14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014

While many great movies await us in the New Year, some are destined to belly flop hard. From ‘Pompeii’ to ‘Interstellar’, we look at Hollywood's biggest risk takers.
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14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014

This is where we start a war. We'll lose friends, and cause controversy. Because somewhere on this list below is something you're dying to see. In fact, you might be fanatical about some of these inclusions (Christopher Nolan fans, we're staring straight at you). But it's inevitable. And unavoidable. Hollywood is releasing hundreds of movies in 2014. Some of them will be good. Some of them will be bad. And some will be box office disasters. In compiling this list, we're not declaring that all, or even any, of these movies will be unwatchable. Some will be quite good. Maybe even a masterpiece or a classic in the making. There are a few that we're desperate to see ourselves. We really want them to succeed. But every movie here is a risk taker. And some of this shit? Hollywood should clearly know better. These are the 14 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2014.

1The Legend of Hercules

Hercules The Legend Begins

Release Date: January 10. Premise: Kellan Lutz stars as the mythological Demigod in this origin story that follows the young prince as he decides between fleeing with Crete Princess Hebe (Gaia Weiss ) for a romantic getaway, or fulfilling his often told destiny by overthrowing a hateful king and restoring peace to his land, which has been ravaged by hardship. Why It Will Bomb: There are two Hercules movies arriving in 2014, and generally, when two movies that are so similar get released within months of each other, the first one out of the gate is the bigger (not always better) film at the box office. That held true for 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. Both movies were about the kidnapping of the President. Though White House Down had the more popular cast, and a better-known director in Roland Emmerich, it was Olympus Has Fallen, which opened three months earlier, that reigned as king at the box office. Despite opening 6 months before Hercules: The Thracian Wars, The Legend of Hercules might be the exception to the rule. Dwayne Johnson is the clear favorite in this race, while Kellan Lutz leads a second rate cast in what looks like a glorified sword and sandals diversion that wouldn't register high enough ratings if it debuted, unchanged, on the SyFy channel. It looks cheesy and cheap, and there's a reason why it's getting released in January. This is one instance where people are more likely to hold out for the bigger, better Hercules: The Thracian Wars. As long as a confusion between the two projects doesn't get in the way. Its quite possible that some people will show up for this expecting The Rock, instead getting the spec of dust that is Kellan Lutz. Mean? Maybe. What Our Community Has to Say: Mutant says, 'This film looks gay and dumb.' While RenOdc explains, 'With Renny Harlin directing, the chances of this sucking is extremely high.'

There you have it. Those are the riskiest movies in Hollywood. We'll see some, we'll hate others. And we'll be dead wrong at least once or twice. What's your take on 2014 and the potential for some of these movies to really bite the piss biscuit, hard? Do you agree to disagree?

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  • thedude1 • 2 years ago

    Jack Ryan is about to hit profit mode. So that was a big mistake putting it on this list.

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    • instead8909 • 2 years ago

      11 of these films I will watch.

      Anne, The Maze Runner, Divergent do not appeal to me. Now with that said, nothing can replace the old version as it is still good to watch.

      As of RoboCop, it looks really wrong. I prefer the older films.

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      • unclerico12345 • 2 years ago

        so far this list is pretty accurate

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        • Chris-Aicraus • 2 years ago

          So... basically nothing but one person's opinion? Opinionated rage from your parent's basement?

          That's about as useful as a paraplegic lifeguard.

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          • ashesfend • 2 years ago

            I like this article. I love Marvel and all the Marvel MCU movies that have been coming out. But I do not know a thing about a giant tree fighting next to a talking raccoon.... These things, these Earthly things are also from other planets too and only have different characteristics like they can talk and fight? I have seen some pretty creative aliens designed before, but I'm not excited about a character that rummages through garbage, or another that's got dogs peeing on its... trunk-feet. Having said all that, I actually will end up watching it to see what's going on - just not in theater.

            Robocop... Of all these, I'd watch Maleficent. That shouldn't be the most exciting movie on the list t me, but whatever.

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            • ashesfend • 2 years ago

              @Alejandro-Jefferies Do you even read comics?

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              • ashesfend • 2 years ago

                @Megan-Stallings So you are looking forward to Dracula Untold, I, Frankenstien, and Annie?

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                • Re-Branding-Nigeria-Clubs • 2 years ago

                  Some of these movies will surprise you contrary to your predictions and speculations. I can bet on Interstellar in IMAX.

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                  • skywise • 2 years ago

                    @bawnian-dexeus Ya..that one looks REALLY bad. I mean laughable. The fact that Renny Harlin is behind it really sort of dooms that one.

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                    • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                      Lutz will have to move to TV, because his movie WILL bomb.

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                      • skywise • 2 years ago

                        @moviegeek Couldn't agree more. Nolan has a huge fanboy following and while bragging about being a fan boy is....well...sort of silly. I AM a Nolan Fanboy. I have loved...LOVED all of his films.

                        But the concept of that film is a bit hokey and if the trailers are not awesome there is still POTENTIAL for bomb (although in this case I really wouldn't use that word because that indicates the movie wont even break even - which I am certain it will just because of the actors and director involved).

                        I suspect the trailers will knock our socks off.

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                        • skywise • 2 years ago

                          @undeadslayer4 I see what your saying but I think that is why the title of the article is "Biggest POTENTIAL bombs".

                          That is not saying that these movies WILL bomb but that the potential for serious studio loss is most definitely there.

                          I for one think several of these will do just fine. Well 3 of them actually...but those are the ones I am interested in. The audiences that those other POTENTIAL bombs are aimed at is NOT me. That is not to say there is no audience out there for them.

                          These are risky movies for the studios...that's all this article is about.

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                          • undeadslayer4 • 2 years ago

                            @skywise im saying that there is a chance that these movies can bomb but theres still a chance that there really good

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                            • moviegeek • 2 years ago

                              Interesting article. Don't bet against Nolan though.

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                              • I agree with everything on the list except for Interstellar and Annie, Interstellar because I will give Christopher Nolan the benefit of the doubt. Annie is a bit more complicated mainly because its not something kids born in the 90s and Millennials would be that familiar with, who I am assuming is the target audience. Also if the music is good people will watch.

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                                • XxNickTheFilmCriticXx • 2 years ago

                                  @Megan-Stallings -- You're not seriously looking forward to most of these movies, are you?

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                                  • Megan-Stallings • 2 years ago

                                    Wow you have got to be kidding me!! I hope this isn't your day job or in the very least they aren't paying you much for it!! These have got to be the most idiotic "predictions" I've ever heard! Like a twelve year old school girl is screaming them.

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                                    • Paul7732 • 2 years ago

                                      Don't be daft. You have absolutely no idea about how these films 'could' perform at the box office. I mean really... Interstellar & Guardians of the Galaxy. Chris Nolan & Marvel's new hot property. Are you nuts or just trying to annoy people. I think your nuts myself.

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                                      • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                                        I agree about "Robocop".!

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                                        • arrington • 2 years ago

                                          @Mike-Sorensen Back at the begging of Iron Man 1 Marvel Studios came up with an idea to tie in different characters from different studios. It wasn't until the movie Thor when Disney bought Marvel. The Avenger and Iron Man 3 were already licensed out and Disney kept with it game plan. Paramount made most of the movies during this time but you can't buy any of the blu-ray or DVDs from that studio you will have to go through Disney to get them. Also look up Dare Devil and Netflix. DISNEY has partnered with Netflix to make a Dare Devil. Disney has all to gain and lose from the GOTG movie.

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