7 Movies That Will Make You Ask For Your Money Back!

Hey guys! I know, it’s been a while since I wrote a post. Life! I’ve been meaning to write something but work has a way of making it impossible, and I keep procrastinating on scheduling posts. I really need to do that so that my lovely readers (you, in case you’re wondering) can have new posts to read.

Enough of my ramblings. Today, I’ll be keeping it real and simple. A little lightheartedness for Monday. No career talks or blogging tips. Today, I’ll be talking about movies. Not just any movie, movies that have made you ask for a refund. Cringe-worthy movies.

Disclaimer: I think it’s important to state at this point that I’m not a professional movie critic. This post is just my opinion (well, and some of my friends). As opinions are subjective, there is a high probability that you may end up enjoying the movies.

Enough of the talking, let’s get right to it!

 7 Movies That Will Make You Ask For Your Money Back

1. Lucy


7 movies that will make you ask for your money back

I must tell you, till date, whenever I see the movie showing on the television, I just shake my head. The hype for Lucy in Nigeria was on another level. It was the movie on everybody’s lips. If you hadn’t seen it then when it was showing in the cinema, you were out of touch (just like the Game of Thrones frenzy!)

I don’t know what was more annoying, the anti-climactic ending or the fact that she ended up metamorphosing into a flash drive!

2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2

7 movies that will make you ask for your money back

After watching Breaking Dawn 1, I waited with bated breath for Breaking Dawn 2. Was Bella a good vampire? Did the baby live? What would the Voltori (don’t know if I got that right) do? So many questions. The wait was so bad that my friend watched the pirated version before the movie finally started showing in Nigeria.

After she watched it, she was so disappointed that she couldn’t help herself, she just had to tell someone. Despite my repeated warnings and screaming “don’t tell me“, she spilled the beans. You could feel her anger as she narrated the movie.

Nevertheless, I still had hope. Felt that she was biased because she never really liked Kristen Stewart. Then, I finally saw the movie, and….speechless. Words can’t even begin to describe the pain and anguish I felt after wasting my money to watch the movie. The movie was too fake, and their acting, sub-par. It was as if the actors intentionally sabotaged the movie. And to think that the fight scenes and all was a vision….smh.

3. A Trip To Jamaica

7 movies that will make you ask for your money back

I never saw this movie because of one of my friends. We both watched the first movie by Ayo Makun, 30 Days in Atlanta, and we enjoyed it. So, when this movie came out, we were pretty excited. I couldn’t see the movie with my friend because of work so she went without me. When she got back, all she said was “Onyinye, if you like yourself, please don’t waste your time and money. The movie was rubbish! So dry. God! Who sent me.

Suffice it to say, after that feedback, I never went to see the movie. Funny thing is, another movie from Ayo Makun just started showing in the cinema, 10 Days in Sun City. Would I watch this? Can’t say yet.

4. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

7 movies that will make you ask for your money back

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of J.K Rowling. As an avid Harry Potter fan, I was so disappointed when the Harry Potter series ended. I kept wishing for another Harry Potter movie. So, you can imagine my excitement when it was announced that another J.K. Rowling movie, Fantastic Beasts was coming out.

The first time I saw the movie, I slept off midway. I didn’t understand what was going on, especially Eddie Redmayne’s character. Maybe because I was tired and stressed out from work, I decided to give the movie another chance. Nope, that didn’t work as well.

Have you seen the movie? Did you enjoy it?

5. Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL

7 Movies that will make you ask for your money back

This is another movie that I didn’t finish watching. It was so cringe-worthy (especially the dance scenes) that I couldn’t help but be embarrassed all through the stripping scenes. Channing Tatum is a great dancer and he effortlessly played his character. The other dancers, not so much.

There was a particular scene where Matthew McConaughey was showing the new guy how to grind in front of the mirror. Gosh! If there was a way to un-see that scene, I’d have volunteered.

Plot twist: my cousin loves this movie! It’s her go-to movie when she wants to unwind. Well, different strokes, they say.

6. Central Intelligence

7 Movies that will make you ask for your money back

Now, I love Dwayne Johnson, both as a wrestler and a humanitarian, but I don’t think he’s a good actor. Yeah, I said it (coman beat me). Tooth fairy, anyone? Or even The Scorpion King? He doesn’t do it for me as an actor.

On the other hand, I loooove Kevin Hart. A noise maker, yes. But he’s a good, well, passable actor. I wanted to see what a combination of Dwayne and Kevin would birth. Was I disappointed? Yep. Would I recommend the movie to someone? Not really.

There’s nothing wrong with the plot. It’s the same old cheesy high school reject turned great guy movie. I think the delivery could have been better. Or maybe get someone else to play Dwayne Johnson’s character.

And I heard Dwayne and Kevin are remaking the classic, Jumanji. Yikes!

7. Jupiter Ascending

7 Movies that will make you ask for your money back

I’m not really a fan of Mila Kunis. Haven’t seen a lot of her movies so I can’t really say if she’s a great actor. However, I had high hopes for this movie considering that the trailer was fantastic, and Channing co-starred in it.

To my greatest shock, the movie wasn’t as wonderful as the trailer made it out to be. Mila’s acting, and dare I say, Channing’s acting as well, was nothing to write home about. The plot was just rubbish (in my opinion).

After watching the movie, the first thing that came to my mind was, “thank God I didn’t pay for the tickets.” Cheapskate!

So, there you have it. The 7 movies that will make you (or that made me) ask for a refund. There are a lot more but I couldn’t remember others.

Let me know in the comments which movies you totally hated watching, and the ones you really enjoyed.

Have a great week ahead.



Images – courtesy of imdb.com
  • Phaytea’s Pulse

    Ahh….Don’t tell me Central Intelligence isn’t all that..Loved the preview and loved following kevin’s snapchat stories while on set….oh well..nothing is lost.
    Hubby told me about Lucy and when i finally watched it, i was like, How can it end that way?
    I recently watched A Trip to Jamaica on Ebony Life or was it ROK but i’m just happy i didn’t watch it at the movies.
    10 Days in Sun city looks promising seeing that RMD and Adesua are in it…I’ll probably read a review before seeing it.

  • the only one ive seen in this list is the AY movie.
    Got a notification that it was available on Iroko TV and I went ahead to download it.
    10 mins in and I deleted the movie.. total rubbish.

    • Lol!!! Thank God I didn’t see it. I’ve even read the review for the new one, and again, people are saying it’s rubbish.

  • Lol!
    Haven’t seen any of these and I guess it’s a good thing that I haven’t!. Not much of a movie watcher.


    • Trust me, you are not missing anything.

  • stanley nwanna

    Why don’t you try our Nigerian movies showing at the cinema, most of them are quite interesting. And as for your time in bloging maybe you can consider an assistant if that may help.

    • I watch Nigerian movies. The ones I mentioned are the movies I didn’t like.
      As for an assistant, will you volunteer for the job?

      • stanley nwanna

        What’s cheque going to look like?

      • stanley nwanna

        I don’t do free, you should know me by now