Just like with the best of the year, given some distance; many movies that I was indifferent to found their way on the list and others that I originally found to be alright are now rubbish. Below are my picks for the worst movies released in theatres in 2010. Check out the links for my review. Who did I leave off?
The Last Airbender
Percy Jackson & The Olympians
Red- This one went from a feeling of "eh" to the worst list. Next time, let's just film Helen Mirren and John Malkovich run around. It will be a lot more entertaining.
When in Rome
Leap Year- Although the original review says 3 stars, it's really just 2. Matt
Greenberg- I guess I forgot to review this movie. I could have sworn... This is probably telling. What many critics are placing in their Top 10 Lists, I am firmly placing in the worst. I love the ennui of Noah Baumbach. "The Squid & The Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding" are wonderful films about family dysfunction. It was particularly painful when after watching this movie (co-written by and co-starring his wife Jennifer Jason Leigh- love!) that they announced they were divorcing. Is "Greenberg" a study at their own lives? Who is misanthrope Ben Stiller representing? The shining light in a movie that is too depressing for its own good is Greta Gerwig, of the Mumblecore film movement, really shines through as a young woman trying to find her own way and getting caught up in the experience of Greenberg. There is a moment in the film when she is dancing for him and for a second you think he's going to change and stop self destructing. Of course, he instantly realizes that too and acts like a jackass. I don't mind depressing movies, really. Sometimes there is nothing better that drinking a bottle of wine and crying. "Greenberg" however isn't just depressing, he's narcissistic and arrogant. He makes you want to punch him in the knee caps. Why would I want to watch a guy like that for 2 hours?
And now for the movies that made you shrug your sholders and promptly forgot about a month later. Here is my list of the movies of 2010 I ended up just being ambivilant about:
Alice in Wonderland
Robin Hood- This got 3.5 stars?
The Crazies- I think with a good amount of beer, this movie could be more enjoyable.
Survival of the Dead
Hot Tub Time Machine
The Last Exorcism