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Looking Back: FirstShowing Collectively Picks the Worst Films of 2012

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December 21, 2012

That's My Boy

Though this year has been chock full of some absolutely great films (everyone at FirstShowing is having a problem locking down their favorite films of 2012), that doesn't mean there weren't some bad apples among the bunch. Rather than individually choosing our least favorite 2012 films, myself, Alex Billington, Ben Pearson, Jeremy Kirk and Tim Buel got together and figured out which films we collectively deemed as the Worst Films of 2012. Some of these appeared in my editorial defending Cloud Atlas as being far from one of the worst films of the year, but others were so bad that I just forgot about them. Check out our picks!

Here's our collectively chosen list of 10 movies that we believe were some of the worst of 2012. Each writer submitted a list of their least favorite films, and we finalized this set of them that we felt were just awful.

#10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Despite a catchy concept playing off the hype surrounding this year's fascination with Abraham Lincoln, this movie was a huge mess from start to finish. The script the worst part about it, untidy and problematic. The story kept jumping forward in time without any care or concern for the characters. The rest of the movie just wasn't that good either. The action scenes were overly flashy and hardly entertaining, especially when they were supposed to be the big payoff. Nothing worked, it wasn't very entertaining, and even the performances were mediocre. An unfortunate blunder of storytelling that will be, and already has been, quickly forgotten.

#9. Alex Cross

Alex Cross

At least Matthew Fox got it. What should have been a crazy, balls-to-the-wall, almost comedic turn for the Alex Cross series - This film is a reboot for the character after Morgan Freeman played him in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider - took itself way too seriously for anyone to enjoy themselves. Even Fox starts to look bored after his crazy eyes grow tired. He wanted them to make the Alex Cross movie we deserved, especially with Tyler Perry taking the role over, since he's at least a halfway decent actor. Rob Cohen, unfortunately, wanted big and loud but serious and dramatic. It was enough to make the audience pass out.

#8. Red Tails

Red Tails

Maybe we shouldn't be expecting much out of George Lucas as a producer since his career has a director has taken a sharp nosedive ever since the first Star Wars prequel in 1999. But this was a film that Lucas had been wanting to make for decades, and letting director Anthony Hemingway take the reigns made us think this could turn into an outstanding war drama. However, the result was a cheesy film empty of any real heart. Not even Lucas doing reshoots of the film himself saved what could have been a successful high profile chronicle of some of the bravest men to ever take to the skies to defend the United States. Top Gun can fly circles around this film, and it's not even based on an inspiring true story.

#7. Red Dawn

Red Dawn

Since this unnecessary 80's action remake sat on the shelf for nearly three years, it's no surprise that it arrived rather unceremoniously despite a Thanksgiving weekend opening. Boasting what was a cast of largely unknown stars at the time like Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson (both talents who had their stars rise in the years this film was completed and awaiting release), the film is a miserable remake with weak villains, the most generic script ever written, and is almost the epitome of bad remakes of films from the 80s. Plus, the ending was just about the weakest conclusion to an action film I've seen in years.

#6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

We probably should have guessed earlier that Neveldine & Taylor weren't going to escape the doom of the CG-fest that was 2007's Ghost Rider. We just still had such high hopes thanks to Crank, which remains a recent, action favorite. Nicolas Cage winding up the crazy once again was sure to be found, but the level of boredom Spirit of Vengeance sank to was shocking. Thanks, shaky cam. Thanks, fast in-and-out zooming. Thanks, lack of care in every shot that made us feel we were watching a high school video production. But Ghost Rider is a cool looking superhero, so the el cheapo sequels are sure to continue. Can we at least try to include an interesting story next time?

#5. The Three Stooges

The Three Stooges

This really was the year for films that were in development for years to fall flat on their face. From Red Tails to Red Dawn, there seems to be a lot of wasted time getting these films off the ground, but this one takes the cake. In an attempt to revive the classic comedy trio of Moe, Larry and Curly, directing duo and siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly failed to recognize that Jackass and YouTube already have the market cornered with stupid slapstick moments, and artificial use of such comedy just doesn't work anymore. Even though Sean Hayes, Will Sasso and Chris Diamantopoulos put their whole heart into some stellar impressions of the classic comedians, the movie was worse than a poke to the eyes.

#4. That's My Boy

That's My Boy

Adam Sandler is in an endless war against movie lovers worldwide. He consistently delivers lackluster and obnoxious performances, quite literally just cashing a paycheck to fund his next outing with his usual motley crew. That's My Boy is insulting and just plain stupid. Sandler parades around the screen, portraying his usual obnoxious man-child self and worst of all, dragging the usually charming Andy Samberg down with him. The film attempts to insert some heart and soul into its vulgarity, however this attempt comes across as superficial and lazy when the R-rated crudity takes center stage. Another reason this film resonates so poorly is its overall mean spirit. It rarely changes from its agenda to punish its main characters and its audience with gross out humor and offensive content (for the sake of being offensive). You might be hard pressed to find a film that is more of a middle finger to the comedy genre this year, despite this film coming from the writer/director of the decent Sex Drive. The moral of the story is, stay away from Adam Sandler joints until he pairs up with Paul Thomas Anderson again.

#3. Battleship

Battleship

Battleship was so bad it made John Carter look like The Godfather. This is a movie based on a board game, and it doesn't even use "you sunk my battleship!" as a line of dialogue, which is practically the only thing people expected from it. Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, and Rihanna were all atrocious in it, but as bad as they were, most of the ill will should fall on the script, director Peter Berg's ugly shot selections, and the fact that this movie took itself far too seriously. The aliens' motivations made no sense, the physics were questionable at best, and the whole thing was like a Transformers ripoff that had half the skill and none of the charisma of Bay's films. Battleship is by far the dumbest blockbuster of the year. Bonus: this movie also wins the award for the most pointless post-credits sequence in the history of film.

#2. Piranha 3DD

Piranha 3DD

There's a reason this was at the top of my list of films that were far worse than Cloud Atlas, and that's because this is undoubtedly one of the worst films ever made, not just in 2012, but ever. While the first films was a solid tongue in cheek parody and tribute to the original mocking of Jaws, this one dispatches with any cleverness in the favor of boobs, blood and no script. I don't even know how enough dialogue and story points were shot to edit this into a vaguely cohesive film. Evidence of that can be seen in the film's one hour and fifteen minute runtime accompanied by a ten minute credit sequence of terrible deleted scenes.

#1. Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans

When word came out in 2010 that a new take on classic 80's film Clash of the Titans was being made, film geeks were skeptical but interested in revitalized effects and updated action sequences. Instead they were presented with a vacant, bland and overall wasteful remake that was instantly forgotten. This year's sequel Wrath of the Titans also raised some hopeful eyebrows as Jonathan Liebesman, hot off of Battle: Los Angeles, hopped into the director's chair to hopefully breathe life into the series. Unfortunately his touch is barely recognizable in the final product which is essentially a wooden scripted and CGI ridden mess. The film failed to improve any of the elements of the first and even made some of the flaws more noticeable, especially the chaotic "storyline" and silly acting. All in all, Wrath of the Titans was a painful revisit to a world that we never wanted to really experience in the first place.

Dishonorable Mentions: Lockout, The Raven, Dark Shadows, Savages, One for the Money, What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Devil Inside, Paranormal Activity 4, Chasing Mavericks, Resident Evil: Retribution, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, Nature Calls, Playing for Keeps, Taken 2, Here Comes the Boom.

So there you have it. The piles of excrement that are our least favorite films of 2012. However, the good news is that our lists looking back at the best films of the year are coming next week, and it's been hard to figure out our absolute favorites. Next week we'll have a few lists looking at our personal favorite films of the year, the best films in the comedy and horror genre, and the best motion picture scores, so stay tuned. Our own Alex Billington, Ben Pearson, and Golden Briefcase hosts Jeremy Kirk and Tim Buel contributed to this article. So what did you think were the worst films of 2012? Did we miss any? Sound off below!

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  • mandawg
    Yeah, Piranha 3DD needs to be where it is (if not number one). Horrible. Just horrible.
  • Alessandro
    battleship was not so bad
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      yes it was.
      • LightningB
        Very, very much was.
        • Verg
          was.
        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1373625110 Mohamad Jaka Prawira
          *wash.
          • this list is bollocks
            no it wasn't
          • troll slayer
            wait... did this just devolve into "did-did not"???? Or, has it always been that just far more cleverly disguised?
          • TheKlot
            No it hasn't.
          • Chris Straub
            yes it has
        • TheKlot
          Wait i fell victim to the bugs bunny trick. Let me start again by saying Battleship was a piece of turd.
          • MC
            "Battleship," like many turds, a floater, to be sure!
      • Nothing
        No it was not.
    • cg
      You are correct.. it wasn't bad... it was horrible!!
    • http://neechart.blogspot.com/ TJ Wright
      As far as this list is concerned... yeah, Battleship was probably the best film on it.
      • Sheri Taylor
        battleship was the best movie ive seen in 2012 but now its 2013 XD
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      yeah i didn't actually mind it
    • Movie watcher
      I've been loving sci-fi before all these new sci-fi block busters came out. Battleship gives you an idea "what if this happened" in HD, This was a OK movie.
      • Israel Cruz
        Dude, they had Rhianna, wet 90% of the time and didn't capitalize on it. Major fail.
        • Abhinav
          watch porn if you want tittes dude.
          • Israel Cruz
            STFU Assclown. My point being that they had Rhianna in a movie, an could of used her sexual appeal to bring in the young heads that love her, thereby making much more bank. And if i want titties, your girlfriend's while you're at work will do jus fine.
          • Nothing
            Rihanna looked stupid in uniform. If she was not half naked in her videos nobody would care for her songs either.
          • Nothing
            I wish she lost it at some point in the movie, she goes shopping in swimsuit in real life.
          • pbrower2a
            Flagged for vulgarity.
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell
      I don't think it was bad either. The biggest flaw is that brain dead hick pointed out that the aliens have the same eyes as frogs. He touts that he took his pet frog to the beach where it went nuts because of the sunshine. Come on.
    • MichaelRWorthingon
      Battleship was a horrible train wreck of a film.
      • Sheri Taylor
        NO U STUPID IT WAS AWSOME MORON
    • Dave
      agreed. Liked it
    • http://twitter.com/_Monkey_Boy_ Monkey Boy
      Totally was.
    • Sheri Taylor
      how could u all say tht battleship was horrible it was great and STOP CRITISIZING MOVIES OR FILMS ARE U ALL STUPID
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Glad to say I've seen only one from that list but I still plan on watching at least 3 of those even if they might turn out bad. The one that I've seen is the #1 itself, Wrath of the Titans, and it's really bad.
  • Raxu
    You guys miss 'snowhite and the huntchman', it was like a fellowship of the ring with seven gimlys and joan d'arc finish... Kind of magamix... Mmm
    • http://www.facebook.com/philip.funderburk.3 Philip Funderburk
      Oh it wasn't that bad...I would agree with most of this list, though.
    • Lance
      Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth saved that film from reaching the depths of those named above.
      • ghost ECHO sevn
        Disagree. Theron screaming every line at the top of her lungs was one of my chief complaints. KS's vacant stare, lip biting, and god awful Braveheart-esque pre game speech were a close second. Thor was decent but nowhere near enough to come in on the save.
  • AJ
    Alright, I'll say it: I enjoyed That's My Boy. It's not Sandler's best but it had me laughing most of the time. 3 Stooges does not belong on this list, it was a fun tribute to the classic shorts.
    • AJ
      Also, I didn't think Red Tails was terrible, but I thought it was a missed opportunity (perhaps if Lucas let Hemingway do his thing, it would have been better).
      • LightningB
        Red Tails wasn't the worst but for the serious, dramatic true story it was based on, it was made without any real heart. You didn't get the impression it was made on a true story.
        • sdmusmc
          it wasn't a true story they lied about 98 percent of that movie that squadron did 95 percent non combat missions they were escorts to other plane loads of supplies and rarely ever saw enemy fighters read the real history and you will see they were in very few combat situations and actually had a low percentage of kills to being shot down they were a below average squadron by the real numbers and actual history just cause its a movie don't make it true this movie doesn't get made if the studio wasn't trying to cash in on a race story about war yes few blacks were allowed to be pilots and they broke that color barrier movie should have focused on the real victory of breaking the color barrier like Jackie robinson did they should not have lied and made it look like they were the best pilots ever who were above average read history they were below average and in less combat situations then every other squadron of the war complete lies and garbage disrespectful to every other fighter squadron of the time
      • pbrower2a
        Red Tails impressed me for showing respect for black people. Most contemporary films make black people either fools or too-good-to-be-true. To be sure, the story has its limitations, and it is likely that every imaginable WWII story that has some credibility has been exhausted. It is restrained, to be sure, but one must remember -- the Tuskegee Airmen would not now fit some of the contemporary stereotypes of street-smart blacks who could never do anything heroic. It may be better history than film-making.
    • grimjob
      Gotta agree with you on That's My Boy. Expectations were low, so my girl and I were able to enjoy it. And damn, we laughed a lot. Skipped the Stooges, but I'm open to it.
      • Batman McAwesometown
        I'm with you, I went into That's My Boy expecting another Jack and Jill travesty, but ended up laughing almost the whole time. I found it to be more reminiscent of his earlier roles that really made him famous. It was the closest thing to a good old Sandler flick that we all used to love than anything he's put out in a really long time.
        • grimjob
          Felt the same about it being close to classic Sandler.
      • http://www.facebook.com/butthisfeelssounnaturalpetergabrieltoo Cal Scherer
        Personnaly I expected it to be good and it was.
        • grimjob
          I guess I've become jaded over the years with all his "family" films. I'm glad I was wrong with this one.
      • Ankur
        Thats my boy shudnt be in the list...i enjoyed it..thats what i care...
    • Chornies
      Agree.
  • Aflacker
    You really think GhostRider and RedTails are better than That's my Boy? At least TMB was watchable
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      totally disagree.
    • Mark
      Ghost Rider was bad, but not even close the the awfulness of That's My Boy
  • Guy who comments on things
    I will defend the entertainment value of the Piranha movies until the day of my death. I have laughed with them all, yet people keep saying they are terrible, I thought that was the point? It's like when people say "Freddy got Fingered" is terrible, isn't THAT THE POINT?? Films that try to be good but aren't should take their place, That's my boy was awful.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      I like the first Piranha 3D for tongue in cheek, gruesome horror parody. But Piranha 3DD was pure garbage.
      • Mark
        I thought the first Piranha 3D was amazing. One of the best theater expereinces ever. 3DD not so much
    • Greg dinskisk
      When watching a film, there are two questions people have to see if it answered: 1.) Is the film accomplishing its goals? That one most films do at least decently. Piranha 3DD did that, rather well actually. It's the second question that films have problems answering. 2.) Is what it sets out to do worth doing? This is why I not only had a problem with Piranha 3DD but The Raid: Redemption as well.
      • mo
        It's got nothing to do with that! If you liked the film, you found it good, you don't have to nitpick every time you watch a movie.
        • Greg dinskisk
          If you liked a film, you don't necessarily find it good.... I enjoyed the first Transformers movie, but I wouldn't exactly classify it as good. It's not nitpicking if you are asking if you wasted your time with the film or not....
      • Nothing
        The Raid: Redemption is an awesome movie. It got 84% on RT. I could not stop watching it. Battle sequences are second to none. And usually long fighting scene in the movie puts me to sleep.
        • Greg dinskisk
          I don't care about RottenTomatoes scores. I value films on what I thought of them, not other critics. What's the point of long fighting sequences, no matter how well choreographed/entertaining they are if you don't care about a single character in any of them?
          • Nothing
            Just feel like I have to defend it. You put it in the same sentence as Piranha 3DD. Maybe someone else will see this movie and enjoy it. And martial art called an art for a reason.
          • Greg dinskisk
            Oh it's definitely art, and it's a helluva lot better than Piranha 3DD. But just because it's better than a piece of trash doesn't mean it's good. I'd still argue it's a bad film. But it's definitely art, I didn't mean to imply otherwise. Sorry about that!
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      I loved the first Piranha film for being a goof ball piece of wonderfulness. A throw back to a certain kind of film and it was actually shot and made well. The sequel wasn't funny when it needed to be, wasn't sexy when it needed to be and was shot horribly. Not only that but it's 3D conversion was one of the worst I've ever seen.
  • jah p
    Well I'd put VHS on that list as one of the worst!The Paperboy was bad too...
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      stop talking about movies please. For the sake of all of us, keep your opinion to yourself. The Paperboy was a fine movie for what it was, VHS was one of the best horror films of the year and a triumph in anthology film making.
      • clinteastwoodscloset
        VHS was a rather impressive horror acievement. The Paperboy on the other hand is my pick for worst of the year. It was a film that perfectly presented director Lee Daniels weaknesses.
      • jah p
        I can comment on whatever I want! Go get out of your parents basement for a change! VHS was overhyped and just dumb!Only one good story and even that story was a stretch...
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          I'm sorry but your trolling has failed. Parent's basement? Get some new material and stop throwing out stereotypes from 1995. I've been a home owner for six years I'm still in my 20s. You haven't argued a point yet. You've tried/failed to insult me in the most cliche'd manner possible and then tried/failed to say why the movie sucks with zero specifics. Like I said before, please stop talking about movies. VHS was the indie horror darling of the year, showed what the found footage genre could be.
          • http://www.facebook.com/danielvutran Daniel Vu Tran
            eh.. if he was trolling.. it worked lol.
          • Tykittaa
            The Innkeepers > VHS
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            The Innkeepers is a better movie, it also came out last year and VHS came out this summer.
        • Daniel
          That was so funny the last time i heard that i fell off my aol connection
      • a guy
        So you can have an opinion but no one else can?
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          nope. Tons of people can have opinions. But when you say VHS is one of the worst films of the year you're clearly coming from a place of insanity and you know what we do with insane people don't you? lol.
      • 2_less_wankers_on_air
        you just told that guy "stop talking about movies please. for the sake of all of us, keep your opinions to yourself" then you went and gave your own opinion on movies.. contradicting much?
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          no it's not contradicting at all. I'm not saying we shouldn't all have opinions. I'm simply stating that this guy's opinion sucks and he should keep it to himself because it's bananas. I'm being a dick. Get it? ok good.
  • mooreworthy
    I liked battleship just for what it was.
    • http://djkento.com/ Kento
      a giant, bloated, steaming pile of jingoistic garbage with a nonsensical plot, horrible acting from all sides and a plot device that allowed them to make their attacks similar to that of the board game? I didn't know people could enjoy that.
      • mooreworthy
        C'mon, You mean to tell me you don't have a bad movie you actually like?
        • TK
          I'm with you. I actually enjoyed Battleship. It just seemed fun and it seemed like everyone on set was just like 'Wouldn't it be cool if we could do this and that...' etc.
          • mooreworthy
            Everything can't be Lincoln.
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            I didn't like Lincoln either. You're not helping yourself here.
          • mooreworthy
            No worries Kento, we all don't and shouldn't like everyone's pick. That's why we read the comments, for variety and discussion.
          • http://www.facebook.com/VincentLouisMarino Vincent Louis Marino
            also - it's why God makes blondes AND redheads - we all have different tastes for no other reason than preference.
          • mooreworthy
            Nicely put.
          • Ugh
            Wow, you picked two different hair colors traditionally identified on white women. Both sexist AND racist. Awful example of "different tastes" and diversity.
          • jeff
            da fuq? how the hell is it either? because he didnt say black hair? that can also be on a spanish girl, a white girl; a black girl or an asian girl? in fact you thinking black girls cant pull off blond or red hair is racist in its self, and you also must have never seen rhianna or halle berry. put your race whistle away, its 2013, every1 is tired of that liberal nonsensical bullshit.
          • http://twitter.com/MichaelGutman Michael Gutman
            Hey don't blame liberals for that comment. Its 2013, can we give the Reaganite liberal bashing of the 1980's a damn break. How would you like if I blamed conservatives for every racist person I find?
          • P
            He never specified that the blonde or red hair belonged to women either.
          • Ghoul
            First of all, I'm tired of people pulling the "ZOMG LIBERAL" card every time someone points out an ignorant comment. It's not about "pulling it off" as much as that comment pretty much throws the billions of brunettes in the world under the bus. Coming from someone who ISN'T liberal and has naturally blonde-ish/currently dyed red hair, Vincent might as well have said "nobody likes brunettes".
          • ThePreacher
            Wow, you sit here with a prejudice attitude of all christian people and then yell at others for being prejudice? You clearly have a problem with communication skills and should look into research and proper ways to conduct oneself in a society, but that is beside the fact that the bible, truly isn't about hating and killing and subjugating people with differences in any way. The problem with the book is the readers/interpreters. While religion has flaws, it gives people hope and purpose, despite some people using it the wrong way you cannot simply stereotype the entire religion. Please stop using words like "fucktard"; get a real understanding of the world and of people, then try to make the world a better place, not by promoting anger and prejudice as you are doing in this post, but by rather educating people. You are the pot calling the kettle black in this situation and should really think before you speak. I will go continue you with my home work now and let you think about the error in your ways, you can either blow it off and keep on promoting the same problems that are wrong with our society, or you can think and learn, possibly reevaluate your life. While the latter is much harder, I'll side with statistics and assume you will not do what is necessary to make society truly a better place. It is easy to point out problems, but harder to do something about them. Even harder if you understand that do something about them doesn't always mean to burn stuff down. Enjoy...
          • Bignig420
            I agree with the guy he's right about the "bible" it's a bunch of made up stories. One day everyone will realize.
          • bob smith
            No they won't. It is human nature to create stories about what we do not understand. it is also human nature for people to try and control and subjegate others using those imaginative stories. As long as there are people and mystery in the universe, there will be religion.
          • bob smith
            "... it gives people hope and purpose..." so do cults ~ religions are just cults with more members. Everlasting peace, purpose and wisdom come from truth, not from fabricated stories or cults.
          • Wendi
            I hope they "hear" you!!!
          • http://www.facebook.com/butthisfeelssounnaturalpetergabrieltoo Cal Scherer
            This comment is meant to be taken ironically, right?
          • Evan
            Okay first of all the words that are coming out of your mouth are nothing but ignorance and slander I do believe in God like the majority of Americans so before you go and talk about us being prejudice lets take a look at the word prejudice, definition treating people differently through prejudice: unfair treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnicity, age, religion, or gender. You single out groups that believe in God and call them prejudice? You just made one of the largest prejudice statements I have every heard so why don't you go back to school, increase your knowledge, and then shut the fuck up because its obvious your just a little bitch that if not everyone sees it your way you start crying about it. Your ignorant and full of shit so just SHUT THE FUCK UP! NOBODY WANTS TO HEAR YOUR WHINEY VOICE. And just so you can be sure, I'm standing up for everyone here who believes in a God, not just Christians.
          • Tinwoods
            You are one scary Christian and a perfect example of why sane, rational people think your cult is for nuts.
          • http://www.facebook.com/greg.price.1654 Greg Price
            Evan is being a bit emotional, but he makes perfectly valid points. It is (darkly) interesting to me that the oh-so-tolerant Left has no place in it's "big tent" for observant Christians or Jews. That is because basic Judeo-Christian tenets (pro-life, clearly defined morality, etc) are incompatable with the libertine social policies of the Left.
          • pbrower2a
            The Right can be as amoral as the worst of the Left, and its frequent use of Christianity as cover for greed and cruelty does more to debase Christianity than any atheist screed.
          • Jeremy Schils
            and blake griffin
          • bob smith
            Are you kiddin' me??? I've seen more African American women with red and blonde hair than white women. You couldn't have made a more racist comment if you were a member of the Klan.
          • Ghoul
            Way to miss the point. Women still have brown hair, African American or not. All that she meant was that African Americans rarely, if never, are natural blondes or redheads. But, nice try. The whole fetishization of haircolor is stupid anyway. There are pretty brunettes. There are ugly brunettes. There are pretty blondes. There are ugly blondes. There are pretty redheads and there are ugly redheads and really, haircolor doesn't change anything. I got sick of hearing men constantly fawn over redheads as a blonde, so I dyed my hair red, and I can attest that it really doesn't change jack shit. I'm no more or less attractive than I've ever been with red hair. But, seriously, I don't know how all of you managed to miss Ugh's point. Or, maybe you didn't and decided you'd rather pile on instead. Goddamn, people.
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Welty/100001265908363 Tom Welty
            Which is funny, because many of the black girls I see now are either blonds or red heads...
          • Andy Frogman
            idiot....
          • Ghoul
            Brunettes don't exist, apparently. (PS - Blonde/redhead posting.)
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            I prefer non-white chicks.
          • JapanIrish Samurai
            I agree with Kento here...I don't have a racial preference or prejudice, but I believe the hottest women I EVER SAW were all in Tokyo or from there, and the best part is over here, I would talk to them about manga (I am a mangaka) and anime, seeing as I used to live in Shinjuku.
          • troll slayer
            so, in other words, Kento, you're saying "LOOK AT ME! I'm trolling so people LOOK AT ME, how sad is my life that I have to go on the internet and yell LOOK AT ME by simply being an annoying ass!!!" thank you, asshat, we get it, you can stop being a troll now and go have your Mom make you a sandwich. As if your icon pic wasn't a dead give-away.
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            What's funny is that of all the people who are commenting I'm the one who's link his profile to his facebook, openly says who he is, has history writing about films for a living, knows the owner of the site and stands by his comments. That's about as far from cowardice trolling as you can get. Thank you for trying through "troll slayer". Next time you identify yourself as your profession make sure you're good at it or you just come off like a twat. Oh and my mom makes the best fucking sammiches I've ever had and if I could get one from her right now I fucking would. So suck a bag of dicks. <3
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-VanSmack/100002422269401 Steve VanSmack
            Because they don't like you ...
          • octopus9498
            Nobody cares what you liked or didn't like in reality.
          • whatever
            Nobody cares about your "thoughts" either, octopus"9498"
          • mooreworthy
            "Care" might be a strong word, but we are curious indeed why so many different thoughts can come from a single film. Again, that's why we come to this site.
          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1216085612 Yannick Messaoud
            battleship was not that bad. I liked it sort of like a transformer rip off. Peole are asking too much in movies.
          • http://twitter.com/mad_hiddy ΩMephistophelesΩ
            they put billions of dollars into those movies. when that much money is involved nowadays, then it BETTER be good. We're the ones spending the money at the box office. Ever hear of Uwe Boll, or have you ever seen "The Producers"? They learned from that. Make an awesome trailer, fake out the moviegoer into thinking it's going to be really well done...only to be let down, and paying $20 or more if you include food for other people (if you have a family). The movie industry wonders why they're losing viewer interest? Stop trying to trick the viewer. We pay the money. Just because a few people enjoy these shlocky films, doesn't mean we should be tricked into seeing them.
          • pbrower2a
            Most people have an alternative to going to a movie theater to see a movie: their own movie collection. There is much cinema from the past that is infinitely more satisfying than the schlock that emanates from Hollywood. Why should I go out to see the remake of The Producers when I have the zany, satisfying original in my video collection? Why should I see a movie full of CGI effects, toilet humor, and overt sexuality (at my age I have seen it all in cinema and it turns me cold) when I can instead see the original Adventures of Robin Hood as a swashbuckling spectacle or Bringing Up Baby as a madcap comedy that won't soil me for viewing it? If the 1939 Grant-Hepburn feature were to be remade the leopard might interfere with the human stars' bedroom athletics, there would be gory displays of feline violence to poultry and livestock, and there might be plenty of jokes about the litter box. Spare me! With the large-screen TVs that people have, the only rationale for going to the movies is that one gets away from distractions. I also want a good reason to spend $10 on a ticket and pay an inflated price for popcorn.
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasslin-Good/100003988092781 Rasslin Good
            Yeah, we should just shut out mouths and pay 10 bucks for crap... Seriously, from a hyped blockbuster, you can expect something more than average patriotic drivel.
          • LincolnSuksASS
            yeah i tried to watch lincoln twice and fell asleep both times 20 minutes deep. fucking boring as shite. abe the vampire slayer was way fucking more entertaining, REALITY SUCKS PEOPLE. FICTION IS THE WAY TO GO!!! ITS ESCAPE. I FUCKING HATE TRUE STORIES AND SHITE LIKE IT. FUCKING BORING, JUST LIKE LIFE. Fuckin people take shit way to fuckin seriously nowadays, they cant just sit back and escape and enjoy the fuckin ride.
          • Daniel
            I agree, totally. I liked Battleship (i'm 25, and no, i dont think im an idiot :D ) it was fun. a lot stupid, but fun. first half of the movie was like "serious" fiction, and then i realized they start making things funny. it was nice. those 'critics' are fat ugly people that never made anything creative in their fat-lonely-sad life. the author of the post sucks! coz Linkoln, wrath of titans, ghost rider, not MEANT to be serious movies, kids that go watch it are 14-17 and they ENJOY it, film creators did a good job! and critics (like this one) are useless bored people who just suck at even "understanding" creativity, not mention creating something themselves.
          • Ghoul
            So people aren't entitled to have an opinion on anything unless they're professionals? Wow. You must be the world's biggest hypocrite, a jack of all trades, or never criticized anything ever, though your childish ad hominem reaction to someone (god forbid) having opinions you don't like and at least attempting to explain why he didn't enjoy the movie, eliminates the final explanation. So, you're either the world's biggest hypocrite or a jack of all trades. I love how any time a blogger posts an opinion people don't like, they suddenly become "pathetic" and "worthless" despite that THEY READ THE ARTICLE, knowing what to expect it to be about. Don't pretend you're better than anyone else for reading this blog, expecting anything else than to take the piss out of bad movies. It just so happened that you got your nuts in a bunch because Ethan didn't like a movie that you did. Some bloggers espouse views that I don't agree with or even offend me, but I try not to insult all bloggers on the grounds of being terminally butthurt. Can you write, Daniel? Let's see what article you're capable of posting. And even if the blogger does have a sad life, aren't you a prick for kicking someone who's already down. What does that make you for judging people who don't share your exact opinions on everything? You must be an authority on sad and lonely.
          • http://twitter.com/mrsamk Mandie Kranig
            You're not an idiot but you cannot capitilze "I" and you use the word "sucks" and "coz". You are actually an idiot and just the kind of person who would enjoy a movie targeted to 14-17 year olds, even though you claim to be 25.
      • Steeltoe
        They tried so hard to add tension to the timing of their shots. Really all they did was wait for the square to light up before they fired. So it turned into this awkward, "Wait for it... Wait for it! Ok the computer says shoot now so, FIRE TEH MISSILES!" Just plain terrible.
        • GageOnReality
          I never saw the movie but from what I heard the Alain ships could jump out of the way of the naval ships so they had to lead there missiles to think where the ship would jump to.now if you ever played battle ship that's what it is actually like taking shots in the dark and hoping for a hit
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aaron-C-Jones/1395210862 Aaron C. Jones
        First of all, only pretentious pricks trying to sound smart use the word "jingoistic". This isn't "Dawson's Creek", dude. No one here is impressed because you know how to use a thesaurus.
        • Greg dinskisk
          Or, you know, he uses that in every day life... I personally don't, but I use random words I enjoy quite a bit that some consider 'pretentious' (a word I happen to hate, which is the only reason I'm really commenting).
          • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.s.martinez.90 Matthew Santiago Martinez
            be honest...nobody uses "jingoistic" in their everyday life, and if they do it simply proves that they're pretentious fuckwads who should spend less time criticizing endlessly and more time being less irritating to everyone around them.
          • Greg dinskisk
            I know plenty of people who use 'big words' in their everyday life, and using certain words does not prove that they're 'pretentious fuckwads.' That's a pretty big and arrogant statement to make, to assume about someone due to their word choice.
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            thanks for the support.
          • Greg dinskisk
            Yeah, no problem. Main reason I commented, to be honest, is because he chose the word 'pretentious.' I can't STAND that word.
          • survivalist9
            ...that's because you're being pretentious. Kento is not going to sleep with you, dude, no matter how progressive you try to sound.
          • Greg dinskisk
            Yes, because my primary goal was to try to get Kento, someone I've never even heard of, to sleep with me. How insightful of you.
          • survivalist9
            Your pretentious jingoism really made it obvious.
          • troll slayer
            ROFLMAO!!!! @ Greg
          • Greg dinskisk
            What? I hate certain meaningless words, pretentious being chief among them...
          • http://twitter.com/MichaelGutman Michael Gutman
            Do we honestly have to limit our vocabulary because a few pricks on the internet think that if we use words that are a little obscure we are being pretentious. Give me a break.
          • starsh
            No-one You know you mean. A rather limited dataset...
          • troll slayer
            actually Matt I get asked why I use certain words in everyday life all the time. I don't use them to be pretentious I just read often and find myself using words that I read constantly. I am sometimes hard-pressed to remember the "layman's" term to define the more scholarly verbiage, due to lack of use of the former in lieu of the latter. Not everyone has the base motives that you are attempting to saddle them with, whereas "jingoistic" is not a word I would use I know people who would do so in a heart beat.
          • Ghoul
            OH MY GOD, BAN WORDS WE DON'T HEAR EVERYDAY. Many "everyday" conversations are menial and vapid, so you're really not making a case for yourself, kiddo.
        • http://twitter.com/MichaelGutman Michael Gutman
          Don't bitch at someone for using a word that perfectly describes what they were trying to say. I would of personally chose ultra-nationalistic or neo-con but to each his own.
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          I'll be honest I didn't know about the word until a while back when I heard it out of the mouth of George Lucas, but it totally fits the film. It's all about flag waving and national exceptionalism. I like the word and as a writer I try to find the words that fit the situation the best. Jingoism is perfect for what this film is. But that's not the biggest problem. The big problem is that your only complaint is that I used a word you don't know or like. There's nothing wrong with being educated or trying to expand your horizons by knowing more of the english language.
        • Starsh
          Having an inferiority complex about smart aka "pretentious" people (aka people who actually know how to use big words and do so) is not cool, nor is calling them names. The term "Jingoism" was actually very widely used in everyday speech until the mid-20th century and is still used in many circles. The fact you think the term unusual and pretentious says more about your ignorance and that of the general population, as well as the state of the world and its terrible dumbing down, than the so-called "dick-ness" or "pretension" of the user. Jingoism is a fantastic word that applies to a very particular kind of nationalism and people living in the USA (especially) should get to know it. Also, ignorance should be something to be embarrassed about, not lauded.
        • Ghoul
          From now on, let's all dumb down our language so that Aaron Jones won't think we're pretentious. Dem fancy words scare him.
      • BLA
        What happened to movies being entertainment. Even mindless morons seem to expect every movie to be Othello. I loved Battleship. It was silly, and funny, and ridiculous, but implemented the game far better that I thought it could, while actually making sense (Those tsunami buoys around Hawaii are real, naysayers), and it honored Big Mo and sailors everywhere. Shame some of you can't relax and have fun.
        • http://www.facebook.com/chris.sadler2 Chris Sadler
          Michael Bay is actually doing a remake of "Othello," but with aliens, hot chicks, and big-ass robots!
        • meeee
          you said it all, brother. fucking A!!!
        • http://www.facebook.com/roxanne.culver.3 Roxanne Culver
          The mighty mo was the whole reason I loved the movie!!!
      • randomguyisrandom
        you really are a jaded uneducated douchebag who has no idea what jingoistic means and have no valid points as to why the movie was bad and i would like to know what part of it could be put ona board game and also whats nonsensical about us contacting alien life and them coming to earth and being hostile we send communications into space as well as craft to catalog worlds were life may exist and lst time i checked there were no boarding parties in the board game battleship or aliens or firces invading on land in fact none of your points about it made snese other then the fact you dislike americans which is kinda obvious considering the unvalidated jingoistic comment which i have complete faith you have no idea what the word means so anyway have fun being a rude jaded douchebag to people who cant talk to you face to face
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          Let's forget the fact you have no punctuation or capitalization for a second and I'll actually talk about your complaints in a realistic fashion. Jingoism comes out of a pro national exceptionalism and flag waving "rah rah rah" kind of mentality. It fits the film perfectly. The entire film is designed to evoke national pride in a way that says "we can handle anything because we're the greatest nation in the world." As for communicating with alien life, I don't have a problem with that. I don't see an issue with that at all. It's been a plot device in many films and TV shows and the reason aliens have showed up in the past and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm not sure what your point about the boarding parties and aliens has to do with anything. To be fair there is a version of Battleship that involves aliens but It's a sci-fi version that's pretty new and both sides fight in space. But that aside I don't dislike Americans. I live here. I dislike people, I dislike choices people make and I dislike much of the entertainment that comes spewing across the tv/film landscape. Films like this, Here Comes the Boom, Parental Guidance, the second Transformers movie... I'm willing to let a lot slide in my movie watching experiences actually. But I can't believe that a world war 2 era battleship is able to take out space faring alien crafts. If you have the technology to fly trillions of miles to get here then you have the technology to stand up to a ship that's been docked for decades. That's jingoism. America made something so great and that generation is so amazing that even now 70 years later they can stand up anything and save the day. We're sooooo amazing aren't we. I'll say this... at least they put that Japanese naval character in there to break it up a bit.
          • Kento_Is_A_PRETENTIOUS_FUCK
            wow, u really dont understand how to use that word do you, YOU PRETENTIOUS FUCK!!! So youre a writer ayy? What of BLOGS??? yOU r sooooo full of shite mate!!!
          • http://djkento.com/ Kento
            I'll just say this... there's a reason I know the people who run this site on a personal level and you have to hide behind different offensive names. Also I'm done feeding the troll. Please die.
          • Ryan S.
            I thought Savages was decent enough to be kept off the honorable mention section
        • survivalist9
          Not every movie that includes scenes of the U.S. military is "jingoistic". Which scenes did you think showed an aggressive, imperialist foreign policy?
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/AJ-Perko/688248417 AJ Perko
        the fact you use a word like "jingoistic" means you should probably stick to watching your artsy fartsy foreign films.......... and I'm sure that screen play your working on will do great at Sundance, LOL
        • http://djkento.com/ Kento
          When I got the email notification that this comment hit, I clicked "User's Website" and saw your facebook profile and I'm not surprised one bit by what a douche you come off as. Anyone who would attack some one for liking art isn't just a moron but is also insecure about their own lacking mental abilities. Apparently you can't handle subtitles and now you feel you can strike out at people who like "Artsy fartsy foreign films." I like all film as long as it's good, well thought out and true to itself. Oh and I heard jingoistic for the first time from George Lucas... So go fuck yourself douche bag.
      • justin
        and WHY the fuck is jingoistic or whatever a bad thing? i dont know where you live, but some of us like standing up for and loving our government and the country we live in, GO fucking die you sadist peice of dreck
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-VanSmack/100002422269401 Steve VanSmack
        You get a 9.0 out of 10.0 for the response ....
      • Otnek
        First let me preface my response by saying, I am sure entire volumes of books could be written on things you do not know. (And likely more on topics I don’t know) I enjoyed a great number of movies on this list, and I did so for reasons I don't need to defend. People do not make movies for them to be terrible, it just sometimes works out that way. You keep touting the championing of VHS, when most people have it correct - it was garbage. One of the 'clips' was not too bad, but that is hardly enough to consider it some kind of gem. But that does not mean you shouldn't/didn't enjoy - because you obviously did. It just means we all have our own reasons for why we like what we like. I am sure film students who look at things from artistic standpoints will have entirely different criteria for what is good whereas, a person like me who only wishes to be entertained and select my movies accordingly. Much like a carpenter who admires the grain of the wood, the colors that can be brought out with stains and the beauty a nice piece of furniture can evolve into, while the average person cares more about if it matches their living room set and if it's comfy. The one compliment I can give you is at least you type like a coherent human being and carefully argues points instead of blurting out vomit and expecting it to pass as communication.
    • http://villings.tumblr.com/ [A]
      it's ok to like s**t, I guess -- I bet you'd buy "scat porn" too
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Tovar/100000279618934 Richard Tovar
      I wasn't expecting to like it but I gave it a chance and took it for what it was and it turned out fine.
    • Spacetree
      Battleship wasn't a good movie, but it was plenty better than what it should've been for a movie based on a board game in-name-only. Frankly, Snow White and the Huntsman should be on the in place of Battleship. Holy hell, what shit show of movie. Just terrible and boring from start to finish.
    • smarterthenyou001
      its people like you who mindlessly go to the cinema to watch the complete shit they make a hideous burden to the rest of the intelligent cinema audience who what great story telling , great cast , great script... seriously do yourself a favor and watch some classic movies from the 80's and you will slap yourself in the face, the crap we are given nowadays is easy digest shit for the moron generation
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasslin-Good/100003988092781 Rasslin Good
      It was entertaining. But it was also pretty bad. The outrageous patriotism was the spoiled icing on a not so fresh cake. Sure, lot's of coloured frosting on top, but a spoiled vanilla filling inside. Still, good enough if you are hungry!
    • baronvg
      LMAO! I'm quite saddened to see the comments and irrelevant conversations that your original comment spawned but I will agree with you. I count Battleship as a bad movie but you put it perfectly; I liked it for what it was. The whole movie was typical early summer action movie fare. I liked the action, the FX, and it didn't entirely offend me like, say....Transformers 2 did lol
  • LightningB
    Can you guys just go ahead and start the 2013 worst films list with whatever Sandler is planning on coming out with next year? After "Thats My Boy", "Jack & Jill" and "Just Go With It", it's safe to say we will get the same Sandler crap just packaged in different wrapping paper so just worry about what the other 9 films on the list will be.
  • LightningB
    So I've seen: AL: Vampire Hunter - free from library Red Tails - free from library Ghost Rider: SOV - free from library Battleship - paid to see in theatre (damn it!) Wrath of Titans - free from library That's My Boy, Three Stooges - Making actual effort to avoid. Red Dawn, Alex Cross - Will get from library. Piranha - Whatever
  • ind3lible
    You mentioned "Thats My Boy" and "Savages" when there were far worse movies that came out this year. This list seems like a butt hurt blogger who had ridiculous expectations.... Savages was solid, very faithful to the book (minus the ending)." That's My Boy" was exactly what you expected... an Adam Sandler movie. What about Sinister? that was terrible... Snow White & The Huntsman, John Carter, Mirror Mirror, The Dictator, The Watch, Total Recall, The Campaign, The Man With The Iron Fists.. Too many terrible movies came out for half of these movies to even be on this list
    • http://twitter.com/scottgemmy Scott D
      I kind of enjoyed John Carter, but Taylor Kisch has no future in acting. Total Recall gets my vote for #1
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      Sinister was well done. Total Recall, Huntsman and John Carter nor man in the Iron Fists were bad. They were just ok and you sound like you had high hopes and they just didn't meet them. Butt hurt hypocrite it sounds like.
    • terrapincaboose
      The Man with Iron Fists was EXACTLY what it needed to be. An overly Gory Kung Fu tribute with an intrusive HIp-Hop Soundtrack done by the lead actor, writer, and Director. The RAZOR himself The RZA. I'm sorry if you're unfamiliar with his music but I suggest you take a deep journey into the 36 chambers of death and get your life right because TMIF was amazing. One of my favorite movies of the year. Maybe I'm too big a fan of Wu-Tang but that movie kicked ass. Also Lucy Liu basically reprised her legendary fight scene from Kill Bill in this movie in a very VERY cool way.
      • terrapincaboose
        ALSO the campaign was very funny! I think you were expecting it to be something more than it was but Zach G. made that movie really land with me.
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      snow white was great. The campaign had a weak story but was funny and total recall was alright, but the original was way better
  • Wafffles
    Vampire Hunter was hilarious. Unless you're trying to argue a movie with the title "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was NOT meant as a joke, then most of the criticism is unwarranted. No, I'm not giving it a free pass on criteria like character development or plot advancement merely because the production was joking around. What I'm saying is that, while no Oscar contender, they did the best job the could reasonably be expected to do in informing the audience of how Abraham Lincoln got into and sustained his involvement in vampire hunting. Ya know? It's not exactly trivial to dream up a way to make that connection for one of the most meticulously documented public figures of the nineteenth century. I also think the action was pretty entertaining, perhaps a bit choppy, but assessments of action sequences tend to be among the most subjective parts of film analysis. Bottom line, I think people are too quick to dismiss the possibility that the 'silly' or 'self-deprecating' parts of the film were intended to be, and worked well being, silly and self-deprecating.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      Actually, many of us thought the film took itself too seriously. In fact, the book itself isn't even a tongue in cheek story. So that's why it doesn't work. Also the production value and story were just weak.
      • http://www.facebook.com/twopoundradio Jess Hurley
        Ethan the fact that you thought the book was meant to be tougue and cheek tells me you never read it. This movie was far better than it is getting credit for right now.
        • http://twitter.com/PizzaWizard1 The Last Unicorn
          "In fact, the book itself ISN'T even a tongue in cheek story"
          • Taco Grande
            That tells me Jesse... that YOU never read what Ethan said.
          • JesseMagnanimous
            Large taco, you referred to Jess as Jesse. That tells me that you never read what Jess said.
          • Barnabus Jones
            Generous Jessup, you didn't capitalize Taco's name. That tells me that you never read what Taco said.
          • http://www.facebook.com/john.curtis.33865 John Curtis
            Barnabus Joneser, you referred to JesseMagnanimous as "Generous Jessup". That tells me that you never read what JesseMagnanimous typed.
          • Anti-critic
            John Curt, you referred to Barnabus Jones as Barnabus Joneser, therefore you never read what he typed as well.
      • Mostly_Worthless_Critic
        Does a movie have to be entirely serious or entirely silly? Does it have to be epic to be good? There are degrees and context. If you damn everything moderately good as "excrement", you earn the title of Sensationalist. It's not a title you want.
    • http://www.facebook.com/twopoundradio Jess Hurley
      Wafffles - I think the movie was far to serious for a lot of people. It is for that reason that I absolutely loved it. Most of the criticism tells me people just don't like Burton that much and weren't really watching brilliant performances by Benjamin Walker and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
      • terrapincaboose
        also seeing one of the creepy ass McPoyle Brothers, from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, star in a major Hollywood movie was actually pretty cool. It was interesting to see him play something besides McPoyle he regularly portrays.
      • Nick Arminio
        If you are talking about Tim Burton, he had no hand in directing this. he was only a producer. Timur Bekmambetov directed.
        • Andy Frogman
          Yeah, because producers never call creative shots, at all... never... nuh-uh... no siree bob....
          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasslin-Good/100003988092781 Rasslin Good
            You're still wrong, no matter how hard you try to laugh it off. Burton was producer, not director. Ha!
          • Greg dinskisk
            He still had a lot of creative input... Producers do that...
          • moishe pippick
            Nothing in a movie gets on screen without the Producer's approval.
    • http://www.facebook.com/alex.carvajal.5076 Alex Carvajal
      Sorry, but for me the movie was great just for one thing: Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Sure, the vampire hunter was a ackward yet fun hook, but at the end of the day for me the money was well spent for looking Ramona Flowers in a non-Ramona outfit.
      • Kafil
        Yes! I agree, the movie was great to me...I love the action scenes.. very lovely....
    • BLA
      I agree. I thought it was very entertaining, and rode the line of reality just enough to buy into it. It also invested the audience well enough to draw a saddened gasp at the end when the Lincolns head to the theater. Fun movie.
    • killtheopiateofthemasses
      i completely agree. everyone takes everyhitng so fucking seriously. ITS JUST ENTERTAINMENT. IT IS USUALLY FICTION, so that means OPEN YOUR MIND. I loved abe v.hunter. It was great. People just take shite waaaaaay to fuckin seriously round here and everywhere. Fuck em all mate!!!
    • merwanor
      I also enjoyed this movie, as I knew I was not in for a deep story with lots of character development. I expected a fun action movie about Lincoln slaying vampires with an axe, and that is exactly what I got. People do take movies way to seriously these days, they all have to be dark or moody with lots of character development or realistic like the batman movies. If not they are crap, and especially if lots of CGI is used :S I love the new Batman movies, but they don't really have the best action compared to other movies. I actually really enjoyed Wrath of the Titans to, just because there was some awesome action and it is always fun to watch Liam Neeson be a badass. I did even enjoy Battleship, sure it was corny and stupid in many ways, but it was fun and that is enough sometimes. There is a new trend it seems when it comes to movies, it seems that it is more popular to hate movies than to like them.
    • The MaTrIx
      Exactly, that movie was freakin fun to watch, it being a joke and driving said joke far enough but never into cheese made it just perfect for me. Aside it being fun, it wasn't done all that bad, nor did I find the acting to be all that bad. Whoever wrote this Unpretentiousil that's being advertised on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsND7aibvOQ&feature=player_embedded
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rasslin-Good/100003988092781 Rasslin Good
      AL:VH was bad. The action was choppy, the story slow and boring, and the humour was weak. From the title, I expected an epic fight between AL and vampires, but instead we get a lackluster outing that never really delivers. People who like this movie just like the IDEA of the movie: Abraham Lincoln fighting vampires. That's all they see, no matter how crappy the movie might be. Those people pop their pants when they hear things like, Jesus vs Zombies, Star Wars vs Star Trek, or Snakes on a Plane...
    • http://www.facebook.com/HorrorGuru Bill Howard
      Totally agree, I thought AL:VH was a ton of fun, loved the vampires and the lead actor was great! You really have to take it for what it is, but I had lots of fun with it as well.
    • http://twitter.com/AlanCumbess Alan Cumbess
      It was ok, It took itself too seriously and the slomo got old quick, other wise I liked it
  • BoboVision
    10. Cloud Atlas 9. Cloud Atlas 8. Cloud Atlas 7. Cloud Atlas 6. Cloud Atlas 5. Cloud Atlas 4. Cloud Atlas 3. Cloud Atlas 2. Cloud Atlas 1. Cloud Atlas
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Wilson/100001127302735 Eric Wilson
      Amen
    • Stan
      Nicely done
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      10. You're an idiot. 9. You're an idiot. 8. You're an idiot. 7. You're an idiot. 6. You're an idiot. 5.You're an idiot. 4.You're an idiot. 3. You're an idiot. 2. You're an idiot. 1. Twilight
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      If you're a moron and didn't get it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Wilson/100001127302735 Eric Wilson
    I disagree with the Dishonorable Mention for Lockout Silent Hill: Revelations.
  • grimjob
    I was incrediby disappointed with Lockout. Such a derivative, cliche piece of shit. Dug the trailer, love Guy Pierce, but that one just shouldn't have happened.
  • http://www.facebook.com/tjstalcup Thomas Stalcup Jr
    Wouldn't it be far more valuable to tell readers what movies were good rather than telling them why they shouldn't like movies? Real people with real families to support worked on these movies. Where's the christmas spirit?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      That's coming next week. It's not like is the only year-end article we've done this week, and we've said that our picks for the best films of 2012 are coming next week.
  • melon
    where the hell is prometheus?? imo it should take up the whole podium...
  • Grimoire
    Surprised not to see the Avengers on here - overblown, repetitive twaddle! In full agreement on Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence, though!
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      Are you mentally handicapped? Avengers was the best superhero movie of all time. I'm surprised Dark Fail Rises wasn't on here with it's well hidden 800 plot holes. That movie was garbage. The fight scenes look like they were choreographed by a 10 year old.
      • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
        I loved both avengers and tdkr! It did have a few plot holes, but not too many and the fight scenes were excellent
        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
          The first one with bane and Batman was the only good one. Why don't the guys standing 10 feet from Batman SHOOT HIM?! Because he's Batman and they're not aloud because the choreography is fucking horrible.
    • terrapincaboose
      The Avengers missed a few points as a film BUT you have to remember it IS a comic book movie and to be honest, this movie was a comic book nerd's wet dream. It was rife with jokes for the insider and references/allusions to things that were left out for various reasons but needed to be acknowledged. The performances of Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.(as to be expected), and Samuel L. Jackson, as well as the rest of the cast to lesser degrees, definitely carried the movie. The CGI and effects, while used in a necessarily gluttonous fashion, were well done and very cool. Especially in 3D. It was meant to be overblown. it's the collision of earth's greatest minds and powers and few of them agree with one another. In the cannon they aren't supposed to get along and situations are supposed to be exaggerated and beyond belief because they're super heroes. Nothing ever happens on a human scale in their world, that's why they're necessary to protect it. Unfortunately for their job they're actually accountable for a lot of the damage and beyond human situations....because of the conflict within themselves and each other. I feel like you went in expecting something completely different or expected Hollywood not to fuck with something in the film. Otherwise you couldn't even begin to say it was one of the worst of the year.
  • http://www.facebook.com/sayyaf.mirza Sayyaf Kabir Mirza
    but dude.. WRATH OF THE TITANS was superhit movie...
    • http://mithunonthe.net/ Mithun Divakaran
      Nope, it flopped worse than the first one.
  • http://www.facebook.com/sayyaf.mirza Sayyaf Kabir Mirza
    Battleship was great movie with great super blast action...
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      yes it was
  • Hey You
    the dark knight rises was pretty bad, no it was really bad. worse tha ghost rider.
    • terrapincaboose
      HAHAHA you're fucking kidding. Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Michael Caine (though he was shortlived in the film), and Morgan Freeman alone made the movie memorable to me. The story was a little awkward and tried a little too hard to play on the "OWS" movement but It was still interesting. All holes aside I enjoyed the way it all tied back to Rhaz Al Ghul though, I feel they could have left the final few sequences of that story arc out and it would have ended in a satisfying manner. The last half hour was by far the lowest point of the film, in my opinion, and even they had their incredibly strong moments due to the sheer skill of most of the actors and actresses in the film. (Edit: I'm a human being, the accidental omission of the "e" at the end of "Caine" in no way discredits my opinion nor strengthens one against it. If you're implying I'm unfamiliar with him because I forgot the "e" you're trying too hard)
      • NotAViking
        He was also "shortlived" by your spelling.
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      I wholeheartedly agree. Shit ton of plotholes, terrible pacing and writing, the story made no fucking sense. It was complete trash. ASM and Avengers were much better made films and were more entertaining.
  • http://www.facebook.com/troy.desrosiers Troy Desrosiers
    I thought that's my boy was really funny. Lockout should be on here.
  • http://twitter.com/FidelReyes_ Fidel Reyes
    Ghost Rider sucked so bad it looked like those crappy indie films(not stating they are all crappy some indies are actually pretty damn good!) the script sucked, the writers completely ignored the already crappy story from the first one making this film worst. For example at the end of GR 1 he learns to control the curse, while in this one he can't control it, and not to mention the origin change and the change of "the Devil" which was not Mephisto, that was messed up. Truthfully I absolutely hated this movie, it was so bad it made the first one seem like The Dark Knight! Nicolas Cage needs a comeback big time....! As for the rest of those films yeah I agree they sucked as well.
  • http://twitter.com/AmenRaz Steve Speers
    i actually enjoyed Lockout and Alex Cross, Guy Pearce and Matthew Fox were fantastic in their roles and both movies done what they set out to do, entertain not win awards the rest of the list you were absolutely spot on
  • sina
    1.The avengers
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      oh my god! are you kidding me? The avengers was awesome! i saw a 3d midnight screening and loved it
  • http://twitter.com/davide_coppola Davide Coppola
    Looks like a good, ehm, I mean bad list to me :D
  • TheGhostOfGriffinMill
    This is how I knew LINCOLN - VAMPIRE HUNTER was a hall-of-fame suck-fest: my Netflix BD crapped out as the "story" was ramping up to the finale and my reaction was "Huh. Know what - I do not need to see the ending to this at all."
  • http://www.facebook.com/clea.milner Clea Milner
    I enjoyed Wrath of the Titans. It was better than the first one, at least. My friends and I enjoyed riffing on it. Great unintentional comedy!
  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.ringl.7 Mike Ringl
    I enjoyed Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Wrath of the Titans, I thought they were pretty solid movies.
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      i totaly agree with you
  • (not Mr., leave the formal add
    >>>>>#7. Red Dawn<<<<< Should have been #10 Never seen this remake, thank goodness. Unfortunately, saw the original and even other recent films with same idea, but different locations and enemies (like Aust. Teens fighting China troops). It was a horrible original, even then; who THE BLANK thought it make a good new one? The only reason I can think of for this original is to try to use in a larger scheme to brainwash the current youth that North Koreans can ever do bad to us, by scaring them into patriotism, with current North Korean situation and cooperation.
    • Joe
      It was China originally, not North Korea. Go watch it, it's actually pretty good.
  • DATDUDE
    what about Jack and Jill that was horrible.
  • DATDUDE
    sorry 2011 i guess it was so bad it made me stupid.
  • DATDUDE
    wrath of the titans was ok it wasnt the worst though.
  • http://www.facebook.com/darkitchayzzz Sla Sh
    Maybe your idea of a good film was like the borefest Hurt Locker.. I know battleship is somewhat corny, but I actually enjoyed it (does anyone enjoyed watching Hurt Locker?)
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      No lol. It was a borefest.
    • Greg dinskisk
      I also didn't enjoy Apocalypse Now. However, both are great films. Some films aren't meant for enjoyment.
    • RY33
      I did. That's an excellent movie.
    • Nothing
      I did. I am OK with Battleship but you can not compare real war with made up one, not to mention Jeremy Renner vs. Taylor Kitsch.
  • http://www.facebook.com/gvick3 Glenda Vick
    The Three Stooges was clean fun for me. Hard to find something like that anymore. Bad movie - Ted. Noone should be watching garbage like this.
  • http://www.facebook.com/gokul.play Goku Lan
    battle ship is one of the best........
  • Kaye
    I agree with the countdown list except for Red Dawn, simply because I haven't seen it yet... and I do want to. But I'll try to keep my expectations low. But I'm both confused and embarrassed that so many Dishonorable Mentions were movies that I genuinely enjoyed, haha. Lockout (not a masterpiece, but I was entertained), What to Expect When You're Expecting (I like RomComs...), The Devil Inside (I scare easily, and enjoy the documentary style filmmaking)... And I haven't seen but want to see Paranormal Activity 4, Silent Hill, and Playing for Keeps! Haha, oh well.
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      i've seen red dawn. it's got plenty of action and i quite enjoyed it
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Tammy-Teegen/100000960890129 John Tammy Teegen
    alex cross was awesome!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Tammy-Teegen/100000960890129 John Tammy Teegen
    abe lincoln was pretty good too!
  • http://www.facebook.com/weames Wayne Eames
    Except for "That's my Boy" you're bang on!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=601725305 Jeff Rittenour
    ridiculous list...
    • http://www.facebook.com/alex.carvajal.5076 Alex Carvajal
      Very well sir, we respect your opinion... can you show us your top 10 worst movies of 2012? So we can have a nice and respectful chat
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
        Dark Knight Rises, Twilight and such would be on there. But you know what wouldn't be on there? Wrath of the Titans or Vampire hunter. It's like you didn't even SEE the movies, you just went off reviews and hate bandwagons.
  • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
    abe lincoln, battleship and wrath of the titans aren't bad. I didn't mind any of those 3
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      Agreed. People are just on hate bandwagons. Where the fuck is Twilight?
      • http://www.facebook.com/alex.carvajal.5076 Alex Carvajal
        OMG totally truth! where the hell are those goddamn sparkling b*tches
      • Ghoul
        Twilight's too easy to pick on. If everyone just agreed, comments wouldn't be worth reading.
        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
          3DD is too easy. Twilight is widely hated, but it's fair game. We should all hate DKR, it was fucking terrible. Bad pacing, Bad script, but story, TONS OF LOOP HOLES. Such a stupid film.
  • Knittingarch
    Eh, I loved Battleship and Ghost Rider. So campy and ridiculous! I think people with no sense of humor go to see these films and expect them to be serious endeavours. I laughed throughout both of these films, and got decidedly dirty looks from people around me who thought they were supposed to be "art."
  • melon
    Where is prometheus? it should've taken the whole podium....
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      prometheus had lots of plot holes, but that doesnn't make it a terrible film. I loved the alien franchise (not 4 though) and i quite enjoyed the prequel
  • anonyma
    shut up battleship was good and dark shadows
  • FlackStar
    LoL the main reason i read articles about the worst movies is its funny to see the seething pain of someone who watches a movie with such strong preconceptions of how it should be they kill any chance of it being good. don't get me wrong there are a few stinkers in the list like with most lists but they are not as bad when taken into perspective and when one removes themselves and their own images of being a struggling writer from the picture to give the movie a more unbiased opinion. :-)
  • Haters gonna hate
    Sadly Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 isn't here.
  • Daniel
    Why is Lockout in the honorable mentions list, that was easily the most enjoyable of all the movies here.
  • Averno
    I liked Abraham Licoln Vampire Hunter and for me Battleship wasn' t so bad. Skyfall and looper were worts than those two
  • Evan Bolick
    How in the world did this author include "charisma" and Transformers in the same sentence?
  • Cam
    Adam Sandler is still getting paid for this shit ?
  • Tadtouchywpgsunis
    Any movie with Adam Sandler in it is always a Stinker.
  • http://www.facebook.com/Mattkind Matthew Hickman
    Left out The Dark Knight Rises
  • http://www.facebook.com/twopoundradio Jess Hurley
    ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER is actually number 3 on my BEST list. I think anyone that hated this movie and tried to explain why failed miserably. I do think a lot of people seem to be disappointed with the fact that it wasn't the 90's version of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and rather both Benjamin Walker and Mary Elizabeth Winstead put on breathtaking performances. There is also a deeper meaning to the movie that I think anyone who only watched it once missed. I think over time it will gain a cult following.
    • http://www.directorscutmovies.com/ Jack Dignan
      yeah i loved it too
  • Mark in Omaha
    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World?
  • Jordan Zimmerman
    Three Stooges was hilarious. Otherwise, a good list.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
    Why is Abraham Lincoln or Wrath on here? They were like 6/7 out of 10s at least. I can think of far worst movies. Twilight anyone?
    • Victor Sullivan
      I enjoyed Red Dawn. The effects were amazing and overall just an intense movie. Three stooges was so funny, great representation of the classics. I agree battleship had some SERIOUS plot problems. Wrath is not even close to the worst movie. The worst movie should have absolutely nothing good about it. *cough* Twilight *cough*
  • dumb critics
    Yall are dumb this is the dumbest list ever these movies are decent.
    • Greg dinskisk
      Grammar have we Americans good in here.
  • Victor Sullivan
    The Dark Night Rises was amazing. Executed well and mind blowing. I guess you got confused because of your lack of understanding of the batman trilogy. So stop slamming it without having a reason for not liking it.
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      Who here bashed it? And that movie was the worst of the trilogy and both ASM and Avengers were far better. That movie was worse than half the movies on this list. It had like 800 plotholes, OBVIOUS plot holes I might add. It was poorly paced.
  • NotAViking
    Sure, Lucas hasn't been responsible for a good movie in ages, but at least he knows the difference between "reins" and "reigns."
  • http://www.facebook.com/sully343 Sullivan Richard
    What about The Darkest Hour by Chris Gorak... That was REALLY bad.
  • http://twitter.com/MASTERandRULER Master and Ruler
    That's my Boy is f^cking hilarious. Ethan will never be a film maker with such awful taste, but hey I guess it's easier to hit a bullseye at an easy target, so attack the comedy because joy and people laughing is not something AMerica should take seriously. F.U.
  • Demon Inside
    Let's just say this filler piece was a bomb from the start. Really, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 10 ten worst movie this year? Give a break, did you even try, or did you just pick your least favorite of the 15 movies you saw this year. If you want give an objective opinion you have start by liking cinema and just enjoying a story for what it is not what you expect it to be.
  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.tkachuk.5 Christopher Tkachuk
    Sorry, but Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was head and shoulders above every other movie on this list. There was some cheese to it, but overall it was exactly what it was supposed to be: adding in vampires and vampire hunting into the legend of Abraham Lincoln, and giving alternate reasonings for some of his biggest career decisions. Surprised the mess that is Twilight isn't on here (and yes, I have seen both).
  • http://www.facebook.com/ingrid.sealkeir Ingrid Melissa Seal Keir
    I do not agree that Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter or Battleship should be on this list. I loved both movies!
  • movie lover
    Who finances these movies? I would like to borrow a few million. They must be crack heads.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell
    I saw Ghost Rider and couldn't believe how bad it was. It makes Clash of the Titans and Battle Ship and it makes those look like classic Oscar material. How can Hollywood screw up so many times?
  • bumboclot
    Come on, Taken 2 was so much worse than any of these. The shaky cam was vomit inducing. The action scenes were so ridiculous they wouldn't even work in a cartoon. The daughter throwing grenades randomly around the city! The kidnappers let their prisoner KEEP A F'N CELL PHONE!!!! Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter looked like a documentary compared to that turd.
  • Funk10
    At the end of the day, how good or bad a movie is... comes down to nothing more than one persons opinion. Just because the guy who came up with this list thinks Wrath of the Titans was a horrible movie doesn't mean myself or anyone else does. I've been watching sci fi movies my entire life (37yrs). I truly enjoyed Wrath of the Titans and Battleship! It's fiction, make believe... we go to see movies like these to be escape reality for a while and to see great special effects... not to see Hamlet! I mean do you remember the 80's??? Take movies for what they are...
  • http://viewster.com/ Viewster
    I can't imagine how they got this idea of Linkoln and vampires! it's so brain-crushing)
  • http://twitter.com/NateEuclid ManwithdafantasyLIST
    the writer is nuts red tails, Alex Cross, and battle ship should be taken off the list
  • Moreno
    I thought battle ship, red tails, thats my boy, wrath of the titans, were good movies. The rest I agree were not that good.
  • Moreno
    Red dawn was also good, I think you guys should get more opinions then a few dudes..not everyone feels the same way
  • http://www.facebook.com/dominik.franko.3 Dominik Franko
    Piranha 3DD, this movie is funny, and just because is short I would watch it again just for fun. I am Marvel fun - bot Ghost Rider was terrible, and special effects was all easy to read. Battleship is good action movie, but the anchor scene is bit out of my mind, is this even possible?!
  • http://www.facebook.com/synystererge Seth Colp
    i enjoyed wrath of the titans even if its a sequel to a remake who cares?
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-DeWitt/1354140669 Jeff DeWitt
    There was a sort of low budget takeoff of "Battleship" called "American Warships". It was obviously low budget, with second (or third) rate special effects, but it didn't take itself seriously and was a lot of fun. They also came up with a creative way to explain why the ship had the signs that a ship turned into a museum would have. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2175927/
  • patrios
    OK wrath of the titans was not bad actually sure there were problems but it was a good movie
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Dalton/100002496241994 Michael Dalton
    Hmmm, this is a pretty obvious list. It's like a warm up to the Razzie nominations which, like this list, will rip up the remakes and sequels. Where's Cosmopolis, J. Edgar, To Rome With Love, The Descendants, Like Crazy, Contraband, The Rum Diary, ATM, Man On A Ledge, W.E., Snow White & The Huntsman....
    • Greg dinskisk
      Many of those were from last year... The Descendants and Like Crazy were, for instance, and were fantastic. Same with Cosmopolis, one of my favorites of this year (just put out my order on Amazon, actually). SW&TH was... odd. I don't know. No real feelings towards it. Also, The Rum Diary, J. Edgar, and W.E. were also last year.
  • tommyk
    I enjoyed the Lincoln vamp hunter
  • Signed, aTrillOGnamedSMB
    Yall some fucking haters redtails was tight as fuck! What the fuck do you have to hate on everything for! you fucking no good pussy bitch critics, what the fuck is a critic? a person paid to talk shit about somebody elses job, get a real job and then you'll see what it feels like to have everyone criticize yo shit
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017222425 Victor E Sandoval
    I didn't think Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter was going to be that bad. Considering that it knows it is Fully aware of the dumb premise. And Resident Evil retribution shouldn't have been a dishonorable mention, because it should have made the list of shitty films. Those shit sucking, hacks should have stopped a long time ago. It's 1 thing to make a bad movie come up but its for worse to Be persistent with it. And they are butchering a good source material from a great video game series. I hope they suffer for it. It should have been made the list because is it is just passed off as a design will mention then people won't think it's that bad even though it really is. And that is why they keep making more movies out their ass.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017222425 Victor E Sandoval
    Also I wouldn't put the Three Stooges on that list. I mean sure the antics and jokes could have been watched on YouTube and jackass, but I really appreciated the actors efforts in reenacting the Three Stooges. In my eyes it was flawless and they tried really hard. And to me that's what matters.
  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.winn.18 Jason Winn
    THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
      Are you retarded? No... probably a Batman fanboy who likes The Dark Shit Rises. That horrible steaming fart pile was way worse than ASM. You need to grow up.
  • guywithopinion
    I found red tails mediocre, not terrible. Red Dawn was boss, and deserves props for, in my opinion, being better than the original. As for three stooges, come on, are you seriously using youtube as a reason that it sucked. These three were easily replaceable by twilight, lockout, and Prometheus.
  • louie
    Yo fuck this guy! Red Tails was one of the best movies i've ever seen.
    • http://www.facebook.com/gshauger Geoffrey Shauger
      So you've only seen one movie then
  • oblivion_master
    dishonorable mentions...RESIDENT EVIL!?!?! RESIDENT EVIL IS THE BEST GAME EVER SO THE MOVIES IF YOU LIKE THEN OR NOT ARE FAMOUS AND AWESOME TOO, IF YOU TELL ME IM WRONG YOU ARE LYING BECAUSE YOU KNOW ITS THE BEST GAME EVER MADE SO ERASE THAT FROM DISHONORABLE MENTIONS
  • TravisF
    You have absolutely no idea what your talking about when I watched Abraham Lincoln the vampire slayer it was amazing and lots of action!! It is actually one of my favorite movies... Also Battleship was pretty awesome too. This list is completely opinionated.
  • Thomas
    who made this list simon cowell?? thats my boy was amazing red dawn was pretty decent and ab lincoln vamp hunter was awesome!! dude clearly u didnt watch some of the very horrible movies of 2012 lol but i agree with the rest on ur list ghost rider 2 was complete shit!!
  • PunkCoreM
    In no particular order: Piranha 3DD Gone Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Project X Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Man on a Ledge Underworld: Awakening Snow White and the Huntsmen The Devil Inside This Means War
  • Benjamin Charles
    The guy that wrote this garbage is not of common man... his tastes are far from what the general public, regular joe blow expects.... Ethan Anderton.. You sire are a tool...
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tony-Young/100002527412596 Tony Young
    I agree Wrath Of The Titans was not a good film, but at least it was watchable. Ghost Rider Spirit Of Vengeance was a total joke and an insult to a great comic book character. I wouldn't buy that film if I saw it in the $5 bargain bin. What a piece of crap!
  • http://twitter.com/OhHeyJere Jeremy Head
    I think Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a decent movie and I enjoyed Wrath of the Titans. And also Battleship is not nearly as bad as everyone says it its, it's certainly no worse than the atrocious Transformers series. Other than those yeah these are terrible movies.
  • TheMovieLover
    No "Worst of 2012" list is legitimate unless Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is included. At WORST, the 10 films listed above are mediocre and lazy, which doesn't make it the WORST of anything, except maybe effort.
  • Ashley
    I thought most of these movies were pretty good.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000324913998 Jim Yundt
    Where is Melancholia on this list. I lasted 1/2 an hour then walked out..
  • Kraftdinner
    You forgot the cabin in the woods.. That one really sucked
    • Nothing
      Cabin in the woods got 92% on RT.
  • Gmatos78
    Some of you movie critics really have no idea what you are talking about. First of all, real criticism is not, should not be subjective or opinionated. I agree Battleship was not a great movie, but it definitely was not as bad as you make it out to be. It was actually quite entertaining and there ARE some very cool and well done references to the board game. The aliens' "bombs", for example, look like the red and white pegs used in the board game and the way they "stick" to the target and "burrow down" is reminiscent of the action of placing the red or white peg in the corresponding peg-hole. You say the aliens had no real purpose? I don't think you actually saw the movie. The alien design is very realistic, in other words, I can actually believe these aliens could actually have evolved on a planet very similar to ours. The space(water)ships are absolutely fantastic and mysterious, albeit a bit unrealistic, especially the size of the last one. The internets should really start to distinguish between real critics and whiny fanboys.
  • jamie
    most of these movies are not that bad at all actually they could've put The watch in there it was terrible. Battleship had great scenes and payed A TON of respect to our war veterans. Red Dawn was a great movie I was a fan of the original and I think the remake was just as good. I also thought Abe played a great part in his vampire slaying adventures it was funny yet it kept you drawn in with the suspense. bottom line I don't think these guys are very good movie critics they miss the big picture with these films.
  • http://twitter.com/run2riot steven moreland
    I agree with some of these like Battleship, lol. How many movies can you possibly make about giant robots? It's become so laughable that they shouldn't make another. Lincoln, Ghost Rider, Red dawn were ALL watchable movies and entertaining. You have to take them for what they are escapism. 3 Stooges was bad. I mean Larry David who played the nun was funnier than any stooge in the movie. And Piranha? Who would even give this a minute of their time?
  • ej
    twilight is missing..
  • RY33
    Actually the only one of these movies that I saw was "Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter" but virtually every complaint about that movie I apply to the worst film I saw in 2012 and that was "Dark Knight Rises".
  • http://www.facebook.com/prizlurcrunniss Morris Mo Findley
    I disagree with this a lot! Having watched almost all of the films of 2012 i can tell you that there where films so much more terrible than these... Bourne legacy for example, and to be honest I actually really enjoyed Ghost Rider, That's my Boy and Wrath of the Titans... Just my opinion...
  • LightenUp
    Normally I don't care about the reviews I read, I take them all with less than a grain of salt. For some reason I feel compelled to add my 2¢ on behalf of the films that were wrongfully placed on this list. Some of the films were intended to be campy and lighthearted while others were for pure entertainment and time killers. You trash some of the acting which is not warranted just because you dislike the movie. (These people are actors and the majority of them delivered their lines like they were supposed to or how they saw fit, if anyone's at fault it would rest on the hands of the director). I, myself, don't like some of these movies and wouldn't give them a second look as to have them in my collection; however, not all of them on the list deserve to be rated as the worst of the year because even though they may not be of great caliber I would not change the channel if I found them on TV with nothing else to watch. If you want to rate the worst movies of the year rate the ones that didn't make the top 10... Either that or change the title to "The Best of the Worst Movies of the Year." That would make this list more justifiable... You know, as a matter of fact, that was just my biggest gripe that compelled me to comment. The fact that the title of the article is misleading. So case in point, you should do one of two things 1. Change the headline to the best of the worst of 2012 2. Actually watch the movies that didn't make it onto the radar and rate those I know it's easy to talk about the movies listed because they were at the top of the box office at one point and you had high hopes for one or more of them but you should really be more unbiased and be more honest with yourself. That's how a good article is made. I actually ended the seriousness at #2, this is just me poking with a stick. :P
  • Chris
    The only one of these I saw was wrath of the titans but I fell asleep in the first 10 Mins and woke up during the credits so technically I didn't see it despite paying for 3d. But 1 movie I did see was savages. And I really liked it until the end when Oliver stone lost his testicles and made two endings. I would have been okay with either one had there only been one. He cheated the audience as if watching a film and the main character wakes up from a Dream and none of it really happened. Savages worst film for me.
  • Finn
    You forgot Project X, is number 1 on my list for worst movie of the year anyway.
  • Longshanks
    Wrath Of The Titan actually wasn't as bad as people make it out to be,and was a lot better than the first one.
  • sherlock115
    John Carter
  • tiimmsimagenarium
    They left out the virtually pointless and incoherent Cloud Atlas, the abysmal Skyfall (with one of the worst soundtracks and bond girl ever featured in the history of bond), the insanely over-rated, and again pointless sci-fi not so mind-bending, Looper (I personally just wanted the over-blown 'suddenly I have a conscience' killer-protagonists to die from the beginning, and they died in the end anyway).
    • http://twitter.com/Razorbath Alien Cyborg Fetus
      Couldn't follow cloud atlas? Stay in the shallow end you'll be fine.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1216085612 Yannick Messaoud
    I liked Alex Cross the vilain was insane i tried to watch wrath of the titans twice and could not get pass the 20 minutes mark, the movie is boring has hell. Pirannha 3DD was a complete wast of time and a total bore.
  • http://www.facebook.com/trevor.brooks.58 Trevor Brooks
    That's my boy was One of Adam Sandler's best movies so go to hell I own battle ship and that looks like a good movie and wrath of the titans was a good movie but not as good as clash of the titans and I never seen any of the other movies they all don't have to be block busters to be good movies thank you very much
  • Moviecritic
    I really love Wrath of the Titans and i hate a website like this who's destroying films image. This website is bullshit, i know that no one in this website can make a movie which is better than the said top 10 worst movie. Worst website ever :P
  • CK
    I loved Vampire Hunter and Battleship! Great entertainment.
  • Brittany Haas
    Oh, calm down. We don't need people fighting. Am I the only one who remembered that this was originally about Battleship? (By the way she said red and blonde hair was "traditionally" on a white woman, she didn't say it always ways. She just meant red-heads and blondes are usually naturally grown on white women. I think some people took it the wrong way.)
  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.stanheight Mark Stanheight
    silent hill 2, resident evil retribution..................
  • http://www.facebook.com/TheAmericanDeadman Christopher Perry
    So, while I agree with maybe 2 or 3 of your choices, I gather that anything from Disney or Lifetime made your Best of 2012 list because you clearly have no taste and don't like to just sit and be entertained beyond the reality we live in.
  • http://www.facebook.com/dewayne.cumbie Dewayne Cumbie
    Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter was awesome and during that scene when their is no fighting with the vampires but just the war itself was really good because the guy who played Lincoln did a really good job of portraying him. The three stooges was funny but the scenes with the babies and the lion were awesome. That's my boy was hilarious and hell Vanilla Ice was funny as hell in it. Wrath of the titans was decent and ghost rider 2 was weird. I have not seen the rest.
  • FUCKYOU
    the idiot who wrote this list is obviously an obnoxious arrogant twat who should spend more time watching movies and enjoying than being a nitpicking asshole!
  • CV2012
    Personally, I loved Resident Evil: Retribution. It's 2,3,4 that I didn't care for. They were ok, but no match for the first one.
  • zaz_cag
    The color red had a bad year in movie titles, including "John Carter", which didn't even mention the red colored planet in its title.
  • MovieAficionado
    None of you know anything about movies lol All of this is just clearly you sticking your nose up at movies that people enjoyed so you could be pretentious and different. Whats even more astounding is the list of "dishonorable mentions" were 20 times WORSE than the movies you listed. Good job, Siskel and Ebert you are not.
  • KR
    Ha…One of Tyler Perry's few attempts of being the Lead Actor in a movie that isn't Madea and he gets nominated for Worst Actor. That guy needs to quit acting…I can't believe this guy is rich. Also, people need to stop supporting Adam Sandler Movies..Don't understand why people continue to pay and watch his "recent" movies. He hasn't released a good movie in Years!
  • MovieCriticsAreDumb
    I loved the three stooges movie!
  • Lothaer
    Able Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was awesome who ever wrote this is clearly biased but i agree with Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, The Three Stooges, That's My Boy and Wrath of the Titans they all sucked. Adam Sandler needs to go back to his Billy Madison/Little Nicky roots.
  • CBabyyyy
    Red tails and wrath of the titans were siiiiiick. I loved those movies. If you thought titans was bad then you obviously didnt watch it in IMAX or blu ray. And red tails, I guess that's just me, I really enjoyed that movie
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joseph-Mummerth/1813750127 Joseph Mummerth
    sorry , but the three stooges does not belong on this list ! very well done film , and any stooges fan worth his weight in cream pies and ball peen hammers would know this !
  • RealityCheck
    I'm currently watching That's My Boy for the 50th time. And I find the crude, stupid humor very South Parkish and love it. To each their own. Everybody is so mad and overly judgemental about every movie nowadays, at least i know I can appreciate movies for what they are. Not every movie is meant to be the ultimate comedy or ultimate blockbuster.
  • RealityCheck
    And oh yeah. Vanilla Ice, come on, gotta love that haha
  • RealityCheck
    And the 80's sound track. Lol I swear I'm done. Now good day to all you fine people!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000171352352 Elana Slesnick
    What about John Carter?! That movie was absolutely horrible!
  • http://www.facebook.com/dougdaniel2188 Daniel Douglas
    I really enjoyed battleship
  • http://www.facebook.com/kserenyi Kenneth Serenyi
    You forgot Prometheus! One of the biggest piles of s#*t to come out in a long time! Makes no sense when you think back on it...
  • Bud Raymond
    I actually enjoyed Vampire Hunter. It was a silly action movie that definitely did not take itself seriously. How could it possibly be serious? You saying it was trying to be historical fiction?
  • shaunh66
    One of the worst lists ive ever seen, lincoln was a great film for what it was and so was battleship, try and realise that some films are just ment to be fun and action packed. you want a candidate for worste film of all time try watch "skyline" and tell me that shouldnt be in there
  • http://www.facebook.com/neil.mcrae.71 Neil McRae
    Three Stooges was a lot of fun and the dude playing Moe was especially spot on. I wouldn't mind a follow-up.
  • SaintMarx
    Dark Knight. Soulless, awful, depressing, and even the actors seem bored.
  • Jumpy Spider
    'Snow White and the Huntsman' was plain awful and looked like it was shot in a hastily erected forest on a stage and an underfunded CGI studio. The magic mirror only did its thing once. That scene where they're on horses, galloping on a beach towards the castle was either set on the world's longest beach or the shot was on loop. But the worst film of 2012/all time? 'Keith Lemon: The Film'. Actually maybe it got really good after we left after twenty minutes. Maybe... but the reviews suggest otherwise.
  • Rama
    you forgot Resident Evil Retribution.!!Good list tho
  • chuck
    why do these people criticise movies that aren't meant t be taken seriously, like for real old man
  • randomguyisrandom
    i kinda think the person giving his opinion on the films is a jaded self important jackass but to each there own
  • randomguyisrandom
    most of the movies they listed were bad but battleship was just a typical action film and calling adam sandler a man child is well kinda rude i find him to be a decent actor though he hasnt made any good films lately but thats my boy had some seriously funny moment who ever makes these reviews needs to get off his high horse and if he knows so much about making good movies why isnt he in hollywood? this is less a review and more him flaming movies that he/she found uninteresting a review is explaining why something is bad not simply calling someone a man child and saying you dislike his humor thats your opinion not an overview of what made the movie bad or good. ps red tails really was disappointing
  • randomguyisrandom
    also cant help but feel like they gave red dawn a bad review simply cause they dont like remakes i mean literally only thing they complain about other then the fact its an "unnecessary remake" is the ending was anticlimactic seriously its an action film remake and who cares if the actors are new it takes all kinds asshole. at least if nothing else i didnt have to watch brad pitt play the same character with the same attitude in yet another movie. wtb actual reviews not burn blogs kk
  • randomguyisrandom
    @ kento um aliens attacking earth when they recieve a signal from our planet is a nonsensical plot um dont we send signals out into space with the hope of finding life how is that nonsensical and what part of the movie could be done on a board game all of your points seem like they arent very well thought out also not entirely sure you know what jingoistic garbage even means really i wonder if you even watched it or just acted like a jaded moron when you flamed it on these comments either way id say it was a typical action movie with virtually no basis in reality like a good action movie should be and that it had decent actors and even a decent amount of humor. oh btw i really loved ho0w patriotic it was that it was a movie about every country doing military training together well anyway guys im sure kento will use more words he doesnt know the meaning of but im gonna get back to what i was doing :D
  • randomguyisrandom
    buy yourself a dictionary and look up jingoistic you jaded uneducated loser
    • ForwardEarth
      Are you being purposely hypocritical?
  • randomguyisrandom
    also your novelty site sucks
  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.siemon1 Robert Siemon
    First of all, I never wanted to watch Redtails, But I did, and it was way better then I thought it was going to be. I would of enjoyed some more "dog fighting" but what can you do. Added bonus that Daniela Ruha (NCIS: LA) was in the film! Battleship was pretty good. I didn't watch it having supper high expectations, but I was entertained. And when you watch a movie that's what matters. I love a film that's littered with CGI, I think that's second most important thing to having a good movie, first being a good story/script. Spirit of Vengeance was godawful worst I subjected my parents to watching it. The acting was bad, the cgi was lack-luster, and the story/script was just supper bad! only part that was interesting was when he controlled the digger as the ghost rider. But when he did that lunch forward motion, aggg. If you want to talk about a movie with bad acting. I dare you to watch "jose and the pussycats." That was literally the first movie I've ever walked out on. I love Rachael lee Cook. But her acting was really bad in that movie. Thankfully I didn't have to pay a dime for that movie as I saw it on base when I was still in the marines.
  • Jack Deth
    'Red Tails' is the first of what will be a money saving trend in film making and Hollywood for years to come. Having a mediocre at best cast playing second fiddle and servicing Special Effects. Instead of the other way around. This also saves money for supposed writers. Why have dialogue when you can have cool explosions? The Tuskegee Airmen deserve far better!
  • X54
    the three stooges was funny as hell. i'm a big fan and i thought the movie did a great job in bringing to life the classic comdey that i grew up watching. anyone who did not like this movie is not a real fan of the stooges.
  • http://www.facebook.com/ClaritySailingAdventures Mike Barnett
    To say that Battleship was even worse than Red Dawn is like trying to compare donkey crap and mule crap. Oh, wait... your job IS tougher than I thought!!
  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffILoveLucy21 Jeff Gosselin
    I am disagree with you for the movies "Abraham Lincoln, Battleship, Ghost Rider and even Piranha"...So, looks like nobody have seen the movie "Red Light", I was the only one to see "Really the Worst Movie of the Year 2012"...I will add on my list "Wrath of the Titans", "Detention" and even "Brave"...The movie "Brave" should be one of the worst Animation Movie ever made...
  • John
    You lost me near the end when you said a worse film than Cloud Atlas.
  • goFUKurrSELF
    The Raven, Wrath of the Titans, Dark Shadows and Taken II, were all fucking great. Everyone i know that has seen them loved all of them. You guys suck at this!!! I dont give a fuck what the box office says, 98% of the mass audience are fucking idiots with bad taste anyways, so fuck box office results. I like movies that entertain, simple as that. And so do most of my friends, and those flicks i mentioned were received well among my peers and i.
  • Chuck
    I haven't seen none of the above... and pretend not to...
  • MainFragger
    Personally, I felt like Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter should have had a more seriously told and better told story. The movie over all was too campy and goofy for me. I wanted a serious battle vs. scary vampires movie, instead I got Abe vs. the three stooges with fangs.
  • http://www.facebook.com/Mercurio64bit Mercurio Osterman
    No mention of Snow White and the Huntsmen (boring to an extreme degree and any movie that makes Charlize Theron look bad by having her yell the entire time she is onscreen with awkward writing and editing, deserves top mention for worst film of the year)? Easily worse than every film you list except maybe the Ghost Rider sequel (if I'd known it was from the team that brought us Crank, my hopes would have been in the ground long before I tried watching that abomination). My only other problem with this list is Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which I had a lot of fun with.
  • jjkelley
    I agree with maybe 7 out of the 10.I thought Andy Sandburg was awesome in thats my boy. Vampire Hunter was, for me, very entertaining. And i saw battleship on memorial day. I almost yelled MERICA in the theater.
  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.polcin Karen Polcin
    Um, I loved the majority of these movies...
  • http://www.facebook.com/Astrochi Stephen Christena
    Did you see Iron Sky? How that film was ever made is beyond my comprehension.
  • http://www.facebook.com/andrew.boucher.104 Andrew Boucher
    The Devil Inside is quite possibly the worst movie I've seen my entire life. There's simply no third act! As soon as you even start to care about what's happening to the characters, the movie ends. A website does not count as an ending. I don't understand how a movie with such a phenomenal trailer could be so bad. Every scene in the trailer scared the piss out of me and when it was shown in the movie I laughed at it.
  • Carl Shearing
    Not liking The Three Stooges is fine, but this line: " ..failed to recognize that Jackass and YouTube already have the market cornered with stupid slapstick moments, and artificial use of such comedy just doesn't work anymore." That's ludicrous. Since we can see someone falling down on Youtube means pratfall comedy is dead? The attitude boggles my mind.
  • http://www.facebook.com/ThomasWolfGutierrez Thomas Wolf Gutierrez
    the guy who wrote this obviously is retarded
  • Joey
    The Man With The Iron Fists was pretty goddamn awful.
  • Who Me
    Honestly, Abe Lincoln VH was at least had uniqueness going for it. The 3 Stooges I could not even bring myself to watch. The Red Tails was already told in the far superior Tuskeegee Airman. The rest I haven't seen and probably won't watch on cable.
  • Jack
    Avengers should have been number one. That steaming pile of shit was so boring and the dialogue was atrocious.
    • mike
      Saying the Avengers was a piece of shit doesn't make you cool! That was the greatest Super Hero movie ever! You need to get away from star bucks and your fellow writers and live a little
  • Battleship
    not all of these movies sucked some where actually pretty good.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=21719100 Brady Simpson
    Whoa whoa whoa!!!!!!! You all must be crazy to not include the Expendables 2 in the number #1 spot of terrible movies! Absolutely the worst movie I've ever seen.
  • James Brown
    BAIT 3D .... Enough said!
  • Jacques L David
    Loved most of these movies. I never listen to you nay sayers. You wouldn't know how to enjoy a movie if was givin' you a bl... You now what I mean.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1361962696 Aundria Cooper Premo
    Loved Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!! And Battleship surprised me! I'm not a fan of that genre, but I enjoyed it! For your dishonorable mentions, I really disagree! Loved Dark Shadows, in fact bought it! And also enjoyed The Raven! There, I feel better now!
  • maygan1017
    I know it's not in your top 10, but it was in your "dishonerable mention" list, Here Comes The Boom! Yes it was definitely predictable, but it was cute, funny (without being that embarrassing humor that just makes you cringe), had great music (I'm a rock fan to the core), and was good and appropriate for ALL ages!! It had a complete developed plot, a feel good message without being sappy, and it had rewatchability(not as good as some obvious others of 2012 but still)!
  • maygan1017
    And I can't believe this movie was NOT on your list, even in the dishonerable mention, Magic Mike!! I put this movie on the same level as The Three Stooges, both were so hard to sit through and not walk out of the theatre. Yes, I am a straight female, and yes the only good part of that movie was the hot guys, but no matter how hot they were not enough to save that movie! Take away the hot guys and the dancing and what are you left with? You're left with an extremely undeveloped plot, just when you thought oooh finally some plot, he just walks out and it ends, and not to mention he falls in love with a girl that says a total of about 2 complete sentences the whole movie! It was horrible, how does no one else realize this!!
  • epictoads
    Where is Resident Evil: Retribution?
  • Anonymous
    Where's Brave and Lockout on the list? Brave was Pixar's worst film yet. It had a disappointing storyline, and the gags felt pretty tired. Most Pixar films the whole family can enjoy, but Brave seemed like it was simply made for the children in mind. Also, the damn trailers gave away so much that there wasn't a point to seeing that movie. From watching only the last half hour, I didn't miss a single thing. That may make my opinion invalid to some of you, but I was able to put two and two together very quickly, which left me less than enthused with Brave. It was overrated and it frustrated me as to how low Pixar went in terms of standards. Lockout was just plain garbage with cheesy CGI, lifeless acting, and a nonsensical story. Guy Pearce looked bored in that movie, which prevented him from pulling off the type of role that you'd see Bruce Willis play. This movie would be much better if it was a documentary about the NBA lockout. Maybe then might we see Kobe Bryant and LeBron James shooting hoops in space. That thought is already more entertaining than the 95 minutes I wasted watching that mess. Man on a Ledge should also be on the list for how inane, illogical, stale, and silly it all was. With a contrived plot, a tone that took itself way too seriously, and a premise stretched too thin, that movie was just dead on arrival. And honorable mention goes to Dark Shadows for being yet another visually glitzy but hollow and soulless creation from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp.
    • Seth1789110
      Brave was Pixar's worst movie... but it's still a Pixar movie, and far better than most of the movies on this list. It was like, a C at best. And that's saying something.
      • Josh
        No, Brave was just horrible all-around. My kids couldn't even sit through it.
  • dean
    How Bucky Larson Pornstar manages to elude these lists astounds me.
  • JChase.msu
    "#6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" - This came out in 2011, not 2012. Still... it was likely bad enough to be considered one of the worst movies of 2012, despite it was released the previous year.
  • Stephen Andrews
    I liked AL Vampire Hunter. It was like a breath of fresh air from Twilight giving vampires a good name again lol And it might just be me, but I actually thought Three Stooges was funny. It was a nice homage to the old Stooges and each played their characters well. Scratch those two off the list for me and put Resident Evil and Silent Hill there and you might have a solid list.
  • adam
    After reading the reviews and seeing in what order you put these movies I know not to take this site seriously on helping me decide any future movies I should see hahahahaha...
  • Sasquatch
    You forgot Prometheus. What a predictable and stupid movie.
  • Bearr
    "...half the skill and none of the charisma of Bay's films..." I wish you'd started with this one so I wouldn't have had to read the rest. Anyone who thinks those films displayed any kind of skill or charisma is not someone who's opinion I'm interested in hearing.
    • mike
      You are in the minority because Bay's films rake in the money! You're going to tell me how shallow I am, but the business of Hollywood is to make money! I've been reading people's comments and somehow you cats never think an indie film is trash! Most of those films are boring, and are just being made so Hollywood Elites can pretend they are deep and brooding! Almost every time I throw on one of those abortions I get from Netflix I want to cut my wrist!
  • Bill
    This is not a good list, it just picks famous movies that didn't live up to the hype there are way way WAY worse movies that came out that no one remembers
  • The Angry bird
    Sounds like the author of the article is just an angry little girl about movies. Watch it, either enjoy it or hate it. Keep it to your self cuz most of the movies mentioned i enjoyed. Its a movie, not a life and death situation. Deal with it.
  • JapanIrish Samurai
    HOW COULD YOU NOT LIKE THE FUCKING STOOGES???? ARE YOU BLOODY DAFT, MAN???
  • getaclue
    #1. Wrath of the Titans......... are you kidding me?? this movie is way better than Alot others in 2012. one of which is #6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance....
  • http://testosteron-store.com/49-testosteron-kaufen Franziska Böhmer
    The Three Stooges are really nice ... i love them!!!
  • SpartacusMars
    Wrath of the Titans was excellent. *MUCH* better than Clash. #1 should have been Prometheus.
    • Guest
      Actually, my favourite film is Ultraviolet - that ruled.
    • fionaflowers
      Go away
      • fionaflowers
        Oh my God. You are a disgusting misogynist racist. You have used your "real" account to post that by accident. You repluse me and the moderators as well as everyone else will see who is the repulsive troll.
        • Guest
          Now I'm confused.
          • fionaflowers
            Stop following me you misogynist racist scum
        • fionaflowers
          How can you write this stuff?????????? POLICE please moderators.
  • http://twitter.com/kymoDragon Ky♏ }o{{19}}---^
    I DON'T Care what anyone says... BAttleship was good. Just because its based on a board game doesn't make it bad. Inspiration for any form of story comes from anywhere. I even have a poem sort of based on borad games but its about life... and one that's supposed to be about spies but reads more like I purposely included all the superhero names. you can look on here for my reviews (though there are 1 or 2 movies I have yet to see and a few of them were the only ones that I found interesting to see in the summer
  • SS1CK
    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was an AWESOME movie!!!! How can you even think about putting this on your list. It is a full on action packed adventure. The acting was fine, the plot fine, the script fine & every other label critics use to classify a category. All fine. IT'S A MOVIE!!! a good action & adventure movie. Although, I do agree Battleship was a terrible movie. I wish I can get my money back on that one.
  • http://www.facebook.com/danny.sackett.16 Danny Sackett
    there is no way that battleship and ghost rider are better movies then wrath of the titans. The original is good because it's nostalgic; it doesn't have particularly good acting or a particular good plot. The bottom line is you don't like greek mythology; just leave it at that. And Vampire Hunter was a fun movie. Also I'm guessing you are a big twilight fan since that isn't on your list.
    • Ghoul
      Or, Twilight's just a lazy choice. Most people know it sucks; we don't need it pointed out to us for the eighty-millionth time.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
    lol Saying Wrath of the Titans is worse than Pirahnna 3DD is absolute bullshit. Where is The Dark Knight Rises? It's worse than Vampire Hunter or Wrath. At least those films didn't have plot holes as big as the sun. 800 sun sized plot holes I might add.
    • mike
      You need to put the pipe down! Rises was a good not great movie! The 2cnd installment was good not great! Saying Vampire hunter is a better movie makes think back to the days I took acid and went to the movies
  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.case Julian A. Case
    Your probably the worst critic EVER. P.S. Learn to spell.
  • Blade31
    I agree,Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter was actually a pretty damn good movie. I knew what to expect long before I ever saw it,and you know what? I wasn't disappointed,not even in the least. And yeah sure,the acting could have been a tad better,but overall I think they all did a decent job,especially the one who played Abe Lincoln and Rufus Sewell as well.
  • Andy
    Well i absolutely loved battleship,the scene were the guy mentions Jerry Lewis had me in stitches.I also thought the guy off emmerdale's performance in lockout was incredible,i actually believed him to be Scottish,wrath of the titans was not great but not terrible. How is cloud atlas not in that list?
  • HipsterAssasin
    R you serious? I can agree with you on some things about your little movie selection you have goin on here but that's my boy was funny and there's some movies you criticize that make me think you are a humorless person that gets offended by a movie. I bet your "type" of movies are romantic movies you queer. Besides all these movies are fucking gay anyway. That's My Boy doesn't belong on this page, you do. You're criticism sucks Hahahaha
  • fuckoff
    All im reading is they put so mucmoney it better be good or it was way too serious or wah wah wah whos gives a shit its a movie and none of you idiots put out money to fund any of them so what do you care how good it is just take 8 bucks out ya cheap ass pockets get Netflix that way if u see a movie u don't u don't have to watch it and as for the person brought up the whole racism and sexist go get attention somewhere else same goes for the none believers I don't believe in god either but I don't chastise for it that makes yi u no different then religious people who force their religion on u don't contradict yourselves you idiots
  • Granfalloon
    The writer keeps mentioning these films taking themselves too seriously...to put decent, average, just plain fun flicks like 'Abe: Vamp Hunter' or 'Piranha 3DD' on the list makes me think the writer a hypocrite. Every film on the list should have been composed of films like 'Red Tails' or 'Alex Cross'; the ones that were meant to be serious and fell flat. Too much of a mod-podge here.
  • http://www.facebook.com/jackaudio13 Chris Petras
    I thought Ghost Rider was a great movie, They focused more on what the Rider is deep down then anything else. How can you have Dark Shadows in the dishonorable mentions, that was a fun movie.
  • heysuess
    I have to give you credit for creating an appropriate title for this; "FirstShowing Collectively Picks the Worst Films of 2012". It's what FirstShowing feels is bad, not what everyone else thinks. Everyone has a right to express their opinions about everything but I hate when critics try to speak for everyone. Most critics title shit lists like this "THE top 10 worst movies of 2012". I disagree with a few of the movies on the list, but who cares!
  • Baron
    Those movies are not even CLOSE to being the worst of 2012... Worst popular movies maybe. But shit like Celebrity Sex Tape, Sofia, Madea's Witness Protection and Battlefield America, are much, much worse.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-McConnell/563448640 Michael McConnell
    Ghost Rider was so bad I couldn't finish it. Adam Sandler -once again, has another film that makes it to the top ten worst films. Last year it was Jack and Jill. I hate the guy. He isn't funny and is repulsive to look at.
  • Derrick
    no
  • artist_formally_known_as_cWj
    Where in the world did you get the idea that Tyler Perry is a halfway decent actor? Performer? Yes*. Actor? Not at present. (yes, there is a difference) *in a dress
  • artist_formally_known_as_cWj
  • Faeden
    Red Dawn was great...So was Battleship. There were worse movies last year like the twilight crapola
  • http://www.facebook.com/karl.davis1 Karl William Davis
    #3 Battleship "The aliens' motivations made no sense" This statement makes no sense
  • Laskide
    I Greatly disagree with this top ten but more about the dishonorable mentions. First of all, wrath of the titans was a good movie. Not the best but really not the worst. That's my Boy, when you get in that stupid mode is really hilarious. Obviously don't try to take any moral out of it, it's meant to be stupid. But about the dishonorable mentions, I think you just have no judgment. Chasing the mavericks is an awesome film about a real legend of surfing. Very touching and full of determination. A great life lesson. Then Savages is a nice action movie. A simple intrigue but well interpreted and entertaining (which is the goal of almost every movie). Taken 2, and the devil inside were awesome too. I really think that your criteria and those of movie critics are not the good ones. Yes special effects, scenario and interpretation are criterias but critics forget the fun, entertaining, thrilling and pleasant side of viewing films. This should be a mean criteria.
  • bob smith
    Wow, what a bunch of whinny crybabies. Someone points out the obvious, that your favorite movie was a steaming pile of sh*t, and you start defending crap and crying. There is nothing wrong with liking bad movies. I really enjoyed Battleship, Taken 2 and Vampire Hunter but that doesn't mean they were good, they were bad!
  • http://www.facebook.com/jonny.ordaz.3 Jonny Ordaz
    You forgot the Dark Knight Rises. Worst Batman since Schumaker's Batman and Robin!!!!!!!!!
    • mike
      No way it was better than Tim Burtons 2ncd batman film! That was bad and every other one up to the point Nolan took Over! It was a good movie just didn't live up to the Hype!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/AJ-Perko/688248417 AJ Perko
    This writer has no concept of fun movies, he was probably looking for acting depth in Wrath of the Titans, or a deeper meaning in Battleship..... You know what, the days of being pretentious are over, go hang out in the coffee shop with the rest of the artsy losers.
  • dude003
    They did us the line "You sunk my battleship" in the movie Battleship.
  • DIO
    Im shocked that this is the second worst movies of 2012 and I dont see twilight or resident evil 5
  • RGS82
    can't judge art my friends......i'm sure some people love alot of these films...I personally do not think any of them are future "classics" but films are supposed to bring about emotions to the viewers and most of these do that.
  • You guys are gay
    Fuck you guys how can you base your taste of movies on everyone I thought some of these movies were actually pretty good. And it's just a movie you don't have to get all into it and spend your days thinking of ways movies are shitty is pathetic
  • Kevin
    I disagree with a few. Redtails was based on an important historical event in our history, especially to African Americans. Saying it was one of the worst movies in 2012 is asinine and offensive. I personally thought Wrath of the Titans was pretty good. The rest, yea I agree, crap.
    • HRK
      Have you seen the movie "Gods and Generals"? It too was based on real historical events but was absolutely awful (Mira Sorvino should never do period pieces). I've not seen "Redtails" so I'm not commenting specifically to its quality, I'm simply saying that there is nothing inherently asinine and offensive about criticizing a film based on a historical event (regardless of its particular importance to any particular group) if the criticism is based on its quality. I didn't much care for the film Pearl Harbor, though I had wanted to enjoy it. The critic did not criticize the film's chosen subject, but rather its presentation. His opinion on this particular film may or may not be asinine (I can't say, as again I did not see it) but I didn't see anything offensive about it.
  • lenni
    oh --comeon. redtails and alex cross were not that , bad. next red dawn was acceptable. the rest though yeah ---bad. everyone is gonna hate this, but django ...was not that great. 1 hour too long. after the hype of it being a tarintino movie..was not that good. should be in the top 20 worst movies of the year ...comeon tarintino. and battleship was just a blatant transformers rip off. loved the first pirahna, the sequel. well --terrible. i like cheesy movies . but this was ridiculas. and it was in theatres. im sure there was other movies that shoulda been in theatres instead of this one.
  • Gracie Lou
    I don't fullyagree with ted
  • odiasura
    You really went out on a limb by hating movies everyone else hated. Water is wet, sky is blue etc. Your list disappoints, Ethan.
  • Adam Contreras
    As a movie junkie, Wrath of the Titans does NOT belong this Top #10! And Red Tails is based on TRUE STORY people! Who ever made this rate, doesn't know jack shit about movies! As for the Lincoln:Vampire Hunter, I like the book, but the movie was no good. Tim Burton is NOT good as a producer & I prefer him as director instead!
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amina-M/727745105 Amina M.
    Yes most of the movies you listed really sucked, but i did enjoy Red Dawn, Wrath of the Titans and Battleship. Some for Nostalgia and some for Childhood play memories. I think Adam Sandler should just stop making movies cause he seriously sucks!! And the fact that everything nowadays is in 3D is really stupid!! Just my opinion :)
  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.price.1654 Greg Price
    "Abraham Lincoln" delivered exactly what was promised: "light horror" action, a modicum of wit, and an enjoyable film experience. Anyone going in expecting psychological depth or great character drama obviously didn't understand the concept or was misled by someone else who didn't. "Red Tails" was simply put an excellent movie, presenting it's protagonists in a much more realistic and nuanced manner than the hyper-machismo "Top Gun" offering. It was a humble story about humble men who did extraordinary things in service to their country.
  • Jasterisk
    He must have only watched 20 movies this year because The Three Stooges was hilarious and Battleship rocked.
  • Sorrytors
    Dishonorable: taken 2 ? I agree with your list, but taken 2 was a decent movie. Did you see the troll hunter ? What did you think? And thale ? I hated it!
  • Worthless_Critic
    Your face is slapstick. And Cloud Atlas? One of the most psychologically insightful movies ever made, plus great theater with skilled actors. What garbage do you like?
  • http://www.facebook.com/AmyDeniseF Amy Flores
    Wow, many of these movies were actually good. Oh well, everyone has their own tastes. The writer just seems to be angry and hateful.
  • midnitevow
    "Dark Shadows" should be moved from "Honorable Mention" to the Top Ten Worst. Relentlessly awful.
  • DoomCanoe
    Silent Hill: Revelations takes the cake for me. i feel like that movie was made to torture terrorists.
  • unknown
    I think everyone is wondering already this but, where the f**k is Twilight in this list ???
  • NotJesus
    Silver Lining Playlist is at least an honorable mention on the worst of 2012 list.
  • FedUp
    God, but you sound like a MORON! Do you really think (what did you use?) your filthy mouth makes anything you say sound smart? Go back to school and learn some other words with more than four letters to them.
    • Greg dinskisk
      Is it safe to say that this discussion kinda went away from movies?
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lance-Cole/100001277800276 Lance Cole
    Unfortunately, Red Dawn didn't have to end up in the agreed-upon celluloid trashcan of history, but it has. A BIG portion of that credit goes to studios, directors and producers who caved to the 'You will NOT Badmouth China' ideal. I mean, come on, they worked this script for YEARS, and shot for a long time to get it, only to have to come back, tweak, reshoot a lot of it, only to cater to the Chinese screaming 'do not make us the villains in this story'. Well, sorry, but if the red sickle fits, buddy. Seriously, no one was going to get slapped or disowned if they had just said 'OK' and then kept with the original story, but instead, catering to politics killed the movie. Without a doubt, this movie, ALONE, says all you want to hear about 'Politics silencing art'. If anyone EVER tells you that political pressure or mainstream media can't manipulate, even totally control Hollywood or movies or even art and free-speech, simply point them to this movie as undeniable documented history that it DID happen, with devastating results, as was expected by those who did the manipulating.
    • Greg Price
      It's the same reason why they went out of their way to change the bad guys in the Jack Ryan movie "Sum of All Fears" and why we'll never see an adaptation of "Executive Orders" either...there are groups that are "untouchable" in Hollywood, including Islamofascism and the Chinese, among others. White European men, esp Christians? Fire away...they're the source of all evil...
      • mike
        I remember when American Studios didn't care all that much about foreign anger! In 94 when True Lies came out Muslims protested and America gave them the finger by making that a huge hit! I bet if Cameron made that today the Villains would be white survivalist!
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179291952 Don Long
    I liked Battleship and Wrath of the Titans was ok. So go get me a Chicken Burrito and stfu.
  • DirtySanchez
    Wow , someone has little imagination or sense of humor. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, IMO, was a very good, though not great , movie. But, I personally enjoyed it as did many others I know. Another surprise was Three Stooges, it was as close an adaptation of the original as possible and was honest to the series. The worst part of the movie was the Jersey Shore sequence, though it was entertaining to see Moe take on that motley crew. Apparently you take this film far too seriously. It was never meant to be some epic remake, but a homage. And comparing the Stooges to Jackass and Youtube only proves the point that you don't truly understand the film. The Stooges may have been clumsy, stupid, violent, etc. , but they always had good intentions. Jackass and others commit stupid acts purely for attention, the Stooges did it because it came naturally to them, as they didn't know better.
  • Eragon2262
    Well quite frankly there are only 4 of these movies that i have seen, Vampire slayer is kinda ridiculous, and so i agree there. But as for red tails, battleship, wrath of the titans and spirit of vengeance, there are both things that i like, and things that i do not like about them. This being said, i don't think that these movies deserve titles as the "Worst films" of 2012. As with every movie, we can usually not be pleased with every aspect of the movie because everyone thinks differently, has different likes and dislikes. This is only one persons idea of the "worst films" this past year, and i am sure that many people will have a different list. That is just my opinion, on your opinion.
  • Chrishr84
    i totally disagree with this list RED TAILS was absolutely great i dont care if it flopped in theaters or not it was absolutely amazing
  • Anthony
    don't know why wrath of the titans is on here. it wasn't bad. you are stupid.
  • chris
    savages was an awesome movie
  • moe
    C mon breaking dawn part two is a stupid mix of clichés...worst of the year...
  • Steve Green
    Really enjoyed "Battleship" and "Wrath of the Titans". Good, fun adventure fluff. "Ghost Rider" was a terrible disappointment though.
  • http://twitter.com/Darklurkr23 Jared Z
    I saw "The Raven"................it was a movie.
  • mattSchmanek
    Why watch Lincoln slay vampires in that crappy insult to an American hero, when we can watch Daniel day-Lewis portray the bearded American icon I the blockbuster epic Lincoln
  • Steve
    Wrath of the titans was dissapointing because there was only one Titan. The gods were the best thing about the movie. Battleship was entertaining, I liked it. 3 stooges was ok, needed more slaps, the three actors did a great job portraying the stooges. That's my boy sucked. I thought redtails was real good, don't know why this is on this list. Abe Lincoln vampire hunter was rushed but very entertaining and ended up being better then i thought.
  • justin
    AL:VH, both of the titan movies (and of course the original) are a billion times better than say transformers, battle ship, ghost rider. do not freaking deserve to be here :( there was NOWONE in Wrath whoose acting i would say was "SILLY" or even bad, sam worthington isnt great but he is much better than he was in clash, and all the gods and the characters playing them where great "a CGI ridden mess" WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH CGI? how the fuck else would you create giant Mythical monsters in a modern major movie, i love pratical effects too, but for a giant lava god its not logical to use such
  • AdanielX
    Dark Shadows a dishonorable mention? It may not be perfect but its one of the more memorable films of 2012.
  • http://www.facebook.com/ae.neuman.1 Ae Neuman
    c'mon, abe lincoln vampire hunter was much more entertaining than spielboig's lincoln snoozefest
  • me
    some of these movies were good, some sucked bad, whoever reviewed needs to learn how to enjoy a movie. cause ur reviews suck
  • http://twitter.com/thelumburjak Lumburjak
    Piranha DD was awesome. I would argue that it is indeed tongue-and-cheek, and while the first film may have been more clever, this was more entertaining. The cameos are perfect - Ving Rhames was still a badass, Chistopher Lloyd was hilarious, and David Hasselhoff gave a great parody performance. The fact that some footage is reused from the first movie is the movie's only true failure.
  • vpuik
    I enjoyed Red Tails. I'm glad it wasn't an attempted tear jerker with stupid forced drama for the sake of being dramatic. That is even worse in my book than lack of it. I also thought Wrath of the Titans was more entertainning than the first one. Now Ghost Rider 2... That movies is right there with worst movies ever made. Right up there with AvP: Requiem.
  • Geddy
    Prometheus was the biggest piece of $hit I saw all year.
  • Mary
    Thoroughly enjoyed 'Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter'; I guess one of the few. Found it creative, interesting and entertaining. Do not think it deserves to be on a worst list.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000769591011 Nick Anteau
    red tails was a great movie....and if you need a real story, the red tails squadron did in fact exist. and they went on several of the missions that were featured in the film. this article has nothing backing it up....
  • nafees
    agreed .. among the worst ever. seens few of them horrible. among these only Battleship have some promising elements like the battles. may be re-make after a decade. (please not these horrible actors again).
  • http://www.facebook.com/mlauzon Michael Lauzon
    "Red Dawn" I haven't see the remake, I really enjoyed the original when I was a kid. Also, changing the enemy from China to North Korea. NK seriously doesn't even have a big enough army to take over any country, let alone the usa!
  • Justis
    Resident Evil: Retribution was amazing. The Raven, Dark Shadows & Silent Hill: Revelation were good also. What's wrong with you guys???
  • Rhino avenger
    Agreed with every film listed especially taken 2 what a let down that was.
  • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelTheActorMan Michael Hutchinson
    Battleship has had so much unnecessary stick it's not even fair! There are far worse films out there, and it's just another balls-out, popcorn-munching action flick; just like Die Hard 4.0, Transformers, Expendables, etc. The acting isn't even that bad, Taylor Kitsch is good in it, everyone is just finding something to pick at! And.... was that a dig at Cloud Atlas towards the end?? If it was, then this website has just lost all credibility in my eyes... that is a GREAT film!
  • http://www.facebook.com/EvaPilot1 Anthony Morris
    I watched Here Comes the Boom from your dishonourable mentions list, and I felt that it was truly horrible. I am surprised it's not up there with the rest of them but I find myself agreeing with much of what you said. The ones I have not seen must be truly horrible for that film to not make it, and I can imagine a lot of the films up there, like Pirahna 3D, being crud without seeing it. Abe Lincoln was enjoyable, the concept was solid, the visuals were solid, but it fell apart near the end and I don't think it was a great movie, although I think Here Comes the Boom was much worse, although I don't think many people watched that. I am now interested in what you think some of the good movies of 2012 were? There is a lot up there and I can't think of many others, except for maybe House at the End of the Street or Silent House, and they weren't astoundingly good. Are there any from 2012 we should all rush out and see?
  • pickaname
    A L Vampire hunter was amazing! don't know how these lists get so popular, they are a joke lol, take the time to read the one listing the "scariest" movie monsters. You will get more scares out of nursery rhymes then the movies in that list!!!
  • JaddedTowardsThisWriter
    ok , ur dumb writer, thats my boy was hilarious, clash of the titans was good, the third one was the worst but only because most of the gods died, and the one that should of died, lived (but probably not for very long) you try to disect movies to much, which is why you dont seem to enjoy alot of em. alex cross wasnt bad at all, and ghost rider was good except for the ugly unnatural way he moved his head sometimes (bad cgi for sure) and your doggin on the three stooges? what because of slapstick comedy? becuase of youtube and jackass? lol they invented slapstick comedy, it should be youtube and jackass that are dumb not the other way around, thats like saying jesus sucks becuase you know ghandi ! but of course its too old of a style of comedy to have a place anymore in this day in age, so from a financial standpoint it probably wasnt a good idea to do a remake (only made 24 mill over budget)
  • pyrosikth
    Lockout gets a dishonourable mention? What are you on? That was a brilliant movie!
  • costume
    I've forced friends to watch The 3 Stooges and every single time they've loved it. It's simply a very funny movie.
  • Rob
    Just goes to show I have different taste than Ethan the film critic. He might be right but I actually enjoyed Battleship, Red Tails and a little of Wrath of Titans. I don't always need to see an Oscar winner everytime I sit down. Some movies are so crazy or dumb that I'm entertained by that fact. Oh well...
  • http://www.facebook.com/Blizzard666 Bliz Zard
    Let me see my list... in no particular order I will go with: - "Fire with Fire" - Mr. Bruce Willis, why? - "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" - boring, should have been taken less seriously - "Lockout" - bad copy of "Fortress 2" (2000) - "The Devil Inside" - another "shaky cam" movie, not even interesting plot And I guess you only listed american comercial movies, but well my list could go on with a few titles from Europe and Asia. And I totally disagree with "Wrath of the titans" and "Abraham Lincoln vampire hunter".
  • http://twitter.com/sasa_mohammad Mo$tafa Mohammad
    That list is bullsh*t. Many of those movies were good.
  • ESHWAR
    what bout iron sky? it sucked so bad....... and i liked red tails, it was a pretty good movie
  • Judas
    I love 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. It's very entertaining. You should replace it with Breaking Dawn 2 or John Carter... and I agree with the rest.
  • Xander
    No Prometheus? Really?
  • Barnabus Jones
    I was with you until the crack about John Carter. It was a much better movie than some of the popular garbage out there. Based off an author with actual talent, acceptable acting(some much better than others), and a plot that actually moves forward, interspersed with quality action scenes. I fell asleep at the Hunger Games, but we'll get plenty of sequels there. No Carter of Mars series for us though. Don't even get me started to the lack of a Prince of Persia sequel. I'm sure Iron Man 6 or Spider Man vs. Eric Foreman 2 will fill the seats though. Also, Alex Cross should get #1 just because Tyler Perry is in it. That man is a blight on the world of comedy, drama, and humanity in general. All that screen time and not one decent movie/show out of the bunch.
    • Liderc
      You're insane if you thought John Carter was a good film. It was possibly one of the worst films EVER made. I agree about falling asleep during Hunger Games though, was bloody awful. Don't even think of lumping these films into franchises like Iron Man though, the first film was incredible, second one was a letdown and the third is looking quite good so far.
    • mike
      John Carter sucked! You had a man that could jump over mountains Kill Gigantic monsters yet was helpless when they put a chain around his neck! Plus the dude is not a good actor! I mean the men that played in Act OF Valor are better than Taylor and they are real life Seals
  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.hicks.330 Craig Hicks
    A lot of people seem to miss, when slagging off George Lucas, that Revenge of the Sith is one of his best films. It's better directed than A New Hope. And that's a fact.
    • Barnabus Jones
      Heretic!
  • tman418
    Adam Sandler truly is the worst. I was a 90s kid myself and by the time I was about, oh, 10 years old I found most of Adam's Sandler's antics to annoy the hell out of me. And I don't understand how "Jack & Jill" or "That's My Boy" have not yet become his "Battlefield Earth." Oh, and "Billy Madison" was totally overrated.
  • hexxuss
    Guess I just go in to watch a movie to well, watch & enjoy a movie. Almost all of my favourite movies of 2012 are on this list lol. If I wanted realistic I'd go read the newspaper - I watch movies to ESCAPE realism. I've never agreed with critics tho lol.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514051512 Jesse Cormier
    Anyone who thinks Piranha 3DD is better than Wrath of the Titans is fucking moronic.
  • Guest
    You forgot "The Odd Life of Timothy Green". That was the worst.
  • Luis Jose Fernandez
    You forgot "The Odd Life of Timothy Green". The parenting in the movie was just horrendously awful, and stating that "making more mistakes would make them better parents" was just a painful kick to my ballsack and made me wanna call social services so they can lock them up in a insane asylum. You learn from your mistakes so you can get better, not so you can get even worse than you already were before.
  • Luis Jose Fernandez
    You forgot "The Odd Life of Timothy Green". The Parenting in this movie was horrendously awful, and saying that "making more mistakes would make them better parents" just made me wanna castrate myself and call social services so they can lock them up in a insane asylum. You make mistakes so you can get better, not so you can even worse that you already were before.
  • Ghoul
    Yeah, I haven't seen any of these because I don't actively see movies. My eyes kind of glazed over reading the synopsis of these movies, so something tells me actually watching them won't be a great idea.
  • Superbatfreak
    Well crap, i enjoyed Wrath of the Titans and Battleship.
  • http://www.facebook.com/bobby.milford Bobby Milford
    I loved THE THREE STOOGES and what the writer of this article seems to forget is without the Stooges there'd be no Jackass. I guess to each his own.
  • http://www.facebook.com/dick.jones.1023 Dick Jones
    you r very wrong the only movies i didnt c on here were red tails n alex cross i loved the others n own most of them u clearly dont know good movies get ur head out of ur asss n give these the good movie review they deserve
  • The truth
    This critic has a very specific taste in movies. He and his group of 5 followers choose to hate every movie that did not win an oscar. That pretty much sums it up.
  • MasterChief117
    looks like someone hates black people, and do you know how much the original three stooges got ripped off? that movie was pretty much a dedication to them. and battleship was an awesome movie. its like you put all the good movies in your list of bad ones.
  • sinceritty
    I actually thought "Wrath of the Titans" was pretty decent, not great but entertaining.
  • http://www.facebook.com/JDogg1982 Jamie Ruthven
    Ok... Abraham Lincoln, Piranha, Red Dawn and Wrath were actually pretty decent, for what they were supposed to be... How you could put Taken 2 in there as an "dishonorable mention" is beyond me! You may as well throw in Dark Knight Rises, Avengers and Skyfall in there while your at it!!
    • mike
      Are you crazy? Taken was a great movie but it was pointless to make another! The Avengers was a great movie by far the greatest Super Hero movie ever made!
  • KR
    Haha…Tyler Perry's first attempt at a major role that is not Madea and it bombs..haha..This guy should not be an actor!
  • http://www.facebook.com/SplendidAngst Splendìd Angst
    10, 6, 3 & 1 were visually entertaining so even if the stories sucked on 3 & 6 they were easily worth the breakthrough visuals.
  • Landro
    I'm sorry but Piranha 3DD should of been number 1. Wrath of the Titans wasn't even close to being the worse when it wasn't even that bad, but still not good. It had great fun action, I'll give it that. I'm assuming that people only think the Titans remake films are the worst they've ever seen it's because it mostly pissed them off. Bringing that fun greek mythology action with such great potential to rebirth this story into something just as fun and great as 300, LOTR, Braveheart, any other favorable medieval sword fighting type films, but the stories just went too quick and very careless on adding more than just having the stories basic.
  • http://www.facebook.com/JeffParkerRocks Jeff Parker
    I enjoyed Wrath of the Titans. I thought most of the CG looked great. Dark Shadows was cheesy, but it is supposed to be that way. My gf and I saw Dark Shadows together, we both enjoyed it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/danielle.whitakerowens Danielle Whitaker Owens
    Disagree with MOST of that list, and half of your dishonerable mentions. Vampire Hunter, Alex Cross, and That's My Boy were all good movies. I haven't seen Red Dawn but I heard it was good from a lot of people. If you don't like That's My Boy than you don't like Adam Sandler because that's Adam being Adam as he's always been. Horrible List.
    • http://www.facebook.com/greg.price.1654 Greg Price
      Red Dawn (the original) was broadly panned by both critics and the bulk of those who comment on movies in public. That's because they tend to be politically left-of-center at best and extremist anti-Americans at worst. Lots of people who usually don't comment publically about films liked the first one and I'm sure that's the case with the second as well.
  • Anti-critic
    I think you're giving a couple of these movies a hard time. Just becuase you dislike a movie yourself doesn't mean you should call it shit, (which you did by the way) and then assume that everyone agrees with your opinion. I thought battleship was a great movie. I would give it a 9/10. But I guess everyone has their preferences, even though some of them are shittier than others.
  • Femalediction
    Whoever wrote this doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humour....
  • Ruben Smith
    Red Dawn, Abe Lincoln:VH, and Battleship I very much enjoyed. Alex Cross and Wrath of the Titans were okay but still, if half these movies are the worst of the year then it was a pretty good year in my book
  • Me
    Your F***ing Retarded This List is Sh*t
  • http://twitter.com/pehlajazba mubashar ahmad
    At least 2 movies on this list did not belong here. Some critics need to live a little, or to simply put it, lighten up.
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004475594591 Adrian Lee Guzman
    I thought Battleship was going to be a lot worse. I watched it one day on HBO when I couldn't find anything else better to watch on cable, and I actually enjoyed it. Red Dawn's not as terrible as I thought it was going to be either. There's no way Hollywood can ever recreate the magic of the original, but the North Korean threat in the film got me thinking, "What if?". Just my 2 cents anyways... Maybe I'm just getting old???
    • http://www.facebook.com/greg.price.1654 Greg Price
      The N Koreans are a joke...they shouldn't've caved to the pressure and kept the Chinese as the invaders.
  • John Sryqn
    You forgot "Nazi's at the Center of the Earth". But, so did everyone else. Except me. Arrrrggggh!
  • Moolz
    Good list!
  • http://www.facebook.com/semedgbb Anthony Rice
    don't agree
  • Rando
    I have a feeling you didn't see very many movies in 2012
    • georgeclooney
      this list is great!Took me a little time to get round to reading it....but it's spot on!! Include Taken 2 and Dark Shadows for me! And Battleship was so bad it was hilarious!! There are good films out there talkbackers...stop following the herds to the muliplex ....
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Claeys/1008195697 Daniel Claeys
    koret all that ghost rider the first was bether
  • http://twitter.com/TobyToz TobyToz
    The Three Stooges was funny, Wraith of the Titans was good as well.
  • http://www.facebook.com/darkamor Dark Amor
    DARK SHADOWS - utter shit .... fans (like me) of the original were expecting an adaption which carried the same thing that Dan Curtis worked so hard to create back in the late 60s / early 70s ... instead? we got a bat shit rom com (what an epic fail)
  • Raymond Clifford
    Battleship for the amount of money that you know they poured into it was Horrible!
  • Raymond Clifford
    Does anybody realize how dumb and historicaly insulting Abe L/ Vampire Hunter was???
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001079336421 Dequan Oozaru Purcell
    three stooges and Spirit Of Vengeance weren't that bad
    • georgeclooney
      yes..yes they were........
  • http://twitter.com/Use_A_Bat Kara Braga
    Ugh, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter sucked so bad! It's especially disappointing considering how kick ass the book was.
    • mike
      It was awful!
  • Kevin
    No... Andy Samberg is not, has not, and will not ever be charming... or funny, for that matter.
  • Mike
    I kept waiting for "You sunk my battleship!!!"
  • Lastdaysgunslinger
    Its funny how some people think a movie is bad yet the movie makes a ton of money and has a huge fan base. I guess some people just arent as in tune with what they think they are. I really need to know what qualifies a person to think they are a critic lol.
  • F&F6
    10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 1 are my in my favorite movie list.
  • Shelby
    Savages was an ok-movie
  • TheKlot
    If you liked Battleship, then you have a mind of a mentally challenged child.
  • Dave
    That's my boy was funny
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-James-Halonen/1346851497 Michael James Halonen
    gotta agree all these movies are just garbage I never want to see
    • Joe
      gee you must be either a "pro" movie critic, a pseudo-wanna-be movie critic or just plain incapable of comprehending that never having seen a movie does not usually allow you to critique it.
  • Joe H
    Red Tails wasnt a bad movie at all
    • http://awkwardmoviereviews.wordpress.com/ Anthony Donovan Stokes
      Red Tails was a horrible movie
  • kenchun24
    Some of the comments here (read above and below) seem supplied by the exact audience that these crappy, instantly forgettable,make back your money with a mass marketed opening weekend tactic most Hollywood movies pander to. Don't get me wrong,I grew up loving low budget horror (Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series),straight to video actioners (Cannon Golan-Globus' Vietnam,Ninja,Kickboxing films) but most modern "film product" type movies lack the charm that even those films had. Test marketed to the nines so that teens/young adults seeing an early screener for free shape the movie out to be just like every other movie by the time they have filled out the critique card. Plus with pretty big budgets and shiny CG but no resemblance of a compelling story,script or spirit it usually results in fantastic mediocrity to laughably bad efforts. I'm not saying that only indie films are good films (there are a lot of crap indie's too) BUT there are good movies out there that can entertain without being insulting. Some major studio releases, and some indie. It's just that so much marketing is given (and spent on) these "lowest common denominator" films that the average movie goer is bombarded by these bad films constantly,that they think "Oh well,Battleshits is my only option,two tickets please derp derp." Or maybe I'm wrong and Mike Judge's 2006 satire Idiocracy was even more prophetic than I thought. A future of the mass populace accepting the lowest possible standards in regards to well...everything I guess. Idiocracy, good movie if you haven't seen it.
    • mike
      Get over yourself dude! Maybe you like leaving the theatre feeling horrible that you're a human! Hollywood is meant to Entertain and make money! They are not there to build the Sistine Chapel! Just because you are a non-conformist doesn't mean your Aristotle! Marvels the Avengers kick ass! Going back to Terminator 2 big budget awesome movies! Indie movies are nothing more than hippies getting together to prove how sophisticated they are!
      • kenchun24
        For sure,I agree with ya...saw T2 seven times that summer of '91 (The Matrix the same amount as well in '99) and loved last summer's The Avengers,four in theater viewings for me on that one. But most tentpole films and Hollywood stuff at the present time are very lackluster. Take this summer for example,critical reviews aside just based on pure entertainment value for my $16-20 dollar ($20 IMAX) ticket... I was underwhelmed by the following - IM3,ST:ID,both Elysium and MOS to an extent. And these were just stinkers IMO - After Earth,White House Down,Lone Ranger,R.I.P.D. ...more often than not me wanting to tell friends/family that they gotta go see this ______ movie ASAP just isn't happening that much anymore. The only movies that I really dug this summer (IE: went back to see multiple times) were Pacific Rim,Despicable Me 2,Man Of Steel (and MOS was still a bit hit & miss IMO). I can understand both sides to the current blockbuster maelstrom ("the model" of studios/productions and ticket buyers reservations - a night out to the movies for a family is crazy expensive,so they go "safe"). Some of them end up being both critically and commercially well received but I would say that most don't. Most perform well box office wise but are not that good of a movie per se. For example as of August 19th,2013 - GrownUps 2: $127 mill domestic/$45 mill foreign/$172 mill total Pacific Rim: $98 mill domestic/$286 mill foreign/$384 mill total The way Sandler's recent poop sandwich Grown Ups 2 (crap) out performed Pacific Rim (a movie with far more imagination,awe and pure throwback summer movie fun) box office wise here in the U.S. ties directly to my "Idiocracy" comment. The fact that the movie going public and some critics (even with reviews favoring PR 71% vs. GU2 7% on Rotten Tomatoes) automatically labeled PR as a "Transformers/Power Rangers" rip off was lame too. Del Toro's homage to the Giant Robo/Monster movies from the 60's is a far better film than any of the crap Michael Bay spit out with his mega billion making Transformers series combined. Just goes to show that good imaginative tentpole films are ignored by the public while cookie cutter sequels/reboots and "brand awareness" cash grabs reign supreme. As far as variety, personally speaking I mix up the multiplex outings with VOD stuff occasionally,and nearby movie houses that play non-wide release films (and are generally less expensive). Heck some of my faves this year to go along with Pacific Rim,Despicable Me 2 would be Upstream Color,The Hunt,Spring Breakers,Europa Report,Before Midnight and The Act Of Killing. But I've had some disappointments from that arena as well - I could've waited for a Netflix stream of both V/H/S 2 and Only God Forgives as opposed to paying the VOD premiere price for those two flicks.
  • Lance
    I would have included Dark Shadows, but I understand that parts of it were at least OK, that ending was just unforgiveable to me though. It should at least win most disappointing talent to result film of the year. I would never have believed the mix of Burton, Depp, Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Moretz, Eva Green and Johnny Lee Miller could add up to something so misguided and off putting
  • Dontcare
    There is no accounting for taste. But then again the internet is just a forum for people to bitch about shit nobody really cares about.
  • david
    Sorry,I disagree. Battleship was good entertainment.
  • hanhjuly
    you don't like cloud atlas? that's too bad. i myself think that's an excellent movie. it could have become a master piece if only the director have what it take. But such a talent can rarely be found.
  • warren
    Anything with dickface Adam Sandler in it has got to be on the list--he has two.
  • Jerkygreg
    How was GhostRider bad? I actually enjoyed it a lot more than most of the films then. Heck even bought the DVD.
  • Santi Reyes
    alex cross, red tails, and 3 stooges... this is a horrible list... sure they weren't the best movies of all time but this list sucks
  • zag
    Screw this.... i really enjoyed watching Linkoln !!!
  • Nate
    Six movies you are totally wrong about: That's My Boy. Hilarious. Just hilarious. I admit Sandler has been putting out A LOT of stinkers lately, but I thought this one was hilarious. Lockout? How can you hate that movie? Great action flick! Same thing with Battleship, I really don't get all the hating on that movie. I'm not gonna say it was THE BEST action flick ever, but I enjoyed it. The Devil Inside scared the crap out of me! Waaaaaay more than The Last Exorcism, which I still can't believe got a sequel to it. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D needed to be seen in 3D in the theatre, the 3D effects were amazing! Last, but not least: Here Comes the Boom? Really? How can you hate on that movie? That's one of the most inspirational movies I have seen to date.
  • TootUnCommon
    Actually, 'Red Tails" is based on the Tuskeegee Airmen. Do your homework.
    • Greg Price
      A distinction that means what? ALL fictional movies about real persons events are"based on" the real deal.
  • http://www.coolreviewsrule.com/ Sasha Shapiro
    Alex Cross was definitely one of the worst. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance low budget could be seen through and it just hurt the eyes. i like battleship and Wrath of the Titans they were cheesy but overall average + http://www.coolreviewsrule.com/2013/01/alex-cross-review.html
  • Anthony
    I actually kinda liked Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. I mean, I thought it was gonna be the stupidest piece of crap ever, but it actually wasn't too bad. Red Dawn did have a really REALLY terrible ending, and the script wasn't amazing, but the acting wasn't too bad, I thought it was ok. I mean, It wasn't amazing, but it wasn't one of the worst films of 2012. I thought some of the worst movies besides these were Twilight:Breaking Dawn part 2, The Lucky One, Taken 2, The Lorax, The House At The End OF The Street, Gone, The Devil Inside, Mirror Mirror, and The Hunger Games. Don't get me wrong with the last one, I LOVE the book series, but this movie was absolutely TERRIBLE.
  • cbbbynk
    everyone of these movies were horrible except red tails it was a good movie!
  • Alchemist AJ
    This list is bogus battleship? redtails? red dawn? all very good movies
  • the man who is really pissed
    you are a complete idiot. wrath of the titans was fantastic and so was red tails. i haven't really seen the other movies so i don't know if you are talking complete rubbish.
  • john
    i loved piranha 3DD ! Duh the point of the movie was to be as bad as possible ...
  • jameskatt
    Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Alex Cross, and Battleship were all very entertaining movies.
    • marcdraco
      Entertaining != good. Tyler Perry couldn't act his way out of a wet paper bag; compare Morgan Freeman in the same role.
  • John Taylor
    Two on your list I disagree with. Red Tails and Battleship. Only thing wrong with either of them was the medals awarded at the end of Battleship. Navy Cross for the older brother and only a Silver Star for the younger brother. All the older brother did was get himself and his ship blown up.
    • marcdraco
      Didn't anyone else notice the guns re-appear on the deck of one of the battleships? Great editing - not!
  • John Taylor
    Well, didn't let me finish. Wanted to go by saying the younger brother saved the world. That should have gotten him the C.M.H., not a Silver Star.
  • jp
    You completely lost me with Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It was unexpectedly great, but why unexpected?It had one of the best directors in the biz. ALVH - A. You - D.
  • gerry walsh
    don't you just love someone telling you how crappy a movie was when you didn't think it was that bad after all it is just a movie maybe there should be a top 10 bad movie reviewer list
    • blockh34d
      thats a great idea, you should do that. Make a top ten list of the worst calls they ever made. Maybe with smug looking photos of the critics. Like if one was talking about how Travolta was a has-been with no career left in him just before pulp fiction came out or something like that. BTW I think travolta's a pretty OK actor i'm just using him as a common example. Maybe if these 'critics' knew how detrimental to an actor/actresess career these sort of lists and things are they'd think a little more before making them. But it still wouldnt stop them because they are such a bunch of grubby scumbags. Yes you, article author! Get a life. Is this crap gonna be your legacy? I wonder how much the author's last movie grossed...
  • Gibscreen
    Battleship was enjoyable and so was red dawn. Great cinema no. But had fun watching them which is all they tried to do. The only truly bad movies are the ones that try to be more than they are. les miserables is a good example. Oscar contender my ass. Bad singing, bad acting, just plain boring.
  • MC
    Having BEEN (shouting intentional!) a Kevin Smith fan, his touting of Kickstarter project film, "Bindlestiffs" encouraged me to invade the local Redbox in 2012. I've now lost all respect for Mr. Smith and agree with those who state his last good movie was also his first: "Clerks." "Bindlestiffs" makes, "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" look like, "Citizen Kane!' I do believe it's the worst movie I've ever seen! Matter of fact, it's so devoid of redeeming qualities, it's not even campy - just BAD!
    • Bannerdog
      I'd give Citizen Kane two stars, out of four, when in a generous mood. Its "message" wasn't worth the monotonous wait.
  • John Taylor
    Red Tails and Battleship do not deserve to be on this list.
  • Arrby
    Liked Battleship, although they did stupid little things (but not many) to detract from it's surprising strength. I never expected it to be something I could sit more than five minutes through. You never know. But the over-paid cats in Hollywood/ Pentagon can't resist pissing in our corn flakes. One day you're gonna get blown up good boys. Loved both the Titans movies. Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter was a good romp. The rest in this line-up didn't interest me and do not interest me. Won't be seeing any of that tripe ever. Unless the right girl says to me: Watch it with me!
    • mike
      How can you say that Hollywood is Pentagon East! Every fucking war movie that has been released since the Vietnam era is a fucking piece of shit that portrays America as evil! They are always racist undisciplined and the country as Immoral! Shit every piece of shit that has been released since the Iraq war started is nothing more than the liberal's anti war stance! Why do you think they always bomb! The fact that Battle Ship that ultimately defeated the Aliens was the Missouri must have been lost on you! Why is it wrong for American film makers to portray our technology as being awesome! Other than Michael Bay casting the US military in a good light I can't see another current director that does!
      • http://www.arrby.wordpress.com/ Arby
        Would you like a couple napkins?
      • blockh34d
        hurt locker, zero dark thirty, both very pro war propoganda crap saving private ryan, shows americans as good guys, made more recently than nam. Every 80's action movie ever shows american gun violence as sacred and godlike. Hollywood is definately a war machine. It takes a real talented story writer to turn our murderous global adventurism into something noble.
        • mike
          Platoon, Hamburger Hill, Born on The 4th, Flags of My father, How about any movie to do with the Iraq war! The BAttle for HAditha, MEssengers, & stop loss! Are freaking Kidding me! I wouldn't consider Rambo pr Missing in Action as true war movies! The Green Zone tell me smarty pants how any of these movies helped recruiting!
  • Rolo_Tomasi
    Rock of Ages and Battleship made my list of top 10 worse movies ever.
  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/‎ tarek
    agreed 100% on all the list. Just an awful collection of talentless directors dealing with silly scripts
  • gregglop09
    You guys have some horrible taste in movies, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was awesome, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance was NOT boring, and in Battleship, the aliens motivations were explained about halfway in. Lockout and Savages are far from horrible as well. You guys really need a brain check..
  • Daniel Johnson
    Whoever wrote this has no taste in movies
  • dave dogge
    I watched Wrath of the Titans at the movies and in all honesty I cannot remember one single plot point or actor in the movie.
    • A B Chilling
      Me neither, but that's because I slept through most of it.
  • James Roy
    Battleship was alright. That's My Boy should be #1 as worst movie EVER
  • MDB
    Completely disagree with Battleship being on this list.
  • Brandon Gardner
    Never realized so many people would actually think Battleship was a good movie... Or even a decent one. Why?
    • John Taylor
      Action/special effects would be enough to answer why. For me, it was the USS Missouri.
      • blockh34d
        yeah it kinda reminded me of under seige but with aliens. That would have been a doomed crossover, but i'd watch it: Battleship: Under Seige. Dust off seagal a lil and let him try his bull-shitzu on some aliens. I'd watch it.
        • John Taylor
          Only reason I watch Under Seige. BB 63.
    • Hitch's Apprentice
      I walked out of Battle-shit!
  • Guest
    Avengers
  • Lucy
    Red Tails is an amazing fim, one of my favourites: there's no wonder it swept the BET Awards, and its being on a list of the worsts 2012 movies is unjustifiable.
    • mike
      It won all the BET award because it's about black Fighter pilots!
      • Lucy
        The BET Awards are about recognising excellence in black entertainment: awards aren't given for subject without substance.
        • marcdraco
          Sorry Lucy, I can't agree there. It's not only an insult to the memory of the brave African Americans who fought in the war, it's an insult to scriptwriting. "Oh, look Germans!" - said no British fighter pilot EVER! And that's the opening line!
        • Mr Silly
          I am sure there are plenty of black classical musicians, scholars, poets, astronauts and other highly educated and accomplished individuals who would entirely disagree with your flimsy premise.
    • Mr Silly
      It was a blatant attempt to rewrite history. Though the Red Tails indeed bravely served their nation and with merit- other squadrons outperformed them- this is a documented fact. What made the red tails unique was that it was an all-Negro outfit. It was historically inaccurate, farcical and poorly executed. It could have been executed with much more adherence to truth, fact and be non-political and non-partisan- but it opted for the low road.
      • Flex Washington
        Lincoln was extremely inaccurate but yall love that.
  • Tracy
    I really love Battleship!
    • DJ_Miggy
      You are the only person....
      • Dmitry Shikonin
        not the only. The movie is just ok. Not a blockbuster but worth watching with a beer.
        • Hitch's Apprentice
          Not even worth watching with a case of beer!
          • blockh34d
            if people 50 years saw battleship their eyes would literally explode out of their skulls. The only reason someone would have such negatives to say about it is they're just jaded by the surplus of entertainment out there, so much so that there is nothing surprising or entertaining left. If you can't find something to like in battleship you just hate movies. I didnt even like it that much but c'mon its not that bad.
          • Mr Silly
            I liked the closing credits. The typeface was very legible. What I read imagining the breathless fanboi typing it: "The ONLY [my caps] reason someone would have such negatives to say about it is they're just jaded by the surplus of "entertainment" out there, so much so that there is nothing surprising or entertaining left. If you can't find something to like in battleship- you just hate movies No- I think you actually hit the nail on the head when you said: "they're just jaded by the surplus of "entertainment" out there," people know instinctively when they're getting a bad deal, being ripped off, being insulted or being treated as intellectual infants- this is why the Hollywood music and video mass-media machine is dying- and the death could not be more welcome or better for creativity and artistry- most especially music and cinema. Be realistic: Battleship was fluff. It was intellectually insultingly bad. It made Top Gun look like a masterpiece. All it was is: US Navy gets some free propaganda- selling some stock footage and producers recycling their old Transformers CGI material and effects [my job is as a technical illustrator- I have sold stock 3D models and effects as part of earning my living- I can pinpoint and detail exactly how a lot of CGI Transformer fx have been recycled in this film and others]. The movie was a deliberately cooked-book accounting windfall- uncreative producers make an over-priced movie that will predictably fail at box-offices who nett gain financially. It's an old trick and the entire story-line of "The Producers (orig Mel Brookes production)". That's an example of entertainment- it entertains- by amusing and capturing audiences with wit, skill, ability (singing and dancing) and challenging their intellect through clever wit- not insulting it. It is continual drivel and dross such as Battleship that use terrible plots, story lines, 1-dimensional characters and oversell an otherwise elementary-school level screenplay- and oversell the promise of amazing effects that jade movie-goers and hence the movie industry is DYING. Welcome to the world of new cinema- audience demanded- as per Max Keiser's piratemyfilm to kill Hollywood by making crowd sourcing available for film-makers so people fund the films they would like to see. Thank God. I want to see Hollywood burn to the ground.
        • Mr Silly
          Just "a beer" or 24 depth charges?.
    • A B Chilling
      It was good as eye candy, but had more holes than a termite-infested house. I hate movies where the aliens are much more advanced than humans, yet much more stupid as well, which makes you wonder how they got to their level of advancement in the first place.
      • mike
        When THE Aliens stopped targeting our ships because they were no longer pointing weapons 'I said aw shit" Then the advanced race didn't even have guided weapons they used mortars! The Special Effects were cool though!
        • blockh34d
          yah that seemed silly... like why would the aliens ever invade if they only attack people aiming weapons at them... its just a nonsensical moral compass. Pretty cool effects though, i think.
          • mike
            The effects were great but the story as so lame! It sucked because I remember reading about the movie back in 2009! I was so psyched & the let down was tremendous! Especially after how good the Avengers turned out to be
  • Wayne
    Thank God critics don't speak for everybody. And they certainly DON'T speak for me. Most are ate up with dumb ass anyway
  • FreddyFreeLoader
    Red Tails wasn't bad but it wasn't good either... same with Red Dawn there was worse.
    • A B Chilling
      The problem with Red Tails is that it suffers from the hyper-sentimentality which is a trademark of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg films.
      • FreddyFreeLoader
        for me it was like King Kong - how many times does it have to be retold?
  • kyle
    if jack and jill came out in 2012 that should definitly be on it
  • Ray Dziadzio
    Adam Sandler is in a lot of stinkers. That's My Boy is just the latest. As for Red Dawn the original wasn't bad. I can't think of a redo of a movie that wasn't at least as good as the original. One prime example of a stinker of a remake is Planet of the Apes. The original is now a Classic SiFi . Other stinker remakes are The time Machine, War of the Worlds and the biggest stinker of the lot The Day The earth Stood Still. I watched all three of the a for mentioned movies on TV. They where such stinkers I had to open all the windows to air out my apartment. One movie was broadcast during a major blizzard. Freezing was a much better choice then the stink given off by that movie.
    • Steve Withers
      I just can't watch movies by Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller anymore. Not funny....just painful.
    • blockh34d
      The Fly was an excellent remake
      • Mr Silly
        Disagree.
        • blockh34d
          disagree with your disagree. in what way was the fly less than superb? I suspect you have nothing credible to mention, and that you are a troll.
          • Mr Silly
            No, I simply disagree and elect not to be required to justify my equally legitimate opinion with a pointless lengthy essay. Let me be more specific: I am of the opinion the original The Fly was better than the remake. You are of the opinion the remake was better. These are equally valid opinions which do not require any justification. So though someone dares disagree with your finely attuned and educated aesthetics, the world still turns and the sun will rise again.
          • Lex Luthor
            He never said what his opinion was of the original only the opinion that the remake was solid. Fail! 1/10 Troll
          • Mr Silly
            No you fail. And fail so hard you can't identify a non troll from a troll. 0/10 genius.
  • Steve Withers
    "John Carter on Mars" was great....I bought the 3D bluray...and the whole thing is a feast for the eyes from start to finish.
  • Joe
    This article should be called "Ethan Anderton Shows Why Nobody Pays Attention to Movie Critics". Bravo Ethan, really got me convinced not to bother reading any of your other stuff on good and bad movies etc.
  • craymorr2003
    First off, I would have never seen any of the above mentioned movies, because they had nothing to offer from the title to the previews..sometimes you know just what you are going to get already, and if it sounds like cheesballs, it is more than likely cheeseball. Cloud Atlas I went to see with high expectations, and I didn't expect it to suck and holy sh*t, did it...tenfold...perhaps the book is better.
    • A B Chilling
      Saw Cloud Atlas on DVD a few weeks ago and couldn't understand why anybody would make such a long film with a convoluted plot and mediocre acting by talented actors for any reason other than to torture.
    • KRUSGHROOVE OG
      Didn't read the book, but I thought Cloud Atlas was perhaps the best movie I saw last year.
  • Sparky_The_Bard-barian
    I quite enjoyed Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and The Three Stooges. don't expect either movie to be Casablanca, but I found them both entertaining.
  • Christina Wright
    what a load of rubbish I personal enjoyed a few of these films I could think of a lot worse films for 2012
    • Ray Dziadzio
      One man's meat is another man's poison
  • Roman Sevenfiftn
    Thats why I torrent...watch the movie at home..and decide if its worth a theater trip
  • mike
    If you went to watch Red Dawn it shouldn't have been because of Realism! I mean the Cold war is over and the only villain that would have worked was the Chinese! However that was scratched because of the pressure China put on the American Film Makers! Using North Korea was lame! The they tried to throw in 5 Russians at the end! However it was fun to watch an action film & I liked the fact Chris character was a combat veteran! In the original no one had any urban combat skills
  • King Ads
    all those movies were mad ( didnt watch 3 stooges ) u critics r a bunch of waste of space dick heads, not all movies r realistic academy award movies , these movies were entertaining action packed special effect filled awesome movies, thats my boy was funny as shit , ghost rider couldve been better piranha was what it was , good old stupid violence, titans was mad fun but couldve done with more plot but still loved it ,vampire hunter rocked & did i mention u critics sucked. plenty of movies last year that did suck like u dicks that made this list , oh yer , u critics suck balls
  • Mr Silly
    Yes, they were rather bad. But here's an inside tip from well-known and respected economist and inventor of the "Hollywood Stock Exchange", economist and stock-broker Max Keiser- "THEY"RE ALL TAX RIPOFFS!" Watch "The Producers"- the original by Mel Brooks- and READ THE SUBTEXT- the concept of a huge budget film being deliberately produced to make a box-office flop with the end result being financially lucrative is not new.
  • Alucard_the_last
    Ghost Rider 2 and Red Dawn was so terrible I couldn't finish either. 1 star is too high.
    • Mr Silly
      And half is more than charitable...
  • lol
    i rather enjoyed Here Comes The Boom. *shrugs*
  • Fr33Th1nk3r
    battleship wasn't that bad actually. eye candy movies aren't supposed to have strong plot lines. there's a bad guy and bunches of stuff blowing up i do agree with the rest of the list however
  • Lex Luthor
    Totally agree! These movies all complete stinkers. Battleship is not a movie about the Milton Bradley board game for crying out loud. You know sarcasm is hard to detect in text.
  • melancholicmess
    I only watched 'Battleship' and 'Wrath of the Titans' because of Liam Neeson (pretty disappointed to find out that he was in the first one for like 15 minutes only). As for Adam Sandler, he gets lambasted every time he comes out with a movie but the real culprits are the people who actually go to watch his movies. If his movies didn't make any money, then he won't be able to make another, and another and another. His movies are bad but people still watch them!
  • UlfMotstrom .
    I think Battleships was a cute movie. And abt the plot, i think we shouldnt look at it that litterally (that advanced aliens are stupid in battle altho their technology is advanced) but think more abt the fact abt having a plan B, not always relying on modern technology but simplicity instead. A lot of ppl in Sweden died this year coz they went hiking in the north and relied totally on maps in their phones. When they reached an area with no service, they got lost, and some starved to death in the woods. Techonlogy is great, but not if it replaces common sense :P
  • Robert C
    Where's Rock Of Ages? That was beyond horrible!
  • Richard Frederick Schubert III
    I actually liked Wrath of the Titans, regardless of knowing the mythological inaccuracies, the acting in it wasnt silly, it was well done by the whole cast, and it offered great visuals, the only thing i could see as a fail was the short story, but again its based off of mythology, which tend to have short to the point stories anyway
  • Brian
    Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter was one of the BEST movies of the year. If you expect anything than what it is you're a fool in the first place. It was an awesome thrill ride of ridiculousness that delivered on every front it attempted. Not to mention the cinematography is outstanding. A nice tight, well paced action thrill ride that had you smiling all the way through.
  • chien_clean
    I liked Abe. One of the best action flicks of that year.

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