Expensive Movies That Are Incredibly Bad

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Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - $432 million

More dinosaurs and greater spectacle was not enough to rescue the J.A. Bayona-helmed cash-grab which lacked everything even the more middling films in the franchise had managed to contain.

Eternals (2021) - $253.6 million

Marvel's decision to seek out Chloe Zhao backfired as the indie auteur's vision flew in the face of tentpole filmmaking's conventions, producing a muddle of a film few liked and fewer still remember.

The Fate of the Furious (2017) - $250 million

Though it made bank (and how), the F. Gary Gray film left fans of the franchise and of big-scale action cinema dissatisfied with how it went about things.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) - $250 million

Taika Waititi returned after having enjoyed a good awards season with 2019's Jojo Rabbit but he was unable to recreate the magic of Ragnarok (2017), instead delivering one of the worst reviewed MCU films featuring a Phase One protagonist.

Black Widow (2021) - $248 million

Marvel's desperate diversification drive resulted in a director best known for dramas being tasked with helming Scarlett Johansson's first solo outing in the MCU, and despite the team's best efforts, nobody was particularly impressed.

Spectre (2015) - $245 million

The most expensive Bond film of all time was also the worst-reviewed of the franchise since 2002's Die Another Day, with particular criticism directed at the writing, the characters, and the tone of the film.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - $230 million

A change in directors did not produce the shot in the arm the Pirates franchise needed after the middling returns of On Stranger Tides (2011), and the latest entry in the series quite likely scuttled any likelihood of the same cast returning to make another, it was that bad.

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