21 Dumb Movies That Should Have Been Great

‘The Cell’ had the potential to be better
21 Dumb Movies That Should Have Been Great

Every once in a while, when the stars align and the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, a movie comes along with all the ingredients it needs to become a cinematic icon. It’s a great story, written by the best in the screenwriting business, matched with a director who completely understands what it’s all about. It’s perfectly cast. The music is just right. The special effects are cutting edge but not overdone. You started standing in line at the box office as soon as you heard about it.

Aaaaaand it turns out to be a complete dud. Sometimes, it’s hard to say where it went wrong — everything was there, it just didn’t come together. Other times, you know exactly who fucked up, and you hold a grudge against them for the rest of your moviegoing existence. 

User sadboi017 must be all too familiar with the phenomenon, because they asked r/AskReddit, “Which movie is the biggest waste of potential?,” and their fellow Redditors wasted none of their potential loading them up with answers.

Queen of the Damned

Robin Hood

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Fantastic Four

Independence Day: Resurgence

In Time


Dragonball Evolution

Red Dragon

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets




Sucker Punch

The Cell

Artemis Fowl

Jupiter Ascending




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