Film Quiz Friday: Something Rotten

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In this week’s film quiz, we highlight the movies that are still waiting for a single positive review to be logged on Rotten Tomatoes – welcome to The 0% Club!

As discussed on the site beforeRotten Tomatoes is an aggregator, not a review site. Heck, it’s more useful for film trivia than reading the critical temperature – did you know it’s comparatively rare for movies to score 0%? In recent weeks, the Jackie Chan actioner Hidden Strike and Stath-versus-sharks sequel Meg 2: The Trench initially had nowt on the Tomatometer, but that was before more positive reviews were factored in. Other movies are still waiting for a “Fresh” review though, and you’ll find some of them among this week’s 30 movie-related questions.

Once you’ve completed all three rounds, you’ll find a link to a separate post with the correct answers at the bottom of this post. As always, this is just for fun, but please let us know how you did in the comments (scores out of 30 this week!) and leave us any other lovely feedback. And if you’ve got any past-it fruit, save it for Round Two!

ROUND ONE – This Week In Movie History

On Her Majesty's Secret Service headerThis round is about UK cinema releases and general film history from this week in years past – we’ve given you the year at the start of each question to help out!

  1. 1961 – Back in cinemas this week for Disney’s 100th anniversary, which animated film features dog characters called Pongo and Perdita?
  2. 2020 – Which X-Men spin-off connects Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, and Charlie Heaton?
  3. 1939 – Born this week, who plays James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?
  4. 1955 – “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’” is the opening song from which movie musical?
  5. 1981 – Which English-language football movie is a remake of the 1961 Hungarian war film Two Half-Times In Hell?
  6. 2009 – In District 9, what type of animal is a common derogatory term for the alien refugees?
  7. 1985 – Which pop star plays Susan in Desperately Seeking Susan?
  8. 2001 – “The funniest film since the first one” is the tagline to which spoof horror sequel?
  9. 1967 – Also born this week, who stars alongside Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon as the fourth title character in 2016’s Ghostbusters?
  10. 1979 – “Come on, cat” is the final line of which classic horror movie?


ROUND TWO – The 0% Club

Don’t mind the smell, it’s just Round Two. Here are 10 questions about movies that currently have a score of 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

  1. Which movie star kicked off his four-picture Netflix deal with the star-studded 2015 western spoof The Ridiculous 6?
  2. Citizens On Patrol and Mission To Moscow are 0%-scoring instalments of which franchise?
  3. Who reprised his role as Egyptian swordsman Ramírez in Highlander II: The Quickening?
  4. Complete the title of the 2008 J-horror remake – One Missed…?
  5. Which of these films has a 0% Rotten Tomatoes score – Problem Child or Problem Child 2?
  6. In which 2019 animated film does Jack Whitehall voice Elizabeth II’s pet dog?
  7. Who connects the 0% films Staying Alive, Look Who’s Talking Now, and Gotti?
  8. Which 2016 horror remake uses the exact same script as Eli Roth’s 2003 original?
  9. In 2002’s Ballistic: Ecks Vs Sever, Antonio Banderas plays Ecks, but which Charlie’s Angels star plays fellow secret agent Sever?
  10. “I have never seen it, but by all accounts, it is terrible. But I have seen the house it paid for, and it’s lovely.” Which sequel is Michael Caine talking about in this quote?



Let’s finish with a random selection of pot luck movie questions – these could come from any era, any genre, or any level of difficulty. Enjoy!

  1. In cinemas now! The Nun and its sequel are spin-offs from which horror franchise?
  2. Who was born earliest – Will Ferrell or John C. Reilly?
  3. Clubber Lang is an antagonist in which Rocky sequel?
  4. Which movie studio’s fanfare has been covered by the Minions, the Bellas, and Connor4Real?
  5. NEAREST TO A URINAL is an anagram of which Disney franchise title?
  6. In the news! Dawn Of The Nugget is the upcoming sequel to which animated film?
  7. Who directed Apocalypse Now?
  8. In 2016, the family of composer Elmer Bernstein criticised the Vote Leave campaign in the UK Brexit referendum for using which classic movie theme?
  9. In which decade is the movie musical Chicago set?
  10. And finally, which 1990s comedy-drama connects Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, and Cicely Tyson?


Ready for the answers?

That’s the end of this week’s quiz – when you’re ready to check your answers, click here to get them (it’ll take you to another page) and let us know your scores in the comments below.

We’ll be back next Friday with another film quiz, but until then, why not catch up with Season 1 of our suitably named film quiz podcast, The Film Quiz Podcast, which features Nick Helm asking movie questions and occasionally berating contestants for getting them wrong.

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