The summer movie season is here, which means we’re in for a slew of big-budget blockbusters. But not every movie can be a winner. In fact, some are downright terrible. Here are a few warning signs that a movie is going to suck
Lack of star power:
A surefire sign that a movie is going to be terrible is a lack of star power. If the cast is filled with unknowns or has-beens, chances are the movie is going to be a dud.
Another red flag is poor marketing. If a movie’s trailer is bland or unappealing, it’s likely that the movie itself will be just as uninspiring.
Of course, one of the best indicators that a movie is going to be terrible is bad reviews from critics. If the movie is being panned by those who’ve seen it, chances are you should give it a miss.
Unoriginal or clichéd plot
Finally, a movie is likely to be terrible if it has an unoriginal or clichéd plot. If you’ve seen it all before, chances are you won’t be impressed.
Another sign of a movie that’s going to suck is bad acting. If the performances are wooden or stilted, it’s a good bet that the movie will be a flop.
Unrealistic special effects
One last warning sign is unrealistic special effects. If the CGI looks cheap or the action sequences look fake, it’s a good indication that the movie isn’t going to be any good.
Formulaic story structure
Another sign that a movie is going to be terrible is if it follows a formulaic story structure. If it feels like you’ve seen it all before, chances are you have. And you’re not going to want to see it again.
Finally, a movie is likely to be terrible if it has a predictable ending. If you can guess how it’s going to end before it even starts, chances are you’re not going to be impressed.
So there you have it: a few warning signs that a movie is going to suck. Of course, there are no guarantees. But if a movie has any of these red flags, it’s probably not worth your time or money. So save yourself the headache and give it a miss.
Do you have any personal tips on how to spot a bad movie? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our list of this summer’s most anticipated movies. There are sure to be some winners in there!