10 Good TV Shows That Were Turned Into Bad Movies
In Hollywood, it has been clear for quite awhile that originiality and creativity are lacking, as shows and movies from past decades are remade into modern blockbusters. While the recycling of ideas may seem lazy, it is also very smart, as studios and production companies are latching on to firmly established fanbases and giving them more of something they love — a sure fire cash cow. The problem is that, even with pretty much everything set up for them, the movies turn out to be horrible, which results in a very angry legion of fans who feel insulted by this addition to a beloved franchise. Whether it is casting, writing or just simply a bad movie, there have been many good shows that has been tainted because of bad movie adaptations. Check out which Hollywood flops made the list!
Yes, technically none of the Transformers films flopped and the first one was kind of alright, aside from the fact Megan Fox was the female lead. Her acting was horrible, but strangely things got even worse when she was out of the franchise, as fans were even less impressed with the third installment. The Transformers animated TV show, however, was beloved. It only ran from 1984 to 1987, but that was enough to spawn more TV shows and one great animated film that included the voices of Orson Welles, Judd Nelson and Leonard Nemoy. The Transformers films are a pop culture staple; however, the recent films are considered pop culture jokes.
9. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
Rocky and His Friends was a cute, funny, witty and surprisingly good show for it being based on a flying squirrel and his simple minded moose friend. The show was beloved when it was on air from 1959 to 1964. The 2000s seemed like a great time for a resurrection of the classic. Even those who weren’t around for the original were made to believe that the film was going to be good. It wasn’t. What went wrong is kind of a mystery. It was stocked with a good director and an impressive cast, including Rene Russo, Jason Alexander, Randy Quaid and Robert De Niro, but the film was nothing short of a dud. It wasn’t witty or funny. Instead, it was mundane and boring, which was unfortunate for those who were excited to revisit Rocky and His Friends.