90. Domino (2019) – Brian De Palma returns to direct seven years after his last film Passion. Following a Danish detective (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) on the hunt to take down an ISIS member, Domino is one of those movies that would have been fine if it came out in the early 1990s or early 2000s. There are some scenes that showcase the wonderful director’s talents, but it falters through an outdated narrative (why the movie is in 2020 is beyond me), horrible pacing, and actors that look so bored. It’s not a good sign the movie will be a masterpiece if the director admitted on hating the project due to its delays.
89. Green Lantern (2011) – I am so glad Ryan Reynolds made fun of this movie in the Deadpool movies. This is a boring superhero origin story from Martin Campbell (responsible for directing two of the best James Bond films–Goldeneye and Casino Royale). The visuals range from decent to bad, the cast is a bore (not to mention a miscast Peter Sarsgaard), and it lacks any focus.
88. Baywatch (2017) – Movies making fun of the television shows that were based on are nothing new. 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street are prime examples of having fun with them. Baywatch is nowhere close. I admit there are attractive people and some funny moments (particularly Dwayne Johnson bantering Zac Efron), but this is an absolute mess from the get-go. It contains too much toilet humor, terrible CGI, and a mystery with no flair.
87. Okja (2017) – Bong Joon-Ho’s satire on the food industry has a lot of potential. After a decent-enough first half, everything falls apart. Even the gorgeous visuals and its use of John Denver cannot withstand an inconsistent tone, a wasted ensemble, and not having a single clue who to aim it towards. Tilda Swinton plays off as a generic antagonist in a CEO for an environmental company to breed the best “super pig”. Jake Gyllenhaal has never been played an annoying character until now as a famous TV personality who sounds like the brother of Jim Carrey’s environmental activist from In Living Color.
86. Suicide Squad (2016) – I admit, Will Smith and Margot Robbie are the only decent things in David Ayer’s DC catastrophe. The editing is bizarre, the character development is limited, the action is boring, the humor is forced, and the exposition is relentless. Don’t even get me started on Jared Leto as the Joker! I have never seen a rendition this bad.
85. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – When Zack Snyder brought Superman back to the silver screen with Man of Steel, it was hinted there will be a cinematic universe on the horizon. This sequel had the potential of making up for the flaws of its predecessor. I like the idea of Superman being a controversial figure throughout Gotham City. However, it’s clear that the movie is in a lot of trouble when the best part is the opening credits. Although Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are decent, respectively, as Batman and Wonder Woman, it’s all dumbed down by a dull, humorless (although Jesse Eisenberg provides plenty of unintentional hilarity as Lex Luthor), and anticlimactic showdown for the ages. The final hour becomes so ridiculous to the point where the audience doesn’t care who goes out on top. What a disgrace to two iconic superheroes!
84. Red Tails (2012) – I’m a sucker when it comes to movies set in World War II. There has never seen one more boring than Red Tails, about the Tuskegee Airmen. The dogfights look more like a live-action cartoon, which sucks out all the realism. The actors are forgettable and the narrative feels dull. Watch the 1987 film The Tuskegee Airmen instead.
83. The Campaign (2012) – I really, REALLY wanted to like this political satire starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galafianakis as two opponents running for Congress in North Carolina. There are terrible attempts at humor, horrible scenarios involving the two clashing each other (particularly when Ferrell accidentally punching a CGI baby and, later, the dog from The Artist), and a gifted cast wasting their talents. The best part of the movie is where Green Day is playing during the end credits.
82. The Green Hornet (2011) – I always find Seth Rogen to be a one-note comedic actor. He always plays the stereotypical stoner in every movie he is in. The Green Hornet would have been okay if it came out anywhere between the 1960s and 1980s. There is some good action set pieces, but it’s all ruined in this by-the-number, unfunny mess of a superhero flick. Christoph Waltz is straight-up wasted in a villainous role.
81. The Intruder (2019) – This home-invasion thriller is just as generic as its premise makes it out to be. A black couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) move into a beautiful house where its previous owner (Dennis Quaid) refuses to leave. There are a few suspenseful moments, but this ends up as shock-free, surprise-free, and derivative. Quaid makes for one unintentionally silly villain.