The remake of The Grudge receives lowest possible rating from early audiences
It is only the 20th movie EVER to receive the F grade.
Do you remember Rings? An awful, very-late-to-the-party sequel to The Ring movies, which were themselves remakes of the much-loved Japanese horror movies.
Don't worry if you don't, because it was terrible and should be avoided, but Hollywood apparently hasn't learnt its lesson. The Grudge arrived in American cinemas this weekend, and was met with some of the worst reviews a movie can get.
This new version of The Grudge is one of those rebootquels that is both somewhat related to what came before, and also trying to start from scratch. Critics were having none of it, as it currently stands with 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, and in a very rare turn of events, audiences hated it even more.
In fact, after the movie opened in American cinemas, the public gave it an F rating on CinemaScore, the lowest possible rating that a movie can receive.
It is only the 20th movie ever to receive such a score since the CinemaScore system was put in place in 1979, and just for fun, we're going to go through the other 19 now to see if the audiences were fair and/or correct with the harsh fail grade:
Eye Of The Beholder - Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd in serial killer thriller. Yes, it was terrible.
Lucky Numbers - John Travolta and Lisa Kudrow in lottery fix comedy. Yes, it was terrible.
Lost Souls - Winona Ryder and Ben Chaplin star in exorcism horror. Yes, it was terrible.
Dr. T and the Women - Richard Gere and Helen Hunt star in weird romantic drama. No, it wasn't terrible.
Solaris - George Clooney and Natasha McElhone star in introspective science fiction drama. No, it wasn't terrible. (It was actually great.)
Darkness - Nobody you've heard of stars in thisEuropean occult horror. Yes, it was terrible.
Fear Dot Com - Stephen Dorff and Natasha McElhone (again) star in the internet version of The Ring. Yes, it was terrible.
In The Cut - Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo star in sexually charged cop drama. Yes, it was terrible.
Alone In The Dark - Christian Slater and Stephen Dorff (again) star in demonic action horror. Yes, it was terrible.
Wolf Creek - Australian serial killer thriller loosely based on real events. No, it wasn't terrible. (It is now considered a landmark horror of the 00's.)
Bug - Ashey Judd (again) and Michael Shannon star in this odd PTSD drama thriller. No, it wasn't terrible.
The Wicker Man - Nic Cage stars in remake of iconic horror. Yes, it was terrible.
I Know Who Killed Me - Lindsay Lohan and, eh, Lindsay Lohan star in this serial killer stripper thriller. Yes, it was terrible.
Disaster Movie - Kim Kardashian was the biggest star in this "comedy" from the folk behind Scary Movie. Yes, it was terrible.
The Box - Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star in this mind-binding thriller. No, it wasn't terrible.
The Devil Inside - Nobody you've ever heard of star in this exorcism horror that didn't actually have an ending. Yes, it was terrible.
Silent House - Elizabeth Olsen stars in this single-take horror with an ending that REALLY pissed off audiences. No, it wasn't terrible.
Killing Them Softly - Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta star in this mob drama thriller. No, it wasn't terrible. (It was actually pretty great.)
Mother! - Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star in this mind-bending, OTT horror. No, it wasn't terrible. (In fact, we named it one of our favourite movies of 2017.)
Which brings us right up to date, and as you can see, just like the critics, the audiences don't always get it right, either.
If you're curious to find out for yourself, The Grudge lands in Irish cinemas on Friday 24 January.
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