by Adam Riske
Runners-Up: Back to the Future Part II, Junior, Money Train, Ninja Assassin, Rocky IV
horror for the action star. It didn’t live up to that hype though as End of Days was ultimately more boring than suspenseful and dour instead of pulpy fun. With Gabriel Byrne as maybe the most blah devil ever put on film.
Starship Troopers (which came out about three weeks before Alien: Resurrection). Boy did Alien: Resurrection not live up to the hype. There was a lot at stake with this movie coming off the heels of Alien 3. Alien: Resurrection was either going to turn around the franchise or leave it as a mixed bag. The latter happened in a big way because Alien: Resurrection was pretty terrible. It turned a series with gravitas into camp.
Which Thanksgiving weekend releases of the past do you think were the biggest turkeys?