Despite having what can be described as an awesome trailer, Max Steel opened to a very disastrous box office weekend, not even making it to the top 10 despite screening in over 2000 theatres, making an miserable $2.2 million on its opening weekend.

To make it worse for Max, it has an approval rating of 0 on Rotten Tomatoes and very poor reviews generally all over the internet – a case where critics take down a film completely.

So what is Max Steel? The plot presented is actually cool. Max McGrath is an ordinary teenager who discovers Steel, an alien companion who becomes linked to him somehow. He ends up discovering he can do amazing things, eventually realizing he can be a super hero.

The weakness in Max Steel is that it tries to compete in an adult superhero universe in a PG 13 parent friendly and family way. This just doesn’t make the cut and it unfortunately ends up looking like a nickelodeon movie – a total waste of time in the cinema. I wouldn’t blame you if walked out – or dozed off – during the movie. It is definitely the worst movie of 2016.

This is one movie you should not watch

Rated 0.5 out of 10 – the .5 for having a cool trailer

The top 10 movies for this weekend were:

1. The Accountant starring Ben Affleck – $24.7m

2. Kevin Hart’s What Now? – $11.98m

3. The Girl On The Train – $11.97m

4. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – $8.9m

5. Deepwater Horizon – $6.3m

6. Storks – $5.6m

7. The Magnificent Seven – $5.2m

8. Middle School: The Worst Years Of My Life – $4.2m

9. Sully – $2.9m

10. The Birth Of A Nation – 2.7m

11. Max Steel – $2.1m


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