With network television playing reruns and air conditioning in high demand, summer is peak season for blockbuster hits. Summer 2018 alone has brought us “Incredibles 2,” “Ocean’s 8,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” — and it’s only mid-July.
Still, as the discerning viewer knows, quality is another matter entirely. While any summer flick will give you an excuse to bask in the cool air and double up on buttered popcorn and sour straws, many sequels and big-budget flicks offer little else in the way of entertainment.
Audience standards are notoriously lower than critics’ standards for most films, but for these 17 films, consumers were in full agreement — and full of regret. We sought out some of the most poorly-received summer movies listed on reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.