A year ago on our podcast we launched our world famous segment, “Movies better than BvS according to Rotten Tomatoes.” And, it’s back baby!
For those who have no idea what we’re referring to (probably you). Us here at Deadlifting Dorks are in the minority and actually think Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t a terrible movie. Just like any movie it has some good things and some bad things. But we all agree that it should be higher than 27% on Rotten Tomatoes. Don’t worry we’ll give you some examples!
Here are five movies better than BvS according to Rotten Tomatoes:
Sandy Wexler 28%
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) is a talent manager working in Los Angeles in the 1990s who diligently represents a group of eccentric clients on the fringes of show business. His single-minded devotion is put to the test when he falls in love with his newest client, Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), a tremendously talented singer whom he discovers at an amusement park. – Netflix
Nick: I’m an Adam Sandler fan, but did anyone actually think this movie would be any good? Superheros > weird Sandler voices
Will: As a child I loved Adam Sandler movies, who doesn’t like Billy Madison or Happy Gilmore. But what the hell is Sandler doing now. He definitely has money so why make these kind of movies. There is no way this movie is remotely better than BvS.
X-Men Origins: Wolverine 38%
Seeking solace from his dark past, Logan (Hugh Jackman), better known as Wolverine, seems to have found love and contentment with Kayla Silverfox (Lynn Collins). Logan’s peaceful existence is shattered when Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber), his vicious brother, brutally murders Kayla. Logan’s thirst for revenge propels him into the Weapon X program, where he undergoes a painful procedure to bond his bones with adamantium, making him virtually indestructible and more than a match for Victor. – 20th Century Fox
Nick: This movie was an absolute DEBACLE. Kinda crazy how you can have such a solid cast and make such a shit thing. I’ll take BvS 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.
Will: This movie is an abomination, it ruined Deadpool and Wolverine. It is all over the place and barely follows the comics. BvS followed the comics much closer and doesn’t make you want to kill yourself before the end. BvS a better movie and a better comic book movie.
Smurfs: The Lost Village 37%
Best friends Smurfette (Demi Lovato), Brainy (Danny Pudi), Clumsy (Jack McBrayer) and Hefty (Joe Manganiello) use a special map that guides them through the Forbidden Forest, an enchanted wonderland that’s filled with magical creatures. Their adventure leads them on a course to discover the biggest secret in Smurf history as they race against time and the evil wizard Gargamel (Rainn Wilson) to find a mysterious village. – Columbia Pictures
Nick: I understand that children’s movies can be truly great (ex. Toy Story, Moana, Zootopia, etc.) but this movie isn’t even close to those. Maybe I’m biased because I’ve never been a big smurfs fan, but who’s to say?
Will: Two live action Smurf movies before this one prompted them to make an animated one. The animated movie didn’t help because no one saw it. I like Smurfs, they are somewhat cool and interesting but these movies did not make me want to see them. Show your kid BvS instead, especially if your a mom, he or she will value you more, even more if your name is Martha.
Monster Trucks 32%
Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town with a most unlikely friend. – Paramount Pictures
Nick: I’ll be perfectly honest, I did not waste my money and see this movie. But there is absolutely no way it’s better than BvS. That’s all I got for that one.
Will: This movie had 4 release dates. The studio didn’t even want you to see it. Warner Brothers definitely wanted you to see BvS.
A Dog’s Purpose 30%
A devoted dog (Josh Gad) discovers the meaning of its own existence through the lives of the humans it teaches to laugh and love. Reincarnated as multiple canines over the course of five decades, the lovable pooch develops an unbreakable bond with a kindred spirit named Ethan (Bryce Gheisar). As the boy grows older and comes to a crossroad, the dog once again comes back into his life to remind him of his true self. – Universal Pictures
Nick: There were reports of animal abuse on set before this film was released and that is NOT okay. For this reason it should’ve gotten a 0% rating.
Will: Hmm promote dog abuse or watch the “Martha scene.” Martha scene all day baby. Plus you probably have to watch a bunch of dogs die in A Dog’s Purpose and why would you want that?