9 Directors Who Hate, Hate, Hated Their Own Films

#5. Mighty Ducks the Movie: The First Face-Off (1997)  |  Co-director: Steve Langley
The original Might Ducks  was a breakout hit for Joshua Jackson and reminded the world Emilio Esteves still had red hair and working vocal cords. The film spawned sequels, a cartoon TV series, and gave impressionable kids a reason to incessantly yell “Quack!” for no good reason. The cartoon movie featured anthropomorphic ducks that played hockey and saved lives and looked like grown versions of the ducklings from Duck Tales. The concept worked as Saturday morning cartoons, but as a feature film, it was a giant mallard fart.

#6. Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)  |  Director: Kevin Yagher
Horror fans can be extremely loyal to a franchise — fans were furious over CGI Freddy in the Nightmare on Elm Street reboot, if you’ll recall. And despite Hellraiser’s Pinhead never achieving the level of fandom as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, or Michael Meyers, he has his supporters, and they were pissed that it took too long for Yagher to put him in the movie sooner. The studio heard the fans’ complaints and chopped up the script, causing Yagher to cut ties with the project and omit his name from the film.