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The 14 Worst Science Fiction Movies Since 2002

Science Fiction is a great genre with some pretty amazing movies...and unfortunately a whole bunch of REALLY awful ones. So I made a little list with some of them - since 2002. Otherwise the list would probably be infinite :)

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1. I Am Legend (2007)

Okay, I admit that I don’t like Will Smith very much – but that’s not the reason why I think “I Am Legend” was crap. I actually have five really good reasons to back up my opinion:

1. Will Smith manages to get outact by a German shepherd in the first half of the movie.

2. The German shepherd dies.

3. How the hell do all this zoo animals survive when there are actually bloodthirsty vampires hang around the streets every night?

4. What do the bloodthirsty zombie-vampires ACTUALLY eat if not the zoo animals and no humans left?

5. The only thing keeping me awake during this film were reasons 3 and 4.

2. Battleship (2012)


To be honest, what could you expect from a movie that is actually based on a simple pen and pencil game? Then again “Pirates of the Caribbean” is based on a dark ride and look how well that turned out. But “Battleship” had no Johnny Depp to make up for the gaping holes in a story that actually didn’t even make sense.

3. Reign Of Fire (2002)

So…a bearded Christian Bale and a shirtless bald Matthew McConaughey fight fire-spitting dragons that survived deep within the earth’s crust. Humans didn’t know that because they didn't dig deep enough before...obviously.

4. Prometheus (2012)

This movie started SO promising. The opening scene with the alien, the first 20 minutes within the space ship, Michael Fassbender as the android David and then…well it went downhill REALLY fast. The story has so many logic errors that the really REALLY bad ending didn’t even matter

5. Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)


To be honest: ALL five “Resident Evil” movies deserve to be in this list. But I think Mila Jovovich dressed up as desert sex Barbie in this one is a winner. And it was actually the last “Resident Evil”-movie I watched to the bitter end.

7. Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Uhm well, George Lucas thought it would be believable, that one can survive the impact of an atomic bomb by climbing into a refrigerator. So that’s what Indi did at the beginning of the movie. And that wasn’t even the worst part of that movie. To be fair, Harrison Ford and Shia LeBeouf really tried their best, but there’s only so much you can do when the storybook is completely ridiculous

8. Aeon Flux (2005)


This was one of the movies where I actually left the cinema, about 30 minutes into the movie. I’m still surprised I even made it THAT long – because apart from cool special effects and tons of martial art, there isn’t really anything happening. And I know for fact, I once made it through the whole movie. Well, with a few naps in between.

9. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)


I am a huge Star Wars fan, but this one is – in my opinion – the absolute worst of it. There is horrible acting – I mean Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman have absolutely NO chemistry whatsoever and they were dating at the time – gaping story holes and well, a lot of boredom. While in Episode I you could at least laugh at Jar-Jar, in Episode II nothing kept you from falling asleep.

10. War of the Worlds (2005)


I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems that Tom Cruise new mission since “Minority Report” (2002) is to only play lead roles in really bad science fiction movies. The first in that row was “War Of The Worlds” which started quite promising but then the aliens went from all-powerful to damn stupid – as did the rest of the story. Then came:

11. Oblivion (2013)


This movie actually is nothing more than a patchwork rug from a lot of other famous science fiction-movies. From the beginning you start asking yourself: Didn’t I see that one before? Yes, you did. In “Moon” (2009), “Solaris” (2002), “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) or “The Matrix” (1999) – among others. And the best part is the ending – because it’s actually the EXACT same one as in “Independence Day” (1996).

12. Matrix Reloaded (2003)


“The Matrix“ in 1999 was absolutely mind-blowing – it was THE movie that everybody had to see and never quite got over. And then, four years later “Matrix Reloaded” happened and managed to completely ruin the magic. Morpheus went from superior and wise to ridiculous, Neo developed a god complex and well, there was not much of a story. At least the Wachowski-brothers were consistent and really got things into a complete mess with “Matrix Revolutions” that was released the same year.

13. Riddick (2013)


In “Riddick” the worshipping of Vin Diesel just goes a bit too far. I mean, most scences just involve Vin Diesel standing somewhere looking like a bad ass. The director must have been absolutely in love with his lead actor – you can particularly see the drool dripping from both sides of your TV.

Which is quite entertaining, but the rest of the story seems a bit like a bad remake of “Pitch Black” – just without all the fun and no killer-bugs.

14. Blade Trinity (2004)

On the plus side: Ryan Reynolds is shirtless a lot! And yeah…that pretty much sums it up. Wesley Snipes was so un-Blade-like in this one, for a supposed uber-vampire, Dracula was pretty weak and well Jessica Biels stoic silence didn’t help either.

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