Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 20-11


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20. Sorry to Bother You (2018) – There is a lot to describe Boots Riley’s directorial debut, but “movie” is certainly not one of them. Sorry to Bother You is a propaganda piece, dystopian film, video game, and horror film all wrapped into one. The satire of consumerism falls flat, the humor is nonexistent, and the dialogue is dreadful to listen to. LaKeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, Danny Glover, Terry Crews among others deserve so much better than this. To quote Roger Ebert, “To call the characters cardboard is to insult a useful packing material.”

Also, good luck having a good night’s sleep. There is no turning back on this movie.


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19. The Snowman (2017) – Jo Nesbø’s novel is a rock-solid mystery novel with shocking imagery and twists. A film adaptation had so much potential. Unfortunately, a rushed production and part of a screenplay went missing is only a few of the many problems with The Snowman. Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of Harry Hole (supposed to be pronounced “hol-uh”, not “hole”) is a cliched depressed alcoholic detective going after a killer in Norway. Things gets incredibly silly and convoluted as hell. There is no character development, no wit, and has massive plot holes. What the hell is Val Kilmer doing here?


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18. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) – Michael Bay’s Transformers movies have gotten so dumb and repetitive after his decent 2007 film, it surprises me how he decided to keep going with the franchise since there is almost NOWHERE to go. Mark Wahlberg steps into take Shia LaBeouf’s place as the lead protagonist, and he has never been worse. The action has certainly gotten a lot more boring in each installment. The characters are either a stereotype or have little to no personality. How can Chicago be rebuilt so quickly after the Autobots and Decepticons caused mass destruction in the previous film?


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17. Kick-Ass 2 (2013) – I’m one of the only people who didn’t like the first Kick-Ass. I liked it fine as a teenager, but after rewatching it in my 20s, it didn’t make me laugh much and the characters are unlikable. I’m sorry, I think the title character is a whiny tool with a big masturbation problem. There are a few good action sequences and Nic Cage and Chloe Grace Moretz do a great job. In Kick-Ass 2, Matthew Vaughn doesn’t return as director and the satire lacks. The action is shaky and pretentious, the characters are not likable and/or they get killed off early, and ever shot is unpleasant to look at or even hear. Hit-Girl’s high school subplot might have been Moretz’s only audition for the 2013 remake of Carrie.


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16. Apollo 18 (2011) – Found-footage films have made a comeback with the successful releases of Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity. Some have become big surprises (Chronicle, The Visit) while others have become gimmicks and excuses to be made for the money. Apollo 18 is one of those that came out of nowhere, causing it to be pushed back and forth until finally coming out to bore audiences everywhere. The found-footage style of filmmaking make this thriller look incredibly fake, and lacking any tension. This will put everyone to sleep.


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15. Dirty Grandpa (2016) – Robert De Niro used to be on top of the world with his dramatic and comedic performances. Recently, he has starred in one terrible movie after another. In Dirty Grandpa, he delivers the raunchiest performance of his career. And I don’t mean it in a good way.

His formal introduction involves his grandson (Zac Efron) walking in on him sitting in his recliner masturbating through a porno. Don’t worry, the film gets worse from here when they take a road trip to Fort Lauderdale. Every line coming out of De Niro’s mouth is cringe-inducing. I have never been so close to walking out halfway through a bad film. Of course, I had to make sacrifices, so I stayed to sit through this messy raunch-fest. I think it’s time for Efron to move from starring in crude comedies like this.


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14. Truth or Dare (2018) – Jason Blum has produced such great movies as Whiplash, BlacKkKlansman, Get Out, the Happy Death Day films and Split. There has never been a horror movie that is not only hilariously stupid, but also incredibly boring. Four people wrote the screenplay for this disaster, which follows a group of college students playing a simple-turned-sinister game of “truth-or-dare” in Mexico on their spring break. None of the characters have any chemistry, the deaths are lazy, and the mystery behind the curse is hardly explored enough for the audience to care.


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13. Fant4stic (2015) – If Batman vs. Superman made me feel upset once the credits began to crawl, Fant4stic left me with a fits of rage. With so many continuity mistakes, a great cast giving wooden performances, terrible effects, no humor, and an even worse climax, this makes the 2005 version of Fantastic Four look like The Godfather. This is hardly Josh Trank’s fault. It’s just another excuse for the film studio to make how they want it for the general public. It would be interesting to see a documentary on what actually happened during the making of this movie.


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12. The Happytime Murders (2018) – Geez! Jim Henson must be rolling in his grave. I mean–who thought an adult Muppet movie was a good idea? Just like Sausage Party, this was probably made as an excuse for raunchy, juvenile humor intended only for adults. Melissa McCarthy’s shtick is almost equivalent to those of Adam Sandler. Although the puppetry isn’t bad at all, the jokes fall flat and the mystery doesn’t amount to anything.


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11. Battle: Los Angeles (2011) – I don’t understand why I enjoyed this when it first came out. Maybe because I was an action-hungry teenager looking for a good time. After thinking about it, this is nowhere near good. It’s devoid of any originality, substance, humor, thrills, or imagination. Every character is a cardboard cutout. I can’t recall a single steady shot in the movie, which is enough to make anyone feel sick to their stomach. This battle is ugly, dreadful, and lifeless.


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Top 10 Worst Movies of 2018

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us! It’s time to take a look back at 2018 in film!

This year has been another powerhouse year for cinema! There have been numerous surprises (either good or bad), movies making history (Black Panther becoming the highest-grossing film in the MCU and one of the all-time highest-grossing films–featuring a mostly black cast and directed by a black director), and Netflix becoming the future of cinema by releasing its popular original movies in select theaters.

However–there have been plenty of stinkers a lot of people had to endure. Without further ado, let’s dive right into my list of the top ten worst movies of 2018. But first…

Dishonorable Mentions: Insidious: The Last Key, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Leisure Seeker, Mandy, On Chesil Beach, The Seagull, Unsane, Winchester


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10. The NunThe Conjuring universe is releasing spin-offs featuring its scary entities that the two movies introduced–from Annabelle (as witnessed in the terrible film from 2014 and its solid sequel, Annabelle: Creation, from last year) to The Crooked Man (in which we have yet to see a spin-off of the monster shown briefly in The Conjuring 2). The second film featured a spirit deemed the most sinister of all. The Nun is another big disappointment in the ongoing horror franchise; suffering from cheap scares, forced humor, and not enough atmosphere to carry through its shaky final act. Taissa Farmiga gives a decent performance as Irene, the rookie nun with a gift from the supernatural, but it ticks me off how she has yet to receive her vows before going to Romania. Other than that, I would rather wait for The Conjuring 3 than having to sit through The Nun again.


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9. Death Wish – Remember when Bruce Willis was at the top of the world starring in the Die Hard movies? While he is no stranger for starring in big critical and financial flops, Death Wish continues that particular realm. Directed by Eli Roth, the master of torture porn, Willis stars as a surgeon-turned-vigilante after he witnesses his wife and daughter attacked in his Chicago home. His performance is not the worst in his career, but he is trying a little too hard in this nasty, derivative, incoherent mess of a movie that takes itself way too seriously, and focuses less on the narrative and more on the violence.


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8. The 15:17 to Paris – Clint Eastwood is one of the best filmmakers of all-time. At 88, he is still going. The 15:17 to Paris is easily a big down-grade in his directing career. He is no stranger casting non-professional actors. Here, he casts the three people–Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, and Spencer Stone–who were involved in the potential terrorist attack on the train from Amsterdam to Paris as themselves. The particular sequence is as tense as one might expect from a movie like this, but leading up to it is pure agony. Containing wooden performances from a talent cast, poor pacing, and shallow dialogue. Thank God for Eastwood doing The Mule.


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7. How to Talk to Girls at Parties – This is a prime example of what happens when you adapt a short story by Neil Gaiman into a feature-length film. Its tone shifts so constantly that it’s excruciating. Set in London during the punk era of the 1970s, Enn (Alex Sharp) and his friends decide to go to dance parties and try to lose their virginity. When he falls for a pretty girl named Zan (Elle Fanning), he soon realizes she is part of an alien race.

I don’t mind bizarre and quirky, if done well. It does have some moments that are really funny (i.e. the scene where Enn’s mother talks about her experiences in Hollywood) and charming. Unfortunately, How to Talk to Girls at Parties loses completely its focus of what it wants to be–Romance? Science-fiction? There are times in which it feels like a overlong 90-minute music video.


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6. Venom – Oh boy–what was Tom Hardy thinking when he signed on to do a project like Venom? One of Hollywood’s toughest actors is trapped in a superhero origin story that would have been alright, if it came out during the time of Sam Raimi’s 2002 version of Spider-Man. When Hardy’s Brock becomes infected with the symbiotes, he keeps hearing voices in his head, resembling Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (Now that I think about it, Hardy would make a much more badass Jekyll and Hyde than Russell Crowe in The Mummy.)

When there is a scene where Venom calls Brock a “pussy” (I kid you not, I almost walked out of the theater from laughing so hard at that), it’s clear on where the movie is going to go from there. The pacing goes all over the place, the humor feels forced, the action is completely contrived, and the actors feel like their sleepwalking throughout the whole film. The chase through San Francisco is watchable at best, it goes downhill from there, even the climactic fight between Venom and Carnage is generic and predictable. With the movie ending on a cliffhanger, like with every superhero movie nowadays, I have a feeling we might see more from the antihero. And I am not looking forward to it.


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5. 7 Days in Entebbe – I enjoy movies that are based on true events; from Schindler’s List to The Social Network to Captain Phillips. I try to steer clear from ones that are unintentionally funny, dull, and devoid of any tension. 7 Days in Entebbe fits right into those categories. This is a preachy, sluggish interpretation of the terrible event. Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike are two gifted, understated actors who are entirely wasted as two people hijacking a plane and putting all of the passengers hostage in Entebbe. There is a dance number that feels adjacent to the rest of the movie. If you want to watch a solid thriller starring Rosamund Pike, Beirut is more worth your time than this pile of garbage.


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4. Sorry to Bother You – The fact that this movie has received a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7/10 rating on IMDb is pretty freaking amazing! Boots Riley’s directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You, feels more like propaganda disguised as a feature film. Centering on the down-on-his-luck Cassius, who finds a job as a telemarketer selling consumer products from the phone. He learns about a CEO named Steve Lift (a wasted Armie Hammer), who has plans to improve labor.

Despite some unique editing techniques, the political satire is forced, the characters looking like they are being controlled like joysticks, the second act feels more like a horror movie, and there’s nothing to laugh at. Easily the year’s most overrated movie.


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3. The Hurricane Heist – Coming from the previews, this movie definitely had the feeling of being incredibly stupid beyond repair. However, I watched it expecting some fun out of its silly premise of two brothers from Alabama pulling off a heist of $600 million during a hurricane. From Rob Cohen, who also directed The Fast and the Furious, not only is The Hurricane Heist absolutely ridiculous, it takes itself way too seriously. If you can get through the actors talking in those silly Southern accents, beware of some terrible special effects and choppy action. What a waste.


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2. Flower – Zoey Deutch is one of the most charming actresses of her generation. After her surprising turns in Before I Fall and Everybody Wants Some, Flower is a downfall in her career. Max Winkler–yes, the son of Henry Winkler–directs this disgusting ranchfest of an indie comedy about Erica, a sexually adventurous teenager who develops a bond with her new stepbrother Luke, and is on the road for vengeance after Luke tells her the truth about a schoolteacher. Things soon take a turn for the worse. And boy–they sure do! Nothing about Flower is funny, charming, or pleasant. Such a wasted opportunity from a gifted cast including Kathryn Hahn and Adam Scott.


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1. Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare – Continuing the trend of terrible horror movies is Truth or Dare, produced by Jason Blum (who was also responsible for producing The Purge, Sinister, and The Visit). There has never been a horror movie I’ve seen this is unintentionally hilarious as well as incredibly boring. Lucy Hale (of Pretty Little Liars fame) stars in this wretched mess as a college student going with her friends to Mexico for spring break. One night, their innocent game of “truth or dare” turns into something supernatural.

With an uninspired screenplay (written by four people, no less!), the characters have no personality, the deaths are stupid, the image of the people doing their worst expression of Jack Nicholson’s Joker will make me laugh for as long as I live, and the mystery behind the curse is not interesting. If anyone can get through Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare without falling asleep, they deserve a medal.

I hope you enjoyed reading what I thought on some of the worst movies of the year as much as I did tearing them into shreds. Please feel free to leave a comment on what you thought of these movies, and I am beyond curious on why you hated or liked any of the movies on my list. And I’m also curious to know what terrible movies you’ve seen from this year. Now–it’s about time to think about the good stuff that came out. Expect my list of the best movies of the year to come out very soon. Stay tuned!