Top 10 Worst Movies Of 2011 – Updated21.12.11 # Top Ten # 16 Comments
One thing’s for sure, feature films aren’t getting any better. Every year has its sprinkling of truly bad movies, and 2011 is no different. So let’s grab our surf board and tackle this year’s turd tidal wave. Adam Sandler’s production company has been busy.
Here’s our round-up of the top 10 worst movies of 2011.
Season Of The Witch
I wish this was a remake of Halloween 3. Instead it’s Nicolas Cage trying to claw himself out of bankruptcy and helping another undeserving movie get green-lit by his involvement. This one’s a medieval action-horror that has more in common with Monty Python’s Holy Grail than it would like.
Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
The trilogy is complete. The actress who played Martin Lawrence’s wife in the first two movies refused to come back so she could “hold her head up high.” Brandon T. Jackson is supposed to be 17 in the movie, but entirely looks like the 27 year old he is. Has a 5% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
After taking terrific source material and turning it into average movies, Zack Snyder chooses to direct the first movie based on his own ideas. Turns out he has the unfocused, undisciplined mind of a 14 year old boy.
Adam Sandler’s production company does it again. I don’t think it’s unfair to call this one of the most uninspired, deliberately calculated, soulless comedies in human history. Originally titled ‘Talking animals and Kevin James pratfalls equals cash for a bigger house’, Kevin James plays an overweight zookeeper inexplicably almost wooing one hottie and ending up with another. On screen he has more chemistry with the ape he takes to TGI Fridays, the purpose of which is to plug the restaurant. Dr. Doolittle is turning in his (fictional) grave.
What’s amazing is how many comedies must have passed director Ron Howard’s desk in the last 40 years. Somehow this was the one that stood out. Demonstrating absolutely appalling judgement, he birthed a tonally-unclear comedy trying to get laughs out of someone cheating on their husband, using a script with no jokes. Even Vince Vaughn’s rubbery lips couldn’t improv their way out of this one.
Battle: Los Angeles
A trailer without character dialogue should have been the clue, this brain-dead invasion movie plays like a dull recruitment video for the US army with moronic storytelling, yawn inducing gun battles and characters leaping to all sorts of unlikely conclusions. Roger Ebert called it a step backwards for cinema.
Jack And Jill
It’s a tranny holiday treat for Adam Sandler fans. This has to be the laziest man-playing-a-woman act ever put to screen – at least Big Momma’s House made some effort to change the guy’s appearance and he was only meant to be in disguise. A new career low for Pacino.
Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil
Six years ago the first Hoodwinked had rubbish animation but a witty, charming script. Somebody wanted to cash in, so this lamely written sequel was made, with animation that’s somehow even worse than the first time round. Imagine 80 minutes of dull videogame cutscene with no skip button. Worst ‘vs.’ movie since Ecks vs. Sever.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
0% on Rotten Tomatoes. 2/10 from users on IMDB. Which makes it the 53rd worst movie ever made, tucked between Son of the Mask and Birdemic: Shock and Terror. Nick Swardson was handed a leading role and went full retard. Never go full retard.
Produced by Adam Sandler.
I’m not sure what the story is behind this film existing, but someone was threatened, bribed or backed into a corner. Bruce Willis hits rock bottom starring in a lethargically low-budget-looking action thriller opposite 50 ‘never seems to get any better at acting’ Cent. Ryan Phillippe can’t yell away the shame.
What do you think were the worst movies of 2011? Leave your thoughts in the comments.