Another year has flown by. 2012 is almost here and that’s good news for movies studios as they saw their box office returns hit a 16 year low in 2011. The following list of movies can be a reason why there was such a low turn out of audiences going to the movies this year. Here are the top 10 worst movies of 2011.
10. “Higher Ground” – I caught a lot of flack for giving this such a low rating. I guess that’s what happens when you attack a movie about religion. I was told, “You didn’t get it,” and “Maybe you’re not sophisticated enough.” Perhaps, but religion aside, the movie was boring as hell to sit through.
9. “Final Destination 5” – This movie appeared as #4 on my top 10 worst 3D movies of 2011 (you can see that list by clicking HERE. Click HERE to see the top 10 best 3D movies of 2011). Part fives of a movie franchise is usually the poorest entry and this movie continued that trend. Here’s hoping there is no part 6.
8. “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” – Another movie that cracked the top 10 worst 3d movies of 2011. If not for the great 3D effects in this movie, I would have walked out on it. It was that bad.
7. “Season of the Witch” – Any movie that gets delayed being released time and again and is finally dumped for a January release, you know you are not in for a good time. The guy behind me fell asleep while it played.
6. “Buck” – A movie that combined my two least favorite genres, Westerns and Documentaries. This was a documentary about the cowboy who was the influence to the movie, “The Horse Whisperer”. Robert Redford gets interviewed in this movie, so the fact that this movie made it into Sundance does not impress me.
5. “Jack and Jill” – There are some movies you see a trailer to that makes you say to yourself, “Wow, that looks really bad”. Then you see the movie and find out its much worse. Critics are baffled that Adam Sandler keeps making movies like this, but they are making money so he will probably continue to make them.
4. “Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star” – Another movie from the brain of Adam Sandler, but instead of starring in it himself, he gave Nick Swardson his first leading role. As of right now I don’t believe Swardson will be making any high salary demands any time soon.
3. “Your Highness” – How Natalie Portman agreed to be in this movie is beyond my comprehension. Watching Danny McBride in this movie for 90+ minutes “acting” is as irritating to listening someone scratch a chalkboard. I’d take the chalkboard before sitting through this movie again.
2. “Conan the Barbarian” – This was actually the number one worst 3D movie of 2011. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks like a Shakespearian actor after seeing the performance Jason Momoa delivered. Most of the blame has to go to director Marcus Nispel for delivering this dismal remake that did not have to get made.
1. “Creature” – Ordinarily, a movie like this would not even get on my radar, but it got a major released of being on over 1500 screens. It broke a box office record on its opening record by pulling in an average of just $220 per theater. That’s not a misprint. I’ll even spell it out, two-hundred and twenty dollars. This was a horror movie that was not scary, had no presence of tension and did not even have any good kills. I realize this movie may not be on any other critic’s radar, but you can’t argue against those terrible, and well earned, numbers.
So there you have it, to worse of the worst. If you spent money on any of the above movies, you have my condolences. By fear not, tomorrow I will be presenting the very best movies of the year (click HERE to read the best of list now)