Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: The Bottom of the Barrel (10-1)

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10. Super Troopers 2 (2018) – One thing I will never understand is why it took so long for a sequel to hit theaters 17 years after its predecessor. I’m one of the only people who didn’t care for the first film. There are a few funny scenes, but it didn’t make me laugh much. The characters are too moronic to even root for and the jokes fall flat on their face. It would have been fine if a sequel came out in 2005 or 2006. It feels a little outdated for 2018. The sequel recycles some of the same jokes from the previous film, except they are not funny in the slightest. It has a mystery I can see coming a mile away.

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9. Yoga Hosers (2016) – If you thought Tusk was bad, you haven’t seen anything yet! Why Kevin Smith decided to make a comedy-horror trilogy set in Manitoba is staggering. I wish he would go back to directing such as films as Clerks and Chasing Amy (two movies that are genuinely funny and brutally honest), even though he did return to reprise his role as Silent Bob. Here, he reunites Lily Rose-Depp and Harley Quinn Smith from Tusk, who play two annoying friends who would rather be on their phones and perform in their band rather than working in a convenience store fighting off Nazis in the form of bratwursts. How it’s explained is also ridiculous to make you drive up the wall. Yoga Hosers also contains offensive Canadian stereotypes, terrible jokes and even worse one-liners that will make your jaw drop. You will never hear “O Canada” the same way once the movie is over.

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8. The Bounty Hunter (2010) – Anyone remember this “masterpiece” from March of 2010? Sadly, I did. Every day I regret seeing this in theaters. I understand this is supposed to pay homage to the screwball comedies of the past, but there is no good laughs, originality, or chemistry between Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler as two ex-lovers playing a little game of cat-and-mouse to make it so.

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7. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) – If you thought the first Ghost Rider from 2007 was bad, you’re not wrong. But–it did have some enjoyable moments involving the title antihero selling his soul to a demon to save a loved one. And it’s always nice to see Sam Elliott. The sequel, not to anyone’s surprise, is just about as ugly as a Nine Inch Nails music video. Nic Cage does go animalistic as he usually does. Unfortunately, it’s ruined by awful directing by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (of the terrible Crank), bizarre editing, and obnoxious action. The effects are some of the worst I’ve ever seen.

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6. Hellboy (2019) – Guillermo del Toro’s films are thrilling, entertaining, and downright magical. They showcase Ron Perlman in a role he was born to play; a half-human, half-Nazi demon with a big appetite and a soft side for cats. There’s none of those qualities in Neil Marshall’s R-rated reboot. David Harbour would have been a decent choice for the title role if he received a good script. Instead, he comes across as whiny and arrogant who delivers terrible one-liners. The film plays out as a rip-off to the 2017 version of The Mummy, instead it’s even more incomprehensible, obnoxious, and downright gross.

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5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) – I have to admit, the first film from 2009 was certainly no masterpiece, but it did have its moments. Kevin James is a talented comedic actor who always plays such horrible roles. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a comedy sequel devoid of any good thrills or laughs. How can a scene involving our protagonist fighting with a peacock be downright hilarious is beyond me. I gave up within the first five minutes of this garbage.

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4. Nine Lives (2016) – A movie starring Kevin Spacey whose soul is put inside a cat sounds like something you would see on Funny or Die. Sadly, this is a real Hollywood movie directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (of Men in Black fame) that plays as a rip-off to The Shaggy Dog. I feel so bad for everyone involved with this puddle of cat pee. It looked like Spacey did not want to take any part of this movie at all (at one point, I kid you not, when he is given a bath as a cat, he says,“Just drown me”). The movie never tries to be funny. The CGI look like something you would see in a made-for-TV movie. The business talk would not only bore kids to death, it would easily bore adults as well.

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3. The Bye Bye Man (2017) – I have never seen a worse horror movie than The Bye Bye Man. This contains the typical qualities of terrible horror filmmaking. It contains cheap scares, annoying characters who make the stupidest of decisions, abysmal editing, and hilariously bad deaths. No one has any idea who this “Bye Bye Man” truly is, besides having a computer-generated dog by his side to scare its victims and being involved in a train accident. Don’t even bother if you are beyond curious.

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2. Jack and Jill (2011) – Poor Adam Sandler. He is one of the most talented personalities in Hollywood. From getting his start on SNL to starring in funny comedies such as Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore to proving he can act in dramatic films such as Punch-Drunk Love, Reign Over Me, and The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). This comedy, in which it swept every single award in the 2011 Razzies including Worst Picture and Worst Actor, will forever live in infamy.

It’s amazing how excruciatingly unfunny Jack and Jill truly is. Not a single gag works (hell, even some of the humor is a little crude for a PG-rating), there are no characters to root for (Jill is probably the most annoying character Sandler has ever played), and the amount of product placement is so ridiculous it almost feels like a 90-minute long Super Bowl commercial. I don’t want to know what went through Al Pacino’s head when he signed on to do this mess. Pacino perfectly sums the movie up in the end when he tells Sandler, “Burn this. This must never be seen…by anyone.”

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1. Movie 43 (2013) – Calling this anthology film the worst movie of the decade is an understatement. This is perhaps the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life. It’s quite an achievement how a movie such as Movie 43 did not make me laugh once. The massive ensemble does NOTHING to save this disaster. The sketches are, more or less, one-joke concepts containing lazy toilet humor. For instance, the first sketch involves Kate Winslet going out with Hugh Jackman who has a scrotum dangling from his chin. If you thought that sounded bad, it just gets worse from there. From Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts playing parents humiliating their homeschooled son to Halle Berry and Stephen Merchant playing a game of “Truth or Dare” that gets really ugly really fast to a Flash-cartoon creation of a cat masturbating to his owner’s photo album, this is absolutely painful to watch. There has never been a movie that made me feel more infuriated, disgusted, and easily offended than this movie. Richard Roeper perfectly described it as “The Citizen Kane of awful”. I am so glad George Clooney quickly backed out when producer Peter Farrelly offered him a role as a fictional version of himself failing to pick up women. Stay far away from Movie 43 as you can!

I hope you enjoyed reading about what I have to say about the movies I hated with a burning passion as much as I did tearing them to pieces. Hopefully, I will never see or hear about any of these movies again for the rest of my life. If you want to leave comments about the worst movies of this decade, don’t hesitate to do so. Tune in after Christmas for my top 100 best movies of the decade.

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Top 10 Worst Movies of 2015

2015 is coming to a close. It’s about that time to recap the good and the bad movies of this year. And also what has yet to come out in 2016. 2015 has been one hell of a year for movies. As a matter of fact, there have been more surprises than last year. I’m happy I went to see what I ended up seeing this year.

But, 2015 has been known for getting more box-office disappointments than the last five years. Out of the 66 films I’ve seen, I’m going to start off with the ten movies I regret seeing in 2015. Bear with me, I haven’t seen every single bad movie. Don’t expect to see movies like Terminator: Genisys, Vacation, Jem and the Holograms or Ted 2 on this list. Without further ado, let’s start my top ten list of the worst movies of the year.

Dishonorable Mentions: Blackhat, Everest, Pixels, Poltergeist

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10. Chappie – Starting off the countdown is Neill Blomkamp’s third film after District 9 and Elysium. He gives some great ideas into this movie. Concerning how crime in a not-too-distant future. Taking place in Blomkamp’s native Johannesburg, the government agrees to create a robot police force to decrease the crime rate. For a movie with a $50 million budget, the effects are pretty good and Sharlto Copley brings the title character to life through motion capture. That doesn’t make up for what is wrong with the movie. Playing fictional versions of themselves, the popular South African rap duo Die Antwoord play two of the most annoying characters ever. It rips off many sci-fi films including Robocop, the tone is all over the place, the action is obnoxious, and the cast featuring Dev Patel and Sigourney Weaver is wasted (not to mention Hugh Jackman being absolutely painful to watch). It almost plays out like a two-hour Die Antwoord music video. Let’s hope Neill Blomkamp redeems himself when he directs the Alien prequel (if it ever gets made).

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9. Child 44 – Before he played Mad Max, Tom Hardy stars as a Russian agent in this unfocused mess. Starring alongside Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace, the accents are distracting to the point where I couldn’t take anything seriously. The movie has no idea if it wants to be a mystery or a political thriller. Either way, Child 44 is neither thrilling nor surprising. From start to finish, it’s downright boring.

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8. The Woman in Black 2: The Angel of Death – The first Woman in Black is a solid haunted house picture featuring an eerie atmosphere and a breakthrough performance by Daniel Radcliffe. The sequel forgets everything on what the original mastered. Instead, it makes it rely on those stupid jump scares. I’m not a big horror buff, but this movie sums up on what is wrong about today’s horror movies. But I’m glad the movie didn’t have unnecessary blood and gore. I feel so bad for everyone involved especially Jeremy Irvine (War Horse).

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7. Aloha – As you could tell, 2015 had a lot of movies featuring an all-star cast. With Aloha, director Cameron Crowe presses the autopilot button from the beginning. The movie stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone (who plays someone who is 1/4 Hawaiian; don’t ask), Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinki, and Bill Murray. Neither of them had any chemistry whatsoever. It has no idea what it wants to be. Is it supposed to be a romantic comedy? A family drama? A subplot involving a satellite launch? What the hell is going on!? The movie is not funny, not romantic, and not surprising. Aloha? More like Good Riddance!

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6. Hot Pursuit – Boy, is this an annoying experience!? It looks like Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara had a great time making the movie. But, Hot Pursuit doesn’t showcase any of their talents at all. The jokes fall flat, the writing is beyond lazy, and there is little to enjoy. I chuckled a couple times throughout the 90-minute duration. Hearing Sofia Vergara yell at the top of her lungs throughout the entire film drives me up the wall.

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5. Jupiter Ascending – When The Matrix was released in 1999, the Wachowskis brought the science fiction genre to a whole new level with its groundbreaking effects and a thought-provoking narrative. In Jupiter Ascending, one of the biggest flops of the year, they rip off every single sci-fi film in the last 40 years (Star Wars, Blade Runner, Signs, the list goes on). The decent chase scene through Chicago doesn’t save it from being a cluttered mess. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis are both likable actors. But they manage to take their roles way too serious (their “romance” is like something out of Twilight). Don’t get me started on Eddie Redmayne’s performance as the villain. He speaks in this stupid, quiet monotone throughout the entire film, and has sudden outbursts (“I CREATE LIFE! . . . And I destroy it.” is among one of the many awful lines). I feel so bad for everyone involved.

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4. Mortdecai – Remember this movie back in January? Before tackling the part of Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, Johnny Depp plays the title character (similar to Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther) who tries to get his hands on a Nazi bank account. He has played the same quirky character over and over. When he overacts, it gets tiresome. The stupid action, the lame jokes, and the huge waste of talent makes Mortdecai a good place as one of the worst movies of the year.

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3. Serena – Welcome back, Bradley Cooper. After their first on-screen appearance in Silver Linings Playbook, he and Jennifer Lawrence star in a movie that it as lifeless, derivative and unintentionally funny as Serena. Filmed in 2012 and got delayed for three years, Susanne Beir gives the Depression-era setting as something pleasing to the eye. However, everything feels rushed and unfinished. With a supporting cast involving Rhys Ifans and Toby Jones, there is no chemistry between any of the characters whatsoever.

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2. Fant4stic – Everyone — including myself — was looking forward to seeing the reboot of the Fantastic Four. I couldn’t imagine a better cast to play the group of superheroes than Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. When I heard Josh Trank (Chronicle) directing this, I was sold. I wanted to enjoy this movie bad. After seeing what I saw, I wanted to take everything I said before seeing it back. Fant4stic is nothing but exposition. None of the four characters worked as a team (don’t get me started on the “action-filled” climax), the effects are absolutely awful; not to mention the painfully obvious green screen, Dr. Doom and the supporting characters are a bore. I don’t know if a director’s cut will make that much of a difference. But I’m glad there isn’t going to be a sequel to this pile of garbage.

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1. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 – Kevin James is a likable talent. He is mostly remember for getting his big break on The King of Queens. However, with the unnecessary sequel to the 2009 hit (which wasn’t any good but not entirely awful), it doesn’t showcase any of his talents at all. Seriously, how can a scene involving Paul fighting an angry peacock be funny? Not a single joke works, every single character is stupid, the villains aren’t intimidating (I feel sorry for Neal McDonough–yes, “Dum Dum” Dugan–for being a part of this mess), and the action is just embarrassing to watch. Also, it feels like every Happy Madison production, starting with Grown Ups, is a vacation disguised as a movie. Why can the actors use the money to take a vacation without needing a film crew?

I hope you enjoyed what my picks of the worst movies of 2015 are. Feel free to leave a comments on what movies you regret seeing this past year. Stay tuned for my list of the best movies of 2015. Have a happy new year!