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Don't bother to watch these geek movies

There were some pretty awful (and great) geek movies in 2018. But what about this past decade? Using Metacritic's scoring system, we've compiled a list of the worst geek movies since 2010

Tying for No. 48: Venom. In our review, we said this Tom Hardy-led superhero film "bites off more than it can chew." 

Metascore: 35 

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48 (tie). The Huntsman: Winter's War

The prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman is "a resoundingly unlovable movie," per the San Francisco Chronicle.

Metascore: 35 

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48 (tie). Mute

This Netflix film about a mute man searching for his missing girlfriend is "a slog, and a depressing one," The Atlantic said. 

Metascore: 35 

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48 (tie). Kin

This box-office bomb, which grossed just $10 million, is "remarkably empty of any sense of kinship," according to the Associated Press. 

Metascore: 35

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43 (tie). Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

The sequel to Ghost Rider "seems to have been ill-conceived from the very start," according to Slant Magazine. 

Metascore: 34

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43 (tie). The Mummy

The Mummy reboot, starring Tom Cruise, is "a monster fail," per Rolling Stone. 

Metascore: 34

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43 (tie). The Dark Tower

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, The Dark Tower is "a mess of a movie," according to the Arizona Republic.

Metascore: 34

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43 (tie). Ice Age: Collision Course

The fifth film in the Ice Age saga, Collision Course is "lazy, scattershot and excruciatingly unfunny," the Washington Post said. 

Metascore: 34

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43 (tie). Alice Through the Looking Glass

Johnny Depp reprises his role as the Mad Hatter in this sequel that is a "dull, formulaic theme-park ride," per the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Metascore: 34

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40 (tie). Sucker Punch

This Zack Snyder-directed fantasy film is "hands-down the most nightmarishly awful film of [2011]," per the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Metascore: 33

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40 (tie). Jonah Hex

Based on the DC Comics character of the same name, Jonah Hex is "bracingly inept," according to LA Weekly. 

Metascore: 33

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40 (tie). After Earth

This post-apocalyptic sci-fi film starring Will and Jaden Smith is "a lethargic slog," said USA Today. 

Metascore: 33

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34 (tie). Transformers: Age of Extinction

The fourth film in the Transformers franchise is an "endless barrage of nonsense and noise," according to Entertainment Weekly. 

Metascore: 32

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34 (tie). Robin Hood

Nominated for three Razzies, the Robin Hood reboot "will make you side with the Sheriff of Nottingham," per Time Out. 

Metascore: 32

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34 (tie). Repo Men

This sci-fi action-thriller starring Jude Law is "simply a case of movie malpractice," Premiere said. 

Metascore: 32

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34 (tie). Legion

Legion is "a cartoonishly grim supernatural thriller," according to The AV Club. 

Metascore: 32

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34 (tie). Warcraft

Based on the video game series of the same name, Warcraft is "a godawful mess," said Rolling Stone. 

Metascore: 32

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34 (tie). Independence Day: Resurgence

The Will Smith-less Independence Day sequel is "an immaculate case-study in how far blockbusters have fallen," per IndieWire. 

Metascore: 32

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31 (tie). Your Highness

Rolling Stone said "nothing works" in this stoner fantasy film starring Natalie Portman and James Franco. 

Metascore: 31

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31 (tie). Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is "utterly inessential," according to Time Out. 

Metascore: 31

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31 (tie). House at the End of the Street

This Jennifer Lawrence-led horror film is "a terrible little movie even by the standards of the genre," per the Boston Globe. 

Metascore: 31

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29 (tie). Slender Man

This horror film, based on the character of the same name, is "flat-out dull," per the AV Club. 

Metascore: 30

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29 (tie). Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The sixth and final entry in the Paranormal Activity saga "feels like the last wheeze of a played-out series," according to The Wrap. 

Metascore: 30

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26 (tie). Ratchet & Clank

This animated film, based on the video game of the same name, is "insufferable. And seemingly interminable," said the Seattle Times. 

Metascore: 29

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26 (tie). A.X.L.

This fantasy film about a robotic dog is "something worse than bad. It's utterly forgettable," per the AV Club.

Metascore: 29

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26 (tie). Bright

Starring Will Smith, Bright is a "gaudy, overstuffed piece of blockbuster trash," according to RogerEbert.com. 

Metascore: 29

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23 (tie). Hitman: Agent 47

Based on the Hitman video game series, this reboot of the franchise is "just high-tech Swiss cheese, filled with holes and smelling like last week's refrigerator contents," said the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Metascore: 28

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23 (tie). 47 Ronin

Starring Keanu Reeves as a samurai (seriously), this fantasy film is "insufferably boring, culturally hegemonic and profoundly ugly," according to Film.com.

Metascore: 28

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23 (tie). Season of the Witch

Nicolas Cage plays a heroic knight of the Crusades in this 2011 fantasy film that is "both overblown and undercooked," per Variety. 

Metascore: 28

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17 (tie). Transformers: The Last Knight

The sequel to Age of Extinction is an "incoherent mess," per RogerEbert.com.

Metascore: 27

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17 (tie). The Happytime Murders

This dark comedy, set in a world with humans and puppets, "doesn't have an interesting story, and the jokes fall flat," per the San Francisco Chronicle. 

Metascore: 27

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17 (tie). Terminal

This thriller that follows two assassins is "as soft-boiled as they come," according to Entertainment Weekly. 

Metascore: 27

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17 (tie). Pixels

This sci-fi comedy, starring Adam Sandler, is "stupid and lifeless," according to New York Magazine. 

Metascore: 27

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17 (tie). Flatliners

A remake of the 1990 film of the same name, Flatliners "plays like a malpractice case: a cheap horror film grafted on to an episode of House," said the Wrap.

Metascore: 27

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17 (tie). Fantastic Four

"Someone forgot to put anything fantastic" into the Fantastic Four reboot, said the New York Daily News. 

Metascore: 27

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16. Skyline

This sci-fi disaster film is "the most boring alien-invasion movie ever," said the New York Daily News. 

Metascore: 26

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15. R.I.P.D.

Based on the comic Rest in Peace Department, this Ryan Reynolds-led film is a "dud that squanders a decent cast," according to the Washington Post. 

Metascore: 25

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14. Piranha 3DD

This sequel to Piranha 3D is "gloriously bad," per Boxoffice Magazine.

Metascore: 24

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11 (tie). The Roommate

This psychological thriller "sucks bad, real bad," said Rolling Stone. 

Metascore: 23

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11 (tie). Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

This fantasy film starring Jeremy Renner as a witch hunter is "so demeaningly bad, so utterly without merit, that there is a kind of purity in its awfulness," according to the Guardian. 

Metascore: 23

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11 (tie). Underworld: Blood Wars

The fifth entry in the Underworld franchise is "tragically bereft of the pulp verve this nonsense needs to be tolerable," per Empire.

Metascore: 23

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9 (tie). Max Steel

Based on the eponymous toy line, Max Steel is a "drearily lame time-waster," said Variety. 

Metascore: 22

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9 (tie). Shark Night 3D

This 2011 horror film is "about as humorless — and joyless — as they come," according to the Austin Chronicle. 

Metascore: 22

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7 (tie). The Last Airbender

Based on the television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, this M. Night Shyamalan-helmed fantasy film is "an agonizing experience," per the Chicago Sun-Times. 

Metascore: 20

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7 (tie). A Haunted House

Empire called this found-footage parody film "dreadful." 

Metascore: 20

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6. Replicas

Keanu Reeves stars as a neuroscientist who brings his family back to life in this 2018 thriller that is a "disaster," per We Got This Covered. 

Metascore: 19

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4 (tie). The Darkest Hour

This 2011 thriller is a "Razzie-worthy sci-fi zero," said Slant Magazine. 

Metascore: 18

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4 (tie). Vampires Suck

A parody of the Twilight saga, this 2010 horror comedy is a "sloppy, tossed-off collection of parodic gags of vampire flicks and gratuitous pop-cultural references," according to Time Out. 

Metascore: 18

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3. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

The sequel to 2006's Silent Hill is "stiff, episodic and disjointed," per the AV Club.

Metascore: 16

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2. The Emoji Movie

This animated comedy is a "soul-crushing disaster because it lacks humor, wit, ideas, visual style, compelling performances, a point of view or any other distinguishing characteristic that would make it anything but a complete waste of your time," The Wrap said. 

Metascore: 12

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1. Scary Movie 5

The fifth installment in the Scary Movie saga is "lazy, boring, vile and tragically unfunny attempt at a horror-film spoof," according to the Washington Post. 

Metascore: 11

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