Some television shows deserve to be turned into movies. However, there are some that this should never have had happen to. Let’s just hope the trend doesn’t continue.
I actually thought this movie was cute, but critics and other moviegoers didn’t think so. Despite a $45 million dollar budget and the talented John Goodman playing Fred, the movie just didn’t do so hot at the box office. The prequel was much worse, considering they didn’t even use the same actors. I wonder if they will try to make a movie about “The Jetsons?”
This should have never been made into a 3D comedy. Comedy yes, but 3D? Even the video game flopped. Sorry, Yogi, maybe you should have kept stealing picnic baskets on the tv only.
No matter how old you get, “Bewitched” is still a great classic show to watch. Up on the big screen, however, that’s another story. The unusual pairing of Nicole Kidman with Will Ferrell and awful script led this movie to take on a 25% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I will say, though, that Kidman was great with wiggling her nose.
The Dukes of Hazzard
If you’re a woman, it’s time to put on a pair of Daisy Dukes! Jessica Simpson tried this in this film. Was it only the skimpy outfits that got everyone’s attention? Or was it the lack of direction and terrible acting chops? Maybe it was the car that stole the show.
Wild Wild West
This show was great for a 1960s program. The movie itself? Well, despite a highly inflated budget and all-start cast, the movie couldn’t survive. The characters were all cast wrong, which, even the main actors admitted that they felt something was off. To make matters worse, the script was so corny, you had to watch the film to believe it. Too bad the comedy in it couldn’t save this disastrous film. Will Smith ended up learning the hard way that just because you’re an A-List actor, doesn’t mean all of your movies will be great!
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
There’s a reason many of our favorite cartoons these days are not made into movies: they generally don’t perform very well at the box office! This 2000 film based off the show should have never happened. Some live-action movies are just never meant to be, especially when the movie starts out with the audience learning that the two main characters (our cartoon heros) have lost their show and are living off of residual checks. Sorry, De Niro, this was not the film for you!
There are still so many bad movies out there based off of television shows. Hollywood needs some help with scripts. Don’t worry, if I missed some, here are my runners-up: Miami Vice, Mod Squad, Land of the Lost, The Lone Ranger, Dudley Do-Right, and Thunderbirds.