The Weekend Warrior

The Weekend Warrior's Terrible 25 of 2013

Source: Edward Douglas
December 30, 2013

It's that time of year again when I list the opposite to my annual Top 25 movies list, what I found to be the 25 most horrendous movie offerings of the year.

Just a reminder that I don't differentiate between bad movies that are produced and released by a major studio and those that are financed and released independently. I also had the luxury this year of actually avoiding a number of movies that I knew were going to be bad like Grown Ups 2 and Movie 43 and a few others. Also, a few noticeable omissions from this list I might just not have found bad enough to be considered part of this year's Terrible 25.

You may notice that a lot of my choices were from earlier in the year and that's because once I got sick in April, I started being a lot more selective about which movies I went out to see and that meant that I had a lot of movies from January to March that ended up as the worst of the year. Unfortunately, that also means that it's been so long since I've seen some of these movies, I've put them out of my mind and probably won't have a lot to say about them.

One final caveat for those who are going to immediately ask, "Why isn't so-and-so or that movie on your list?" In most cases, there's a reason for it--like I didn't see the movie--or in some cases, like The Lone Ranger or R.I.P.D., I saw them so late that I had the lowest expectations and wasn't surprised or shocked that they didn't live up to those initial expectations.

That's it for this year--thank heavens--but hopefully the Weekend Warrior will be back in New York City seeing more movies next year.

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