It’s no understatement that some of the best films of the
last few years have been animated. No genre encourages corner cutting like
animation considering, as the adage goes, you get nothing for free. Yet films like
Inside Out, The Lego Movie and Frozen show that when studios put their all into
their project, they can stand the test of time, standing with some of the
greatest films in history.
These films are the opposite to that sentiment, with
countless corners cut to such an extent you end up looking at an oval. And with
CG animation becoming increasingly easier to produce, they’re easy projects to
push out in a short amount of time to capitalize on parents who want an easy
day out with their kids with no effort. As such, when there’s a lull in the
release schedule, you see these films to fill the gap.
For this article, we’re looking at the worst features to be
released in cinemas between 2010 and 2019, based on box office performance,
critical reception and how quickly they disappeared from public consciousness
(or remained long enough to become ironic and memeable).
Honourable mentions to the countless direct-to-DVD ripoffs. Yes they're awful, but no-one in their right mind would ever pay to see them on the silver screen.