5:26 pm - 12/20/2012

10 Worst Movies of 2012

As we established in our list of the 25 Best Movies of 2012, it was a pretty great year at the multiplexes.
But in what you are about to read below, well, there is no "good."
Some of these actually didn't do too badly in the box office and one might incite some rage from a certain fan army (sorry guys, but our whole staff agreed!), but either way, we want to know what you think. Read up on our 10 clunkers of 2012 and hit up the comments section below with your two cents.

5. 'Snow White and the Huntsman'
More like "Snow White and the Hunts-mehhh." Kristen Stewart is great at posing and making tough faces while wearing just-for-ladies armor on a red carpet, but a master thespian she's not. K.Stew has only a handful of lines in this two-hour drudge of a film, and Chris Hemsworth, while great at grunting and looking handsome, is not so great at enunciating. The best part of this movie was watching Charlize Theron as the evil queen Ravenna, melting in and out of various shapes while screaming like a banshee. She's a crow! She's a lady again! She's a puddle! This is great! Oh, now we're back in the woods with Bella and Thor. Zzzzzz. Pass. — KW

4. 'Red Dawn'
It's never a good sign when a movie sits on the shelves for a few years (jeez Louise, how many spring/summer/fall previews was this thing included in?). But "Dawn" almost looked like it could benefit from its shelving (due to MGM's financial woes), as stars Chris Hemsworth ("Thor") and Josh Hutcherson ("Hunger Games") blew the hell up amid the delay. But nope. America saw "Dawn" for what it was, another wholly unnecessary remake that not only doesn't improve on the original, but taints our memory of it (not that the '84 Swayze edition was a masterpiece). And don't get us started on the amazingly offensive "ethnicity tweaks" done in post-production. What were you thinking? — KP

3. 'Man on a Ledge'
Possibly the worst thing about this movie — and trust me, that's saying a lot — is how good Elizabeth Banks is in it. She never appears to be acting; she seems uncannily real in every role, like human tofu picking up the flavor of whatever movie she's in. In this case, it just serves to make everything around her seem even more false, including the implausible plot, the wooden performances, the ridiculous dialogue and Sam Worthington's mullet. Which, by the way, is the second worst thing about this movie. A mullet? For crying out loud. — BT

2. 'That's My Boy'
This is an Adam Sandler movie: are you shocked to find it on this list? We didn't think so, but just so you have the ammo for properly mocking this clunker, here's what you need to know. As a young teen, Sandler's character knocked up his teacher (Eva Amurri) and became an instant celebrity. Now, after nearly 30 years, he's a broke nobody with a beef with Vanilla Ice and a son (Andy Samberg) who refuses to acknowledge any relation to him. Believe it or not, it all goes downhill from there, with hijinks including infidelity, severe alcoholism and incest. Hilarious, right? — BH

1. 'The Devil Inside'
Among our staff, we've been to literally thousands of advance screenings, many of them "promotional," which, as you may know, is when a studio gives out passes to moviegoers as opposed or in addition to movie critics. These audiences tend to be kind to the movies — far more kind than cranky critics, that's for sure — but the promotional screening we attended for this clunker marked the first time EVER we witnessed a crowd boo the film during its end credits. Proof that the mockumentary/found footage approach doesn't always work, "Devil Inside" just feels phony, with shoddy acting, forced scares and an anti-climactic, utterly ridiculous ending that deservedly brought out the boo birds. — KP

see the rest of the list here at the source


ONTD, what was the worst movie you've seen this year?
supernature_971 20th-Dec-2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
This jank bloated pretentious hot mess of a movie:

Edited at 2012-12-20 04:39 pm (UTC)
one_hoopy_frood 20th-Dec-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I felt angry after I got out of that movie.
professor_chaos 20th-Dec-2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
ia. that movie was way overhyped. I had no idea wtf is was supposed to be about. The only thing it had related to Alien was a robot's severed head and the last 2 minutes. All the rest was crap.
francesbcobain 20th-Dec-2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
omg this sucked so fucking bad. not even idris and noomi could make me like it.
fionaapple 20th-Dec-2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
I LOVED Prometheus :/
theblackwidow 20th-Dec-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Me too. It was awesome.
jerriblank 20th-Dec-2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
i did too, i loved that it wasn't a predictable direct prequel
revelried 20th-Dec-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
it was ridiculous but I loved it

whatwouldwasdo 21st-Dec-2012 01:17 am (UTC)
i neither thought it was all that, nor the WORST THING EVERRRRR

i guess it helps that i'm a film design student so i just spent all the movie cooing over the production design
dariadorable 21st-Dec-2012 04:34 am (UTC)
I loved it too, even though I totally understand the hate it gets
la_petite_singe 20th-Dec-2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
My hopes were WAY too high and they were almost entirely dashed. D: I was glad to see that other people disliked/were confused by it, though, because when I was sitting there I was panicking that I was just too dumb to get it. But then, no.
lexy_ 20th-Dec-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
I liked it :\ Why did everyone hate it so much?
rewrittentime 20th-Dec-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
i loved it idgaf
drownanddive 20th-Dec-2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
I liked Prometheus. Not my favorite movie of the year, but far from the worst.
principino 20th-Dec-2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Worst movie of the year. I still get pissy when I think about it.
henryevil 20th-Dec-2012 04:57 pm (UTC)
this was so pretty though and Noomi >>>
xstellargrl 20th-Dec-2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
I felt like nothing even happened in that movie!

There was no explanation for the opening scene either, which was VERY annoying.

Because seriously...what is happening here?

kaiserschmarrn 20th-Dec-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
I loved it tbh. After marathoning all the Alien movies with friends we were so excited to see this and then all the negative reactions came out and so I was prepared for utter disappointment and for a shit movie and then we watched it and I thought it was really good if a little slow in the beginning and basically we all liked it.

My brother hated it though and complained about the characters and I think there was one scene where I shared his criticism. Apart from that I'm not even sure if people had too high or just different expectations of the movie.
trex_in_boots 20th-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
i really like this, it was a really interesting movie.
glittergunshot 20th-Dec-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
It was really pretty and well acted but holy fuck what what that science. Oh and why was everyone on the ship a complete idiot.
ectypes 20th-Dec-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
the fake old guy will forever bother me
theblackwidow 20th-Dec-2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
I loved it. IDGAF
paranoiattaque 20th-Dec-2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
i was so pissed off about this movie.

dicksburgerswin 20th-Dec-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
aw i loved this movie.
missingalphabet 20th-Dec-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
OMG, yes. I rented that from Redbox just to see what it was all about, I could barely stay awake and I didn't give a shit about any of the characters. From the opening montage with David I knew I was in for some BS. When the people started dying, I laughed. The scenes were so ridiculous, but you could tell it was supposed to be so heartrending and/or artistic. I'm sorry, it was like bad version of Sunshine. I didn't even finish the film, I stopped after the guy was burnt to death and his girlfriend goes in the ship to find out she's pregnant. After reading the rest of what happens on Wikipedia, I'm glad of it, too.
owly 20th-Dec-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
ugh, this disappointment

blue_birds 20th-Dec-2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
It was alright, but it's really overhyped.
kafkaesque 20th-Dec-2012 06:17 pm (UTC)
sums up all my thoughts on that trainwreck.

Edited at 2012-12-20 06:18 pm (UTC)
troy_macclure 20th-Dec-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
all I saw was this

then it was funny again

turkeybeer 20th-Dec-2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I wanted this movie to be good so badly. So disappointed by the actual film.
deja_vu822 20th-Dec-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
so fucking terrible.
ponpiri 20th-Dec-2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
I loved the theater experience.
factorywannabe 20th-Dec-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
this movie could not decide if it was a prequel or not.
shaibitch 21st-Dec-2012 06:06 am (UTC)
FUCKING AMEN! That shit was terrible.
badrudegirl 21st-Dec-2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
Damn this movie is so polarizing. I loved it! It left me with a billion questions but I liked dissecting it.
anddot 21st-Dec-2012 05:21 pm (UTC)
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