 3:17 p.m. to Paris”
Inevitably a film that takes place in a Thalys train is already going badly, but we can quite logically say to ourselves that with Eastwood behind the camera it can be not bad, the guy did A perfect world with Kevin Costner anyway (yeah I like this movie what’s up?). But no, that wasn’t cool at all. Yeah, twice “at all” outright.
7. Spike Lee : “Oldboy”
Another remake, another mistake. For those who have only seen this one I can understand that he likes it, but those who have seen Park Chan-Wook’s masterpiece rightly yelled so much we were making a useless remake of a film masterful for the simple and unique reason that Americans do not like to read subtitles.
8. John Carpenter: “Village of the Damned”
You’re going to tell me “he only does remakes, this jerk” and you’re not entirely wrong. The problem is that if the original is already great, a remake must be really square and bring added value, otherwise it’s just the same story filmed with more current means. And believe me it hurts me to judge the work of the director who spawned us The Thing et They Live but it was not phew.
9. Ridley Scott : “Exodus”
He had to pass the Ridley there too, his filmography is not completely faultless either if we are honest. But Exodus : Gods and Kings it was really serious, really very very serious. It’s stupid there was a lot of dough behind and good actors, but the mayonnaise does not take as say the cooks critics of cinema, a circle of people rather restricted but which exists.
10. Robert Altman : “Popeye”
When you have a filmography as prestigious as that of Altman with films like Shortcuts et The Player It kinda hurts her to have made a live-action film by Popeye, even if it’s with Robin Williams. Don’t watch it, don’t mess up Altman or Williams.
11. Christopher Nolan : “Tenet”
Ambitious, well done, breathless… There was a promise, but in the end it falls flat with a plot that we see half coming while being particularly badly put together in the middle of action scenes that had to be put there to make people who love explosions happy. An average film, but above all a bad Nolan.
12. The Lee – “Hulk”
When you’ve been rewarded dozens of times and you’re one of the great directors of this world, it’s always complicated to find yourself at the head of a project that has been studied by a big studio. The first Hulk movie was a disaster, we’ll blame it on the producers. If you ever want to burn your retina do not stare at the sun but watch the special effects of this film.