Worst (movies) of 2010

These come from the list of movies that I saw in 2010 – not all released in 2010, but that’s when I saw them. No particular order.

1. Jonah Hex – I claim temporary insanity for the evening that I convinced myself and my roommate that we should go to the theater and pay American money to view this. The concept wasn’t so bad but everything else was ESPECIALLY Megan Fox.

2. Due Date – How do you go wrong w/ Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, and Jamie Fox? The idea of an odd-couple road trip is not bad AND has been done well in the past but this movie was a HUGE let down. Crass, unoriginal, low-brow, and drawn out. I nearly left in the middle simply because it was not funny and annoying.

3. Hot Tub Time Machine – see description of Due Date. Hey, you know what SUPER hilarious? Drugs. Oh, and suicide! SO funny. The plot is too outrageous and the some scenes entirely too graphic. Here’s a sure bet that something isn’t going to be funny: it’s labeled as a comedy and has John Cusack in it (I know some people are crazy about him but WHAT has he done in the last decade that’s good?). Also putting Chevy Chase in the movie was lame. He was a funny guy when he was doing comedy. It’s not funny for him to just exist.

4. Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus – this movie actually sets out to purposefully be a terrible movie and makes absolutely no apology. In fact, there’s a scene in the very beginning where the actors’ lines are clearly aimed at the viewing audience and they say something along the lines of, “this is going to be crazy, so just have fun with it (we know it’s bad).” This does not mean the movie isn’t bad. It just gives you the permission to check out early and know you aren’t missing anything ground breaking. Also, a giant shark leaps out of the ocean and bites an airliner mid flight. Yep, that happens.

5. Mad Max – I was stoked about seeing this and I know the series has a huge cult following but this movie was soooooo boring. There are so many long shots of driving from the first person perspective. If you had a console in front of you, you might mistake a good portion of the movie for driver’s education training. It’s not worth the time it takes to see it and now I’m gun-shy about viewing the sequels (which are supposed to be better).

6. Demolition Man – My roommate told me this movie was really bad. He was so right. Even if you are curious, don’t see it. Even after reading that last sentence you are more curious thinking it will be fun to watch a movie that bad, don’t see it. I was physically cringing at certain parts. SO BAD.


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