Mac And Me Is Considered A Ripoff
Gracing theaters in 1988, Mac and Me is the story of an alien named Mac (Mysterious Alien Creature), who escapes from a NASA facility and befriends a boy in a wheelchair named Eric Cruise. Together, the two try and find Mac’s long-lost family. Although critics found Jade Calegory’s performance to be respectable, the film bombed at the box office.
The movie was criticized for taking numerous elements from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and for its blatant use of product placement for Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Nominated for four Golden Raspberry Awards, it’s widely considered one of the worst films ever released.