My Top 5 Worst Films of 2012
Another year, another slate of both good and bad films. My best of 2012 list still needs a bit of time. But seeing as I don’t actively seek out bad movies, this list is ready to go.
5. The Amazing Spider-Man
It was an unnecessary reboot made worse by the fact that they did almost nothing new with it. And what they did do simply didn’t work. Andrew Garfield’s performance as Peter Parker was brutal, the Lizard looked terrible, the action scenes were uninspired, but worst of all it contained none of the thematic depth of the Raimi films.
A lame comedy with stupid characters which doesn’t have the guts to go all the way with its jokes. The main characters played by Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston are wildly inconsistent and therefore hard to relate to. And of course, everything is wrapped up in a nice, neat package at the end. Awful.
3. Underworld: Awakening
I remember seeing the first Underworld a long time ago, but never bothered with the sequels until this one. But I don’t think that would have made a difference, this was still pretty stupid. To be honest, its so unmemorable that I forget most of what happened, but I remember it being all blue-tinted flash with no substance. There is some terrible supporting performances (in fact, I don’t think there’s a decent supporting performance anywhere) and lots of frantic action.
2. This Is 40
Wanna watch two unhappily married people bicker at each other non-stop for over two hours? Because that’s what you get here. The sad thing is that they try to pass it off as a comedy. And not only is it unfunny with excruciatingly annoying characters, but its also long and boring. The Apatow train seems to be coming of the rails.
And then there was Lockout.
What a complete mess of a film. Nitpicking plotholes is one thing, but this entire movie seems to make no rational sense. Guy Pierce’s motivation is beyond stupid, the idea of the president’s daughter visiting a space facility with almost no protection, and the way the prisoners who escape immediately form a structured hierarchy, simply makes this movie laughable. not to mention is has possibly the worst action movie I’ve ever seen. That speeder bike scene looked so terrible I felt dizzy. And the worst part was that this wasn’t a “so bad its good” movie. It was just a bad movie. Beyond bad. Worst of the year in fact.