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 It feels a little outdated for 2018.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 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 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 30-21

 

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30. Fist Fight (2017) – This is a comedy dead on arrival. Starring the ever-so annoying Charlie Day as a teacher about to go head-to-head with another teacher (Ice Cube) on the last day of school. Leading up to the fight, it’s filled with uninspired slapstick, terrible jokes, and eye-soaring sight gags. Hell, even the climactic fight is as predictable as you would expect. I have a very important question. Why are the teachers still teaching class on the last day of school? The world may never know.

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29. The 5th Wave (2016) – There’s no denying that Chloe Grace Moretz is a talented young actress. She kicked ass as the foul-mouthed Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass and oozed with charm in Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s beautiful tribute to cinema, However, it’s time for her to steer clear from raunchy comedies (such as Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) and tedious young-adult adaptations including The 5th Wave

It follows Moretz as a teenager living in a world where aliens are bringing forth extinction in the form of disasters. She must do whatever she could to save her young brother Sam, who is sorted in a military group to end this nightmare once and for all. If this sounds familiar, you’re not wrong. There is no attempt at an original YA adventure at all. It contains no tension, no surprises, and no chemistry between the talented cast. Even the romantic subplot is so stupid.

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28. Serena (2015) – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence made movie magic in the award-winning Silver Linings Playbook. They reunite in Susanne Bier’s lifeless, deplorable, and unintentionally goofy star-studded Depression-era saga. Maybe the reason being it was in production hell and shelved for some time until it finally released in limited release.

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27. Just Go With It (2011) – Is it just me, or has every Happy Madison production over the past decade feel like a vacation disguised as a movie? Just Go With It is certainly one of these movies. There’s hardly anything funny to laugh at (including the tired gags of getting hit in the crotch or any other body part), the actors give nothing to do with their characters who don’t feel like real people at all, and the scenery feels like something out of a travelogue. Nicole Kidman is the only saving grace.

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26. Flower (2018) – Zoey Deutch is a charming actress who has been in a couple good movies–from Everybody Wants Some!! to Zombieland: Double Tap. I think it’s time for her to step aside from starring in raunchy comedies like Flower, directed by Henry Winkler’s son. This indie comedy centers on a sexually obsessed teenager developing a bond with her mentally unstable stepbrother who plans on exposing the truth about his school teacher (Adam Scott). Everything about this is unfunny and disgusting in every sense of the word.

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25. The Host (2013)This is what happens when you get a talented filmmaker and screenwriter, such as Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show), to adapt a lousy book to the big screen. Based on the book by Stephenie Meyer (of Twilight fame), The Host is a convoluted blend of science-fiction and romance. But–at the same time, it’s so bad, that it’s actually good.

It stars Saoirse Ronan as Melanie, whose body is taken over by an unseen alien force trying to make the world safer (for whatever reason) and falls in love with two people. She doesn’t bring any weight into her performance (same goes for Diane Kruger and William Hurt). The most annoying “plot device” is when we hear Melanie’s thoughts. When we see her kissing either of the two guys who are assigned to protect her, she’s telling her to stop. There are times I noticed her accent shifts from American to Southern and back again. The love triangle plays out as some kind of a bad soap opera. The dialogue is excruciating to listen to as it is hilariously inept (“Kiss me. Kiss me like you’re being slapped,” Melanie says as she is kissing one of the boys who is protecting her). If mopey romances and mindless science fiction movies are your thing, go for it!

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24. Grown Ups (2010) – I got my wisdom teeth taken out before seeing this in theaters. To be honest, seeing Grown Ups was a much more painful experience. It’s clear from the start that Adam Sandler and his buddies are having a blast making the movie. But–none of the jokes (including two involving O.J. Simpson) are funny, the slapstick is predictable, and the stereotypes are appalling. I refuse to even waste my time watching the sequel.

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23. Mother’s Day (2016) – Garry Marshall was one of the most down-to-earth human-beings on the planet. Everyone was in shock when he died of pneumonia back in July of 2016. But–that doesn’t necessarily mean all of his movies are any good. Mother’s Day, the last in a trilogy of films set on a holiday, is a two-hour long sitcom featuring storylines that are just about as riveting as a tree sap. It contains stereotypes, humor falling flat, and absolutely no surprises whatsoever. Julia Roberts’ wig is a much better character.

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22. The Rite (2011) – Anthony Hopkins has one of those stern looks on his face that will stick with people for life. Here, he is anything but scary. There is so much wrong with The Rite, from its cheap scares to its poor pacing to the boring-as-hell characters, it will put everyone to sleep.

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21. Assassin’s Creed (2016) – Let me be perfectly clear: Hollywood seriously needs to stop making video game adaptations! They all come across as critically panned and/or big box-office bombs. Assassin’s Creed is one of the biggest flops. It’s narratively incoherent, the action is awfully shot, and Justin Kurzel’s direction lacks any depth or thrills. What a waste from a talented cast. Yes, even Michael Fassbender can’t save this mess.

 

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Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 40-31

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 50-41

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 60-51

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(Source: Long Island Weekly)

60. Better Watch Out (2017) – Well–this is a Christmas slasher flick nobody asked for. Better Watch Out is basically a dark version of Home Alone. Ed Oxenbould and Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) star in this heaping lump of coal about a babysitter being held hostage by one of the kids. This comedy/horror lacks any laughs or thrills. The characters are annoying to the point in which I never want to see on-screen anymore. The movie also features a cop-out of an ending. Never watch this during the Christmas season!

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(Source: The Atlantic)

59. Venom (2018) – A movie featuring the famous villain/anti-hero would have been fine, if it came out in the early 2000s. After watching this movie, it’s clear that Tom Hardy would be a perfect choice to play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Here, he is horrendously miscast as Eddie Brock, San Francisco’s journalist who becomes infected by the symbiotes to become Venom. Despite a few decent action sequences, particularly a chase through the streets of the wonderful city (even though the Rialto makes an appearance constantly throughout the sequence), the movie becomes a messy, bloodless, derivative, and ridiculous romp of a superhero origin story. The entire cast looks like they are sleepwalking throughout the whole film. Of course, Venom has to end on a cliffhanger to leave room to sequel. Woo-freakity-hoo.

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(Source: E! Online)

58. Aloha (2015) – Cameron Crowe has come a long way since his time as a music journalist and his rock-solid directing debut Say Anything. All of his movies (even if they are terrible have awesome soundtracks. Aloha is a movie with a marvelous cast including Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Alec Baldwin. Crowe doesn’t give anything into their performances. The dialogue is forced, the characters don’t feel like actual people (not to mention Stone’s character claiming as one-quarter Hawaiian), the narrative is incoherent to the point of everyone gag–ranging from a terrible rom-com to a gratuitous subplot involving a space satellite. Why not use the money for a Hawaiian vacation instead?

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(Source: The New York Times)

57. 2 Days in New York (2012) – Famous for playing Celine in Richard Linklater’s fantastic Before trilogy, Julie Delpy directed and starred in 2 Days in Paris, a decent anti-rom-com about a relationship going downhill. Five years later, we reunite with Delpy in 2 Days in New York, also starring Chris Rock and Albert Delpy, Julie’s real-life father. This 90-minute sitcom is filled with unlikable characters, obnoxious situations, and even worse attempts at laughs.

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(Source: The New York Times)

56. The Dead Don’t Die (2019) – Jim Jarmusch is an icon in the American indie scene. He has created some fantastic films since his 1984 debut Stranger than Paradise. Mystery Train, Night on Earth, and Paterson are all bonafide masterpieces, and it’s hard to deny his unique artistry. Here, he wrote and directed this horror comedy devoid of any laughs or scares. Its environmental message hardly amounts to anything at all. Bill Murray and Adam Driver are masters of deadpan comedy. They do have a funny line here and there, The Dead Don’t Die loses its welcome after the opening scene when they are in the car. The massive cast feel like they are sleepwalking throughout the whole film that feels 20 minutes too long. Even the last act is enough to make everyone furious long after the credits start to roll; making one wonder what the hell just happened. The “theme song” by Sturgill Simpson is the only good thing the film has to offer.

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(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

55. The Mummy (2017) – This marks the beginning of the end of the Dark Universe. I have never seen Tom Cruise get his ass kicked so much in a movie in my life. For some weird reason, it makes me laugh my ass off. The backstory about the titular mummy is somewhat fascinated. It quickly gets sidetracked by a narrative riddled with plot holes, boring action, annoying, charmless characters, and unintentional hilarity. Russell Crowe’s rendition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is an excuse for a build-up to a possible film in the potential cinematic universe. Thankfully, this movie flopped to the point of any future films (including The Bride of Frankenstein) being shelved indefinitely.

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(Source: Vulture)

54. The Lorax (2012) – This is the movie that made me boycott every animated movie produced by Illumination Entertainment (responsible for the seemingly never-ending Despicable Me franchise). The Lorax is just about as harmless as a children’s movie could get. The animation is undeniably gorgeous, but this is, more or less, a rip-off to Despicable Me. The voice acting is mediocre at best, the narrative is rather cutesy, the humor is lacking, and the environmental message has a lot of potential but it’s easily distracted to give humor and action for the little ones.

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(Source: Cinema Blend)

53. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) – Snow White and the Huntsman was an average attempt at a darker version of the fairy tale. Chris Hemsworth did a good job as the titular Huntsman. This prequel/sequel is probably the worst rendition of Frozen. It sucks out all the charm and wonder from its predecessor. Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain have no chemistry whatsoever, and their Scottish accents are laughable. Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt are also wasted in this dull, humorless, surprise-free fairy tale. This is the perfect lullaby.

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(Source: Playlist)

52. Mr. Right (2016) – How can anyone not love Anna Kendrick? Not only is she a pretty-face, she is also hilarious. Unfortunately, in Mr. Right, she plays an annoying character who falls for Sam Rockwell’s hitman. There’s something about it that feels off. Maybe it’s the tone going all over the freaking place–from a simple rom-com to a straight-up action thriller. The laughs are hardly there and the thrills come across as unpleasant. The movie just didn’t do it for me.

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(Source: The New York Times)

51. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) – This magic-themed comedy is anything but incredible. The movie stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as two famous magicians going up against a street magician (Jim Carrey) for one final act. There are few times in which I did laugh, particularly some of Carrey’s dark antics. However, unlikable characters and the inconsistent tone are more than enough to make me disappear from this movie. Also, Carrey’s performance comes across as creepy and unnerving. There is a scene near the end where he drills a hole through his skull with a power drill. I had the same exact feeling after watching The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

 

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Top 100 Worst Movies of the 2010s: 70-61

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(Source: Slate)

70. The Book of Henry (2017) – Colin Treverrow returns to his indie roots after directing the big-budget extravaganza Jurassic World to make this film that sounds like a Lifetime Movie of the Year. The talented cast featuring Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Naomi Watts, and Dean Norris can’t even save this tonal catastrophe about a genius boy’s plan to kill his neighbor for raping his stepdaughter (that’s not a spoiler, by the way). Every character makes dumb decisions and the climax left me at a loss for words, and I don’t mean it in a good way.

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(Source: Variety)

69. The Space Between Us (2017) – I have never seen a sci-fi/romance so bland, dreadful, and silly as The Space Between Us. Asa Butterfield (Hugo, Ender’s Game) plays a teenager born on Mars who falls in love with a girl (Britt Robertson, Tomorrowland) who lives on Earth. Together, he seems to enjoy this rite of passage while scientists cannot withstand it for a second. The romance is so soapy I used it to wash my hands. Gary Oldman has never been so wasted in an antagonistic role.

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(Source: ABC News)

68. Pixels (2015) – I was actually looking forward to seeing this. Adam Sandler and friends fighting off aliens in the form of retro video game characters. Sounds fun, right? Wrong!

Despite some decent action (particularly the Pac-Man sequence and the finale) and the best remix of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”, director Chris Columbus and writer Tim Herlihy suck the joy out of it with its awful attempts at laughs, terrible chemistry between the cast (especially Sandler and Michelle Monghan), and effects that would look alright if Pixels came out in the 1990s. And also, the subplot with Josh Gad’s crush on a hot video game character becomes creepy as hell. I have a theory about Sean Bean (who makes a short appearance): If he doesn’t die, the movie becomes terrible.

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(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

67. After Earth (2013) – Remember when M. Night Shyamalan was hailed as “The Next Steven Spielberg” by Newsweek after the success of Signs? Remember when his commercial hit The Sixth Sense got nominated for Best Picture and Best Director? I was only a child when all of those occurred. 

Now heading into my 20s, this wonderful filmmaker has made some stinkers including The Happening and this mundane, monotonous sci-fi adventure, starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith. After Earth is a movie with so much potential; with Shyamalan taking half-credit for writing the screenplay from Will Smith’s story. Unfortunately, this film is underdeveloped in its science-fiction elements, so preachy in its philosophies, and so dull in its performances. Some of the dialogue (including the argument between the son and his injured father after their spacecraft crashed in a futuristic ecosystem) is nothing short of laughable. Definitely not a father-son duo to root for.

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(Source: TIME)

66. Anna Karenina (2012) – I don’t know what the hell Joe Wright was thinking of adapting the Russian novel to the silver screen. I understand why a lot of people love it, but it just didn’t do it for me. This is an overblown, convoluted melodrama that looks marvelous. Keira Knightley leads a massive British cast that don’t bring any depth into their performances. It feels like Aaron Taylor-Johnson is in a satire with his over-the-top portrayal as Anna’s lover. Also, what’s the point with the theatre stage?

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(Source: Los Angeles Times)

65. 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) – This decade brought forth some great thrillers based on real events including Bridge of Spies, Captain Phillips, and The Revenant. 7 Days in Entebbe, a film about the 1976 hijacking of four terrorists who put the crew and passengers hostage in a Ugandan warehouse. Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike don’t bring anything to their performances in a film so lifeless, boring, and unintentionally funny. Also, the spiritual dancing sequences that open and close the movie could have worked better in another movie than this.

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(Source: Forbes)

64. Jane Got a Gun (2016) – Years of being in production hell, Gavin O’Connor’s lifeless Western still feels rushed and incomplete. Bullets fly, but there’s hardly any blood. The cast including Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, and Ewan McGregor look like they didn’t want to be involved with the project at all. No wonder why it became one of the biggest box-office flops of all-time.

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(Source: TIME)

63. Child 44 (2015)Tom Hardy is one of Hollywood’s tough guys. It’s hard not to love him in movies such as Bronson, Warrior, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mad Max: Fury Road. He has been in a few stinkers including this thankfully forgotten historical thriller about a police detective going after a serial killer preying on young boys. Also starring Gary Oldman and Noomi Rapace, the actors perform in Russian accents that are hard to take seriously. The tone shifts from historical thriller to straight-up mystery; failing on both levels. Those two-and-a-half hours feel like two-and-a-half weeks.

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(Source: IMDb)

62. Colombiana (2011) – “Never forget where you came from,” says the heroine’s uncle before his demise.

I wish I could forget seeing this action-revenge tale in theaters. 2011 already brought a terrific action-thriller called Hanna. Then, in late August, a fiasco co-written and produced by Luc Besson. Zoe Saldana is an undeniably attractive actress, but doesn’t give enough to save this unintentionally silly romp that feels anticlimactic. Thank goodness Saldana went onto star in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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(Source: The New York Times)

61. The Hangover: Part III (2013) – When one of the early scenes involves a giraffe getting its head decapitated on a highway, it’s not a good sign for the movie. There are a few good scenes; I particularly liked the thrilling scene in Caesar’s Palace. Other than that, there is not a single gag I find funny nor is there a single character to root for.

 

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