Directors are the ones who can either make it or break it when it comes to movies. They are the ones who decide how the movie is presented and how it proceeds. Some directors have worked really hard to make what we call art in cinema while there are these others who just exhibit mediocrity. If we talk about Hollywood, there are quite a good number of names who have spoiled it for themselves and for everyone. From those we handpicked our Top 10 Worst Hollywood Movie Directors. Read on to know more:
McG can be credited for movies like Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation and We are Marshall. Terminator Salvation makes him look really poor in comparison to the earlier Terminator movies. There was a lot of material for him to work on, but still the movie turned out to be pathetic. While other directors get video games to make movies, McG actually had great sci-fi material with a blockbuster history to work with. He is currently working on a sequel to Terminator Salvation and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We don’t think many people are looking forward to the movies of one the worst Hollywood movie directors.
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9. Uwe Boll:
Uwe Boll is the director who made House of the Dead and Alone in the Dark and both the movies have been made really badly. He is known for turning video games into movies and after watching the movies you might think that Uwe Boll is willingly attempting to create bad cinema. He even created movies out of bad video games like the Bloodrayne trilogy. He is working on a movie called Auschwitz, which is based on concentration camps in Germany. We have no idea which video game is he aiming to emulate now.
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8. M. Night Shyamalan:
Shyamalan has his own signature style in making movies which revolve around supernatural phenomena with a twist in the end. He has used this as a template in every other movie, but is it really successful? We agree that the Sixth Sense was a brilliant dark movie but have a look at Signs and Lady in the Water. Both of these movies are very good examples of bad cinema with the same old formula being used. Shyamalan should really think of ideas beyond that, or what good is creativity for? Another noteworthy useless movie was The Last Airbender, one of his latest creations.
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7. Dennis Dugan:
Dennis Dugan is behind the brainless movies like You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, Benchwarmers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Saving Silverman, National Security and Beverly Hills Ninja. All these movies are loud comedies and the humor has no effect if you are not a teenager. You are not going to laugh and if you think they are funny you need serious psychiatric consultation. His movies are often made with big actors hence they sometimes do fine at the box office, but amongst critics he is rarely appreciated.
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6. Joel Schumacher:
Joel Schumacher has created some great movies like Phonebooth and The Lost Boys and he has also made the worst Batman movie ever too, Batman Forever. Batman Forever was released in 1995 and was poorly received. Believe us, Batman and Robin sucked even more than Batman Forever. Batman fans can never forgive Joel Schumacher to make movies with such a great character but tarnishing the reputation of the one known as the Dark Knight.
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5. Paul W.S. Anderson:
Yes, he is the man behind great movies like Alien vs. Predator and Death Race but he majorly contributes to video games turned into movies just like Uwe Boll. He made Mortal Kombat into a movie and DOA: Dead or Alive, both of these are made out of video games and are worthless to watch. In fact they are really worse than the video games they were adapted from. Moreover, how could anyone destroy a legendary game like Resident Evil and make it into a bad, bad movie. Of course, if he is one of the worst Hollywood movie directors, he can.
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4. Rob Zombie:
It is like Rob Zombie wasn’t able make good music so he moved to something else, say movies. Rob Zombie tried remaking the classic Halloween which was bad on all counts. We understand that his artistic ideas are brilliant and ones which were used in Beavis and Butt-head too, but why didn’t he work on his own idea? Everyone hated him for ruining a classic movie. Now he is working on another remake The Blob, but being one of the worst Hollywood movie directors, perhaps he will ruin this one too.
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3. George Lucas:
Everyone must be thinking how the director who made Star Wars is in the list of worst Hollywood movie directors? Lucas only directed the first movie from Star Wars series and the movie was brilliant. Later he made three prequels for the same movie and it sort of ruined the cult that was created before. The same guy was also responsible for bringing aliens into an Indiana Jones movie. Ideas were bad, but these movies still did well for their legacy. George Lucas will never be forgiven for ruining Star Wars for everyone.
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2. Ed Wood:
Edward Davis or Ed Wood Jr. as he was more popularly known was an American actor, writer, director, author and editor. His films were mostly low budget films that had many technical errors which were contributed from the use of low quality special effects and even shoddy dialogues at times. He was also awarded the golden turkey award for being the worst director of all time two years after his death. His life and work came more into light after 1992 when Rudolph Grey published Nightmare of Ecstasy: The Life and Art of Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1992) from which his public image has also been reconstructed somewhat but he certainly deserves the title for one of the worst Hollywood director of all time.
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1. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer:
This duo is famous for making spoofs out of really good movies. We are not disregarding the idea of spoofs but why make such useless things out of some of the best movies out there. The list is endless, with movies like Date Movie, Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Disaster Movie. These movies are not funny at all and everything is exaggerated. Most of the times you will struggle to find out the relevance of scenes in the movie. All their movies are nothing but wastage of resources, time and money on all levels. Friedberg and Seltzer are therefore the worst Hollywood movie directors.