A Sound of Thunder

Rated 1.0

This is a remarkably bad film. Based on the very cool story by Ray Bradbury about time-traveling hunters who screw up the future, it is a major example of screwing up a decent concept. Edward Burns plays a scientist who leads people back in time to shoot dinosaurs that look like they belong in an old-school Atari video game. I mean, these things look just awful, and there’s no excuse for this level of terrible special effects in today’s technological world. I’m truly embarrassed for the techs behind this film. Ben Kingsley overacts as a money-grubbing opportunist, and everybody else is not even worth noting. It’s not only the dinosaurs that look bad—it’s the entire film. How this got a studio release is beyond me. It isn’t even good enough for straight-to-video. Contains one of the all-time funniest death scenes ever put to screen. If you see this, take my word, you will hurt yourself. Possible permanent damage. One of the worst movies ever made.