Greeting Kansas City movie buffs. It’s been a heck of a year for movies both good and bad. Now it’s time to lay the gauntlet down and determine what were the best and worst movies of the year so that there is no confusion.
Sometimes a movie isn’t so much bad as it is just disappointing and the five movies listed here are primarily here because they are first, disappointing because of expectations and second, just bad movies.
Ask Kansas City?: Best and Worst Movies of 2011
10. Cowboys & Aliens– Yeah, I was surprised to. But if Damon Lindelof, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg, Jon Favreau, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde put a movie together about an alien invasion during the wild west and I walk out of the theatre and think, “meh”, then you have failed.
9. Sucker Punch– I was excited about Zack Snyder directing the next Superman after I saw the trailer for this movie. Then I saw the movie and suddenly felt dread creaping over me about the fate of Supes. This was an incoherent mess despite the fact it was 2 hours of hot girls kicking ass.
8. Columbiana– Allegedly this movie contains the genetic code for what could of or would have been the sequel to Luc Besson’s Leon. Instead it’s two hours of ridiculous plot points, stupid characters and action so boring that by the end you won’t care at all if Zoe Saldana gets her revenge.
7. Battle: Los Angeles– Alien invasion movies aren’t exactly fresh story concepts and this one seemed to pull of the impossible. It uses all the cliche ideas from every war movie and/or invasion movie ever made without adding anything original. If you’re going to make a character driven movie, please make sure the audience cares about the characters.
6. Scream 4: If you haven’t seen the movie, I won’t ruin the plot and reveals of the flick in case you want to see for yourself– I should just to keep you from seeing it but I won’t. The first Scream was a stroke of genius from writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven. This one is proof that filmmakers, studios, etc. should quit while they are ahead. This bombed at the box office because no one cared and you won’t either.
Continue reading: The Top 5 Worst Movies of 2011
Year in Review: Best Movies of 2011 (6-10)**
What do you think Kansas City? Where do these movies rank on your scale? Are you more likely to stay away from these movies or will morbid curiousity draw you to them?
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