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post #151 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

 

No interest in watching Underworld Awakening unless I hear that it features a scene where Kate Beckinsale's character discovers that her powers are amplified by wearing no clothes.

 

Only brief bits of nudity at the beginning i am afraid. But we do get a poorly shot CGI double of Scott Speedman.

post #152 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

 

No interest in watching Underworld Awakening unless I hear that it features a scene where Kate Beckinsale's character discovers that her powers are amplified by wearing no clothes.

 

Quite a lot of movies could be saved with this formula....Pearl Harbor, Total Recall, Click.

post #153 of 238
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

 

Only brief bits of nudity at the beginning i am afraid. But we do get a poorly shot CGI double of Scott Speedman.

 

Damn! If only it had been a good CGI double. My money would have literally flown out of my pockets.

 

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Quite a lot of movies could be saved with this formula....Pearl Harbor, Total Recall, Click.

 

Hmmm. Your comment about Total Recall has made me think. Would you run away from or toward a naked Kate Beckinsale who was trying to kill you? At the very least it would cause me to pause for a few seconds as I made up my mind. Take note, Skynet! You need to start sending naked Kate Beckinsale terminators after John Connor if you want to succeed!

post #154 of 238

Has anyone mentioned Act of Valor? I've never seen it, but it got poisonous reviews on this side of the pond...

post #155 of 238

Another movie I completely forgot I saw that belongs on this thread.  Remembered it as the career of Jason Biggs was brought up in conversation with a friend today.

 

The awful:

AMERICAN PIE 4

 

What a sad movie.

post #156 of 238
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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

Another movie I completely forgot I saw that belongs on this thread.  Remembered it as the career of Jason Biggs was brought up in conversation with a friend today.

 

The awful:

AMERICAN PIE 4

 

What a sad movie.

 

Oh yeah! How did I forget the only 2012 movie other than Total Recall that I stopped watching? For fuck's sake even the RIDICULOUSLY HOT neighbor wasn't enough for me to finish watching it.

post #157 of 238

Haven't seen American Pie 4, but are you guys counting in the DTV installments as well?

post #158 of 238

Prometheus clearly is the biggest disapointment of the year. Colossal fuck-up in every way exept visually.

 

post #159 of 238

I really liked Prometheus.

 

*Cough*

 

Say something? Me? No, you must be mistaken.

post #160 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrSaxon View Post

I really liked Prometheus.

 

*Cough*

 

Say something? Me? No, you must be mistaken.

Nothing wrong with liking the movie.

It's just that for me it didn't work I and was constantly thrown out of the movie by the characters actions. It was like everbody was on crazy pills. 

I feel like Ridley's heart wasn't in it somehow. I mean it looks great but it's totally empty.

post #161 of 238
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Anyone else here seen Underworld Awakening?

 

For the life of me i don't understand how a film so full of action scenes and rampaging Werewolves can be so listless and boring at the same time.

 

I actually thought it was the best of the bunch. However I did watch all four underworld movies largely back to back. They're all terrible, but at least Awakening has interesting action sequences and lets the Werewolves do something.

post #162 of 238

I liked Underworld Evolution best. We get a full blown Kate Beckinsdale sex scene. And there's plenty of Hybird/Vampire/Werewolf action.

post #163 of 238
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Originally Posted by stelios View Post

 

Oh yeah! How did I forget the only 2012 movie other than Total Recall that I stopped watching? For fuck's sake even the RIDICULOUSLY HOT neighbor wasn't enough for me to finish watching it.


Holy god, the finest set on the silver screen 2012.

post #164 of 238

Snow White and the Huntsman wins for getting my hopes up with a beautiful trailer and serving me a shit sandwich instead. Mirror Mirror was bad, but I was expecting it to be bad.  Prometheus sucked, but I really didn't have too much of a dog in that fight.

post #165 of 238

Ted. It's nothing more than an extremely flat, boring and generic romantic comedy disguised as something edgy. A couple scattered laughs here and there does not justify its almost unbearable running time.

 

God Bless America has an interesting premise that should have been ripe for vicious satire, but it doesn't add up to anything in the end. It completely lacked conflict. There's no stakes for the two main characters - they just go around killing those they deem to be the dregs of society. That's it. It's basically the poor man's version of one of George Carlin's "people I could do without" routines stretched out into a feature length film. 

post #166 of 238

I thnk on Ted, you're confusing overrated and just plain bad.

post #167 of 238

I don't understand why Hollywood can't do a good Greek Myth movie these days.

 

Wrath of the Titans and the Clash Remake really sucked (Though i thought Immortals wasn't that bad).

post #168 of 238

I don't think I've seen enough 2012 films to cast a definitive vote, but WRATH OF THE TITANS certainly is the lead for me so far. PROMETHEUS is bad, but I also view it more as a wasted opportunity (though I don't think it's really that good). 

 

Nooj, I don't understand how you can vote TDKR as one of the worst and give WRATH a pass. TDKR features actual characterization, arcs, and something resembling a plot. And acting. WRATH features a lot....sand. And pixels. It's awful. I couldn't even finish it, and I watched it for free (library borrow).

 

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN I can understand, but I think the strong leads save it from being the worst. It certainly didn't leave me actively angry the way PROMETHEUS did.

post #169 of 238

Amazing Spider-Man had some solid acting all around. It's all in service of a film with zero vision, and that actively pisses on the idea of its central premise, and not intentionally. Then that "some promises are made to be broken" shit happens, and it completely fucks itself. It may not be the worst made movie, but it is the most hollow, cynical, ugly product of the year.

post #170 of 238

Nobody else here seen Alex Cross? It's sort of "inept hilarious" bad than "boring" bad though.

post #171 of 238
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Amazing Spider-Man had some solid acting all around. It's all in service of a film with zero vision, and that actively pisses on the idea of its central premise, and not intentionally. Then that "some promises are made to be broken" shit happens, and it completely fucks itself. It may not be the worst made movie, but it is the most hollow, cynical, ugly product of the year.

 

I was about to agree with this wholeheartedly, then I saw this:

 

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Originally Posted by felix View Post

Nobody else here seen Alex Cross? It's sort of "inept hilarious" bad than "boring" bad though.

 

 

I haven't seen it, but have little hesitation voting for it as worst of the year (if we're limiting ourselves to major studio releases). And I think it very much qualifies as hollow, cynical and ugly, and worse than TASM due its use of serial killer and women in peril stereotypes.
post #172 of 238

I wouldn't exactly call Alex Cross "hollow, cynical". They definitely were trying here.

The problem was that Tyler Perry is completely miscast. The scenes that had him trying to emote or showing off his intelligence just don't work.

post #173 of 238
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Originally Posted by felix View Post

I wouldn't exactly call Alex Cross "hollow, cynical". They definitely were trying here.

The problem was that Tyler Perry is completely miscast. The scenes that had him trying to emote or showing off his intelligence just don't work.

 

I haven't seen the film, but doesn't it pretty much follow the plot of every single agent vs serial killer movie ever made? It's very cynical in that there's nothing innovative or fresh and it's recycling hoary tropes and elements to be successful.

post #174 of 238
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post

 

I haven't seen the film, but doesn't it pretty much follow the plot of every single agent vs serial killer movie ever made? It's very cynical in that there's nothing innovative or fresh and it's recycling hoary tropes and elements to be successful.

 

And the acting looks horrendous from everyone involved.

post #175 of 238

I watched Savages this past weekend, so I want to change my vote to that. What a horrible, ugly, UGLY movie.

post #176 of 238
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You just haven't had enough wargasms, clearly.

post #177 of 238

I keep confusing John Carter, Albert Nobbs, Jack Reacher and Alex Cross. They strike me that they are all possibly the same movie.

post #178 of 238
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Really, all movies are just a tired xerox of "Albert Nobbs."

post #179 of 238
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Originally Posted by Doc Happenin View Post

I keep confusing John Carter, Albert Nobbs, Jack Reacher and Alex Cross. They strike me that they are all possibly the same movie.

 

John Carter is the one where they try to put a youthful sheen on a musty action hero from bygone times who spends his time fighting an outdated science fiction writer's fanciful conception of aliens, whereas Jack Reacher is the one with Tom Cruise.

 

Albert Nobbs is the one where the main character spends the whole movie in disconcerting drag, whereas Alex Cross is the one with Tyler Perry.

 

Hope that clears things up.


Edited by Schwartz - 12/5/12 at 3:22pm
post #180 of 238

And while it it far from a bad movie, or my least liked film of the year, I have to say that Brave disappointed me, and being disappointed by Pixar is not a good sensation.  

post #181 of 238
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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post

And while it it far from a bad movie, or my least liked film of the year, I have to say that Brave disappointed me, and being disappointed by Pixar is not a good sensation.  

 

It's funny but when masterpieces are expected of you, perfectly fine is a step way down.   I think if this movie had the Dreamworks banner showing before it, I would have called it next level for that studio.  

post #182 of 238

Easy. The Bourne Legacy.

 

A Jason Bourne movie with his name splashed all over the title and named-dropped throughout the film but nowhere in sight. So it had much staked against it up front. But they didn't take the steps to even try to overcome that. Little to no action, no villain in sight (Despite claims to the contrary, Ed Norton was not a bad guy; just someone who has to make the difficult decisions to get shit done for our security), an intriguing hook for the protagonist pissed away (Zero suspense since we never see Jeremy Renner fall off the wagon, going full-retard again), lazily ret-conning the actions of Joan Allen in The Bourne Ultimatum (SEQUEL SET-UP!) and no Goddamn ending. It just ends.

 

Slapped some bullshit together with the Bourne brand and assumed we, as an audience, were too stupid to not see it. Put forth no effort. That is a bigger offense than ambitious disappointments (Brave, Prometheus) or outright failures (John Carter), cash-grab retreads though cynical and contempt for the audience in its own (The Amazing Spider-Man) or outright bad movies (Alex Cross, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, That's My Boy). Fuck Universal. Fuck Tony Gilroy (You may now shut the fuck up forever about how Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass "ruined your Bourne scripts").

post #183 of 238

Lawless easily takes #1 this year. LaBeouf is wildly miscast, the cliches fly high and the lush cinematography does nothing to cover up how horrid the execution is. And the over-happy ending is dreadful.

 

Contraband - doesn't know whether it wants to be a Fast Five-style action romp or a dark neo-noir, doesn't give a shit. Another example of a terribly handled ending. Giovanni Ribisi is a fucking atrocity as a drawling psycho, just like he was in Ted, where his character almost sucked down the entire movie in the third act when it becomes a thriller.

 

Safe House - More cliches and the worst shaky cam I've seen in recent years. Ryan Reynolds' star power finally fizzles out for me. Ruben Blades gets completely wasted.

 

Underworld: Awakening - I'd never seen an Underworld movie and I sure as hell never will again.

 

Lockout - Hey, let's throw together Escape from New York, Fortress, Outland, and The Rock and make the most bland sci-fi action movie in years! Another movie where Guy Pearce gets pinned down by shittiness and Maggie Grace is completely wretched. Drab, lifeless, and extremely boring.

 

Prometheus - Early on, it shows promise with its stunning visuals and deep ideas before it degenerates into a monster movie as professionally devised as the Thing prequel and Ridley Scott piles on the overwrought, by-committee plot elements before ending with the Eric Cartman "black guy uselessly sacrifices himself" ideology and the two surviving characters RACING EACH OTHER TO THE DEATH. Also, Guy Pearce, this time looking like the Judge from Nothing But Trouble without the dicknose.

post #184 of 238
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I liked Underworld Evolution best. We get a full blown Kate Beckinsdale sex scene. And there's plenty of Hybird/Vampire/Werewolf action.

 

Isn't that the one where the sex scene is so awkwardly staged that it looks like he's fucking her in the bellybutton?

post #185 of 238
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Originally Posted by HunterTarantino View Post

Lawless easily takes #1 this year. LaBeouf is wildly miscast, the cliches fly high and the lush cinematography does nothing to cover up how horrid the execution is. And the over-happy ending is dreadful.

 

URP!

post #186 of 238
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Originally Posted by HarleyQuinn22 View Post

 

Isn't that the one where the sex scene is so awkwardly staged that it looks like he's fucking her in the bellybutton?

 

Yes.

post #187 of 238

Paperboy?  Nicole Kidman peeing on Charlie St Cloud seems like a contender. The Outlaw Vern's review makes a strong case.

 

BTW: Seriously dudes.  Watch the first 20 minutes of Crazy Eyes on Netflix instant.  The movie is pure shit.

Spoilerz: Lucas Haas has one redeemable quality... he doesn't rape Madeline Zima.  He just plays "rapey" for an hour and a half.

post #188 of 238
For Paperboy to make the list, someone would have had to watch it. Tough shit, Paperboy.
post #189 of 238
Thread Starter 

Fuck that shit. The Paperboy is awesome.

post #190 of 238
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Originally Posted by DamnDirtyApe View Post

I watched Savages this past weekend, so I want to change my vote to that. What a horrible, ugly, UGLY movie.

1. I PROMISE YOU "WARGASMS" WORKS SO MUCH BETTER IN THE BOOK.

 

2. Literally watched this right after you mentioned it since it was sitting on my harddrive--I think I might be there with you.  It's an ugly, fucking mean little action film. In a way--so is the book, but at least it has Don Winslow's rapid-fire prose to guide you through it; this just has Blake Lively mumbling what's supposed to be narration. And it's mostly boring: Kitsch and Johnson have little in the way of charisma to carry the film and Lively pretty much whines the entire movie. Del Toro is fine--though it gets a bit tiring to see his constant rape face for two hours. The only real character that's even remotely redeemable is Hayek--and she gets completely screwed over by the end.

post #191 of 238

I would say Premium Rush, but it's such a harmless little movie. I go with Snow White and the Huntsman. Terrible film.

 

MIB:3 is up there as well.

post #192 of 238

I just watched PROMETHEUS again.  I will not watch it ever again.

 

What a colossal waste of talent.

post #193 of 238

Man, Charlize Theron sure knows how to pick 'em, huh?  Two starring roles in two shit films this year.

post #194 of 238

Show some respect, Charlize Theron is one of our great actresses. So brilliant in YOUNG ADULT.

post #195 of 238
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Man, Charlize Theron sure knows how to pick 'em, huh?  Two starring roles in two shit films this year.

I blame people for not going to see Young Adult!*

 

*I know, I know, both of those were already shot before the world decided to completely ignore Young Adult, BUT STILL.

post #196 of 238

Not going to buy into the horde and say Prometheus; its mediocre at best, and most of its faults come from Lindelof's script changes and Scott being thickheaded , but seriously? Its technically flawless, has some truly terrific scenes, and Fassbender's performance is one for the books; it may be disappointing as an Alien prequel and extremely flawed as a standalone film, but Worst of the year? far from it; hell, in a world were a Twilight finale, two Snow White bores and a fourth ( or fifth?) Resident evil film exist, clearly the term "Worst" has to be taken seriously; it one thing being butthurt about a film personally, and another the film itself being horrible; hell i didnt love or even like Cabin in the woods, but i'll defend its originality, performances and script without hesitation.

i'd go with Total Recall here; cliched, by the numbers and a complete waste of a remake, which not only didnt have the balls to try and improve on its original sources, it didnt even had the balls to be a remake at all; it simply stripped everything about the concept and original concept, and coasted on name recognition; It didnt try anything new, and it didnt try to improve on something old, thus being pointless on its very existence...even a bad movie can be worth if its trying something, but this one...it just didnt have any reason whatsoever to exist, and thats the worse thing a movie can do.

post #197 of 238
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Originally Posted by Greg Clark View Post

I blame people for not going to see Young Adult!*

 

*I know, I know, both of those were already shot before the world decided to completely ignore Young Adult, BUT STILL.

I SAW IT!!!!!!  Yeah, that movie was great. 

post #198 of 238

I throw in that Snow White And The Huntsman is way worse than Prometheuus. The latter at least has some great performances and good Production design.

 

Snow White has a Personality and Chemistry free K-Stew moping around for 2hrs. Her version of Snow doesn't even do all that much in the entire film.

post #199 of 238

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Originally Posted by mcnooj82 View Post

Another movie I completely forgot I saw that belongs on this thread.  Remembered it as the career of Jason Biggs was brought up in conversation with a friend today.

 

The awful:

AMERICAN PIE 4

 

What a sad movie.

Having said that, it did give me my biggest laugh of the year outside 21 Jump Street.

 

Jon Cho pulling up beside Jim after the crash "ARE YOU OK?!" "ARE YOU ALRIGHT!?"

post #200 of 238

I'll agree that PROMETHEUS is more of a disappointment than anything, but man does it piss me off.  The sheer arrogance and condescension of the script is insulting to the anyone with a brain.

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