Sometimes it feels like the vast majority of contemporary American cinema is so awful that it's almost impossible to avoid getting suckered into seeing a clunker. Fortunately, there are several proven ways to know a movie will be bad before you get anywhere near the ticket booth. January movies are usually terrible, and there are several other notoriously bad months for seeing films.
For the discerning viewer, it's important to know how to tell if a movie will suck in advance of a screening. Once you've familiarized yourself with these tell-tale signal flags, you'll never have to waste another night watching expensive, mindless garbage.
Films That Come Out In "Dump Months" Are Risky
A Sequel Without The Original Cast Is Doomed
Don't Trust Ads That Feature Reviews From Social Media Users
It's A Bad Sign When The Tagline Reads "From The Studio That Brought You..."
Any Movie Made By Michael Bay's Production Company Is Iffy
Movies Based On Current Fads Are Usually Cash Grabs