Ask anyone who’s been to their multiplex recently and they’ll tell you that 2015 is already one of the greatest times in recent years for action movies, with Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7 and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation earning as much in audience goodwill as they made at the box office.
Regardless of how the rest of the year turns out, the story of 2015 will cherish their memory while excluding movies about genetically engineered hitmen, CIA agents in the 1960s or anything that starred Jai Courtney. This is a good thing.
In too many previous years, drought conditions prevailed. The choice was between a remake, a film about a Caucasian superhero with problems or a sequel to a movie based on a toy line. No offence intended to the filmmakers, but every time a movie like Transformers: Revenge Of the Fallen makes money, an angel dies and falls from Heaven.
Hollywood has always made bad action movies, but at least the failures used to be fun, especially if you were watching Gary Busey as a cop who keeps the 39 bullets his body has taken in a mason jar. Most modern train wrecks are too slick and soulless to offer anything memorable.
To follow, you will find 10 of the worst offenders, movies that aren’t bad enough, or funny enough, or dramatic enough to qualify as entertainment on any level.