40. Sausage Party (2016) – Oh dear. Where the hell to begin with this excuse for this R-rated animated comedy? For starters, Sausage Party is vulgar, racially insensitive, disgusting, and not funny at all. The animation is passable, to say the least. None of the voice actors give anything to go by, especially Edward Norton’s Woody Allen impression. The climactic orgy is what nightmares are made of.
39. Joyful Noise (2012) – There are plenty of scenes in this melodramatic dud that made me laugh, but for ALL the wrong reasons. Some music numbers are watchable at best and the stars have good singing chops, but the movie falters with a bland narrative lacking any focus or the element of surprise.
38. The Hangover: Part II (2011) – The Hangover is far from a masterpiece, but it had enough energy, laughs, and great chemistry between these funny actors. Its first sequel is, more or less, a carbon copy of the first film. Instead of Vegas, the crew head on over to Bangkok to search for clues from the night before. This is beyond lazy, soulless, unfunny, and disgusting.
37. The Hurricane Heist (2018) – With a ridiculous concept like this, I expected nothing but something that sounds like so-bad-it’s-good material, given Rob Cohen (of The Fast and the Furious fame) is attached as director. Unfortunately, there is no fun to be had here. The actors deliver hilariously bad Southern accents and the pacing is all over the place. I rather watch Ocean’s Eleven and Logan Lucky a hundred times over this any day.
36. Tulip Fever (2017) – This is one of the last films from The Weinstein Company before the whole Harvey Weinstein scandal even started. Tulip Fever stars a great ensemble including Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, Dane DeHaan, Holliday Grainger, and Zach Galafianakis. The scandal has nothing to do with the fact this melodramatic, befuddled mess is a complete waste of time. The actors don’t give anything redeemable in a movie that is unintentionally funny and relatively boring.
35. Dark Phoenix (2019) – Thankfully, this is the last X-Men film under the 20th Century Fox canon before owning the rights to Disney. It follows Jean Gray losing control of her powers to become the strongest mutant of all. Was there already a film in the franchise like this in 2006? Wasn’t it called X-Men: The Last Stand? With boring action sequences and even dreadful dialogue, I feel bad for everyone involved in this mess of a movie. Yes, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, or even Evan Peters cannot save it.
34. Jupiter Ascending (2015) – Remember a little independent film called The Matrix? A movie that defied everyone’s expectations by giving them a mind-bending, original sci-fi adventure into a simulated world? A movie that made The Wachowskis household names?
Well–the duo have created a sci-fi adventure with so much potential. Unfortunately, Jupiter Ascending rips off every sci-fi film from the past 50 years–from Star Wars to Blade Runner to Signs. Nothing feels fresh, it’s overlong, the narrative is over-expository and convoluted, the dialogue is preposterous, and the cast is nothing short of wasted. Eddie Redmayne plays one of the most laughable antagonists ever, in which his lines consist of him shouting at any random moments.
33. Mortdecai (2015) – Ever since The Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp always plays the archetypal eccentric wannabe in every movie. Enough is enough! Its lazy screenplay, boring action sequences, and awful attempts at humor are enough to hate this weird Pink Panther rip-off. And also, Mortdecai is pretty tame for an R-rating.
32. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) – Seth MacFarlane’s follow-up to Ted is a raunchy mess filled with disgusting gags, gratuitous–not to mention, graphic–violence, and lazy storytelling. Not only is the title bad, but it’s also inaccurate. Our antisocial protagonist Albert only mentions several ways to die. The movie is just about as funny as gum disease.
31. Tusk (2014) – If anyone of you are curious how this actually got made, you are in luck. On his podcast, director Kevin Smith and his buddy Scott Mosier have an hour discussion about an ad on Gumtree (which ended up being a straight-up joke) about living in his house free of charge under one condition: To dress up as a walrus. The majority of people using Twitter agreed to turn that idea into a film.
Thus, that’s how Tusk turned into a feature-film. A movie starring Justin Long as Wallace going to Canada to interview an eccentric seaman about how a walrus saved his life. Then, poor Wallace becomes trapped inside the mansion, and he eventually turns into a walrus. This movie contains no laughs or genuine scares, the walrus looks stupid beyond repair, and the cast including Haley Joel Osment and Johnny Depp are totally wasted in this uninspired disaster. The moral of the story is certainly be careful what you wish for.