Films based on the children’s books of Dr. Seuss—from The Cat in the Hat starring Mike Myers to How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carrey—perform extremely well at the box office. But why are they so bad? With a thin plot and superfluous characters (including a grandmother voiced by Betty White), the latest Seuss adaptation, The Lorax, doesn’t break that streak.
Jennifer Aniston’s new comedy, about a married couple that ends up in a (sometimes nude) hippie camp, made a measly $6.5 million in its opening weekend. Do not go to see it, because it’s already one of the worst movies of the year. And there are too many old, naked penises featured.