Hollywood’s attempt at a live-action movie of our beloved cartoons and animes has majorly been a disaster on the big screen. Here’s Crizic’s list of 7 worst live action movies based on popular animated series:
7. Scooby-Doo (2002):
The movie couldn’t apply any of the elements that made the original cartoon spooky and fun to watch. And the CGI Scooby and the Mystery Inc. human cast couldn’t bring any life to the already dull script.
6. Popeye (1980):
Intended to be a musical comedy, the movie failed to deliver both good music and good comedy. Features Robin Williams as Popeye the sailorman in this mess of a movie.
5. Masters Of The Universe (1987):
Whenever we hear the name “Masters of the Universe”, all that comes to our head is a muscular hero with a sword, He-Man and his eternal enemy Skeletor. While the franchise was successful with its animated series, and selling action figures. The live-action version was so terribly done, they completely disregarded introducing some of characters from the original series, and based the whole movie on a nonsensical plot that appealed to no one.
4. Inspector Gadget (1999):
The idea of a Inspector Gadget movie may have sounded interesting, but the project was doomed from the beginning. The movie is a perfect example of what happens when you consider the name of the movie too literally and derail so much from the source material.
3. The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas (2000):
At least the first movie, the 1994 Flintstones had a decent cast. John Goodman did a nice job as Fred Flintstone. But in this absurd prequel that was supposedly based on the first ones box office success, none of the casts reprised their roles, the screenplay was deadening, and the movie unable to capture the feel of the original show that the fans could relate to.
2. The Last Airbender (2010):
The Last Airbender was a complete disaster. The movie couldn’t impress anyone, neither the fans of the original series nor the ones who were new to it.
1. Dragonball Evolution (2009):
Dragon Ball Evolution has to be on top of this list. It will probably be the worst movie on any list whose criteria it fits into. The casting was absolutely wrong, and the movie was actually one and half hours of cheap CGI, cheesy plot scenes, and awful fight sequences. It was so bad that the idea alone of another live-action Dragon Ball movie attempt would give us the dreads. Akira Toriyama was so shocked by the movie that he asked fans to think that Dragonball Evolution took place in another alternate universe, a universe which we are not at all interested in knowing about more.