THE WORST MOVIES OF 2017: from ‘The Mummy’ to ‘The Snowman’

As the end of the year fast approaches it’s time to take a step back and review some of the worst releases of 2017. This list easily could have been the top twenty worst releases but who wants to remember that much pain.

10. The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us was delayed three times and with good reason. Asa Butterfield is god awful in this space baby “drama” which isn’t even decent enough to be found at your local Redbox. What’s crazy is that in a year where Gary Oldman will likely be nominated for an Academy Award, he gives quite a forgettable performance.


9. Home Again

Home Again

If anyone reading this is interested in a movie that will leave you feeling bored and empty, have I got a movie for you. Hallie Meyers-Shyer attempts to craft a compelling storyline but accomplishes the opposite. Reese Witherspoon career can only go up after being part of this release.

8. Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

While it’s a no-brainer to adopt the Fifty Shades Of Gray series into a film but shouldn’t they have cast better actors to play the leads? Niall Leonard attempts to shift the focus from deviant sexual act to more of a romantic tale and fails mightly. No one goes to see this type of film to see romance!

7. The Mummy

Dark Universe

Universal attempted to launch it’s “Dark Universe” but put too much of the spotlight on Tom Cruise. Because they were preoccupied with keeping the spotlight on Cruise, the storyline suffered resulting in a floundering box-office. Now the “Dark Universe” is a distant memory.

6. Wish Upon

Underdeveloped characters and a narrative that makes no sense are just some of the reason for this putrid release making it into the upper reaches of my list.

5. Power Rangers

Does anyone remember when the new Power Rangers movie was going to be the start of a cinematic franchise? This attempt at recapturing that feeling of nostalgia fell way short. While the original series was campy and fun, the movie just attempted to appeal to all demographics. A dull experience that people should block from their memory.


4. Before I Fall

Before I fall

If someone were to take the film Groundhog Day and take way the best of the film, this would be the result. Zoey Deutch is horrible in this trope ridden slog that is better suited for on-demand than theaters. How does a movie like this even get released?

3. The Snowman

The Snowman

If we gave an award for the most significant disappointment of 2017, then this would win in a landslide. The trailers gave the impression of this intense thriller, and the premise was compelling. Micheal Fassbender is a fantastic actor as well. The result was a coma-inducing lesson as to why no one should judge a film based on its trailer.

2. Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

How Micheal Bay was able to convince Anthony Hopkins to be part of this travesty is still a mystery to this day. If anyone were to ask me what the plot of this film is, I’d probably tell them to blow stuff up. This film was a headache-inducing experience.

1. Bye Bye Man

January usually is home to some of the worst releases imaginable but Bye Bye Man maybe the worst of them all. A terrible premise combined with an equally horrific narrative results in a film that will leave audience doing precisely what he’s doing in this picture.

What do you think the worst film of 2017 was? Comment below and thanks for checking out the article.

Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.