I've watched a lot of bad science fiction movies over the years, but somehow have management to avoid 4 out of the 5 mentioned in Technology Review's list The Five Worst (Hard) Science Fiction Movies Ever!
- 2012 (2009)
- Lawnmower Man (1992): Trying to capitalize on the then-current zeitgeist of virtual reality, this movie is basically Flowers For Algernon, except that the mentally disabled human guinea pig ends up getting angry rather than reverting to their original condition. Like many similar cyberspace movies, Lawnmower Man uses the eye-rolling idea that the virtual reality interface also doubles as a brain fryer under the right circumstances--which might have been forgivable (for example, The Matrix managed to come up with a good reason as to why the interface would be buried in the user's brain), but the cheesy script and overly-ambitious computer graphics used to depict the virtual world just sunk this one, to the point that Stephen King sued to have to the studio stop using his name to promote the movie. Most cringeworthy line: "This technology is meant to expand human communication BUT YOU'RE NOT HUMAN ANYMORE!"
- The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
- The Core (2003)
- ...Well to see what the worst one is, you'll have to check out the original post!