Thought they could count on rack up some cash for the studio with a film adaptation of the classic TV show Wild Wild West, and they weren’t entirely wrong.
Wild Wild West raked in $222 million worldwide on a budget of $170 million, but it was obliterated by critics, and t’s probably been no moment in time w someone has unironically wanted to watch Wild Wild West at home.
One of the worst summer blockbusters ever, Wild Wild West is an absolute nightmare, and Will Smith knew it.
Will Smith seems to be sorry for convincing audiences to go see a movie that featured Kenneth Branagh with some of the most ridiculous facial hair ever, Kevin Kline in drag, and a giant mechanical spider.
Find out why Will Smith regrets Wild Wild West and what ultimately made him decide never to make a movie for the same reasons ever again.
I wanted to win and be the biggest movie star, and what happened was t was a lag – around Wild Wild West time – I found myself promoting something because I wanted to win versus promoting something because I believed in it.
The result was a movie that was nominated for eight Razzie awards, back when the awards actually felt like real kicks to Hollywood’s perfectly straight teeth.
I have to be in tune with their needs and not trick them into going to see Wild Wild West.
My question is, if Hollywood realizes that it’s not as easy to trick audiences, at least in the eyes of Will Smith, then why do they seem to be pumping out worse movies? Maybe it’s because Hollywood only ever seems to learn one lesson at a time, it’s usually never the right one, and they forget the other lessons they learned when a new one comes along.