Let’s pile on one last time and let that be the end of it as I now present my personal top ten list of the Worst Movies of 2011.
As I noted in Part One yesterday, I didn’t see all of the films many are calling the worst of the year, films such as Jack and Jill, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, Beastly and Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. I did, however, see my fair share of duds and of those I saw, these are the ten that top that list.
If you missed Part One, that’s where I essentially list my Dishonorable Mentions and I will link to it again at the end of this piece. For now, let’s dive into the sewer and see what we find amidst the sludge.
10. Hobo with a Shotgun
I debated whether this one would make the top ten or not. Not because I didn’t like it. In fact, I hated it. But because it’s clearly not a film for me, yet I can respect the fact it may have fans out there. However, that respect aside, I loathed this movie. I didn’t see any reason for it to exist and I didn’t find any of the rampant violence funny or even remotely fun.
Review Pull Quote: “Hobo with a Shotgun is terrible…”
Read my review of Hobo with a Shotgun here.
This one and the next entry are two films that deserve “Mystery Science Theater” installments as both are terrible films, but can be enjoyed immensely if viewed while also mocking them. The opening paragraph from my review for this one pretty much says it all:
To tell you Trespass is terrible feels a bit disingenuous. On the one hand it’s much worse than that, but on the other it could be looked at as being so bad it’s brilliant. I guess it’s best to say it’s all a matter of perspective, but I can definitely imagine watching this trash again with a group of friends, having a few beers and loving every minute of it. But you can rest assured I will never watch this mess on my own ever again.
You can read my full review of Trespass here.
8. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
It feels like piling on any time I talk about how bad the Twilight films are. It feels as if I’m just part of a group think where it’s become safe territory to slam something that only a few people seem to enjoy. Yet, there seems to be an understanding among those that aren’t hardcore fans of the franchise and those that are. That understanding is: The Twilight movies truly are crap.
I had a conversation with a fan of the Twilight movies over the holidays and she agreed, this is a terrible movie, but that won’t stop her from watching it again and/or watching Part 2 on November 16, 2012. There’s something reassuring in the knowledge that people are able to separate quality from crap and at the same time admit they don’t mind how bad it is, just as long as their favorite characters are on the screen. I can understand that. It’s still a truly awful movie, but I can understand.
Review Pull Quote: “Audiences should be urged to poke fun at what they see on screen to make the passing time more enjoyable.”
Read my full review of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 here
And now, here is a little something someone sent to me recently that I got a kick out of.