When it comes to entertainment, there are few things worse than spending a ton of money on movie tickets, popcorn, candy, and drinks only to have to sit through a horrible flick. Now, try to imagine my pain as I watch about 250 movies a year!
I go into every film with the same thought in my head: "This might be the best movie of the year." Then I sit back and wait for the film to confirm my beliefs or disappoint me greatly. The following list are movies that managed to get that thought out of my head within seconds of the opening scenes. I hope for your sake that you didn't have to suffer through any of these flicks.
Let me know what films you think should have made the cut for Worst of the Year.
#1 - FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK
I can't even begin to describe how stupid and unfunny this parody film is. I wouldn't watch this movie again even if you offered me free popcorn for a year.
#2 - GODS OF EGYPT
The main character has his eye pulled out of his head a few minutes into the movie. By that point I was begging to be next so I wouldn't have to see any more of this lame flick.
#3 - BLAIR WITCH
The original BLAIR WITCH film was so insanely scary and intense, this follow-up is anything but that. Most of the scary stuff is a repeat from the original and the rest is just plain boring.
#4 - WARCRAFT
This is the kind of video game to film adaptation that will make you want to break your game console into little pieces. It feels like a Breaking Bad version of Shrek.
#5 - THE SHALLOWS
While Blake Lively's husband, Ryan Reynolds, enjoys his time on my Best Films of 2016 list, she gets to hang out in the depths of horrible moviedom. This film is pretty decent until the last 20 minutes when it turns into a bad version of SHARKNADO.
#6 - BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
How does a director like Ang Lee make a movie like LIFE OF PI and then something as terrible as this? This film has some of the worst acting of the year. Then you throw in a story that is unrealistic and mediocre at best and by halftime of the movie you are ready to make the long walk to your car.
#7 - THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR
The first film in this franchise was hated by critics and moviegoers everywhere, so naturally the studio thought it would be a great idea to make a sequel. It's basically a mashup of the FROZEN sisters gone bad and moved to Middle Earth. I'd rather be frozen than have to see this flick again.
#8 - NORM OF THE NORTH
An unfunny, political, animated film...ohhhh, let's put that on the "never to see" pile.
#9 - ZOOLANDER 2
15 years after the original was not long enough. The first film was stupid funny, this one is just stupid.
#10 - HARDCORE HENRY
I will give the studio props for thinking outside the box and making a "First-Person Shooter" movie. Unfortunately, it's a really bad film. After the first five minutes it just feels like you're watching someone else play a video game for two hours. Not fun.