Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)
Why So Terrible: The fact that the film’s a travesty obviously wasn’t enough for its makers; they had to hammer the point home with an atrocious Chipmmunk-y spin on the word ‘sequel’.
What It Should Have Been Called: Alvin & The Chipmunks: Mixed Nuts .
Teenage Catgirls In Heat (1994)
Why So Terrible: Not only is it inciting sexual conduct with teenagers, it’s also condoning bestiality. Ick.
What It Should Have Been Called : Bad Kitties .
Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever (2002)
Why So Terrible: When you’ve given your characters ridiculous names, it’s probably best you don’t put them in the film’s title. Oops. Small wonder Ballistic is 0% percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
What It Should Have Been Called: Ballistic would’ve done, y’know.
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Why So Terrible: Slevin isn’t even a number - he’s a man played by Josh Hartnett. Not very well, we might add.
What It Should Have Been Called: Australia had it right, calling it The Wrong Man . We’d go one step further and call it The Wrong Film , or just The Wrong Un.
Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Why So Terrible: The likes of On Her Majesty’s Service and From Russia With Love are but a distant memory. This odd Bond title rightly received reactions like “Eh?” and “What the-?!” from a very confused public.
What It Should Have Been Called: Glass Houses would fit, considering how much of the stuff gets smashed in the film.
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Why So Terrible: It stirs up some truly dreadful imagery of Tom Green doing things that we really don’t want to think about Tom Green doing.
What It Should Have Been Called: Freddy Got F*****ed .
Why So Terrible: Yet more exclamations, though all the more shocking considering this is a film starring the awesome likes of Jack Lemmon and Kim Novak. Who cares that it’s based on the title of a celebrity column?
What It Should Have Been Called: The Break-Up .
Don't Worry, We'll Think Of A Title (1966)
Why So Terrible: Movie titles shouldn’t be conversational. Sure, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? broke that rule, but it was a clever play on a well-known phrase. This is just wilfully indolent.
What It Should Have Been Called: This Film Has No Title.
Why So Terrible: It sounds like something you might exclaim if your shopping bags broke on your walk home, or you stepped on a snail, or a bird pooed on your head. It certainly doesn’t sound like the title of a movie.
What It Should Have Been Called: Cave In .
Why So Terrible: It’s a fact checker’s nightmare. Just how many s’ should there be in Sssssss ? (It’s seven, dontcha know.) And if we get it wrong, will anybody even notice?
What It Should Have Been Called: Sssssnake (the UK title) is far better.