50. MIB: International (2019) – Here’s a rule of thumb: Do not reboot any movie starring Will Smith that doesn’t star Will Smith. MIB: International is one of the most boring movies I’ve ever seen. Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, and others are trying way too hard. There are some decent visuals, but it doesn’t make up for the dull, rushed action and terrible dialogue.
49. The Dilemma (2011) – Ron Howard is a talented filmmaker who won an Oscar for his wonderful film A Beautiful Mind. What the hell was he thinking about being attached to this sluggish, forced dramedy starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, and Channing Tatum? The scenes don’t add up to anything, it’s not funny at all, and it’s boring as all hell. The “electric cars are gay” line is enough to make everyone cringe.
48. Bright (2017) – Here’s a movie with so much potential of being the beginning of a decent franchise. A fantasy set in the modern world with humans, orcs, fairies, and elves among other mythical creatures centering on racism. Unfortunately, there has never been a film in the genre so tedious, boring, and losing its welcome after the first act. Will Smith is a charming actor, but it looks as if he doesn’t want to be in the movie. David Ayer is a talented filmmaker; responsible for writing the screenplay for Training Day, directing such flicks as End of Watch, Fury, and the Suicide Squad. Bright has plot holes large enough to drive a bus through and the action sequences are enough to put anyone to sleep.
47. Due Date (2010) – Or, The Continuing Misadventures of Alan Garner and Tony Stark. Or, a rip-off of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. No matter what you call it, this movie blows. After making great success with The Hangover a year earlier, Todd Phillips returns for this disappointing romp where the jokes fall flat on its face and scenarios with no punchlines. Robert Downey Jr. plays the biggest jerk I have ever seen as a nobody trying to get back to his pregnant wife (the lovely Michelle Monghan) as he heads on the road with an annoying, clueless actor (Galafianakis). Not a road trip I want to be a part of.
46. Hot Pursuit (2015) – It’s clear Sofía Vergara and Reese Witherspoon had a blast making this buddy comedy (as shown in the outtakes during the credits). However, they don’t have any chemistry at all throughout the 90-minute duration. There are few chuckles sprinkled here and there, but the humor mostly consists of cheap laughs. Vergara does nothing but wail at the top of her lungs. It just adds to the annoying-as-hell experience.
45. This is the End (2013) – Remember when I mentioned Seth Rogen likes to play the same character over and over again? Here, he and hundreds of other talented celebrities play fictional versions of themselves in an apocalyptic comedy horror show that makes the audience feel like they are in on the joke. It’s clear from the start Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Jay Baruchel had a blast making the movie, but there is nothing redeemable for anyone to keep laughing along with them. The humor is way too juvenile, it’s violent (and disturbingly so), and it’s downright offensive. Though I admit, Jonah Hill’s exorcism was pretty funny, but did we really have to see a silhouette of the devil’s penis?
44. The Woman in Black 2 (2015) – The 2012 film The Woman in Black might be a generic haunted-house picture, but it’s still an effective and atmospheric one with a rock-solid performance by Daniel Radcliffe. The sequel, subtitled The Angel of Death, sucks up all the glory from its predecessor. Instead, it becomes a generic-as-hell horror film with cheap scares, no charm or chemistry between its cast, and becomes a corny film about family.
43. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) – The first Neighbors was a non-stop riot of a raunchy comedy. Although it had too much toilet humor, there are plenty of rock-solid gags to have audiences rolling in the aisles. The sequel, subtitled Sorority Rising, recycles the same jokes and it’s a lot raunchier than before. When an early scene involves a toddler holding a dildo, it comes to show how downplayed mainstream comedies has become over the years. The jokes are disgusting and the dramatic moments feel manipulative.
42. Valentine’s Day (2010) – Garry Marshall’s first film involving a myriad of storylines set on a certain day of the year is only the beginning. Love Actually has a lot more charm than what this movie offers. All of the storylines don’t add to much, the humor is somewhat cliched, and it’s boring as hell. However, Shirley MacLaine and Hector Elizondo are easily the only decent qualities in this movie. They play an elderly couple who come to the truth about their marriage. If Valentine’s Day only focused on those two, it would have been a decent film.
41. Sucker Punch (2011) – Zack Snyder’s action-thriller plays out more as a music video than anything. As an exercise in style-over-substance, it simply fails dismally. It’s pointless, preposterous, and unintentionally hilarious. Such a wasted opportunity for the talented cast featuring Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, Oscar Isaac, Emily Browning, Jena Malone and others.