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Every year we see plenty of great movies that we can’t stop talking about, however, for every Yin, there is a Yang. In this case, there were plenty of really bad movies that came out this year. Just for the heck of it, I decided to count down the five worst films I saw this year. Remember, this is just my opinion. You may have liked these movies; you may not have. Based on the films I saw, these are what I consider to be the worst of the year.
Keep in mind that I did not see every film that came out this year, and I even avoided seeing some that I heard were really bad, such as Assassin’s Creed, Gods of Egypt, and Collateral Beauty. That doesn’t make these films any less horrible, but there might be worse.
DISHONORABLE MENTION: Alice Through the Looking Glass
5. Zoolander 2
The original Zoolander is a film that you either love or hate. Personally, I love it. It’s ridiculous stupid humor. Zoolander 2 on the other hand, is just really stupid. There is no defending this movie. It’s a really poor attempt at trying to capitalize on the success of a film that came out fifteen years ago. When watching this film, it made me wonder if this was how some people see the original Zoolander. I don’t know, but what I do know is that Zoolander 2 is horrible.
4. Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones is a movie that should have been amazing. All of the trailers looked great, it was a film set during the American Civil War, and it starred Matthew McConaughey. What could go wrong? Apparently, everything. It’s not that it was actively horrible like some films on this list; Free State of Jones was just extremely boring. It had no plot direction whatsoever, and it was overall just an unpleasant experience. In fact, I was so disappointed by this film when I saw it that I didn’t write a review for it. I just didn’t want to talk about it. I still don’t, so moving on.
In all honesty, it didn’t feel like anyone involved with Inferno even cared about it. They were all just showing up to set thinking “Oh, I have to work on this garbage fire again, hooray”. Similarly, to Free State of Jones, this film had the potential to be great. It starred Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, it was directed by Ron Howard, and it had a really cool concept behind it. Watching this film felt like playing a two-hour game of Clue with people you don’t like.
2. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Well. This happened. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is every bit as awful as its title would suggest. To put it plain and simple, this movie was bad. Like, really bad. It feels like it should have been a direct to DVD film that nobody sees or cares about. It feels like the story is just being made up as the film goes along, then at the very last minute, they decided to ditch one of the big reveals they’d been setting up. The title suggests that you should “Never go back”, but I’m saying you should just avoid it in the first place.
1. Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence is by far the worst film that I saw all year, and I saw a lot of movies this year. The worst part, you can’t even have fun making fun of this movie. From the performances, to the plot, to the visual effects, to just about everything in this film, it is horrendous. I’m not saying that just to be dramatic either, that is an accurate description of this waste of time. Watching this film is one of the most unpleasant experiences you could ever have in a theater. The good things in this film start and end with Jeff Goldblum. That’s it. When I reviewed this film initially, I gave it the lowest score I had ever given a film, 1/10. It still holds that record, and I would still give it that if I were to review it today. Please, do not subject yourself to the torment that is Independence Day: Resurgence.
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