Live Poll: Best "Worst Rated" Blockbuster Movie

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Sometimes a movie does well at the box office, despite not being a very good movie; other times a movie does well, but acquires an undeserved bad reputation or becomes a guilty pleasure. Which movie's rating unfairly places it within a group that it decidedly does not belong?

Which worst rated domestic blockbuster* do you think is the best movie? *Movies with a 5.4 rating or below by IMDb users and $100+ million US box office

LIVE POLL:http://www.imdb.com/poll/d2GYhkAq1hs/

See the partial list of 5.4 IMDb rated or less rated domestic $100m blockbusters here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls063265110/
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Ha, ha, I always have to laugh when I see white men getting upset with "A wrinkle in time (2018)". 
First and foremost: the internet, and film reviewers are 70-80% white MEN, as are contributors to Wikipedia. Then there's the swath of women doing that "Imma hate on a woman, so it will make me appear NEUTRAL in the eyes of white men" 

While "A wrinkle in time (2018)" wasn't the best of the best, I think it got a raw deal because someone dared to make a young black GIRL the front and centre of that movie.
It has excellent production values, superb CGI, great actresses, and it avoided the pitfall of making the male characters the great male saviours.
 
Yes, it's a bit saccharine, but then again, it's an effing Disney movie!
Get over yourselves.

The Melancholic Alcoholic. 


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I think it is unfair to characterize all white men with the same brush. I also don't agree with your analysis as it applies to this movie. That said, I would agree a minority segment for some reason (read "between the lines") took to targeting this movie, A Wrinkle in Time (2018), as well as, Black Panther (2018). Both films' IMDb ratings were impacted, but Wrinkle was hurt even more, since it wasn't a hit and didn't have the tide of normal voters to counter-balance the "haters".  A group of at least 5,000+ voters, many whom I suspect never even saw the movie doomed A Wrinkle in Time's IMDb rating. Both movies had a surge of "1" votes before the movies even hit theaters by "haters" who had designs on taking the movies down. Assuming, these are mostly mostly U.S. voters those 5,000 haters represent only 00.001428571% of the U.S. population and even much less of the world population. Certainly, not anywhere close to the majority of most people; but regardless it does represents a very sad commentary.
In my opinion, Wrinkle deserves to be IMDb rated at least a full point higher, but let's call it what it was: a missed opportunity. It had the potential to be a great movie: a talented director, an all-star cast, a big budget and based on legendary award-winning book. The critics gave it a luke-warm 53/100 score on Metascore too. Even, more telling was Disney's refusal to offer journalists an advance preview of the film thus preventing advance reviews trashing the movie before it hit theaters and protecting their sizeable investment. It is a decent movie that was hurt as much by not meeting anyone's expectations, as much as, by the "haters" who targeted it.

https://www.imdb.com/search/title?title_type=feature&user_rating=1.0,5.4&sort=boxoffice_gros...

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Ghostbusters 2016 | Movie 5.2 iMDb rated (189,084)
$128,350,574  domestic box office

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